Helen Molesworth on Alice Neel
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In Episode 23 of The Great Women Artists Podcast, Katy Hessel interviews one of the world's GREATEST writers and curators, Helen Molesworth on ALICE NEEL !!! The most exceptional portrait painter to ever life, and in my opinion, the most pioneering artist there ever was, Alice Neel was a visionary. Born as early as 1900 and based in NYC for her entire adulthood, Neel's life corresponded with the 20th century, which saw her live through political events, as well as a multitude of art movements and styles.   Painting her portraits in her signature thick blue and black outlines; scrutinising her sitter in every way; capturing the essence of the encounter; and owning her subject, Neel remained continuously loyal to her painterly style throughout the course of her six-decade-plus career.  Capturing art world stars such as Andy Warhol, to her cleaner Carmen and landlord's son, Benjamin, Alice Neel painted the world and community she surrounded herself, first in Harlem, and then on the Upper West Side. Dubbed 'a collector of souls' she painted people how she saw them: frank, honest, expressive, and truthful.  And then there are her revolutionary paintings of the nude: from sexualised portrayals of men to protruding pregnant women. WOW. Was she groundbreaking.  It was completely amazing to interview the genius Helen Molesworth, who is SO insightful on the life and work of Alice Neel. One of the most fun episodes I have ever recorded, we deep dive into Neel discussing her take on men, her encounters, and what her art means for the history of art.  Further reading/watching: Helen Molesworth at David Zwirner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aULGfEQZPUA Essay by Helen Molesworth: https://www.davidzwirner.com/exhibitions/freedom-0 Hilton Als curated show, Uptown, at Victoria Miro: https://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/506/ Thank you for listening!! This episode is sponsored by Alighieri https://alighieri.co.uk/ @alighieri_jewellery Enjoy 10% off using the code TGWA! Follow us: Katy Hessel: @thegreatwomenartists / @katy.hessel Sound editing by Amber Miller (@amber_m.iller) Artwork by @thisisaliceskinner Music by Ben Wetherfield https://www.thegreatwomenartists.com/
Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Conversations about the business of art, inside the artist studio, and plei
Cityscapes and Shifting Perspectives: An Interview with Artist, Mike East
When it comes to your time at the canvas, do you paint from observation or with reference photos and other tools? Have you had the opportunity to experiment with the size and scale of your paintings? I know that artists like you will be thrilled to hear from the brilliant and talented artist, Mike East. Mike is a representational painter who lives in Flordia with his wife and two children. Over the course of our conversation, Mike and I discussed how the choice of canvas size can impact your painting, how Mike’s thought process shifts when he changes his subject matter, and so much more. I know that artists like you will learn a lot from Mike’s seasoned perspective - make sure to check out the images of Mike’s artwork located at the end of this post! Cityscapes and finding the right perspective Think of your favorite work of art that you’ve produced in the last year- what is it that stands out in your mind? Do you love how the colors turned out? Are you over the moon about the lighting and textures you were able to convey? Mike East spent over ten years working almost exclusively on cityscapes as he plodded and navigated his early career. Through all the challenges over the years, Mike points out that getting the right perspective with his cityscape projects really helped him grow as an artist. In fact, stepping out of that area of success and comfort proved to be challenging and rewarding in the next phase he now finds himself in. Making a mindset shift Let’s face it, most people abhor change - they construct their whole lives around avoiding discomfort and change - many artists aren’t any different. If you have any intention of growing as an artist, you need to make your peace with “Change.” Don’t look at change as the enemy, look at it as an opportunity to explore and expand your skillset. After years of working on cityscapes, Mike East was ready for a change and that journey began with preparing his mindset for a significant shift. The challenge and freedom of “Going big” I love talking to my fellow artists when it comes to the subject of scale - from huge murals to small paintings - it’s a joy to see artists light up over the parameters they’ve set for themselves. When it comes to the parameters of your canvas, do you find it liberating or constricting? Does going small or going large fill you with a sense of freedom or dread? Imagine what it would look like to push past those feelings to explore new possibilities. When I talked to Mike East about the scale and scope of his paintings - I really got the sense that Mike relishes the freedom that large-scale paintings give him. What can you learn from Mike’s story? Make sure to check out the link to mike’s website and his Instagram account located in the resources section. Outline of This Episode * [2:30] I introduce my guest, Mike East. * [6:00] Mike talks about how he got started as an artist. * [7:30] What really lights Mike up. * [11:00] Why Mike loves working on a large scale. * [17:30] Investigating complexity. * [24:00] Mike talks about his time in college. * [36:00] Giving yourself permission to work outside of the box. * [42:30] Mike opens up about his time visiting Europe. * [45:30] How COVID has impacted Mike’s work life. * [50:30] The challenge of working from life when it comes to cityscapes. * [54:00] Closing thoughts. Other artists mentioned on this episode * Lennart Anderson * Eve Mansdorf * Lucian Freud Resources Mentioned on this episode * Website: www.mikeast.com * Instagram: www.instagram.com/mikeeast1 Connect With Antrese * On Facebook * On Pinterest * On Instagram * On Twitter
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Art Juice: A podcast for artists, creatives and art lovers
Art Juice: A podcast for artists, creatives and art lovers
Louise Fletcher/Alice Sheridan
Marketing Art for Holiday Gifts [94]
With only two months until Christmas, this seems the perfect time to revisit a topic we first discussed in episode 43 - how to encourage people to consider giving your art as a holiday gift (or requesting it as one for themselves!) This time, we cover the importance of good copywriting; the benefit of a flexible returns policy; and the value of offering gift certificates. We also suggest ways to create and market less expensive items such as prints, coffee table art books, mugs, and calendars, and we discuss how "drop shipping" firms can reduce costs and workload. In other news, Louise has had a breakthrough on some large paintings that she feels have really pushed her into new territory and this sparks a discussion about what that means. What does it feel like to be working in a new way? How do we recognise what works and re-create those conditions over and over again?  Mentioned Contrado https://www.contrado.co.uk/ Red Bubble https://www.redbubble.com/ The Rabbit Hole  https://www.nytimes.com/column/rabbit-hole Kate Green http://kategreenart.com/ Join us Alice's Connected Artist Wait List https://alicesheridanstudio.mykajabi.com/connected-interest Louise's Art Tribe sign-up page https://thispaintinglife.mykajabi.com/art-tribe Find us and sign up for our newsletters at: www.alicesheridan.com www.louisefletcherart.com Submit a question at bit.ly/artjuicepodcast Support the podcast with a small donation at: https://ko-fi.com/artjuice Follow us on Instagram: Alice @alicesheridanstudio Louise @louisefletcher_art Credits "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Literary Friction
Literary Friction
Literary Friction
Literary Friction - Sisters with Daisy Johnson
What is it about sisters? Loving, competitive, sometimes incredibly sinister... this month, we're thinking about sisterhood, and all those memorable sisters that fill the pages of literature with their rivalries and alliances, adoration and rebellion. From Little Women to My Sister the Serial Killer, we're getting into why this familial bond is so potent in storytelling. With the days drawing in and Halloween nearly upon us, we're also thinking about how sisters can be uncanny, and we couldn’t have a better author guest to help us explore the spookiness of the sisterly bond: Daisy Johnson, whose new novel, Sisters, is about two girls who are disturbingly close, and what happens when they move with their mother to a crumbling house on the seaside after they cause a terrible incident at their school. We dedicate this show to sisters everywhere - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Recommendations on the theme, Sisters: Octavia: Atonement by Ian McEwan http://www.ianmcewan.com/books/atonement.html Carrie: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/133/133431/we-have-always-lived-in-the-castle/9780141191454.html General Recommendations: Octavia: A Man’s Place by Annie Ernaux https://fitzcarraldoeditions.com/books/a-mans-place Daisy: Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin https://oneworld-publications.com/little-eyes.html Carrie: The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein https://www.europaeditions.com/book/9781933372426/the-lost-daughter Email us: litfriction@gmail.com Tweet us & find us on Instagram:
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The Modern Art Notes Podcast
The Modern Art Notes Podcast
Tyler Green
Jeffrey Gibson, Jess T. Dugan
Episode No. 468 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Jeffrey Gibson and Jess T. Dugan. The Brooklyn Museum is showing "Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks," an exhibition in which Gibson selected artworks and archival material from Brooklyn's collection to be shown with his recent work. It was organized by Gibson and Christian Ayne Crouch with assistance from a Brooklyn Museum team and will be on view through January 10, 2021. Gibson will also be in several soon-to-open group exhibitions including "Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church and Our Contemporary Moment," which opens at the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville on October 28 before traveling to Olana State Historic Site and Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill and Hudson, New York, and to Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Ark.; and "Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change" which opens at the Toledo Museum of Art on November 21. Gibson, who is of Choctaw and Cherokee descent, often addresses America's past and present by bringing elements of Native American craft and art to his paintings, sculptures and installations. Gibson was awarded a MacArthur Foundation 'genius' fellowship in 2019. Photographs from Jess. T. Dugan's "To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults" project are on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as part of the MIA's year-long exploration of contemporary photographic portraiture. Dugan produced "To Survive on This Shore" with their partner, Vanessa Fabbre, a social worker and professor at Washington University in St. Louis. The exhibition, which was curated by Casey Riley, is on view in Minneapolis through March 7, 2021. The book related to the project was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2018. It is available from Amazon and from Indiebound. Dugan's work is also on view in half a dozen group exhibitions scheduled to be on view around the United States, including "Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond" at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.
1 hr 18 min
Talk Art
Talk Art
Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
Sir Paul Smith CBE CH
Talk Art exclusive!!! We meet a living LEGEND!! For episode 8, Russell and Robert meet the iconic British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith CH CBE RDI (born 5 July 1946). We discuss a lifetime of collecting art, his recent award of Companion of Honour from the Queen, setting up a new foundation with the aim of giving advice to creative people, his support of artists at the Royal Academy Schools and Slade including Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and James Lloyd and the lasting impact artists like David Hockney, Patti Smith, R. B. Kitaj, Peter Blake, Frank Auerbach and David Bowie had on his life. We learn about the exhibitions he put on in his first shop in the 1960s including works by Andy Warhol and how this has continued to the present day with exhibitions in his London and Los Angeles stores by Joy Yamusangie and John Booth amongst many others! This special episode was recorded in Paul Smith's office in London. Visit Paul Smith's Foundation online at www.PaulSmithsFoundation.com or Instagram @PaulSmithsFoundation. Paul's eponymous new 50th Anniversary Book is available now (published by Phaidon). This inspiring new book captures his unique spirit and one-of-a-kind creativity by selecting 50 highly personal objects, charting his and his brand’s half century of struggle and success, from a small menswear concern in Nottingham, UK, through to a globally recognised international fashion house. Follow Paul on Instagram @PaulSmith and @PaulSmithDesign, visit Paul's official website www.PaulSmith.com For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of HowlTown.com We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email talkart@independenttalent.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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