Vincent Willem van Gogh or Vincent van Gogh or Van Gogh or Vincent Gogh, was one of the finest Dutch artists, who is also called as the father of Expressionism. Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen was born in Stillorgan, co. Dublin (Southern Ireland) in 1878 and worked as a draughtsman and painter in the early 1900s. After war broke out, Orpen was drafted as an official War Artist alongside many other well-known painters of the day, including Augustus John and Sir John Lavery. His time on the Western Front in France was spent painting and drawing dead soldiers, prisoners of war and official portraits. The horrors of war had a strong impact on his work, and art critics noted a much more detached essence to his post-war output. He died in London, in 1931, aged 53. Craig-Martin, Michael. Drawing the Line: Reappraising drawing past and present. Exh. cat. London: South … Read the rest

Body adornment has always included body painting, tattooing, and other kinds of body art, this has been the case over the ages; but in recent times, body art has become more varied and endlessly creative. Axsom, Richard H. The Prints of Ellsworth Kelly: A Catalogue Raisonné. Volumes I & II. Seattle: Marquand Books and Portland: Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, 2012. Fairbrother, Trevor. The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection. Exh. cat. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1999: 29, 42, 108-109, 170, 184. From 1949-52, Burchfield taught art at the Art Institute of Buffalo. He also taught summer class at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, and the University of Buffalo, as well as the University of Minnesota, Duluth Branch, Duluth Minnesota. At Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Burchfield taught advanced seminar. Humans have a tendency to enhance their products through manipulation. Dyeing is one of the oldest and simplest methods of doing this. Early dyes … Read the rest

Body adornment has always included body painting, tattooing, and other kinds of body art, this has been the case over the ages; but in recent times, body art has become more varied and endlessly creative. Thomas Nozkowski: Recent Work (exhibition catalogue). Interview by Garth Lewis. New York: The Pace Gallery, 2010. Number 31 (One) – During the summer and autumn of 1950, Jackson Pollock completed three black paintings in quick sequence, Number 31 being the first of three. This oil and enamel on canvas shows off his mastery of the “drip” technique. What is unique about this painting is that there is no specific point of focus and there is no obvious pattern or repetition; nevertheless, the chaos is controlled. Some of the enamel is matte, and some glossy. The colours weave through one another, like a spider web’s threads of blues and grays, cut with black and white. Although … Read the rest