Monthly Archives: March 2012

Walter Sickert: Painting Advice

The following is a quote from Frank Slater’s Practical Portrait Painting. Slater was one of Walter Sickert’s students at the Royal Academy of Art in London. He recounts Sickert’s addressing his students: “I find you here painting single figures and … Continue reading

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Walter Sickert, Serial Killer

Walter Sickert…. bloodthirsty maniac! To the best of my knowledge, Walter Sickert is the only painter accused of being a serial killer. Patricia Cornwell, with her overheated homegrown American imagination of the kind that puts witches to death in Salem … Continue reading

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Juri Arrak … you must watch!

Juri Arrak Born: October 24, 1936 in Tallinn, Estonia Education: 1961-1966 Estonian State Art Institute

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Moebius (Jean Giraud) 8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012

I was sadly informed by my good friend Jean-Emmanuel Dubois of the passing of the great artist Moebius, whose work has meant so much to so many of us. Being from the US I was extremely fortunate to see the … Continue reading

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Maryan (Pynchas Burstein)–The Dark Side of Human Nature

        Maryan was born in Nowy Sącz, Poland in 1927. During the occupation period, he and his family were  sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. He spent six years in the camp, where his father , a … Continue reading

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The Mighty Corot

“To live without noise is a consolation for living without glory.” —Jean Dolent “I prefer to proclaim with Pissarro that the art of painting resides, for the one who knows how to look, in a corner of a table, in … Continue reading

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Andre Derain Rehabilitated

Andre Derain, Harlequin and Pierrot, 1924 Another painter who warrants far more attention and interest than he’s received is Andre Derain. The slander has long been around that he was a Nazi collaborator and there’s little doubt (in my mind … Continue reading

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