These are artists I’ve written articles about on my blog so far. Some are very famous to the point of being cliches, some you most likely will never have heard of, and one or two are curiosities I stumbled upon that I’m sure you won’t know anything about. I’m focusing here primarily on painters, or image makers, because that’s the area of visual art I’m most interested in. I’ll add more artists over time. I haven’t written about some of my favorites yet.
For each artist I included one of their pieces, and one or more links to articles I’ve written either about them directly, or which include them significantly. Most posts have at least several more examples of there work.
Bryan Kent Ward:
Vincent Van Gogh
Manop Rattanarithikul (the Mosquito Painter)
I discovered this artist in Chiang Mai, Thailand, at the insect museum. The most interesting thing about his paintings is that he loves mosquitoes and puts giant mosquitoes in all his work. The article has lots of samples of his work, and the strange story of how he became obsessed with mosquitoes.
Yet another artist I found via DeviantArt. The interesting thing is no authority told me these artists were good, and they definitely aren’t popular on DA. In fact they are wildly, outrageously unpopular, at least compared to things like unicorns. Newton is a highly accomplished painter who started working in a photorealist tradition, like Chuck Close, but reigned in other influences, like Francis Bacon.
This article is a defense of Cindy Sherman against recent allegations that some her early work was “racist”, and includes lots of pics, as well as my debate with the author of one article criticizing her. I didn’t think it was a clear cut case, and that people were giving her enough credit. At some point in the future I’d like to write about her works which are my favorite.
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