View On Canadian Arthas some information on the rejection, by the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, of A. A. Bronson, formerly of General Idea, as its' new director. You can comment on the subject with VOCA is you wish.
Nude with Red Stripes charcoal and pastel 22.9 x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
This drawing was done last Tuesday night at the Spring Studio on Spring Street in New York. The Spring Studio is a great place for life drawing. Models (excellent models) are provided six to twelve hours a day, seven days a week. All you have to do is show up and draw.
Since I was travelling and had limited materials, I wasn't able to do much with the colour in the scene. That I'll leave to your imagination.
Birth of Venus, 1923 Lovis Corinth The Musée d'Orsayin Paris currently has an exhibition of Lovis Corinth's work. It runs until June 22nd.
Corinth is an artist you can't help but admire. He suffered a stroke and had to switch painting hands. Corinth wasn't quite the same painter after the stroke as before, though after, he was a better artist.
The Birth of Venus is one of his after stroke masterpieces on exhibit. It's a wonderfully odd painting.
Reclining ink, charcoal, and pastel 45.7 x 27.3 cm (18" x 10.75")
The multiple ink lines give you some idea of the struggle you sometimes have to go through for a drawing. The drawing was done directly in ink, then the charcoal and pastel added. It took about thirty minutes.
Another drawing of another friend contemplating his sins. In this case, M. was probably wondering why he was contemplating his sins naked, in front of a group of strange strangers, each with a pencil in hand.
This is an older drawing of a friend contemplating his numerous sins. If he wasn't contemplating his sins, he might have been asking himself why he was crouching in front of a comfortable chair, instead of sitting in it.
Riverbank, Lyndale Drive No.2 oil 16.5 x 19.8 cm (6.5" x 7.75")
This is similar to Tuesday's painting. It's a scene fairly typical of Winnipeg in the spring.
The painting was done quite simply. After a raw sienna acrylic ground was applied to the paper, the darks were done, including the main branches of the trees. Then the mid-tones, the sky and the weeds, were painted, followed by the lights, the snow. To complete the painting, the final touches, the small branches of the trees and the hydro line, were added.