Tuesday, August 19, 2008

English Painters

There's a magazine ,titled Artists and Illustrators, I see it at the art supply store and I buy an issue once in awhile. I am struck by the unpretentiousness of the artists who are featured. Many of the artists are not slick in their technique, they are straight forward in the way their works look. I am a big fan of Whistler's small night paintings, in the book about his small works , a paragraph speaks of his painting kit being able to fit into one of his overcoat pockets. The artist was soundly criticized for the way he painted the nocturnes. Ha! a lot of good that did. Any way I just wanted to note the cool simplicity of english painters.

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