Lines and Colors art blog

Month: September 2009

  • Kazuki Takamatsu

    At first I thought these images by Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu were 3-D depth mattes, renderings of 3-D CGI models in which shades of gray are assigned to areas according to their distance from the virtual camera. (Their white, sculptural quality also brought to mind the paintings of A. Andrew Gonzalez.) However, even if CGI…

  • Winslow Homer: Illustrating America

    Those in the art establishment who like to rewrite art history, or simply ignore it, in the defense of their position that illustration is somehow “not art”, conveniently ignore the number of well known artists who also happened to be illustrators. A case in point is Winslow Homer, widely regarded to be one of the…

  • Caravaggio’s Supper at Emmaus comes to Chicago

    Caravaggio’s striking painting The Supper at Emmaus is one of the most respected and influential paintings in the canon of Western Art. The occasion of the painting crossing the Atlantic to be on display at The Art Institute of Chicago is an occasion to be noted; similar to the significant visit of Vermeer’s The Milkmaid…

  • Scott Musgrove

    Scott Musgrove is a painter, illustrator, comics artist and “Co-executive Director of the National Institute of Creative Biology”. The latter self-appointed title refers to his new imaginary bestiary The Late Fauna of Early North America: The Art of Scott Musgrove. Musgrove is the creator and producer of the Fat Dog Mendoza TV series, which was…

  • MoMA’s Monets

    In the later years of his life Claude Monet largely devoted himself to painting the gardens he had built at his home in Giverny, in particular a series of over 200 paintings of Nymphaes, or water lilies, from the Japanese style pond that was the centerpiece of the smaller half of his gardens. Three of…

  • Pandore

    Pandore (Pandora) is a superb animated short by Marion Stinghe, Meryl Franck, Benoît Guillaumot, Nicolas Caffarel and Elen Le Tannou, students in their third year as Animation majors at Gobelins, l’école de l’image, a visual communications school in Paris. Unlike the introductory shorts done by Gobelins students for the Annecy Film Festival each year, this…