Search Results: December 2016

A Painter’s Bookshelf: Bad Boy

Working toward that moment—what painters call the frozen moment—led me to a new way of narrative painting. Painting is about trying to get to that instant that is pregnant with some special kind of energy. Done right, there’s an exquisite tension in the painting that comes from a precise set of relationships—between forms on an abstract level and between people on an image level. Finding where to arrest the…

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Notes from the Studio: Wise Athena

Adolf Furtwängle, Lemnia Athena (reconstruction) Marble, 1891 Staatliche Museum, Albertinum, Dresden, Germany

Adolf Furtwängle, Lemnia Athena (reconstruction)
Marble, 1891
Staatliche Museum, Albertinum, Dresden, Germany

Note: A version of this post originally appeared on the blog Venetian Red.

For the past several months Athena, the Greek goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, strength, strategy, crafts, justice and skill (a versatile goddess if ever there was one) has been much on my mind. In fact, she’s…

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