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Artists Magazine April 2019

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.
everyday inspiration—every day.

“With an apple I will astonish Paris.”— PAUL CÉZANNE Sometimes an apple is just an apple. Other times, an apple is the perfect excuse for a bold splash of crimson in a painting or the perfect shape to bring balance and unity to a still life setup. Sometimes the familiarity of the subject allows artists to use it as a starting point for more daring exploration. And sometimes an inanimate object, like an apple, is a stand-in for something poignant. Artist Angela A’Court (page 54) recounts the time that she was painting a yellow rose on a red background. Only at the finish did she realize that the flower she’d been painting was essentially a “portrait” of her uncle who had recently passed away. “It was him—always sunny and happy,” she…

2 min.
mustard yellow

named after the edible plant and nearly as ubiquitous in application, mustard yellow provides a nuanced radiance to whatever it touches. A color associated with the ’70s, mustard yellow has been popping up the past few years as an appealing pairing for the everlasting Millennial pink and other pastels. On runways, too, mustard dominated in the spring and fall of 2018—hardly surprising given the shade’s inexorable ties to the transitional seasons. In Max Kurzweil’s Lady in Yellow Dress, mustard and green contrast dramatically with the subject’s skin, making it the first thing viewers notice. The elegant, shapely dress seems an odd choice given the subject’s expression of disdain, further emphasized by the gray background. The subject was Kurzweil’s wife, Martha Guyot, who was known to be melancholic and homesick, moods possibly…

5 min.
home jewels

approximately four years ago, Slovenia-born Lara Bohinc made an impressive splash when she gracefully segued from jewelry design to furniture/object design. Fueling the effortlessness of this transition was the fact that Bohinc’s highly sculptural and geometric aesthetic translates naturally to other genres, specifically interiors. With an emphasis on high-quality materials—marble, bronze, iron, ceramic and glass—and sleek, modern metalwork techniques, Bohinc and her studio create one-of-a-kind items that are as much works of art as they are functional pieces of furniture or ornamental objects. CONFLUENT DESIGN Bohinc, who professes to be “obsessed with the deconstruction and reconfiguration of form,” received her B.A. in industrial design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and an M.A. in metalwork and jewelry design at the Royal College of Art, in London. Upon…

3 min.
“the beautiful is quite close to him”

to describe the painting of Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836–1904) as refined is an understatement. His sensitivity to tone and atmosphere was exquisite, yet it was braced by a precision of eye and hand. He appreciated strong value contrasts and a well-placed sharp edge, elements that lend bite to delicacy. Fantin-Latour’s best-known paintings are divided into two genres: floral still life and Parisian portraiture. The former sometimes features surprising bursts of color. The most notable canvases of the latter are several large group portraits that place the artist at the center of the avant-garde while adhering to a rather staid vision. “It seems to me that a painter may congratulate himself on having made great progress when he sees that the beautiful is quite close to him. From that moment, he is a…

1 min.
we asked...

“In 1979, the Knoedler Gallery, in New York City, was able to get Leonardo da Vinci’s Benois Madonna on loan from the Hermitage Museum, along with 10 other masterpieces of Italian Renaissance art. The exhibition was titled, ‘The Legacy of Leonardo,’ and—needless to say—it had a profound effect on me. Besides it being an important achievement in art history, the Benois Madonna is a distinctly personal, sympathetic and tender painting. It might be the most moving painting that da Vinci ever painted.” COSTA VAVAGIAKIS ARTIST “ ‘The Splendor of 18th-Century Rome’ at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2000. That show changed my expectations for exhibitions, expanding them from a monographic focus to an exploration of the complexities and nuances of time and place, people, and the relationships among them. I left…

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we asked... you answered

“ ‘Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity’ at The Met in 2013. I’ll never forget this absolutely incredible and novel experience—to view masterpieces exhibited next to actual dresses and fashions in the paintings!” —KAREN TOCCI “ ‘Il Conquecento a Firenze’ at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence! Viewing and drawing from Pontormo, Michelangelo and Giambologna, after studying them while earning my BFA, was unbelieveable.” —PATTI VINCENT “When 10 years old, I saw the Vatican exhibit at the World’s Fair in New Orleans. Seeing the art, the coins, the tapestries, the shroud ... the art struck deep.” —SUSANNE JENSEN…