We enjoy Matthew Innes' website Underpaintings, and recommend it highly. Here's a portion of his latest missive.
This is the idea of Matthew Burrows, anyway, a British artist who recently launched the Artist Support Pledge on Instagram to encourage fellow artists to support each other during the coronavirus outbreak. His idea is simple: artists who join the Pledge agree to post artworks available for purchase at prices of £200 ($230 USD) or less, and when their total sales exceed £1000 ($1,155 USD), that artist is to purchase the work of another emerging artist for £200. As of March 19th, there was already 1,000 posts on Burrow’s Instagram account, and if those posts translate to 1,000 pledges, that means there was £1,000,000 already invested in helping members in the Artist Support community. The initiative has already attracted a lot of attention, and artists who have already enjoyed success outside this event have sought ways to help, including Turner Prize winner Keith Tyson who has donated £5,000 to be distributed to 25 artists over 5 weeks in order to help them reach their pledge goals. As Burrows says, “Generosity creates generosity,” and he hopes that the camaraderie among artists will lead them to help one another through this uncertain time.
Posted by PDNAdmin on Friday February 16, 2018 | By Matt Payne
Here's a nicely thought out struggle for those having existential anxiety regarding the authenticity of their photographs due to how they choose and to what extent they manipulate them in the computer.
The topic that constantly causes me the most inner turmoil, the most mental energy, and the most controversy online is the topic of artistic composites and unrealistic post-processing. - Matt Payne
Louisiana, a favorite place of mine, has not be one of my focal points of landscape painting. This article has brought it to my attention, with some interest, and will endeavor to visit the New Orleans Museum of Art in the future - check out the link to the exhibit at the bottom of the page.
As Zachary Fine states, "The recent exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art, “Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana,” is the first in nearly thirty years to attempt a survey of nineteenth-century Louisiana landscape painting, and the first ever to place the tradition within wider national and international currents of art. "
New York Review of Books Swampland Sublime: The Landscapes of Louisian
“Inventing Acadia: Painting and Place in Louisiana” was at the New Orleans Museum of Art from November 16, 2019, through January 26, 2020.
Issue 199 of ON LANDSCAPE is now available. As usual this issue provides interesting bits on landscape photography. You can read online or download a pdf of the issue.
in the National Galleries of Scotland, an exhibition. once on their site, click on 'Read More' to see the whole article.
"Exploring the theme of landscape through photographs from the 1840s to the present day, this exhibition brings together a selection of prints that transport the viewer around the world. From views of Niagara Falls to the Egyptian Pyramids many of the world’s greatest locations have been recorded by the camera." Go to National Gallery of Scotland
View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Mass, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow,
Today we refer you to an article by Jennifer Kabat in the New York Review of Books about the Metropolitan Museum's Cole show in 2018. It is an interesting read referencing Cole's place in time, in New York and the art world as those with time and money could appreciate the New World as and idealized wilderness.
The political, social and environmental aspect of landscape art change along with the times while the art stays the same. This interpretation is always set within the confines of the nature of the critic, the critic's training and the critic's place in society; as is most often the case, that of historically privileged.
Whether you choose to align yourself with the environmental side which is currently the vogue as wilderness by those wishing for the pristine, or an other point of view will be one of the ongoing pursuits here to try to define.
Kabat's article Thomas Cole: A Conservative Conservationist
Phenomenal image by Joe Randall acquired from the EarthSky website/newsletter. This ring around the moon is called a 22-degree halo by skywatchers. The mountain below is Pikes Peak, in Colorado, the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rockies. Image via Joe Randall. Thanks Joe!