Posts tagged "rothko"
PIETRO LONGHI'S EMPTY CANVAS

PIETRO LONGHI’S EMPTY CANVAS

    If you were an eighteenth century painter set out to do a painting of some “Duck Hunters on the Lagoon”, most likely you would triangulate your piece around a lagoon, some hunters and a bunch of ducks. Pietro Longhi thought differently; in his 1760 canvas there’s a lagoon and some hunters but the...
LET'S TAKE A LOOK UNDER ROTHKO'S HOOD! (2)

LET’S TAKE A LOOK UNDER ROTHKO’S HOOD! (2)

    This post is a follow up to Let’s Take a Look Under the Hood, which you can read here.   On the theme of art school critiques (or crits) and the need for a student to talk about his or her work or not, I think it’s important to differentiate between two ways...
ARTIST QUOTE: MARK ROTHKO

ARTIST QUOTE: MARK ROTHKO

  Most of the radical changes in painting in the late 19th and early 20th century took place on small canvases; think Van Gogh, Malevich or Juan Gris. It was a means of establishing a difference with academic 19th century canvases where artists had to prove their quality by taking on enormous projects. But when...
ARTIST STUDIO: MARK ROTHKO

ARTIST STUDIO: MARK ROTHKO

Image: www.atelierlog.blogspot.com The image I have always had of Rothko is that portrayed in many photos where he is pensively smoking whilst looking at his paintings: One brushstroke followed by twenty minutes looking and thinking… but this picture shows him being physical and practical, struggling with the day to day reality of being an artist....