The photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz believed that portraiture painting would become obsolete throughout the beginning of the 20th century. He asserted that by the time “photographers will have learned something about portraiture in its deeper sense…”, the mastery of painting portraits would no longer be pursued by artists. However, history proved him wrong. In the 1980s and ’90s, painters began to re-discover figuration, pushing the age-old portrait genre in new directions.
- My Modern Met - Margherita Cole
For many artists, mastering the human figure is one of their greatest challenges. Fortunately, there's a vast array of educational how-to-draw books that teach realistic anatomy, perspective, and even...
The First Intermediate Period (ca. 2181-2040 BC), commonly misconstrued as a purely dark and chaotic time in Egyptian history, immediately followed the Old Kingdom and comprised of the 7th through part of the 11th dynasties. This was a time when Egypt’s central government had collapsed and was divided between two competing power bases, one area south of the Faiyum at Herakleopolis in Lower Egypt and the other at Thebes in Upper Egypt. It was believed for a long time that the First Intermediate..
- The New York Times - Jennifer Schuessler
The internet had learned to love Ruth Bader Ginsburg, so it was not surprising that when the news of her death broke on Friday evening, social media lit up with outpourings of love and admiration for diminutive...