“I deny the reality of the surfaces by making hard surfaces look soft and soft surfaces hard.” ~Suzanne Klotz
All in discover
I’ve been re-reading The Shock of The New by Robert Hughes. This week, I jumped into Chapter 4, Trouble in Utopia.
I’m continuing to read artist interviews from Inside New York’s Art World by Barbaralee Diamonstein. This week, Roy Lichtenstein and art dealer Leo Castelli.
Marguerite Zorach was an early 20th century painter and fiber artist born on September 25.
I continue my journey through the art history book Shock of the New by Robert Hughes. Today, Chapter 3 The Landscape of Pleasure.
“I start with a question I don’t know the answer to… The kind of question that research…isn’t going to give me the answer to. It’s really in the making of the work that something is revealed to me.” ~ Terry Braunstein
Sometimes, I like to check out how art techniques are being taught out there. Today: Sketching
Patricia Tobacco Forrester was a contemporary watercolor painter born on September 17th.
I’m continuing to re-read the Shock of the New by Robert Hughes. This week I jump into Chapter 2, The Faces of Power.
Last spring, I read The Shock of the New by Robert Hughes. I really enjoyed the book but felt it was so dense with content that it'd be helpful to revisit it chapter by chapter. Today I re-read chapter one and here's what resonated with me.
“[In printmaking] Your drawing is always reversed…That’s one step away from where it was, so there's always an element of risk. Most characteristic of lithography, you make an error with the consistency of the ink or the number of rolls, it’s just very unforgiving. There’s an element of tension the process provides.” ~Barbara Tisserat
While in Venice this summer, I visited the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and this is what I thought about it…
This week I read, watched, and discussed craft.
“I do not want to do landscapes for tourists nor make pictures of the sentimental, nostalgic or folkloric things that people in this country suffer from due to a lack of identity. I am using landscape because I am interested in the form, because I’m interested in color, because I’m interested in the place… I’m interested in expressing: light–that which surrounds us, the shapes that have formed me, that has made me and that move me.” ~ Myrna Báez
Recently, I visited the Art Institute of Chicago to view the John Singer Sargent exhibit. While there, I bumped into two other amazing exhibits! Here are the inspirations I found.
Recently, I visited Venice for the first time. Turns out the hotel we stayed at was the former residence of a famous Venetian artist!