Cindy Agan
 

Cindy Agan

Some of you know I am fascinated by representations of glass. I am not alone in this. Every realist painter has painted (or will one day paint) those little glass spheres we call marbles. (Don’t believe me? Check, I dare you.) Marbles are popular and painted so often it has...
Charles Willson Peale
 

Charles Willson Peale

In her art history blog, It’s About Time, Barbara Wells Sarudy posts several artists together on one page, grouping them under the same heading or category for comparison. For instance, one of my favorite posts was called Squirrels in Paintings of 18C American Women & Children. Imagine if you will,...
Andrew Wyeth
 

Andrew Wyeth

It’s not surprising artists paint self-portraits. The subject is readily available, generally won’t complain about how much time it’s taking and is willing to follow along with crazy ideas. The results are interesting. Sometimes, when painters and photographers turn the canvas on themselves, the outcome is profound. How does one...
Caroline Jasper
 

Caroline Jasper

I remember taking cobalt blue Lowball glasses into the photography studio and trying to capture their translucency on black and white film. (I was using good old Tri-X, that reliable, mid-century staple of photojournalists and wanna be photogs everywhere.) At some point, this attraction twisted into studying how artists portray...
Bruce Munro
 

Bruce Munro

This is how Bruce Monro is described on his website: “British artist Bruce Munro is best known for immersive large-scale light-based installations inspired largely by his interest in shared human experience. Recording ideas and images in sketchbooks has been his practice for over 30 years. By this means he has captured...
Bryan Kneale
 

Bryan Kneale

Bryan Kneale (born 1930) is primarily known as an abstract sculptor. However, I chose his “Self-Portrait” from 1955 for today’s featured image because of the tale he is telling. Without using words, we immediately know something about him. The subject’s gaze is contemplative yet wistful, with a touch of sadness...