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Artists Magazine

Artists Magazine January/February 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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in deze editie

1 min.
imagination, art and wholeness

We grow and change because we must. Achieving wholeness, striving to actualize our true selves, lies at the root of human accomplishment and contentment. When tasked with reimagining what Artists Magazine could be, the notion of completeness came to the fore. Artists want and need to connect with their creative selves. They genuinely aspire to be better—as makers and as mortals. To sustain the development of both, artists need to nourish their bodies as well as their souls. In short, they need to practice leading artful lives. To this end, we’ve added informative columns about color (in this instance, beautiful blue, page 14), wellness (page 18), allied design practices (page 24), emerging art trends (page 30) and current events (page 108). To inspire you further, we present an expansive photo essay…

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JOHN EISCHEID “THE RISE AND FALL OF PEARL PAINT” John Eischeid is a freelance writer who lives in New York. He has a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and his previous work has been published by The New York Times and Scientific American. EMILY ESFAHANI SMITH “WELFARE: YOGA FOR THE SOUL” Emily Esfahani Smith is a writer and the author of The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed With Happiness. She is also an editor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where she advises the Ben Franklin Circles project, an initiative to build belonging and meaning in local communities. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Criterion and other publications. MEREDITH HEUER “THREE MEADOWS” Meredith Heuer was born and raised in Detroit.…

2 min.
holly solomon: the last of new york’s great doyennes of art

i first met Holly Solomon (1934–2002) in 1985 in New York, when she was opening a show of East Village artists, then the darlings of the art world, in her new uptown space. The East Village at that time felt like a young and armed art collective rallying against urban decay through street art, drag performance and noise punk. It was rare for me and my fellow East Village denizens to venture north of 14th Street—save perhaps to go to Danceteria, a nightclub on 21st. Solomon was one of the first to recognize the significance of the nascent East Village art scene and support it. Her endorsement wasn’t ignored in the greater market—but then again, Solomon wasn’t easily dismissed. I don’t recall the show or the opening, but I do recall…

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bow down to blue

Dating back as far as the 13th century, ultramarine blue was made from the semiprecious stone lapis lazuli, mined in what is now Afghanistan. To save money, artists often used a cheaper blue pigment as a base layer and covered only the surface of their work with more expensive ultramarine. Titian, however, wasn’t one to cut corners, and he made use of Venice’s location as a trading port and gateway to the East to purchase the vibrant pigments he desired. From the looks of Bacchus and Ariadne (below), he spared no expense. Today, ultramarine and other blue tones are as prized as ever, helping to beautify our homes and glamorize our wardrobes. –MICHAEL WOODSON FOLLOW @ARTISTSNETWORK ON INSTAGRAM AND SHOW US YOUR BLUE! #ARTISTSNETWORK_COLORSTORY Semiprecious lapis lazuli is the source from which…

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in learning color

my firm, DesBrisay & Smith Architects, was recently tasked with converting a traditional school layout into a 21st-century learning space, and color proved to be the key. The Academy of the City Charter School is a public charter school in Queens, New York, and this project helped the Academy fulfill its mission to provide free, high-quality education to a diverse student body. We designed colorful classrooms (above), built with glass corners to allow acoustical privacy with visual connections. The most dramatic design choices were the colors, which give each classroom and grade an identity. There has been interest in multichromatic palettes in design for more than a century—our color choices were inspired by sources such as the architectural studies of Le Corbusier’s Polychromie architecturale. The school already owned Eames-inspired furniture, to…

5 min.
yoga for the soul

in 1975, Sharon Gannon decided to end her life. Age 24 at the time, she was about to throw herself into oncoming traffic when her 19-year-old sister, who’d seen her from a distance, rushed over and saved her. Rather than comfort Gannon, her sister asked a pointed question: “If someone had hit and killed you, how do you think that would have affected the rest of that person’s life?” “And that,” Gannon later said, “pushed me out of my self-involved ‘woe is me’ bubble.” She began to see the interconnectedness of things, how her actions touched others—an insight she has returned to over and over again in her spiritual path as a yogi. Today, Gannon and her partner, David Life, both now in their 60s, are celebrated yoga teachers based in Woodstock, New…