Tag: American Painter

Black Sea by Philip Guston

Black Sea by Philip Guston

Why Black Sea by Philip Guston is an important painting:

  • The inspiration behind Black Sea by Philip Guston.
  • What’s controversial about the painting Black Sea?
  • Wait a second, this is just a badly painted boot heel…

Display Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud

Display Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud

Today’s discussion of Wayne Thiebaud’s 1963 Pop Art masterpiece Display Cakes includes:

  • The precarious balance on display in Display Cakes.
  • Why Display Cakes is better than actual cake.
  • Frequently Asked Questions, like “Why did Wayne Thiebaud paint Display Cakes?”

The Biglin Brothers Racing by Thomas Eakins

The Biglin Brothers Racing by Thomas Eakins

This investigation of the Thomas Eakins painting The Biglin Brothers Racing includes:

  • Challenges on The Biglin Brothers Racing canvas and off.
  • After rainfall, a rushed riverside sketch.
  • My Biglin Brothers Racing YouTube video.
  • With Frequently Asked Questions such as, “Who are the two men in The Biglin Brothers Racing painting?”

The Cornell Farm by Edward Hicks

The Cornell Farm by Edward Hicks

Quaker Edward Hicks’s painting Cornell Farm features:

  • Control freak tendencies or animalistic urges?
  • A glowing warmth of holy light.
  • Popular pastor, sign-maker, and famous painter.
  • Frequently Asked Questions include, “What kind of painting is The Cornell Farm by Edward Hicks?”

Catherine Brass Yates (Mrs. Richard Yates) by Gilbert Stuart

Catherine Brass Yates (Mrs. Richard Yates) by Gilbert Stuart

Fancy lady, Catherine Brass shines in her portrait as Mrs. Richard Yates thanks to:

  • A jaunty and proud lady mustache.
  • Attitude, guts, class, and of course…. money.
  • Gilbert Stuart’s portrait mastery.

M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture) by Roy Lichtenstein

M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture) by Roy Lichtenstein

Learn more about the painting M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture):

  • Lichtenstein’s use of newspaper comics-style technique.
  • Representation and commentary in Pop Art.
  • Frequently Asked Questions like, “What is M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture) worth?”

The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West

The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West

Learn truths behind the false spectacle of West’s painting The Death of General Wolfe such as:

  • The General’s bloodless blouse after a three musket ball death.
  • Soldiers paid to be in this history painting.
  • And the surprising answer to Frequently Asked Question, “Why did Benjamin West paint The Death of General Wolfe?”

American Gothic by Grant Wood

American Gothic by Grant Wood

In this art blog post about American Gothic by Grant Wood, I discuss:

  • The surprising history behind America’s most recognizable painting.
  • The character of, and characters in, American Gothic.
  • Burning Frequently Asked Questions, like “How much is American Gothic worth?”

The Drifter by Andrew Wyeth

The Drifter by Andrew Wyeth

This piece about The Drifter by Andrew Wyeth includes the following topics:

  • Who’s The Drifter?
  • Behind Wyeth’s portrait picks.
  • Overwhelming emotion and isolation
  • Frequently Asked Questions such as, “What’s the painter Andrew Wyeth most known for?”

Vaulting by Susan Rothenberg

Vaulting by Susan Rothenberg

This evaluation of Susan Rothenberg’s Vaulting covers these points:

  • How many vaulters?
  • The story of Vaulting.
  • Moving movement portrait.
  • Includes Frequently Asked Questions like, “How much is a Susan Rothenberg painting worth?”

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child

Mary Cassatt’s painting Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child dwells in motherhood. Its careful composition combines with a smudgy Impressionist technique. This painting captures a moment of messy mothering.

The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even

The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even

Marcel Duchamp’s “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even” has two frames. They create a symbolic opposition that permeates the work.

Paul Revere Painting by John Singleton Copley

Paul Revere Painting by John Singleton Copley

Why Paul Revere the painting by John Singleton Copley matters:

Is Paul Revere‘s portrait political?
Why John Singleton Copley skipped town soon after painting this.
Paul Revere‘s powerful blouse.

The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit by John Singer Sargent

The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit by John Singer Sargent

Sisters dwell in distinct developmental stages for The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit. This famous John Singer Sargent painting holds viewers rapt in a sisterhood spell.

Randi Matushevitz – Ugly Portraits

Randi Matushevitz – Ugly Portraits

Los Angeles painter, Randi Matushevitz reminds us badass babes are ageless. Her Ugly Portraits thrill me in a world buried behind cuteness filters.

Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer

Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer’s Snap the Whip delights in joyful nostalgia. No matter the life we’ve led, at some point we all had a moment like this. These scampering bare feet sing to us of freedom.

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri by George Bingham

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri by George Bingham

George Caleb Bingham’s painting, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, dwells in romanticism. The work reminds us that romance in art takes many forms.

Venus Lamenting the Death of Adonis by Benjamin West

Venus Lamenting the Death of Adonis by Benjamin West

Venus Lamenting the Death of Adonis by Benjamin West tells an ancient story. The beloved goddess Venus fell hard for heartthrob hottie Adonis. But it was not meant to be.

Mario Gonzales – Street Artist

Mario Gonzales – Street Artist

Mario Gonzales paints monsters and men. There’s little difference between them in his edgy, intriguing work. Famous for his tagline When it Reigns, I’m Poor, Mario makes art that speaks to the city.

WaterColor by Antonio

WaterColor by Antonio

WaterColor by Antonio lifts and lightens bodies with his work. There’s profound depth as well. That’s because strong lines and archetypal themes ground the work.

Nathan McKenney

Nathan McKenney

Painter Nathan McKenney, AKA @early_touch, creates engrossing artwork. If you love to dive into a painting and get lost in multiple meanings, this is the painter for you.