Saturday, January 30, 2010

Schjeldahl on Bronzino

Peter Schjeldahl (my favorite, and I think one of the smartest and most accessible art critics in the mix) writes about drawing, Bronzino and Mannerism (and echos of Mannerism today) as manifest in the new exhibition of such at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A short spoken analysis of a few key drawings can be heard here; the article appears in the February 1 New Yorker.

The Drawings of Bronzino will be on exhibition at the Met until April 18, 2010. See images from the show and hear interviews with curator Carmen Bambach here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lekker Bloggerie

I just ran across a great drawing blog by Renata Petrakova, a student at the London College of Communication - excellent graphic resources amassed therein! Thanks, Renata.

Kassan - Drawing Closer to Life

David Kassan's new drawing DVD, "Drawing Closer to Life," documents the artist's studio process in a way that offers a smart and exciting look at how a sharply-rendered observational drawing unfolds over time. Kassan talks viewers through every step of the process, from choosing paper to bringing the piece to a satisfying close.

The DVD will be available this spring. Sign up for an availability alert via Kassan's website.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Manifest INDA - Deadline Extended

Greetings! Happy new year and holiday season in general - I hope it was good for all.

Manifest Gallery has extended its deadline for submission to the International Drawing Annual. 48 hours remain, so act fast. The INDA features drawings, and writing about drawing, from artists the world over, and is an excellent venue for exposure and exchange. Details about how to submit are found here: Entries must be postmarked or emailed by January 7, 2010.

While you're on the Manifest website, check out the PDFs of all their catalogues - a fantastic offering!