Monthly Archives: June 2015

Something about Sumo: figure painting

There oughta’ be a term, I say. Flemish painter Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ love for painting voluptuous, full-figured women gave us ‘Rubenesque’, but there seems to be no equivalent for big-bodied male subjects of paintings. I can see a need. … Continue reading

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Turtles, turtles–yeah, yeah, yeah.

Of all the many creatures that have inspired artists around the globe, surely the turtle is among those with the longest history. We find their images in tombs, on cave walls, and among all manner of ancient art. An oval … Continue reading

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