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POST # 162: Is it Art or Illustration?
At what point does one morph
into the other? Not as easy to answer as it might seem. Historically, until the
mid 1800s, most art was what we today would today consider “illustration.” It
told a story: historical, biblical or mythological. Even something as
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POST # 162: Is it Art or Illustration?
POST # 162: Is it Art or Illustration?
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POST #161: RENEE KAHN -THE PHOTOFRAUD
I was never much of a
photographer, mainly because photography, especially back in the days when I
was starting out as an artist, required a lot of technical expertise which I
didn’t have, as well as expensive equipment which I couldn’t afford. But, since
I...
POST #161: RENEE KAHN -THE PHOTOFRAUD
POST #161: RENEE KAHN -THE PHOTOFRAUD
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POST #160: FILTHY LUCRE: Working for the Mighty Dollar
As most of my readers know, I
taught art history at the University of Connecticut for over 22 years. Ancient,
Medieval, Renaissance, Modern etc. etc. All the great artists I taught about
worked ‘on commission,’ rarely for their own pleasure. Today, we would...
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POST #160: FILTHY LUCRE: Working for the Mighty Dollar
As most of my readers know, I
taught art history at the University of Connecticut for over 22 years. Ancient,
Medieval, Renaissance, Modern etc. etc. All the great artists I taught about
worked ‘on commission,’ rarely for their own pleasure. Today, we would...
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POST #159: FULL FRONTAL – no nudity!
I have a
friend who saves the art section for me from the London Financial Times.
Writing about art, translating the visual into the verbal, is never easy and
lends itself to pseudo-jargon and just plain bull s--. but FTs reviewers,
especially someone cal...
POST #159: FULL FRONTAL – no nudity!
POST #159: FULL FRONTAL – no nudity!
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POST #158: DEVELOPERS I HAVE KNOWN (and not loved)
One of the downsides of
trying to preserve historic buildings is that much of your time is spent
fighting development (and developers). Over the past years (decades actually)
this has brought me closer to a cast of Trump-ian characters than I ever
dreamed o...
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POST #157: CHAUCER UPDATED or Whores Are Not Bores
A friend lent me his precious
modern translation of Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” a few years ago because
I wanted to do a blog about The Wife of Bath.   (Post # 80) Why is she so intriguing? I think it’s because her modern
counterpart kept turning up in...
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POST #156: TO SIGN OR NOT TO SIGN? (a good question)
An art dealer I know came by recently,
looked at my work and commented: ”You shouldn’t sign on the front. Nobody does
that anymore.” Of course the “nobody does that anymore” raised the hackles
(what are hackles?) on the back of my neck. “I do!”   I angrily ...
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POST #155: ON GETTING ADVICE YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR
An artist I know called me
up a while ago complaining that nobody wanted to show or buy her work, or even
adopt it temporarily. Her basement was filling up with huge rolls of painted
canvas that had no place else to go. She announced that she was discourage...
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POST #154: THE PASSIONATE PROJECTOR
My friends all know that I’ve
had a long and fruitful relationship with the overhead projector. I began using
it around 30 years ago to enlarge my sketches onto canvas, much easier than the
old-fashioned grid method I never quite mastered. I got the idea fr...
POST #154: THE PASSIONATE PROJECTOR
POST #154: THE PASSIONATE PROJECTOR
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