The Black Dress, an oil painting by Tina Spratt, was a finalist in the portrait/figure category of The Artist's Magazine's 28th Annual Art Competition.
Michael De Brito gives bravura techniques of the masters his own contemporary spin. His work will be on exhibition at University of Maine Museum of Art, January 12 through March 24, 2012 in "The Moment: Paintings by Michael De Brito."
Whether working in the realist or abstract idiom, Will Barnet seeks balance; a shape is countered by another shape in a reflexive manner that is never formulaic because Barnet always complicates or alters the shape that answers the other. Thus, his pictures evince a symmetry that’s never static.
When conservators began studying two of Wassily Kandinsky’s paintings, little did they know that, in addition to learning more about the artist’s underpainting and layering techniques, they would discover a previously unknown sketch by Kandinsky’s partner and fellow artist Gabriele Münter.
"De Kooning: A Retrospective" is an exhibition taking place through January 9, 2012, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City.
Hans Burkhardt’s (1904-1994) expansive career and influence in Los Angeles are the focus of an exhibition of paintings and drawings entitled "Hans Burkhardt: Within & Beyond the Mainstream."
The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision by Linda S. Ferber and The New York Historical Society (Skira Rizzoli International Publications) includes more than 100 images of paintings that celebrate the American landscape.
George James was one of 80 artists worldwide who took part in the Second Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Watermedia Masters in Nanjing, China, in May 2010; his work was also chosen for the Jiangsu Watercolor Society International Watercolor Exhibition held in Nanjing in November 2007 and in the Shanghai Zhujiajiao...
Will Barnet’s work is represented in more than 200 museums in the United States. Visit his website at www.willbarnetart.com. “Will Barnet at 100”—the artist’s first New York museum retrospective—is on view at the National Academy Museum through December 31. To read more about Barnet see the January/February 2012 issue of The...
Sadie J. Valeri explains how to build a complex oil painting by beginning with a basic drawing.