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Intaglio Printmaking Made Simple | Here Are The 5 Key Processes

Intaglio Printmaking Made Simple | Here Are The 5 Key Processes

Intaglio Printmaking Made Simple | Here Are The 5 Key Processes Often, when viewing an exhibition of prints, we’ll look at the labels and discover the names of printing media we don’t fully understand. What’s the difference between a drypoint and an aquatint? Between a monotype and a monoprint? Between a lithograph and a linocut?   Venice by Stephen Parrish, ca. 1885, etching   For starters, there are four traditional printmaking categories: relief (which includes such ... Read More »

Intuition, Emotion and Expressiveness in Watercolor

Intuition, Emotion and Expressiveness in Watercolor

Intuition, Emotion and Expressiveness in #Watercolor Stir the Emotions! Thomas Schaller’s watercolor paintings alone are enough to stir emotion in the viewer. But add to that his journey, and you’ll have a new level of appreciation for what he brings to the table. Schaller is one of our featured artist-instructors, and his story inspires me to want to paint, explore and mostly live an artful life. Enjoy his work, his words of wisdom and his ... Read More »

“Singing is a form of admitting that I’m alive”

“Singing is a form of admitting that I’m alive”

Born on this day in 1927 tenor Alfredo Kraus.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNwhHwFl_JE Born on this day in 1598 librettist Giovanni Francesco Busenello. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_isL0E-4TsQ Born on this day in 1868 composer Tomás López Torregrosa. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eNMJh7tTr8 Born on this day in 1891 contralto Karin Branzell. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mKPVum1ZhA Born on this day in 1893 composer Rafael Millán. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6fr4ohafHs Born on this day in 1907 soprano Lina Bruna Rasa. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7OcGhkOU8E Born on this day in 1910 tenor Helmut Melchert. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrE33PvqazE Born on ... Read More »

Booklist

  New and recent titles of interest. Brent Hayes Edwards, Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination (Harvard UP) Ann Powers, Good Booty: The Sexual Power of Music (HarperCollins) Daniel K. L. Chua, Beethoven and Freedom (Oxford UP) Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg, eds., Chopin and His World (Princeton UP) Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder, eds., Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America (MIT Press) Zeynep Tufekci, Twitter and Tear Gas: The ... Read More »

Py shy

Py shy

Wednesday, not two weeks after an annual Drag Convention cracked a sequin-sized hole in the Javits Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music brought a queen of its very own to Fort Greene. “I ended my bulimic crisis,” an impish Olivier Py informed those who’d come to experience the first of his four-night recital in BAM’s Fishman Space. “I don’t mix pills and liquor anymore.”  Py, a regular stage director of operas at European houses and current ... Read More »

Star search

Star search

Born on this day in 1907 soprano Jarmila Novotná. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH6VqGz0AVQ Born on this day in 1865 librettist Carlos Fernández Shaw. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHU3ngSwIGI Born on this day in 1902 librettist Montagu Slater. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtMUoq_OE2w Born on this day in 1907 bass Nicola Moscona. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SRR17L28Do Born on this day in 1923 tenor Sándor Kónya. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI5g38NplWw Born on this day in 1928 tenor Spas Wenkoff. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1cypvgbGzg Happy 65th birthday soprano Kathryn Montgomery-Meissner. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YYhG-_N3Co Also Happy 65th to baritone and actor ... Read More »

Paint Along 39: Create Drama with Weather Effects | LIVE with Johannes Vloothuis

Paint Along 39: Create Drama with Weather Effects | LIVE with Johannes Vloothuis

WEB SEMINAR: Create Drama with Weather Effects! TIME: 1:00 to 5:00 PM EST DATES: 3 Saturdays: October 14, October 21, October 28 The class may extend more than 4 hours WHERE: From the comfort of your home You do not have to attend the sessions live. Everything gets recorded and can be downloaded at no extra cost. Registration for Paint Along 39: Create Drama with Weather Effects LIVE online workshop coming soon! Painting Lessons to Create Drama in ... Read More »

The beautiful voice

The beautiful voice

Born on this day in 1894 soprano Elisabeth Rethberg.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XDfPWEepCc Born on this day in 1892 baritone Herbert Janssen. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV-m2ODTqBw Born on this day in 1931 stage director and librettist Colin Graham. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEEWZ1xnEfo Happy 86th birthday conductor Nello Santi. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rCWFbvsF9E Happy 84th birthday composer Leonardo Balada. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx9T0yHZXgI Happy 76th birthday soprano Anna Tomowa-Sintow. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR-N4EbQqJA Happy 71st birthday bass John Tomlinson. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9Y_ZhnqPSo On this day in 1964 Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_XeHLrkwTY Source: ... Read More »

Steal me, sweet thieves

Steal me, sweet thieves

All the recent buzz about Maria Callas should have brought to mind Luigi Cherubini whose most famous opera provided the diva with one of her fieriest heroines. However the composer probably wouldn’t have recognized the version she sang and might have also wondered why this week’s “Trove Thursday” offering is sung in Italian. Ali Baba ou Les Quarantes Voleurs continues straight-tone September with Teresa Stich-Randall (not pictured) as its heroine while Alfredo Kraus scales the heights ... Read More »

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