Lines and Colors art blog

Month: April 2016

  • Iryna Yermolova

    Iryna Yermolova is a Ukrainian artist now based in the the UK. She primarily paints figures and still life. I find her loose, gestural style and rich color palette particularly appealing in the latter. She often defines her forms in brusquely textural blocks and planes of color, giving her work a tactile, sculptural quality that…

  • Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawing Materials

    Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawing Materials is a short (5 minute) video in which a conservator from the Royal Collection Trust describes and demonstrates some of the drawing materials available to Leonardo and other Renaissance artists. It was produced in conjunction with the exhibit “Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection” that is on…

  • Eye Candy for Today: Edward Poynter’s Helena and Hermia

    Helena and Hermia, Edward John Poynter Link is to a zoomable version on the Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Art Gallery of South Australia. Victorian painter Edward Poynter gives us a beautiful and sensitive portrayal of the characters from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. At once idealized and…

  • Penleigh Boyd

    Theodore Penleigh Boyd was an Australian painter active in the early 20th century. Boyd was born in England. His parents were both established artists, and he studied with them as well as at the National Gallery Art School in Victoria. He traveled in Europe and was influenced by the painters he met in Paris to…

  • Arantzazu Martinez

    Originally from Vitoria, Spain, Arantzazu Martinez moved to New York in search of 19th century style classical training. There she studied with Jacob Collins, both at the New York Academy of Figurative Art and the Water Street Atelier. Martinez frequently puts her classical training in service of the interpretation of fantastical literary subjects, both historic,…

  • Animation for Ma’agalim – Uri Lotan

    Ma’agalim is a beautiful short animation (3:30 minutes) directed by Uri Lotan. It is the music video for the song of the same name by Jane Bordeaux. It portrays a mechanically animated wooden doll in the revolving scene of an arcade amusement, walking in pace as the landscape rolls beneath her feet. If you click…