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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Naples, Antonino Leto Link is to Wikimedia Commons page that has link to arge image; original is in a private collection. Leto’s view of the Bay of Naples and a smoky Mt. Vesuvius is a study in atmospheric effects. I love the difference bet
Last week Steve Ditko left us to join the hoary hosts of Hoggoth.  He will be remembered worldwide for his role in creating Spiderman, definitely one of his lesser artistic achievements.Ditko was a highly imaginative comic artist whose half
An unlucky trapeze artist comes waaaay closer to the lion act than she planned to! (She'll get out of it okay though!)Done with Adobe Illustrator & Autodesk Sketchbook. Created by Jhenne Tyler for Girls Drawin Girls' June "Circus" Theme.
Nicols Romero Escalada aka EVER (previously featured here)                             Nicols Romero Escalada’s We
Originally from the Dominican Republic and currently based in Brooklyn, Gaby D’Alessandro is an illustrator whose clients include The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The National Audubon Society, NPR
Not accurately drawn, but true:That phase of a relationship where nothing fits and everything gets in the way.On the other hand, accurately drawn but not true:Artist Jon McNaughton uses realism to portray liesWater, drawn as accurately as an
Danny Heller                                     Danny Heller’s Website Danny
Rembrandt Peale was named by his father, pioneering American artist Charles Wilson Peale, after a famous European artist from the past, like his brothers Raphaelle Peale, Rubens Peale and Titian Peale. Like his father, Rembrandt Peale painted importa
In his essay, How Flowers Changed the World, famed anthropologist Loren Eisley described the first coming of flowers, 100 million years ago:Once upon a time there were no flowers at all.... only the cold dark monotonous green of a world whose plant l
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Mary Dawson Elwell (previous married name Mary Dawson Holmes, born Mary Dawson Bishop) was a British painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She was married to painter Frederick William Elwell, and her work is sometimes overshadowed
Here is the essence of my dear friend, Nick Meglin, who died this morning:Last week after the annual convention of the National Cartoonists Society,  Nick took me to the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia. With all the knowledge and sophistication
By Eva DuplanPatreon - Instagram - Facebook - Website Athena - Goddess of War and Wisdom Hecate - Goddess of Magic and Witchcraft Hera - Queen of the Gods and Protector of Marriage Iris - Goddess of the Rainbow and
A selection of work from Columbus, Ohio-based photographer Kate Sweeney. Prioritizing a sense of honesty over a set style, Sweeney further explains her approach: “I’m passionate about documenting the human body and its connection
Thomas Paquette is a painter I’ve written about several times previously, and whose work I find particularly appealing. Paquette’s approach is fascinating in several ways: his bold and daring compositions, his expressive brushwork
Time magazine-- which was for decades the dominant news magazine in the world-- seems to be limping  toward its end.  It was purchased last year for a fraction of its former value and the new owners are  dismantlin
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Layered hand-cut paper by Los Angeles-based artist Huntz Liu. See more images below.                              
Still Life with Limes, Oranges, Acerola and Watermelon, Luis Egidio Meléndez Link is to Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. Just another amazing still life by 18th century Spanish master Luis Egidio Melénd
Which of these two landscapes is more realistic?George InnessSean LynchWell, the pink version is actually a photograph, taken with film which reveals near-infrared light.  We don't normally see near-infrared light because our puny eyes are l
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An otherworldly series by photographer Luca Galavotti from Italy. Taken in Lanzarote, part of the Canary Islands archipelago, “Lava” explores the dramatic shapes and colours of a landscape filled with ferrous surfaces, carved stra
Henry Ryland was a British painter and illustrator active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who shows the influence of Victorian painters like Albert Moore and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Though he sometimes painted in oil, he was known for his el
The peculiar grace of a Shaker chair is due to the fact that it was made by someone capable of believing that an angel might come and sit on it.                 &nbs
Kind of like how this big band singer turned out.  I'm calling her Bea.  Threw her on some merch too.
A selection of work by Vancouver-based photographer Gordon Nicholas. See more images below. Each week we highlight the best work sent to us by our members asEditors Picks. You can learn more aboutbecoming a member.       &a
Oak Tree and Beech, Lullingstone Park, Samuel Palmer Pen and brown ink, with gouache an watercolor on toned paper, roughly 12 x 18 inches (30 x 47 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum, NY. Use the “Zoom Image” o
I love this very cool drawing of a tyrannosaurus rex by Ike, age 6.I spotted it at an art exhibition at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.In response to my most recent post of a drawing by Ronald Searle, various commenters wrote:I think that is the
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A selection of work by Los Angeles-based photographer Pat Martin. See more images below.                             &#1
To my eye, there appears to be a tendency in contemporary botanical art to be so respectful of scientific accuracy that contrasts of color and value are often sacrificed, leading to reserved, delicate watercolor renderings that are less impactful as
An elderly gentleman sitting quietly in his armchair reading a newspaper-- could there be a less exciting subject for a drawing?Well, that depends on the artist.Here's how Ronald Searle handles the topic:Look how Searle has re-invented the human form
A lovely series by London-based printmaker and illustrator Matthew Booker. See more images from “India” below.                     &#160
The Young Eastern Woman, Friedrich von Amerling Link is to Wikimedia Commons, which has a nicely high-resolution version of the image; original is in the Cleveland Museum of Art. 19th century Austrian painter Friederich von Amerling was known for his
After the recent school shootings in Florida, millions of words were flung back and forth--  words of explanation or blame, words of solace, words proposing solutions.  (For example, the mentally deranged executive vice president of
Faith47 (previously featured here). The Unbound is a new work from Faith XLVII / @faith47 in San Fransisco. It is an ode to the Peace Manifesto, an almost archetypal cry for ceasefire revisited throughout history by various groups and organizations.
Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer was a French pastellist, painter, ceramicist and designer whose influences and stylistic explorations included Art Nouveau, Impressionism, Symbolism, Islamic art, the Pre-Raphaelites and painting of the Italian Renaissanc
When Rembrandt declared bankruptcy in 1656, an official from the Amsterdam Insolvency Office showed up at his house at No. 4 Breestraat to inventory Rembrandt's possessions.The possessions would have to be auctioned off to pay Rembrandt's debts.&
photographer Olivier Bekaert from Gent, Belgium. See more images below.                                 &a
Sunrise, George Inness In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the Download or Enlarge links under the image. Don’t take my limited detail crops above as your only view of the painting; go the Met’s site and view
I like this cartoon by Charles Barsotti of a committee of dogs deliberating a rubber ball:From the inventory of Taraba Illustration Art LLC Barsotti is famous for his light hearted, spontaneous style.  He draws only the bare essenti
A great series by New York City-based photographer Lila Barth. See more images from “Gail’s Girls” below. Lila Barth’s WebsiteA great series by New York City-based photographer Lila Barth. See more images from
This post is an adjunct to my extensive article on pochade boxes, if which I showcase some alternative outdoor painting systems and portable easels. While plein air painting goes back further among individuals, it was with the invention of tin paint
A selection of work by New York-born, Ohio-based artist Robert Roth. Inspired by his hometown of Cold Spring Harbor and the boundless waterways of Long Island, Roth’s paintings develops a sense of mood and atmosphere from the energy of natu