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Artists Magazine May 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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art and invention

Ever since our distant ancestors discovered that scratching a half-burnt sliver of wood across a cave wall would leave an indelible mark, art has been associated with the ability to express oneself through the inventive use of available materials. In this issue, we salute artistic innovators. The cornerstone of our celebration is undoubtedly Michelangelo, whose majestic pictorial and architectural creations constitute true mark-making magic (page 56). In the Renaissance, artists greatly expanded their understanding of human anatomy, linear perspective and composition. To help you realize your artistic vision, we offer instructional articles on all three practices (pages 36, 40 and 48, respectively). Because artistic invention grows best in quiet spaces without interruptions, we explore artists’ retreats (page 20). We visit two artists who have built an animation studio (page 13). An article…

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contributors

ALLISON MALAFRONTE “MICHELANGELO: MORE THAN MORTAL” Allison Malafronte has been writing about fine art for nearly 15 years. The former senior editor of American Artist magazine and editor of Fine Art Today, Malafronte was also the author and editor of the Florence Academy of Art’s 25th-anniversary book. Today, she writes about fine art and design, manages editorial and curatorial projects for various organizations, and gives educational lectures through her company Art Independent LLC. ROBERTO OSTI TUTORIAL: “DRAWING THE HAND” Roberto Osti’s art has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. He teaches figure anatomy and figure drawing at the New York Academy of Art, the University of the Arts and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in addition to workshops at Townsend Atelier and various universities. His book, Basic…

2 min.
roy lichtenstein pop star

roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) is not an artist whose work waits patiently for you to notice it. With their replication of commercial printing processes, unadulterated primary colors, large scale, melodramatic flair and unsettlingly incomplete narratives, his paintings reach out and grab you, whether you’re ready for them or not. A painting by Diebenkorn—to name a near-contemporary with a similarly distinct sensibility—sits outside on the porch, waiting for you to stroll over and share the view. A painting by Lichtenstein calls you up in the middle of the night and hysterically sobs that it can’t live without you, Brad. Raised in New York City, Lichtenstein studied at the Art Students League of New York and Ohio State University, and as a young artist he worked in expressionist and abstract modes. In the early…

2 min.
seeing sepia

When you think of sepia, what comes to mind? Would it be ink drawings by Leonardo da Vinci? Maybe you think of aged photos or the opening scenes in The Wizard of Oz? What about home décor and off-the-runway wardrobe? Or perhaps it’s all of the above? Nestled between raw umber and sienna, sepia transcends time and artistic expression, infusing a sense of history into almost any piece. Consider The Boulevards of Paris by William Henry Fox Talbot. We see a busy 19th-century Parisian street, with several horse-drawn carriages in front of stately homes. It’s a photo, which in the 1840s was a new technology. The subjects captured in the shot establish a certain moment in history. But at least to the modern eye, the sepia tone reinforces the sense of…

3 min.
space to animate

we generally associate animation with Saturday morning cartoons or feature-length films. The glare emanating from such blockbusters as Frozen blinds us to the more humble origins of animation—an art form that arose from the genuine desire to imitate life with moving images. In its earliest iterations, animation depended upon skilled drawing, painting and sculpting practices—albeit aided with stop-motion cameras. As with most modern enterprises, the forward march of digital technology has impacted the field, supplanting handmade images with computer-generated ones. Today we have a complicated relationship with technology; we like our smartphones all right—but we also appreciate the subtler nuances of home-brewed beer. “Craft” is no longer a dirty word—in fact, it defines a new worldview. Similarly, we’re drawn to low-tech animation; the computer simply cannot re-create the personality and imperfect…

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rome, italy

By starting with the basic structure of the city, and by doing lots of walking, you can accomplish a lot in only a few days. rome is overwhelming—it offers unbelievable artistic riches, but it can be genuinely daunting to visit. It’s been said that it takes a lifetime to experience all that Rome has to offer. If you try to see “everything” during the length of a typical vacation, you’ll only leave frustrated. And getting around the city can be confusing for a first-time visitor. The metro system is only so useful, consisting of just two lines, which don’t serve many of the areas of interest to sightseers. Figuring out the more extensive system of buses, meanwhile, will take longer than your stay. But by starting with the basic structure of…