Posts Tagged ‘ drawing ’

Ellsworth’s Plant Drawings

January 31, 2013
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There are so many wonderful libraries here in Oaxaca and I like to spend afternoons at the Instituto de Arte Grafico de Oaxaca (IAGO) with all the books that you’d usually never be allowed to get your grubby paws on: expensive monographs, rare editions, oversized giants, handmade books submitted by artists themselves. It’s an incredible...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Viola Frey

June 19, 2012
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After a mini-hiatus, we are back with Sara from Brown Paper Bag for Time Travel Tuesday! This week she wrote about Viola Frey, a Bay Area artist who explored gender power & dynamics in her expressive, figural ceramic sculptures. Don’t forget to visit BPB for my post on Jean Charlot, a French muralist whose...
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Blackstock’s Collections

May 9, 2012
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I brought my copy of Blackstock’s Collections to tutoring today and my student got a kick out of Gregory’s drawings of collections of items- shoes, noisemakers, animals, hats, warplanes, etc. She also then read ALL the names of bees aloud. Gregory Blackstock is a Seattle-based artist, accordion player, singer, ex-potwasher and autistic savant. His...
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heading south

March 14, 2012
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The charming folks at Oxford American wrote the other day to share their latest issue: The Visual South, which includes a list of their top 100 emerging visual artists of the American South! While the print issue contains the first 40, the latter half of the list is available online. I can’t wait to...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad

November 14, 2011
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Here we go again! It’s TIME TRAVEL TUESDAY with Sara from one of our favorite art blogs, Brown Paper Bag! This week we were on this weird nostalgic wavelength, both pulling from our own childhood memories of artists and artworks. Below, Sara goes back to the 80s/90s with PBS kids’ drawing show host, Mark Kistler...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: AMY

September 26, 2011
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i first met amy vázquez at the bow tie making workshop at the museum of craft and folk art back in april, where she kindly shared her scissors and tips on bow tie execution with me and a friend. about a month later, she was working next door to us in the park life...
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beggin’

May 25, 2011
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rembrandt’s beggars circa 1630-40 make me want to draw again. squiggle sketch lines! all from the met collections.
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magical mystery tour

December 27, 2010
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woah woah woah! jake sent me the link to these incredible drawings by louise despont! they remind me of a mix of emma kunz‘s magical mathematical drawings & gijs frieling‘s folky floral shapes. louise uses graphite, colored pencil, & watercolors on antique paper to create her mystical, geometric drawings. many of the following were...
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deckacards

November 19, 2010
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WOW these playing cards from the william barclay parsons collection at the nypl make me really want to play go fish with some engineers. these aren’t dated, but a similar set in the collection is from 1702!!! check out the crazy pulley system on the 5 of clubs!!!
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20 years of fantasy!

November 5, 2010
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tsumori chisato celebrated the 20th year of her eponymous line this fall with a bright spring 2011 collection based on her favorite things. after working as head of the issey miyaki sport collection in the 80s, she developed her own edgy, whimsical and quintessentially japanese clothing line. color, print, and a child-like sensibility defined...
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