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The Artist's MagazineThe Artist's Magazine

The Artist's Magazine June 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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United States
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English
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F+W Media, Inc. - Magazines
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place

In addition to the “how” and “why” questions on art making that Artists Magazine focuses on, in this issue we explore questions about “where.” At the risk of stating the obvious, where an artist makes art has a significant impact on what that art will be and how it’s made. For example, would Robert Henri and his fellow Ashcan School painters have taken up social realism had they not been young artists struggling in New York City? Conversely, Monet began with a vision and shaped the environment accordingly—creating a breathtaking water garden to memorialize on canvas.Where are the best places for an artist to live? Having surveyed our readers, we note their top choices in “Art City, USA” (page 58). Once you’ve found your idyll, practice expressing its charms…

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contributors

STEPHEN HARBY VOYAGE: “SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA” Stephen Harby, architect, educator and watercolorist, holds a master of architecture degree from Yale. In architectural practice with Charles W. Moore, he directed a series of civic and campus projects. Since 2002 he has taught a drawing course in Rome for the Yale School of Architecture. He also leads cultural and artistic tours for select groups to exotic destinations across the globe. His awards include the Gabriel Prize, a MacDowell Colony fellowship and the Rome Prize in Architecture at the American Academy. JAG NAGRA “ART CITY, USA”Jag Nagra is an illustrator from Vancouver, Canada with over 12 years of experience as a graphic designer. She began teaching herself how to draw in 2012 with her first 365-day project, which launched her illustration…

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behind the cover

At b[x], Arias added hand-drawn lettering. Arias primed four separate pieces of plywood with gray paint. Plastic sheeting provided a contained area for spray painting. Arias worked on two of the four sections at a time. Arias blocked in the masses with spray paint, then outlined shapes with black marker. Murals at b[x] as part of this issue’s exploration of place, we surveyed our magazine’s readership to identify the 10 top cities in the United States for living “an artful life.” To arrive at a shortlist, the survey scored cities on five key attributes: affordable housing, artists’ enclaves, museums and galleries, bookstores and cafes, and inspiring environment. Wanting to incorporate the survey results in a magazine cover, the editorial team first landed on the idea of creating an illustrated…

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jane jacobs prescient urbanist

the post-World War II American Dream—trumpeted everywhere from glossy magazine spreads to bank boardrooms and legislative chambers—associated “making it” with a suburban split-level ranch, a white picket fence and a two-car garage. That said, beating a hasty retreat to the suburbs was not entirely a matter of choice or preference. In many respects, powerful business lobbies linked with anti-urban government policies fueled the flight. One woman, however, dared to oppose those forces—Jane Jacobs.Journalist, activist and author of the influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs (1916–2006) fought throughout the 1950s and 1960s to preserve city neighborhoods threatened by urban-renewal projects. Funded as “slum clearance,” these plans sought to raze city blocks and replace existing homes and small businesses with upscale high-rises. Jacobs’ opponents included Robert…

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these violet delights

Canigou In Snow by James Dickson Innes 1908-1914; oil on panel, 9x12 Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, ultraviolet, is a vivid, deeply saturated purple. According to Pantone, “PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” But how can one go into the future without honoring the past? Seen below is Canigou in Snow by James Dickson Innes. In this snowy landscape, the artist incorporates various shades of purple, each breathing life and otherworldliness into a setting that could’ve otherwise been very bleak.Innes wasn’t alone in his use of violet. Artists such as Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol all incorporated this purple hue into their work—showing us that it’s as versatile as the artists themselves.With the old comes the…

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we're all pink inside

Were All Pink Inside by Stuart Sheldon inkjet print, acrylic and latex paint and graphite on canvas; 70x206 Remnants of a Deeper Purity (Mirror Version) by JohnBob Carlos acrylic metallic print, 44x275 One is too many and a hundred aint enough by Janine Eggert and Philipp Ricklefs aluminum cast, driftwood and epoxy resin, 50x22x22 Id Prefer Not To by Matthias Droste oil on canvas, 43⅓x31½ Hidden Refuge by JohnBob Carlos acrylic metallic print, 96x104 Really Good Food by Stuart Sheldon 1950s Betty Crocker Cookbook pages, latex paint and vinyl on wood, 48x38 Energy Fields by Daren Joy acrylic on linen, 90x60 Drifting Away by Nadja Frank silkscreen on fabric, resin and light bulbs, installation dimensions variable from…

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