Online: Readings and Inspiration 7-19-2011

Like many, I use the Internet for information gathering, sourcing, and inspiration. I read news articles, find new art blogs, follow leads, and look at a lot of images. Here is a short list of what crossed my monitor this week.

Artist

  • On ArtNet: “Cy Twombly: The Writing on the Wall” by Peter Plagens. Well written.

    “It’s difficult to make a calibrated and semi-nuanced case in favor of a prominent artist who’s just died. Opinions at that moment — and we have one here with the passing of Cy Twombly — tend to fall emphatically either in the direction of praise (Twombly was one of the greatest American artists of the post-World-War-II era) or bah-humbug (Twombly was a late-to-the-game Abstract Expressionist who tarted up comparatively vacuous paintings with references advertising his erudition). For me, the two extremes are both true, but in a way that leaves my estimation of Twombly not in the middle, but way over — albeit not all the way over — on the positive side.” Read more.

  • Soledad Salame: Works on Paper. Beautiful mixed media prints that combine various image making methods and painting.

    Atmosphere in Gold I,II,III, print

    Atmosphere in Gold I,II,III. Monoprint, Silkscreen, Solar Etching. 20.5

  • Brian Dettmer, had created an amazing library of sculptural altered books. Truly beautiful (no wax required)!
    Brian Dettmer: Remixed Mediavideo on Vimeo from Alfred Aponte

    The Volume Library, 2010, Altered Book, 11-1/4" x 10" x 7-1/4"

    The Volume Library, 2010, Altered Book, 11-1/4" x 10" x 7-1/4"

  • Flame Painter. A free web-based Java application for creating multi-tonal flame-like forms. View short YouTube video to learn about using various controls. Make a screen capture and use in other digital works. “Flame Painter Online application can be used for personal, non-commercial, or non-profit activities. If you would like to use the application for commercial or for-profit activities, purchase a full featured Flame Painter standalone version.”
  • Nicole Donnelly. Painter and sculptor. Subtle, transitional tones and shape. Ambiguous figure and ground.

    This Ship

    Yadir Quintana This Ship. Oil on Canvas

  • Yadir Quintana at Standpipe Gallery

    Yadir 2011 Gold and silver leaf, oil stick on panel 11" x 14"

    Yadir 2011 Gold and silver leaf, oil stick on panel 11" x 14"

  • Lenore Thomas, as shown at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, combines diverse materials and processes such as Xerox transfer, screenprint, acrylic, graphite on panel, intaglio, and wax.

    Passive-aggressive marshmallow, 2010 Screenprint, intaglio, acrylic, stencil, wax, graphite on panel 15 X 15 inches

    Passive-Aggressive Marshmallow, 2010 Screenprint, intaglio, acrylic, stencil, wax, graphite on panel 15 X 15 inches

Art Resources

  • Selling Your Work in New York Galleries: An Insider’s Story
    “Guest blogger Rhonda Schaller is an artist, gallerist, and the Assistant Director of Career Development at New York’s School of Visual Arts.”

    “So, this is what I have discovered in my research and in my life, about how the commercial art world works, at least for now. Is it for you? Lets dive in.

    • Setting career goals
    • Dealers vs. self-producing
    • How NOT to get a gallery
    • Steps to build your career”
  • USA Projects: Great art starts here.
    “Welcome to a new era in personal philanthropy. At USA Projects, you can discover the best artists in America and, by supporting their projects, help them transform their creative visions into reality. Browse the full list to find and fund the next amazing work of art — and the next.”
  • If you haven’t seen it yet, take the time to view the Encaustic Art Institute New Mexico  free online magazine.
    This is a beautiful magazine, easy to scroll through with lots of information. A great start for this endeavor!

    EAINM Magazine

    EAINM Magazine

    What are you reading and looking at today? Leave a link and a comment!

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