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Artists Magazine

Artists Magazine March 2018

Readers learn painting and drawing firsthand from other artists through written instruction and reproduction, guiding them step-by-step through the creative process. The magazine shows readers a wide variety of creative options, teaching the fundamentals of art making, presenting techniques in different painting and drawing media.

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1 min.
art and abundance

Ever since our mothers first served us a bowl of tomato soup or a slice of apple pie on a rainy day, we’ve come to associate food with love and abundance. It follows that artists have long depicted food as symbolic of comfort, and in this issue we celebrate “food art” that achieves this and more. An article on healthy eating by Dr. Sara Chipps (page 18) serves as the first step on our path to wellness. A well-laid table is one sure sign of artful living, and we feature the marvelous creations of ceramicist Molly Hatch (page 22). If you want to create your own tableware, you’ll learn about a few of the tools you’ll need (page 26). And because we need to see beautiful food before we can paint…

1 min.
contributors

LINCOLN AGNEW “THE WELL-FED ARTIST” Lincoln Agnew is a freelance illustrator who currently lives in Vancouver. When he isn’t busy walking in the park or staring at jellyfish, he enjoys cutting and pasting pictures for such publications as Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker. SARAH CHIPPS WELLNESS: “LISTEN TO YOUR BODY TALK” Sarah Chipps, Psy.D. is a New York State licensed psychologist. She is the clinical director at Monte Nido River Towns, a residential treatment facility in Irvington, New York, for women with eating disorders, and she sees clients in her private practice in New York City. She has presented at several national and international conferences on topics such as ethnic diversity, the client/therapist relationship and creativity in the treatment of eating disorders. HELEN OH TUTORIAL: “SETTING UP A STILL LIFE” Helen Oh studied at the…

1 min.
behind the cover

For the cover of this issue, Artists Magazine presented students at Maryland Institute College of Art with a challenge: On a plain white dinner plate, create an interpretation of a dessert. The artists, members of a Fine Art Illustration class taught by Matt Rota, eagerly took this prompt in different directions. They worked in a variety of materials—including ink, marker, acrylic, gouache and colored pencil—and took strikingly different approaches to the content. In preparation, the class studied the history of food art—from still life paintings by Dutch and Spanish Old Masters to contemporary artists Wayne Thiebaud and Will Cotton. “I tried to push the students not only to think about drawing things realistically but also to look at food as design elements and as abstract shapes,” says Rota. “I think the forms…

2 min.
maxfield parrish and old king cole

advances in printing technology between the late 19th century and the early 20th century allowed for more accurate and inexpensive reproductions, creating a market for quality graphic art. The staggering demand for imagery to decorate books, calendars, greeting cards, newspaper advertisements and magazine covers inspired a period of artistic output subsequently referred to as the “Golden Age of Illustration.” Maxfield Parrish (1870–1966) was one of the era’s leading practitioners, and he was treated like a star. Reproductions of his work were widely distributed, and for a period in the 1920s, he was America’s highest-paid commercial artist. Parrish’s success can be largely attributed to his unique approach to realism. His works are often extremely precise in their detail, yet they’re saturated with luminous, sometimes otherworldly color, inspired in part by the artist’s…

2 min.
peach please

It’s impossible to ignore the beautiful, plump peach when it appears in a still life painting—it’s in its nature to stand out. Harvested in China as far back as 6,000 B.C., peaches were celebrated as the fruit that offered the most vitality. In many Chinese fables, paintings and theater productions, the peach symbolizes immortality. As the peach traveled, so did its attraction for painters. Artists such as Jean-Siméon Chardin, Paul Cézanne and Claude Monet gave the fruit plump roles in countless still life paintings. In Earthenware Cup With Peaches, Grapes and Bees (below) by the 17th-century Italian artist Panfilo Nuvolone, the peach offers a sense of youth. It’s a light in the dark; a new beginning. From dessert to design and everything in between, this month we celebrate the color peach for…

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small-space solution

urban real estate prices have skyrocketed, and many artists have opted to abandon city living altogether. For me, however, that simply won’t do. Capitulating to the necessity of downsizing, I set about looking for a space I could afford. In the process I learned that achieving a sense of spaciousness isn’t necessarily dependent on square footage. Good light, a high ceiling and minimal clutter go a long way toward fostering a sense of openness. My search led to a 175-square-foot space in a former warehouse. The space is within my budget and has a large, east-facing casement window, wood floors and a 12-foot ceiling. Once the lease was signed, I stuck to a rigorous decluttering plan and hired Paul Pino, a sound sculptor who also does carpentry, to design a storage…