Tag Archives: artists

Norman Rockwell Museum Reveals All in ProjectNORMAN- (but teeny-weeny) 0

“Triple Self Portrait” (Please click to enlarge the images) The Norman Rockwell Museum announced the opening of ProjectNORMAN (New Online Rockwell Media Art & Archive Network) today, the 6th of January, which will allow you to look through thirty thousand of Rockwell’s reference photos, preliminary sketches and paintings, and other items from the Museum’s art […]

Gavril Pavlovich Kondratenko 1854 – 1924 2

The fifth of a series of snow themed posts, for this season of the year. Winter Morning 1901 (Click all these images to enlarge them please.) Landscape With Pagoda Gavriil Kondratenko was born in 1854. Studied at The Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Fine Arts from K.Gun and M. (Mikhail Konstantinovich) Klodt. Author of the […]

Charles Tunnicliffe 1901 – 1979 2

The fourth in a seasonal series of short entries featuring snow. Today’s subject is Charles Tunnicliffe; Etcher, engraver and painter, whose principal subject was bird life and the natural countryside. “Company of Whitethroats” ( Please click these images to enlarge them ). Charles Tunnicliffe RA OBE 1901 – 1979 Charles Tunnicliffe was born in Macclesfield, […]

Theodor Kittelsen 0

The third in a pre-Christmas line up of snow paintings. From “The Christmas Troll” (Juletroll ) 1907 ( Click to enlarge, please ) At about the time when yesterday’s subject, Victor Westerholm, was active in Finland, another Scandinavian artist was struggling to make a living in Norway. While we have by and large forgotten the […]

Victor Westerholm 0

“Midwinter Sun” by Victor Westerholm (1860-1919) ( Click for big, as usual. ) This is the second in a seasonal series of paintings featuring snow. Westerholm’s bio reads: born at Turku, Finland on January 4, 1860 and died in Turku on 19 November, 1919. He first studied under Eugen Dücker in Düsseldorf. He then became […]

Heavy Hitting Twitter Traffic 0

(Click to enlarge) Every now and again, people discover a post I wrote back in 2006 that discusses the Fedex logo, and presents an interview with its designer, Lindon Leader of Leader Creative. A Twitter user tweeted the Fedex article, and before I knew what was happening, a flock of followers were hammering my server. […]

Tribute to Joe Ranft 0

John Musker made this animatic style tribute to Joe Ranft on what would have been his 50th birthday, the 13th of March. Madeleine Peyroux sings Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”. It’s a sort of mini biography that charts seminal moments in Joe’s life. ___________________________________________________________________________

One For Andrei. 3

I found this early version of the Pink Ball, by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 – 1553) Click the image to enlarge it, please. (Andrei’s blog is at the top of the Blogroll to the right) ___________________________________________________________

Hello Again! I’ve Been Missing You Too…. 0

Click the image to make it bigger, please. (It’s a rare picture of the Articles and Texticles aesthetics committee, scrutinising a submission from an artist hoping to have his work hung on this site…) Articles and Texticles is now functioning (almost) normally after changing web hosting company. Yippee, I say. It was a somewhat fraught […]

The New Sidebar Mini-Gallery 4

If you visit this site regularly, you may no doubt have noticed that the image in the header area is different every time you return. Try pressing Ctrl + F5 (Windows), (or Refresh in Apple Safari) to refresh the page and change to another random header image. The header pictures don’t tell you much about […]