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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Alina Gizatoulin is a concept artist and designer living in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has a relaxed, cartoony illustration style, with muted color contrasts and subtle textures. Her illustrations of imaginary animals, people and things in between have an
This week the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a major new retrospective of the work of David Hockney,  described as "one of the most notable painters of the 20th century."  The BBC tells us that Hockney's "greatest subjec
Love this collection of ceramic dogs by artist Jack Mears. Discovered via our Submissions platform and selected as an Editor Pick. See more below.  Love this collection of ceramic dogs by artist Jack Mears. Discovered via our Submissions pla
Sketch from watching some bad-ass ladies on Ninja Warrior.jothezette.blogspot.com  |  jothezette.tumblr.com
Dortdrecht: The Dort Packet-Boat from Rotterdam Becalmed, J.M.W. Turner In the collection of the Yale Center for British Art, which has both a zoomable and downloadable image on their site. There is also a zoomable image on Google Art Project, and a
Responding to issues of border control and the refugee crisis, Iranian artist duo Icy and Sot respond to issues of border control and the refugee crisis with a series of fence and border interventions. See more images from the Brooklyn-based brothers
This is a time of year when many people join or renew art museum memberships, or receive them as gifts. Most art museums offer membership at various levels, each of which comes with perks to encourage the purchase of more expensive membership levels.
Walter Appleton Clark was one of the most promising young talents in the illustration field in 1900.  He painted this beautiful and subtle watercolor at the age of 23.   Note how he mastered the values in what might have be
Quick sketch for the Harvest Holiday! jothezette.blogspot.com  |  jothezette.tumblr.com
A selection of new work by the always brilliant Eric Yahnker. See more images from Yahnker’s recent show for The Hole NYC at this year’s UNTITLED, Miami Beach below.  A selection of new work by the always brilliant Eric Y
Apple, Grapes and a Cob-Nut; William Henry Hunt Watercolor and gouache over graphite; roughly 5 x 7 inches (13 x 19 cm); in the collection of the Yale Center for British Art, which has both a zoomable and downloadable version of the image on their Re
For those of you who will be in the Los Angeles area this Sunday, the nice folks at the CTN Animation Expo have kindly invited me to give a talk about the life and art of Bernie Fuchs.  I'm looking forward to it. If you're there, please come
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Simplon Pass: The Tease, John Singer Sargent Link is to zoomable image on Google Art Project; there is a downloadable high-res file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Watercolor over graphite sketch, with gouache an
Illustrator Chris Payne has long been renowned for his beautifully crafted pictures. A generation of adoring art students closely studied his technique.  But more important than technique
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Ivan Endogurov was a Russian painter active in the late 19th century. He initially entered the study of law at St Petersburgh University, but after taking private lessons in painting he changed to that pursuit full time, concentrating on landscape. I
The Renaissance brought fresh excitement about the physical world.  Art awoke from its long medieval fixation on the afterlife, and began to study the details of nature with an almost fanatical obsession. Durer (detail)Centuries lat
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A new body of work from photographer Brendan George Ko. Click here for previous posts. See more images from “Moemoe” below or on display at The Contact Gallery in Toronto from January 11 – March 10.  A new body
Forest of Fontainebleau, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Link is to zoomable image on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; Original is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Corot entered this painting in the Paris Salon of 1846, and it beca
"The early twentieth century was the most significant period of all in the development of modern design.  The groundbreaking stylistic innovations that emerged in the first three decades engendered a new visual language."  &nbsp
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Toshi Yoshida was a Japanese woodblock printmaker and the son of renowned printmaker Hiroshi Yoshida. Toshi Yoshida was active in the 20th century and was associated with the sōsaku-hanga (“creative prints”) movement, in
If a man wishes to be worthy of the best that a woman has to offer, he must have the patience to feed her a pomegranate, one seed at a time. -- Ancient Persian ProverbBefore Heinrich Kley conceived of this imaginative drawing of snails......
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I had the opportunity this fall to take advantage of a one of the Plein Air Painting Days sponsored by the Brandywine River Museum, that gives artists the opportunity to paint at Kuerner Farm in Chadds Ford, PA. The farm is famous as the location Rea
The poet Robert Frost understood that freedom is not the absence of any constraint.  There is no such thing.  "You have freedom," he said, "when you're easy in your harness." The illustrator Mort Kunstler used to work for men's adve
My submission for last month's Character Design Challenge: my punk girl, Thorne!___Portfolio site | Juvenile Diversion | Instagram | Twitter | Patreon
Iban Barrenetxea is an illustrator from the Basque region in Spain. He has illustrated numerous children’s books, including versions of classics like Snow White and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as well as one of Arthur Conan
You probably don't know the work of illustrator Charles Sarka but you probably should.Sarka (1879-1960) started out as an apprentice to an engraver and became a staff artist for newspapers (first for the Chicago Record and then for the New York Heral
 The Mermaid's New Tunespart of the "Mermaids & Mer-Men Art Show" at QPop Shop in Los Angeles, CAArt by Penelope Gaylord PengPengArt.cominstagram.com/pengpengart
Japanese architect and designer Taeg Nishimoto’s “Blurred” series involves a set of three-sided, sculptural lamps with a changeable layered surface. While appearing porcelain-like during the day, when the lamp is turned
Ernst Graner was and Austrian painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Graner painted genre scenes and landscapes, but is best known for his deftly rendered views of architecture and city scenes, particularly in Vienna. In the larger
This is the cover of yesterday's New York Times magazine:The NYT explained its goal for the cover:  "Like all great athletes, Roger Federer makes the impossible look easy.  So we decided to go with an action shot that captures his g
 Hipster Abe LincolnArt by Penelope Gaylord PengPengArt.cominstagram.com/pengpengart
A selection of wonderfully creative work by graphic designer Erich Brechbhl from Lucerne, Switzerland. Really appreciate the variety yet underlying continuity to all of his stuff! See more images below.  A selection of wonderfully creative w
Two Cottages at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Vincent van Gogh Reed pen and brown ink over pencil, roughly 12 x 18 inches (315 x 473 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum, which has both a zoomable and downloadable version of the image.
In the last few posts we discussed combat art from World War I.  In the comments, a lot seemed to depend on the fact that these artists, whether illustrators or "fine" artists, were first-hand witnesses to the trauma of war.  The pe