Monday, February 18, 2013

Walt Kuhn and Guy Pene du Bois

The painter Walt Kuhn (above) was actually one of the organizers of the 1913 Armory show in NYC as a member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors. Here's a link to Kuhn's records.
This is Walt Kuhn's gorgeous "American Beauty" painting, 1934. It is in the collection of the Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, VA). LINK
It is one of the many portraits of performers that Walt Kuhn painted. More images here.
An artist named Guy Pene du Bois was included in the 1913 Armory show along with 299 others.
Below are some of his works (not necessarily in the Armory show, just works that I like). Mysterious and deceptively simple compositions.

Read about Guy Pene du Bois 
More images here.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

!00th Anniversary of Groundbreaking Armory Show 1913

It is the 1913 Armory Show's 100th anniversary. You can find the list of artists here .
And, oh, what a list it is! 300 artists introduced NYC to "modern art".
Read about the history of this show here.
See a cool map of layout of building and links explaining the art of 1913 Armory show.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

What am I working on?

I'm drawing with very small brushes using waterproof, fadeproof ink right now.
Just having fun.
Here's a sketchbook example that I drew yesterday. Letting the ideas flow and learning new techniques by practicing.

Inspired Poetry- A post for Valentines Day

(Detail of a painting by the talented and lovely Lang Leav)
 I can't think of a better way to spend Valentines Day than to sit around eating chocolates and reading the wonderful poetry of Lang Leav and Michael Faudet .

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Painting of the Day by Otto Dix

Self-portrait by Otto Dix 1912. He sports a bowl haircut and corduroy jacket. He is holding a pink carnation. The hand and flower are painted with delicacy, but he gave himself an intense stare. Nice contrast. (Thanks, Benjamin Phillips)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

Picture of the Day

Alert! A wild, vintage double entendre, hokum banana image:
Cousin Cora's Corp of Coy Chorines and Curious Cronies
(Thanks to Mark Dylan Sieber's facebook)