Kathleen Henderson’s Urgent Drawings Capture Human Folly at Track 16 – ARTnews.com

Kathleen Henderson draws in oil stick, applying medium to paper with a degree of pressure that conveys more than mere tonal emphasis. Her line is dense, agitated, driven by dismay and biting, desperate humor. Henderson has been drawing her way through nearly 30 years of exasperation at this country’s political corruption, military operations, environmental degradation, … Read more

Rediscovered Beat-Era Artist Rick Barton’s Drawings Publicly Showcased for the First Time

Posted inSponsored The Morgan Library & Museum’s Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton features over 60 never-before-seen works. On view in NYC through September 11. Rick Barton (1928–92), Untitled sketchbook, detail (1962), brush and ink on accordion-folded book, 28 panels, 11″ x approximately 231″ unfolded (Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern … Read more

Review: Franz Kafka: The Drawings – ARTnews.com

In 1924, Franz Kafka, the writer who had killed so many of his characters to miserable deaths, died his own, starving after tuberculosis left him unable to swallow. Afterward, good fortune arrived with almost spiteful promptness, so that by the 1940s this sullen nobody had become one of the Western world’s most renowned writers. With … Read more

The market for Flemish baroque drawings

From the June 2022 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. AMid the buzz of artistic activity in 17th-century Flanders, there is one towering figure: Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640). Creating a vigorous synthesis of Northern European mannerism with Venetian color and Roman dynamism he became not only the leading figure of the Flemish baroque, but … Read more

Lorenza Böttner’s Drawings and Performances Surveyed at Leslie Lohman – ARTnews.com

Lorenza Böttner gazes confidently and seductively over her left shoulder in a pastel self-portrait from 1989. Her hair is flowing; Meanwhile, her naked and muscular body reflects the bands of rainbow light surrounding her. Though the environment lacks a horizon line, the rainbow fades into a deep, dark blue that helps ground the scene. Chalky, … Read more

Austin Osman Spare’s Drawings Illustrate a Cornucopia of Perversions – ARTnews.com

When he died in 1956, British artist Austin Osman Spare had been all but forgotten by the cognoscenti who had once hailed him as the finest draftsman of his generation. His early work was favorably compared to the intricate ink illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley. But his later excursions into ritual magic and the occult, exemplified … Read more

Five Prehistoric Cave Drawings Uncovered in Alabama Are the Largest Discovered in North America

Art History #Alabama #archaeology #cave art #drawing Anthropomorph in regalia, with a rayed circle in the midsection, 0.93 meters tall. All images courtesy of Jan F. Simek, Stephen Alvarez, and Alan Cressler in Antiquity Hidden in a narrow cavern extending less than two feet from floor to ceiling, five cave drawings are the largest of … Read more

These Are the Best Spray Fixatives to Stabilize Your Drawings – ARTnews.com

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission. Protect your charcoal, chalk, graphite, and pastel drawings, and more, by using a fixative spray. Although even the best will result in some degree of color shift, these sprays are valued for their ability … Read more

Soane’s superb architectural drawings | Apollo Magazine

There is nothing to match the experience of entering Sir John Soane’s Museum in London for the first time. To walk through the door of 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields and be confronted with the unfolding Tardis-like succession of spaces and walls studded with works of art and plaster casts is to enter into the mental … Read more

Best T-Squares for Accurate Drawings – ARTnews.com

Whether you’re an artist, an architect, or carpenter, a T-square is an essential tool for your work arsenal. Like an upgraded straightedge, this drawing instrument helps you draw accurate, properly placed lines with ease. As its name implies, a T-square consists of a long ruler attached at a 90-degree angle to a wide, straight-edged head. … Read more