"This painting is currently up through mid October at the Eugene, Oregon Mayor's Art Show, Jacob's Gallery. Here is a link:
A painting of my wife, it shows Angela in a jeans jacket. the work is based on a…"
"I've been trying to perfect a personal style which I call "American verismo" which is based on the aesthetic theories of the I Macchiaioli, the "macchia" in particular. I think I have achieved it in this portrait of my…"
Thank you for bringing this piece to my attention. I’m curious if this work holds any particularly significance for you? It has the same captivating loose and tight organization of brushstrokes…"
"One-man show: examples of my work in portraiture, cityscape, landscape, and figure.theme: "American Verismo, the style" -- How a Tuscan 19th century painting school (I Macchiaiaoli) inspired an Oregon artist. The concepts of…"
"Thank you for your response. I confess I don't use the term 'propinquity' in conversation either, but I was searching for a way to describe both the physical and emotional/kindred type of closeness, and that's what…"
One-man show: examples of my work in portraiture, cityscape, landscape, and figure.
theme: "American Verismo, the style" --
How a Tuscan 19th century painting school (I Macchiaiaoli) inspired an Oregon artist. The concepts of "macchia", "macchie", "effect", combined with "Scapigliatura" the "wild hair" movement in post-Risorgimento Italy, provide the context for an operatic new movement in painting called "American verismo" which states that the over emphasis of DaDa influences in contemporary painting may have skewed art appreciation in ways profitable to the art market and corporations, but not necessarily good for mankind.
Appreciation of the basic aesthetic elements in composition and "grand theory" in painting is more fundamental and important in the long run, but difficult to defend in the short haul. But inspired by Italians, my style incorporates both the naturalism and "spot painting" techniques of the I Macchiaioli who combined social verism with their ideas about painting.
U.S. National Deadline: July 1, 2017 - Rochester Contemporary Art Center seeks proposals for site-specific, temporary public art that is incisive, surprising, and unique. Open to sculpture and installation art of all forms, including media…
International Deadline: March 11, 2017 – Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery’ announces an international call for artists for it upcoming online exhibition. Open to all abstract 2-D works in all types of media. Juror Pat Gougler. Awards…
International Deadline: May 10; May 25; June 10, 2017 (updated) – During the upcoming 57th Venice Biennale held during May-Nov 2017 Arte Ponte’ will be distributing selected books focused on various genres…
U.S. National Deadline: March 24, 2017 – The Art in Architecture Program of the University of Illinois is pleased to announce a Request for Direct Purchase of Artwork. Professional artists are invited to submit images of available...
International Deadline: March 31, 2017 – The Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, NY seeks submissions for our 2018-2019 exhibition season. All visual media accepted. The gallery has over 50 year track record of exhibiting…
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