Lines and Colors art blog

Month: January 2014

  • Yu Cheng Hong

    There are times when I like certain science fiction, fantasy, comics or concept art specifically because it’s completely and gloriously over the top. (I mean, who doesn’t love a trident-wielding Valkyrie princess, saddled up on a cross-breed allosaurus/styrachosaurus, galloping through mist-shrouded mountains? Really.) Yu Cheng Hong is an illustrator and concept artist, working primarily in…

  • Painters of the cliffs of Étretat

    I had the pleasure today of re-watching one of David Dunlop’s informative episodes of Landscapes Through Time (which I profiled previously here on Lines and Colors). In this segment, he visited the famous chalk cliffs of Étretat, on the northwestern coast of France, where several generations of painters have been drawn to paint the dramatic…

  • Il Duomo: Daring Design

    Il Duomo: Daring Design is a short animation by Fernando Baptista. It serves as a brief introduction to the marvel of architecture, engineering and design that is Filippo Brunelleschi’s dome for the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. Though it doesn’t go into great detail, it hints at the amazing accomplishment of Brunelleschi’s…

  • Eye Candy for Today: Greenhill’s Lady as a Shepherdess

    A Lady as a Shepherdess, John Greenhill On Google Art Project, also downloadable high-res from Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Though she is well presented, I don’t think Greenhhill has gone out of his way to flatter the sitter — or the sheep.

  • Sun Jiapei’s sun-dappled canals and bridges

    Originally from China, and now living and working in Japan, Sun Jiapei is a painter with a particular fascination for canals and urban streams. He paints these with a keen sense of the play of light across water as it flows through the angularly defined defined spaces of rock channels, walls, quays and bridges. The…

  • Eye Candy for Today: Simon Vouet drawing

    Creusa Carrying the Gods of Troy, Simon Vouet Black and white chalk on paper, 11×8″ (28x20cm). Original is in the National Gallery of Art, D.C. The image on the linked page is zoomable. Click Download for larger images. You have to create a (free) account to download the high-resolution images.