Stanley Spencer is an amazing painter I’ve always admired. He was also, sadly, a broken man.
I randomly ran across this sketch by Turner in London’s Tate Museum of a version of one of my favorite Titian paintings I’ve ever seen in person. (Here’s the version I saw in Munich, here’s the version that I think Turner drew from)
I hate it when Arts and Entertainment budgets get overrun by Sports. They’re pretty separate industries in every way, and only one of them is a handout for billionaires. Good luck Austin! I’m sure development won’t run every artist out of town!
After teaching both children and adults to paint and draw for the past 14 years, one of the worst things I can ever hear is some ignoramus standing in front of some modern art in a museum and commenting, “My kid can do this.”. The ignorance drives me absolutely insane. But this is probably one of the times I can honestly say, “I know so many kids that would be offended if they did that.” Keep your scribblings on your refrigerator and stick to your performance art, thank you very much.
February, 2017 – I spent the first half of the month finishing up a bunch of work for my show at Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence, Kansas. The show opens on Final Friday on February 23rd. You can take a look at all the information about ‘Bulls On Parade‘ here, and continue reading to see what I’ve been up to in studio.
January 17, 2018- Here’s something new for schliefkevision – a little, semi-regular ten song playlist. It’s a little look into the music that’s filling my studio on a daily basis at this time. All ten songs will center around a common theme or idea, and will be links will be provided to the playlist and all the songs… For now, all of this will be on youtube. but I’ll be experimenting with other venues later on…
January 2018- It’s a busy start to the New Year! With a show looming closely on the horizon at Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence, Kansas in February, I’m scrambling to finish up the entire concept of paintings and drawings that will make up the show. Continue reading →