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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lagoons, Buffoons and Narcissistic Wheezebags

I am in Venice at the moment. I’ve come a bit early, I usually wait for the fall (it’s cooler and less crowded with tourists.) I come here for the TTTV (Tintoretto, Titian, Tiepolo & Veronese), but this time I wanted to see the Biennale, the day after the party so to speak. I’m ensconced […]

NSFW – Courbet’s Origin and Romantic Engagement

The Origin of the World. Now before I go further I will apologize to the fainter of heart reader that may find this image unsettling. I did try to warn you with the title of the post. I’m not opening with this image to shock you or anger you, but I do hope to make […]

Quick Links

FOH (friend of Henri) Paul Corio has posted another of his series on Bad Painting – “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly part 6.” Paul engages, once again, with George Condo’s work to wrestle with the idea of “Bad Painting”. Over at immaterial-culture D. Richmond takes on Relational Aesthetics and Institutional Critique in a […]

Quick Links

I recently found Maureen Mullarkey’s blog Studio Matters through Mario Nave’s wonderful blog Too Much Art. Studio Matters is sharp, incisive and real. Ms. Mullarkey’s standards for Art are very high indeed and offer a challenge to each and every one of us that has a studio. Her last post entitled “The Responsibility of the […]

Week In Weak Out

There are times in the studio when nothing, and I mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, goes well. Colors turn to mud, compositions fall to pieces and one’s focus gets scattered to the four winds. As one’s brush lies limp in one’s hand (ok punks – pun intended) the unsteady failures of nerve begin to unfold like a […]

Tintoretto Gets His Due

It seems that some folks are starting to catch up with and crib from Henri. I’ve been making the case for Tintoretto as an important rule breaker and timely master for years. He’s been a big inspiration in my work, and when I’m in Venice, he and I spend a great deal of time together. […]