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Medium Well Done: 14 Copper and other sheets

Blake Juin 18, 2019 0

The vast majority of oil paintings have been made on supports of wood or stretched fabric. But over the centuries a wider variety of materials have been used, including sheets of metal, slate and other stone, glass, and most... Read more

The Divine Comedy: Purgatory 2 The murder of Pia de’ Tolomei

Dante Juin 17, 2019 0

Dante is being led by the ghost of Virgil up the steep crags at... Read more

Pushing it back: depth and repoussoir 2

Bergh Juin 16, 2019 0

In the first article of this pair yesterday, I explained and showed how trees... Read more

Pushing it back: depth and repoussoir 1

Bartolomeo Juin 15, 2019 0

Repoussoir is a term you’ll see bandied about in writing about art, particularly landscape... Read more

Misfit: Henri Fantin-Latour 1 First flowers

Carolus-Duran Juin 14, 2019 0

Painters of note in France during the latter half of the nineteenth century are... Read more
Medium Well Done: 14 Copper and other sheets
The vast majority of oil paintings have been made on supports of wood or...
The Divine Comedy: Purgatory 2 The murder of Pia de’ Tolomei
Dante is being led by the ghost of Virgil up the steep crags at...
Pushing it back: depth and repoussoir 2
In the first article of this pair yesterday, I explained and showed how trees...
Pushing it back: depth and repoussoir 1
Repoussoir is a term you’ll see bandied about in writing about art, particularly landscape...
Medium Well Done: 14 Copper and other sheets
The vast majority of oil paintings have been made on supports of wood or stretched fabric. But over the centuries a wider variety of...
The Divine Comedy: Purgatory 2 The murder of Pia de’ Tolomei
Dante is being led by the ghost of Virgil up the steep crags at the foot of the island mountain of Purgatory. After negotiating...
Pushing it back: depth and repoussoir 2
In the first article of this pair yesterday, I explained and showed how trees to one side of the foreground of a painting strengthen...
Pushing it back: depth and repoussoir 1
Repoussoir is a term you’ll see bandied about in writing about art, particularly landscape painting. It’s French for pushing back, and refers to compositional...
Travels with Edward Lear: 1 Italy, Greece, Albania
On the face of it, Edward Lear (1812–1888) shouldn’t have survived beyond childhood, let alone become the enormously creative...