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Drywall and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus

We’ve all seen photos of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. Sandro Botticelli, circa mid -480s. What we don’t see is scale. I was remarking to a former art instructor how very different Van Gogh’s paintings look like in person compared … Continue reading

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What Even Sotheby’s Doesn’t Tell You About Van Gogh

What Even Sotheby’s Doesn’t Tell You About Van Gogh His paintings are three dimensional! Vividly so. His latter works especially reach out to you as he literally caked on paint onto the canvas. The flat looking photographs you’ve seen your … Continue reading

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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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Shorty Smith and LeRoy Neiman

While packing up things for my upcoming move, I came across a favorite photograph. Done on a color printer of dubious merit, it expresses the mad spirt embodied in camel racing. And it reminded me of LeRoy Neiman’s colorful style … Continue reading

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