In this episode of Sketch Sessions, publisher/artist Jeffrey Wiener takes on the challenge of recreating Gustav Courbet’s Bacchante in pencil with a live model in the studio. The challenge of the figure is not the end of this video. Watch the whole video to see the landscape portion get created.
These three paintings are from the “Shared Spaces” series that I began in the mid-nineties. There’s many psychological and intimate portraits in that collection, people I know, couples, pairs. It’s mostly drawings, but the origin of this series were these several figurative works painted exclusively in “Pthalo” Blue and Ultra-Marine acrylics. The larger works are […]
I remember standing electrified with awe in Florence years ago taking in a sculpture titled Laocoon by 16th century artist Baccio Bandinelli. It was my first encounter with his work and I wondered why I hadn’t read about him in my art history class before. Working on an enormous scale seemed to fit the monumentality of […]
Andrew Wyeth was a controversial icon; art lovers saw him as either a leader of American Realism or as an anachronism that Modernism must reject. I consider him one of the great contributors to the nude figure in Western Art, as he certainly produced several of the 20th Century’s Great Nudes. Andrew Wyeth was the […]