Author: Oliver Huntington

Brice Marden-like street art in Middletown, CT

Share this page via: I was exploring Middletown, CT about 10 days ago, and I saw this unusual line drawing (below left) on the side of an electrical box on Main Street. It’s a little unusual for street art, as it’s not exactly graffiti nor is it representational like some street art is. But what it did make me think of was the drawings of artist Brice Marden, which you can see for comparison, below right. Maybe Brice has been walking around “tagging” up Middletown? I kind of doubt it...

Read More

How Japanese Art Influenced and Inspired European Impressionist Artists

Widely known as the first modern art movement, Impressionism remains one of the most popular and prevalent forms of art today. While much of the groundbreaking genre was impressively original, Impressionists, like most artists, found inspiration in other forms of art—namely, in Japanese woodblock prints. Here, we explore the ways in which Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” inspired the Impressionists in terms of content, style, and approach, culminating in a creative and timelessly artistic relationship. What is Japonism? Japonism is word used to describe the study of Japanese art and, more specifically, its influence on European works. While the...

Read More

Merry Christmas

Collage art of Laura Lein-Svencner: Merry Christmas Pages A daily dose of collage creativity, in images, words and thoughts. Always remember, “Everything will be alright in the end…if it is not alright it must not be the End” Merry...

Read More

Wilfried Lentz: art fairs are not a condition for growth (an interview)

Wilfried Lentz. Gallery Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, interior view with an exhibition of Aimée Zito Lema. Gallery Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, exterior view When it comes to buying contemporary art, Rotterdam is probably not among the first destinations in the European landscape collectors would pick up for their shopping. Yet Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam is a little gallery gem. Starting from the architecture (the bathhouse of 1920s housing complex) and continuing to its excellent international program of emerging artists, the gallery has a museum flavour to it. We speculate that these exceptional characteristics are the result of a special care Wilfried Lentz...

Read More

How Do Acrylics Work?

Painting With Acrylics For Beginners When it comes to painting with acrylics for beginners, there are so many techniques you can learn, mediums you can experiment with, and ways to discover your own creative style. But if you start your acrylic painting journey with a strong foundation, as you’ll see here, you’ll have a better understanding of how acrylics work. It’s information that will save you time and money, as well as improve your painting arsenal of knowledge. Sponsored by   Acrylic Painting: How Acrylics Work Untitled Yellow (mixed media on canvas, 24×24) by Julie Prichard. What’s most important...

Read More