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Artists Magazine September 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.
from the editor

“A work of art does not appeal to the intellect. It does not appeal to the moral sense. Its aim is not to instruct, not to edify, but to awaken an emotion.”— GEORGE INNESS According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in the early years of the Civil War, the American landscape painter George Inness (1825–1894) was producing work that—“with its scrupulous draftsmanship and respect for topographical truth”—diverged from the Hudson River School, revealing the influence of the Barbizon School in France. By the time he painted his 1869 landscape, Autumn Meadows (above), however, Inness had begun to signal an appreciation for the work of English Romantic J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851). Although the mood of this landscape is one of quiet serenity rather than a Turner-like turbulance, the expression evokes a strong…

2 min.
pink on parade

the memory of millennial pink has nearly faded from our collective consciousness, and the favored hue has taken on a more complex, rich tone of slight browns and mauves: rose pink is the new favorite. Although it’s a popular pick scrolling through the pages of Instagram and Pinterest, you might not immediately recognize it as a common choice among artists, except for those working in florals. Paul Gauguin, however, celebrated color without fear, and took inspiration from Henri Matisse’s use of distinct lines and borders. Gauguin would often paint great swaths of color in blocks that both created geometric shapes and also played against them, as seen in the forms of the two subjects in Tahitian Women. Gauguin traveled to Tahiti in 1891, where he hoped to escape “the European struggle for…

3 min.
from prose to splendor

there’s not a lot that we know about the life of Jacob van Ruisdael (Dutch, 1628–1682). His father and uncle were artists, so it’s assumed that he was trained at home. Documentary evidence is so sparse that a scratched-out entry from a 1676 list of Amsterdam doctors may—or may not—indicate that Ruisdael earned a medical degree. What we do know was neatly summarized by art historian Seymour Slive: “No old master or modern artist begins to match the astonishing variety of landscapes Jacob van Ruisdael depicted during the course of his career.” Slive enumerated the many aspects of the Dutch countryside that served as subject matter, and which Ruisdael observed with precision; his transcription of arboreal anatomy alone was so accurate that the trees in his paintings can be readily identified…

6 min.
art, architecture & natural abundance

a 120-acre garden that boasts more than 15,000 species of beautiful botanicals alongside exquisite sculpture and architecture is a welcome sight for any artist. When the grounds of that garden are also home to a world-class library and an extensive collection of historic European and American art, that destination becomes as much an educational experience as a source of visual inspiration. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, Calif., is precisely that unique place—one to which painters, photographers, poets, scholars and students flock in order to get their fill of beauty and culture. LIBRARY: LITERATURE & LEARNING The Huntington was founded by railroad and real-estate magnate Henry Edwards Huntington and his wife, Arabella Huntington, in 1919, and was designed to be an institution for “the advancement of learning,…

1 min.
we asked...

“The Wallace Collection, in London, is filled with extraordinary paintings by Richard Parkes Bonington, François Boucher, Fragonard, Rembrandt, Rubens, van Dyck and other masters—all in a magnificent building.” WENDY SHALEN ARTIST AND INSTRUCTOR, THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK “I love visiting the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. It has a beautiful, eclectic collection with spectacular medieval galleries. It features excellent examples of early Renaissance paintings, Asian art, Byzantine art and an extensive Egyptian collection. It also has an astounding collection of Greek and Roman treasures.” COSTA VAVAGIAKIS ARTIST “The Met Cloisters, in Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, is a beautiful place to contemplate the medieval world.” MICHAEL SKALKA CHAIRMAN, ASTM D01.57, ARTISTS’ MATERIALS STANDARDS THE WALLACE COLLECTION: JAMIE BARRAS VIA GETTY IMAGES. THE CLOISTERS: SCHÖNBECK/ULLSTEIN BILD VIA GETTY IMAGES.…

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we asked... you answered

“The Frick Collection [in New York City] is a beautiful collection in a grand mansion.” —DAWN FISHMAN VOLLARO “ The Frye Art Museum [in Seattle], as it’s accessible, free and has a nice gift shop and exhibits.” —TERESA ROHLIN “Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.” —SUZANNE MILES “The Waseca Art Center, in Waseca, Minn., is a great small-town venue especially for local artists who want to exhibit.” —MARY ROESSLER WALCHUK “The Georgia O’Keeffe and The Wheelwright museums in Santa Fe, N.M.” —KAREN TEWERS LIKE US ON FACEBOOK @ARTISTSNETWORK TO ANSWER EACH MONTH’S QUESTION IN “THE ASK.” RESPONSES MAY BE EDITED FOR LENGTH AND CLARITY.…