Frida Kahlo at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Frida Kahlo dated her birth to July 7, 1910. It was the year when the Mexican Revolution began and, to quote Virginia Wolfe, "human character changed." Read More >
An Artist's Drawings
Trace an Odd Trajectory More than a quarter century after Philip Guston's death in 1980, people are still polarized by the quirky shifts in the trajectory of his art. Read More >
Looking behind the paint
A Walters Art Museum curator takes a look at unusual aspects of Renaissance art: how it portrayed Africans in Europe and the arbitrariness of social status at the time...Yet what is most striking -- though not immediately apparent -- about Michelangelo's figure is that the beautiful woman who looks out at us from the drawing is likely of African descent -- as is the child in Pontormo's portrait and the Venusof the sculpture.. - The Baltimore Sun Read More>
Buyers drawn to Goya sketches rediscovered after 130 years
Three exceptional drawings by Goya, the 18th-century Spanish artist, have been rediscovered after 130 years, to the excitement of art historians and collectors. Read More >
George Bellows draws attention to everyday life in the early 20th century
Fifty-seven of his works - lithographs, drawings, crayon, ink and graphite works on paper and five oil paintings - are on display in "The Powerful Hand of George Bellows: Drawings From the Boston Public Library" exhibit showing through June 1 at the Portland Museum of Art. - Sun Journal - Lewiston, Maine Read More >
From Costume design and illustration
By Ethel Traphagen
There are some books which may help the ambitious student in the life
class to observe and impress on the mind fundamental facts which it is
believed most life-class teachers will agree in thinking extremely useful.
Among these are Dunlop's Anatomical Diagrams, Figure Drawing by
Hatton, Anatomy in Art by J. S. Hartley, Richter, Marshall or Duval, and
Drawing the Human Figure by J. H. Vanderpoel. If the student is studying without an instructor, Practical Drawing, by Lutz, will be found helpful.
ETHEL H. TRAPHAGEN. -
NEW YORK. 1918.