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.
Here are the latest links from around the web that deal with the art world, design, or just some interesting stuff in general:
Austinites! Courtesy of the fine folks at Big Medium, the West Austin Studio Tour revs up this weekend and continues through next weekend. It’s your uber-less duty to check out and support as many artists as you can!
More and more I’m of the mind politics and art shouldn’t cross paths too much – there’s plenty of reasons for this that I’ll go into in a future blog post – but when an artist does do something novel that combines the two and becomes notorious for it – the result of that notoriety shouldn’t be a punch in the fucking face. Seriously?
I went and saw the final presentations of the Spring 2016 Artist Inc Fellows last week, and it was a pretty amazing wealth of talent on display and a pretty great program run by some fine, dedicated folks. Applications are now open for the next session in KC, so sign up today!
It’s been a little while since my last set of random links collected from around the web, but it’s been a busy time. Grants, applications and pecha kuchas all got in my way, as well as the regular workload of painting in the studio and teaching classes here and there. RIP Don Featherstone, you gave the world a bunch.
While on the phone with a close friend, we were talking about the New Year and convincing ourselves this would finally be the year our artistic lives would take a decidedly awesome uptick and we’d make the money that would make our lives so much easier. “What could go wrong this year?”, I rhetorically stated, plowing into an unstoppable crescendo that culminated into the line, “this is an odd numbered year, that’s always a good sign!” As soon as those words came out of my mouth, she replied through laughter, “Yes, I know odd numbered years, like you said in 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007….”.
Here we are: just a week and a half away from the end of yet another year. Schliefkevision the website will be turning twelve years old in January, so I’ll probably be posting some older stories during the month to reflect on the insanity that I have kept up this blog over all the years.
In other news, here are some of the art stories happening in the art world these days that may or may not be of interest to you, but I thought they were cool enough to pass along: Continue reading →
Now that the World Series (and sadly, the trophy) have left Kansas City, the cold weather can creep on in and settle the masses down for the winter. Before you drop everything to sit in front of a warm fireplace, keep in mind Corey Goering’s excellent show at the Haw Contemporary is still open. So get ready to take a crazy trip from the Sistine Chapel to Snoop Dogg’s studio, here’s some new links for you to peruse on your own time: Continue reading →
Back again for more, here’s the latest collection of art links from the web for you to peruse at your leisure. Included this time out are the latest kerfuffle to hit Kansas City, this time in the form of an Onion article, along with a nice interview with a former art thief, and the usual rag-a-tag art links that caught my attention.
It’s summer, it’s been a while since I last recorded a bunch of art links that caught my eye, and I’m now in Kansas City. Here’s a quick rundown of some happenings in the art world that I thought were cool to share with you: Continue reading →