Monday, January 21, 2013

20th January 2013 - Who's made a mark this week?

This week the snow has come to London - and the UK - this week and I've been looking for people drawing and painting the snow.

Sledgers at Belmont Tower, Grantham
© Haidee-Jo Summers

Vue de Toits, Effet de Neige (4th Impressionist Exhibition 1879) by Gustave Caillebotte
Collection: Musee d'Orsay
Photograph © Katherine Tyrrell - all rights reserved

Artists and Art Blogs

Art Society Blogs

I added two blogs to my blogroll this week - both worth a read.
  • I'm not a fan of abstract art but if you are then this is a website which will interest you Abstract Critical
38th Worldwide Sketchcrawl

Sketchers all over the world were out in force on Saturday for the 38th Worldwide Sketchcrawl 

Urban Sketchers on the big slope in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern
  • I've started a series of paintings about when they used to paint the Thames when it froze - this is the first post - The Frozen Thames - looking like the Arctic - which turned into a bit of detective story! 
  • The Fine Art strand of We are OCA comments on landscape painting in the UK Deeply unfashionable, but look again… which has been executed in watercolour and specifically the two exhibitions in London - ‘Constable, Gainsborough and Turner and the Making of Landscape’ at the Royal Academy and ‘Cotman in Normandy’ at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Who painted This?

A collage artist Alyson Champ (The Chronicle of Wasted Time) won 

Art Books
  • The Guardian has an article about Andy Warhol's 300 Unseen Drawings which were found by Germany gallery owner Daniel Blau in storage. They are published in an exhibition catalogue edited by Blau and are currently being exhibited at the Louisiana museum in Denmark (January 8 - February 21, 2013) and then later in Holland. They will then be available to buy.
Art Business and Marketing
She told me that Roy Lichtenstein became an art star because he worked very hard at selling and marketing and not because he worked hard at his painting.
Problem #1 – there’s too much advice on how to sell art online, and too few artists doing a good job of it.
Art Collectors & Art Economy
Art Competitions / Open Exhibitions

Selected Artists
These are the selected artists for
Calls for Entries: Art Societies - Open Exhibitions

Two Calls for Entries by UK Art Societies
Art Education

Art Education, Art Schools and Art degrees

Some articles about art schools and art degrees
Our criteria more or less boil down to weighing their respective price tags against the prospects of financial aid, teaching assistantships, and other support, as well as the benefits of their prestigious faculty, impressive facilities, valuable visiting artist programs, and cutting-edge curricula.
Two sites which are teacher / education oriented
Art Exhibitions
For Your Diaries
Art Bloggers
Artist Studios

Google analytics
Social media health
and finally......

Art Info's The Top 10 Artist Websites holds some surprises!

1 comment:

  1. I am amazed at how much art information you find. A great post with lots of information. Love that winter painting done by Caillebotte...has a strong Victorian air to it that I love, a bit of an Industrial Revolution era sense.


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