Lines and Colors art blog

Month: April 2007

  • James Akers

    I’m constantly amazed at the way in which we, as artists, allow ourselves to be locked into restrictive little boxes by accepting and participating in an unspoken hierarchy of the artistic value of different genres of visual arts. Those in the fine arts community, even within all of the strata it contains, look down on…

  • Howard Pyle and the American Renaissance

    In 1876 the Centennial Exposition (officially the “International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine”) was held here in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence had been signed 100 years earlier. It was the first major World’s Fair to be held in the United States and served as announcement of the…

  • Vladimir Kush

    Vladimir Kush is a Russian painter who studied at the Moscow Art Institute and is now living in the U.S. He works in a vein of fantastic art obviously influenced by Surrealists like Dali and Magritte, but with a distinctly different emotional context. His paintings have something of a visionary mystical quality and many of…

  • Dan Gheno

    Dan Gheno is an artist and teacher who places a special emphasis on figure drawing. He teaches at The Art Students League and The National Academy School in New York and is Prefessor Emeritus, The Lyme Academy College in Old Lyme, Connecticut. I’m particularly fond of his life drawings because his approach is similar to…

  • the asia drawing portal

    This is a tremendously rich source of articles and links to artists either working in Asia or of Asian descent living elsewhere. Though the emphasis is a bit more focused on contemporary artists, the site is a bit like lines and colors in terms of the different genres covered: illustration, gallery art, comics, concept art…

  • Chris Sheban

    OK, admittedly I’m a sucker for the kind of parody/homage to Vermeer seen in children’s book illustrator Chris Sheban’s take on Vermeer’s “Young Woman with a Water Pitcher“, hanging on a kid’s bedroom wall in the illustration above. Add in my affection for paleo art and dinosaurs in general (I want one of theose brachiosaurus…