DAILY ART FIX: David Lynch’s Art Peers Behind the Facade

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“Boy Lights Fire,” 2010, is part of the Bonnefanten Museum’s David Lynch retrospective.

David Lynch “Boy Lights Fire”

Even though he is best known as a film director, David Lynch got his start as a painter. He still makes art, and as they saying goes: the way you do something, is the way you do everything. Lynch’s darkness and humor shine through in the various mediums he utilizes. From 2019:

The American filmmaker known for macabre, enigmatic films such as “Eraserhead,” “Blue Velvet” and “Mulholland Drive,” as well as his recently revived hit 1990s supernatural crime TV series “Twin Peaks,” seems to have a manic creative drive that has compelled him to explore every conceivable form of art: paintings, lithographs, black-and-white photographs, drawings, comics, collage, sculptures, stop-motion animation and even anthropomorphic design lamps.

“Yeah, I love to work,” Mr. Lynch said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles, where he lives and has his studio. “Every medium is so beautiful but each in their particular way, and you learn about them by getting in there and working with them and talking with them.”

I Burn Pinecone and throw it in your house

Read the full article here: NEW YORK TIMES – David Lynch’s Art Peers Behind the Facade

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DAILY ART FIX: Video – Critic Jerry Saltz Critiques His Own Art

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There’s practically no one less relevant than an art critic these days. Even though it’s part of what I do as well, the art world has been so distorted by elitist mismanagement, it’s like speaking a language no one knows about a subject no one cares about.

Jerry Saltz has made a career for himself by making art criticism a kind of wryly playful banter. Here he is confronted by the art he tried to make when he was a young man.

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DAILY ART FIX: How Churchill’s Search for the Color of the Sky in this Painting Led to a Lifelong Friendship

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The unknown side of Winston Churchill | All media content | DW | 14.11.2016

Winston Churchill “The Bridge at Aix-en-Provence”

I’ve written before on Winston Churchill’s accomplishments as a painter. Churchill was a fanatical Sunday painter, in additional to all his other efforts in defense of Western civilization.

Now a key work of Churchill’s was released for sale, and auction house Christie’s wrote an informative commercial about it.

In 1948, Sax and the Swiss artist Charles Montag visited Churchill in the south of France, where he painted The Bridge at Aix-en-Provence.

Sax was a keen sports fisherman, and Churchill added a personal touch to the painting, using a few carefully placed brushstrokes on the left of the composition to suggest a figure fishing.

Read the full article here: CHRISTIE’s – How Churchill’s search for the colour of the sky in this painting led to a lifelong friendship

SPOILER ALERT: The auction already happened; the painting sold for a hefty $2.3 million.

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DAILY ART FIX: New Painting “Reef”

Richard Bledsoe “Reef” acrylic on canvas 24″ x 24″

2022 got off to a great start, when I finished a painting on New Year’s Day. After watching countless nature documentaries, I realized any colors and shapes can be applied to the complex ecosystem of a coral reef. I invented this imagery, keeping it all loose and aquatic.

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DAILY ART FIX: Is Realist Art Still Relevant?

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Scott Fraser “Lemon Spiral” Oil on board 44″ x 29.5″

Even though I tend to paint from imagination rather than life, I have the greatest respect for artists who can accurately depict the natural world. And I agree that realist art has an immediate impact to the audience. It’s good news if the art market is becoming supportive of actual skill and talent, instead corrupt Postmodern conceptual hackwork.

Sprick shared an illustrative anecdote about overhearing a snippet of conversation between a couple leaving a museum: “They were walking out of an exhibit of incomprehensible, conceptual stuff, within earshot. The man said to the woman, ‘I know that guy was a genius, but sometimes I want to know it’s good artwork just by looking at it.’ realism is self-evident and needs no explanation.”

Sprick believes realism remains not only relevant, but also flourishing in the twenty-first century.

“There’s no sign of loss of interest among artists with sincerity who want to be challenged,” Sprick said. “I don’t think realism is ever going away. There’s a groundswell of young people finding training outside universities, in ateliers, in private studios, with somebody who has gained academic skill and teaches others.”

Scott Fraser, Pencil Wreck. Oil on board. 25.5 x 18 inches.

Scott Fraser “Pencil Wreck” oil on board 25.5″ x 18″

Read the full article here: Art & Object – Is Realist Art Still Relevant?

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DAILY ART FIX: New Year’s Resolutions Inspired by Artists

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The beginning of a new year is a significant marker. Such a definitive transition is great time to examine life, and make decisions on what needs improvement. It’s why we have the tradition of New Year’s Resolutions, the intention to make a fresh start.

This list of art inspired resolutions actually are very sound, healthy suggestions in general. For example:

4. Appreciate your family

New Year's resolutions: Sofonisba Anguissola, The Chess Game

Sofonisba Anguissola “The Chess Game (Portrait of the Artist’s Sisters Playing Chess)” 1555

The pandemic has probably made you spend either more time with your family (if you’re stuck in the house together) or less (if you can’t travel to visit). Either way, you might wish to better appreciate and get along with your family in the new year. If so, why not look at some famous artistic families for inspiration?

Being an artist can sometimes run in the family, especially when an artist parent teaches his or her children at a young age. Up until recently, training from a family member was the main way that female artists, such as Artemisia Gentileschi and Sofonisba Anguissola, learned their craft. There have also been some pretty well-known artistic dynasties. American painter Charles Willson Peale named his numerous children after old masters and trained them to be artists. Several were quite successful. Meanwhile, notable artistic family team-ups have included celebrated medieval manuscript illuminators the Limbourgs (three brothers) and Baroque painters the Carracci (two brothers and a cousin).

Read the full article here: DAILY ART MAGAZINE – New Year’s Resolutions Inspired by Artists

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DAILY ART FIX: QUIET PASTIMES AND THE ART OF ARRIVING EARLY

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Reblogged from Michele Bledsoe’s blog The Secret Kingdom

My wife’s efficient waiting.

My sister was still in bed

when I went to see her yesterday..

So I sat down

pulled out my sketchbook

and drew pictures

until she woke up.

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The Artist in the Studio – Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning

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Max Ernst - Wikipedia

Max Ernst “Ubu Imperator”

MAX ERNST - VISIONARY HALL OF FAME

Max Ernst

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning | The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst

Dorothea Tanning in her studio, Paris | Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning. On Time Off Time. 1948 | MoMA

Dorothea Tanning “Time on Time Off”

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DAILY ART FIX: Africans Used To Hand-Paint Movie Posters To Draw People Into Cinemas And They’re So Bizarre, They’re Wonderful

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40 Bizarre Movie Posters From Africa That Are So Bad, They’re Good

Handmade poster for Silence of the Lamb

Looks like there not any movies that couldn’t be upgraded with more guns, eye lasers and severed heads. The African practice of DIY film posters tend to add some embellishments to ratchet up the excitement.

Of course, there were no fancy printers or presses, and even if there were, they wouldn’t bother with something as silly as posters for bootleg movies. And so came a tradition of artists who created posters to create interest in these movies, even if they had to hand-paint them on flour bags. Though the means of printing became much more accessible, the tradition survives because of its extremely unique entertainment value.

40 Bizarre Movie Posters From Africa That Are So Bad, They’re Good

40 Bizarre Movie Posters From Africa That Are So Bad, They’re Good

40 Bizarre Movie Posters From Africa That Are So Bad, They’re Good

Read the full article here: BORED PANDA – Africans Used To Hand-Paint Movie Posters To Draw People Into Cinemas And They’re So Bizarre, They’re Wonderful

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DAILY ART FIX: Wayne Thiebaud, Known for his Colorful Depictions of Everyday Life, Dies at Age 101

24 Facts about Wayne Thiebaud's Early Life | Crocker Art Museum

A Delicious Wayne Thiebaud Painting

Wayne Thiebaud was a magical artist of the mundane. He took what could have been modest still life paintings and made them striking, colorful compositions which also seemed to say something about American life. He lived a long and productive life, spreading joy with his works. What an epitaph.

NPR stated this:

“It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of a truly remarkable man, Wayne Thiebaud,” the gallery said in a statement. “An American icon, Wayne led his life with passion and determination, inspired by his love for teaching, tennis, and above all, making art. Even at 101 years old, he still spent most days in the studio, driven by, as he described with his characteristic humility, ‘this almost neurotic fixation of trying to learn to paint.'”

Wayne Thiebaud RIP.

Read the full article here: NPR – Wayne Thiebaud, known for his colorful depictions of everyday life, dies at age 101

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