Types of drawing media used by Rubens and other Baroque artists. (Elba sanguine and Ural sanguine, French black chalk and Champagne white chalk)
Thomas Woodruff is a self-proclaimed “neo-fabulist” artist who always works in series on large, complex imagistic projects. The book, THOMAS WOODRUFF’S FREAK PARADE (Hardy Marks Publications) won a 2007 AIGA award for best design, and Woodruff has contributed award winning illustrations to every major periodical in America, including a memorable back page series “Rock and […]
Ima Moteki, a design duo in Japan, has just created a set of Nameless Paints that aim to completely change the way children learn and think about color. Instead of using color names, each white tube of paint is labelled with an “equation” showing which primary colors, and in what proportions, were used to make […]
Colour Mixing Tip 1. You Can’t Mix Primary Colours When combining colours to obtain new hues, there are three basic colours that cannot be made by mixing other colours together. Known as primary colours, these are red, blue, and yellow. Colour Mixing Tip 2. What Happens If You Mix Primary colours? If you combine two […]
Color theory is a human construct. We need ways to define what we mean by color, and how colors can be ordered, related to each other, and adjusted to become new colors. Color theory attempts to meld together the facts we have about color in a way that gives us common ground to discuss and […]
One of the questions that has most bothered me in my reflections on culture is the question of kitsch. Just what is it? When did it begin? And why? In a famous essay that appeared in Partisan Review in 1939, the Marxist critic Clement Greenberg challenged the artistic milieu of his day with the stark […]
Two more artists have been added to the Inspiration page. Armenian art school masters.
Early examples The earliest known marks of ownership of books or documents date from the reign of Amenophis III in Egypt (1391–53 BCE). However, in their modern form, they evolved from simple inscriptions in books which were common in Europe in the Middle Ages, when various other forms of “librarianship” became widespread (such as the […]