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.
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 […]
This video was produced and posted to YouTube in 2010 by Nina Paley (The hardest working animator on planet earth) for QUESTION COPYRIGHT. It is a wonderful, joyous, energetic work that illustrates how all creative work builds on what came before. Photographed and animated by Nina Paley. Music by Todd Michaelsen. Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of […]
(Republished for your enjoyment) With the Middle East in turmoil again – this time with Social Media fueled explosion called the Arab Spring – we hold our breaths and hope for a new openness in governance and hopefully social attitudes within the Arab world. Enter the art/literary magazine JASAD, which launched in 2008. The […]