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John Berger dead at 90; Dore Ashton at 88

Some weeks ago, when John Berger died, I meant to offer a little tribute to him. He was a major figure as art writers go ( 277 more words


Art of the Day - 02/01/17 (Bombardment, Philip Guston)

Daily Artwork — “Bombardment, Philip Guston, 1937”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an  131 more words


The Art Instinct (4)

Is skill and virtuosity connected to our perception of reality? What I mean is, do we perceive a painting as exemplifying great skill when it approximates as closely as possible to what we have seen with our own eyes in the world?  832 more words

Abstract Art And Archaeology

Essay and collage

With the week coming to an end, I decided to try and work on my collage. I’ve already printed out the images, now I just needed a background. 254 more words

Fine Art

New material: Wing mirror

So useful, I wish I’d got one sooner! A car’s wing mirror, slightly convex. It allows you to view paintings in reverse, which helps making compositional decisions. 365 more words

Bigger doodles

By “doodle” I mean drawing or painting without a plan. No preparatory sketches, no particular subject or composition or colours in mind, just start painting and keep painting. 425 more words

"When you're in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you..."

“Studio Ghosts: When you’re in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you – your teachers, friends, painters from history, critics… and one by one if you’re really painting, they walk out.

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