Archive for the ‘Art History’ Category

It was said that these windows, these portals through space and time, presented cities imagined by a brilliant architect whose designs evoke both flood and flight, whose life’s work spans centuries that pass in decades. His is a world where thought manifests as pure form and color, destined to remain unconstructed in ours, though no less real.  (Life Without Buildings).

“Is drawing dead?” The man asked a packed house in Yale School of Architecture’s Rudolph Hall. The room next door for over flow, where his voice could be heard through connecting speakers, was full as well. The audience, silent, some with smug smiles and studied expressions, looked at the man and contemplated. (more…)

Want ten keys to artistic success in a fun, highly readable format? Austin Kleon, in his forth-coming book Steal Like An Artist does just that. (more…)

“I’m the first to be surprised and often terrified by the images that I see appear on my canvas.” Salvador Dali

Dear Hull’s,

When young I was a pretty good artist but haven’t painted in years.  I recently purchased watercolors and wanted (more…)

Please join us for one of Ampersand’s famous Panel Painting demos!  On Friday May 13th, between 3:30-4:30PM Hull’s will host an in-store demonstration of Art Panel Painting.  Free and open to all. (more…)

Familiar with the glass creations of Dale Chihuly?   No you say?  You may know them without really knowing. They’re glistening all over and have herds of  followers.

The Seattle-based glass artist’s surreal large-scale forms, light fixtures, orbs, flowers, pointy icicle towers — have wowed people all over the world. (more…)


Late to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise! Ted Turner

The most powerful influence on my art was the horror of having to work in a bank or an office, and desire for a free and creative life. Frank Auerbach

Surprise!  Artists are not destined to be poor. If you’re an artist you can make enough money from your art to support a career.  Most artists fail not because they lack talent or drive but because they don’t know how to represent themselves or build a customer base. (more…)

“Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” (Flaubert)

The creative process has always fascinated me and (along with reading bios) one of the first questions I ask those who produce good work consistently is when and how they do so.  Some answer generously, many are vague or respond with a clever joke.

Enter Daily Routines, how writers, artists and other interesting people organize their days.  (more…)