I love the cubist era but somehow I missed knowing enough about Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955) who painted Reclining Woman in 1922.
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Whether friendly or fierce, sublime or surreal, animals have captivated the imagination of artists in every place and time. But the style inaugurated by Manuel Jimenez in Mexico’s Oaxaca region is a particularly compelling combination of wooden carved fantasy creatures and strong, painted designs. Oaxacan folk art is […]
This beautiful set of Easter sketches is by Violeta Hernández, an illustrator in Monterrey, Mexico. See the full sketchbook series on the previous Art Junkie Easter posting here.
A Fabergé egg is an exquisite jewel made by the Russian House of Fabergé from 1885 to 1917. Most were miniature eggs popular as gifts at Easter, worn on a neck chain (above). The most famous eggs were larger, made for Alexander III and Nicholas II, often referred […]
What artistry, with plates. It’s Easter Week, a time when tables for many people groan with family. Exquisite plating technique is not something most of us will concentrate upon. But there are many on Instagram and elsewhere whose duty it is to show us how. Artisans, every one […]
Spanish artist Irma Gruenholz doesn’t just do Easter, although the bunny ears are appropriate for the season. She’s gaining renown for all the portraits, still lifes and domestic scenes she’s doing, calling them ‘clay illustrations.’