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Remington and Maynard Dixon

Maynard Dixon (internal link) is my favorite western artist. Many consider Remington the best. Perhaps. No one, however, created a better sense of place than Dixon. When asked about Remington’s view of the West, Dixon answered that Remington understood horses. … Continue reading

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“The Magical Universe of Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne”

Another good article by Wallpaper* Magazine linking to an upcoming auction of pieces produced by the French artists Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. I have not heard about them but I am not an art guy. This couple seem to be … Continue reading

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Her Beautiful Death

Touching, tragic story of Toronto sculptor Gillian Genser, whose work with mussel shells is now killing her. “I spent 15 years sanding and grinding mussel shells to create my sculptures. Then I was diagnosed with heavy-metal poisoning.” https://torontolife.com/city/life/my-beautiful-death/

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Collage: The Poor Man’s Art

Collage is for people like me who can’t draw and don’t have much money. Some construction paper, glue sticks, scissors, and old magazines. Although artists like like Matisse and Ella Richards (internal link) produced fine art with just scissors and paper. … Continue reading

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Some Shape of Beauty Moves Away The Pall

A poorly worded ad caught my attention. See below. It meant to capture Keats but he is not easily seized. Yesterday’s post by Shelley was from 1820. This excerpt is from 1818. I understand they were not friends. “A thing … Continue reading

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The Mid-Century Remembered Through Images Familiar and Vague

Time out for art. I wish I could meet this pair. They are appearing at the Sausalito Art Festival on Labor Day. The following images are from Signe & Genna Grushovenko’s website. Please visit. “Partners in both life and art… Signe … Continue reading

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Joseph Conrad Would Agree

“Life is short and art is long and success is very far off.” Joseph Conrad American Public television recently interviewed a glass blower, an artist who works in glass. In an exasperated tone she told the interviewer, “For me, there … Continue reading

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