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The sublime uselessness of art

  If art works to change the world in any way, it does so subliminally, uncontrollably, and by means that usually aren’t summarized in an artist’s purposes when making a poem, or song, or painting. In other words, art is life, as much as it’s a reflection of it, and only diminishes itself by becoming some instrument used […]

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Get to the Morgan by Sunday

I rarely go out of my way to see a Rembrandt. He’s one of those painters you assume you know inside and out. What more is there to know? Yet, every time I spend time with one of his paintings, I walk away almost in disbelief at his genius and his flawless skill. Nothing about […]

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Henry Coupe at Viridian

I’m driving into the city on Thursday to attend the opening of Henry Coupe’s posthumous solo exhibition at Viridian Artists. His wife, Ann, will be there in his stead, since Coupe died in December at a Utica nursing home. I visited with Ann in 2014 at their home and was able to see all or […]

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July and August Newsletters – Dana Feagin Art

Click on the images below to access my July and August Newsletters.     Share on Facebook

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Roof lines

From Columbus, Ohio artist, Christopher Burke’s, Instagram feed. I like where he’s going with the simplification of the image, and wondering what he might do with color using this kind of format with cropped images of houses. He could render these structures with any colors he likes, even if the sky remains relatively constant. The simplicity of […]

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Roof lines

From Columbus, Ohio artist, Christopher Burke’s, Instagram feed. I like where he’s going with the simplification of the image, and wondering what he might do with color using this kind of format with cropped images of houses. He could render these structures with any colors he likes, even if the sky remains relatively constant. The simplicity of […]

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Art Guide

Laurel at Huckleberry Design Studio created a beautiful ebook highlighting art you can buy through Etsy and she included my shop! She really is a fantastic designer and it’s very inspiring to see what she’s put together. Check out the Ebook at huckleberrydesignstudio.com and use the code ARTISTGIFTCOPY to receive it free!Filed under: Uncategorized

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Sketchbook #2

I had lunch with Bill Stephens and Bill Santelli at the Stephens studio this week and we thumbed through a book of reproductions of Richard Diebenkorn drawings, from an archive of numbered sketchbooks discovered after his death. This was a self-portra…

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Landscape Painting Course

The heat of the summer will be coming to an end soon and we will be entering the fall landscape painting season!  I am teaching a landscape painting course at the Ashland Art Center for both experienced and beginning painters.  As usual, drawing is fine for the whole session if you prefer.  Oil paints are what […]

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Paris polarities

She’s got a pleasant elevation . . . she’s drifting this way and that not touching the ground at all, and she’s up above the yard . . .                               –Talking Heads   It was a delight to find a brief, astute essay from Donald Kuspit on the French painter, Gustave Caillebotte, in the current issue […]

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