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“When you’re climbing Mount Everest, nothing is easy”

“When you’re climbing Mount Everest, nothing is easy”

Born on this day in 1918 (but you didn’t hear that from me) author Jacqueline Susann.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=nToafQZfoIA Born on this day in 1561 composer Jacopo Peri. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHMJgGE5Doc Born on this day in 1625 librettist Thomas Corneille. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rja8GMM6t0 On this day in 1828 Rossini&8217;s Le Comte d&8217;Ory premiered in Paris. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX2_SgYQua0 Happy 76th birthday soprano Anne Evans. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJnDoKOjKLE Source: Music-2 Read More »

Art Machines: Viscosity Test

When you get the opportunity to go behind the scenes with paint-makers and manufacturers–you take it! Explore Winsor & Newton’s “Art Machines,” which pull back the curtain to reveal the company’s unique investment in craftsmanship, research and development of premium paints. Leading the Resistance Let’s look at how paint viscosity is tested by Winsor & Newton to ensure outstanding consistency in every batch. It’s a chance to go behind the scenes at their London laboratory ... Read More »

Salzburg Festival 2017

Power Play. The New Yorker, Aug. 21, 2017. Unfortunately, because of a misunderstanding late in the editing process, the print version of the column claims that Peter Sellars compared Nelson Mandela to Leopold II, the Austrian Emperor. The comparison was, of course, to Tito, the forgiving ruler in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito. The error has been corrected in the online version. Source: Music-1 Read More »

Canvas Painting 101: Everything You Need to Know to Ensure Success

Canvas Painting 101: Everything You Need to Know to Ensure Success

Canvas Painting for Beginners Sample painting by Johannes Vloothuis   In a previous blog I discussed the different grades of watercolor paper so, in all fairness to the other mediums, this art supplies tutorial will give insight on how to prepare your canvas for the opaque mediums: oil, acrylic and pastel. In leading art stores you will find already manufactured canvases and canvas boards. Some are very costly, such as linen ($20 for a 12- ... Read More »

Wagner in Omaha, 1887 and 1895

  The first article records a visit by the National Opera Company, during its troubled nationwide tour, with an array of operas that included Lohengrin. The second observes the arrival in Omaha of Walter Damrosch, the New York Symphony, and a distinguished retinue of singers, including Johanna Gadski and Max Alvary, for performances of Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, and Die Walküre. Click to enlarge. Source: Music-1 Read More »

Painting Loose

Painting Loose

After Monet by Jean Haines, #watercolor painting. Article contributions from Beth Williams. The Freewheeling World of Watercolor According to Jean Haines You don’t get into watercolor because you like straight lines, geometry, and control. You get into it because you crave freedom and fluidity and a taste of the unknown. Watercolor artist Jean Haines paints a wide range of subjects in a loose and interpretive style. Light, color and sections left to the viewers’ imagination play a ... Read More »

A Day Well Spent At The Bihar Craft Festival

A Day Well Spent At The Bihar Craft Festival

The Bihar Government put up a grand show of colors in Dilli Haat during the month of March. The 15-day long Bihar Utsav from 16th to 18th March was an exhibition cum sale of lovely handicrafts and handloom products. Although the festival wasn’t widely publicized, it helped me revisit the wondrous crafts, arts and cultural traditions that flow from the thirst most populous largest state of India. Around 50 stalls led by state artisans relayed ... Read More »

Moments Of Mystical Ecstasy: In Conversation With Devendra Shukla

Moments Of Mystical Ecstasy: In Conversation With Devendra Shukla

‘Divine ecstasy’ isn’t just for the Gods. Smaller beings on this planet can enjoy a slice of heaven during the course of life itself. In search of some solace and mysticism, I made a little trip to Triveni Kala Sangam sometime back, to admire painter Devendra Shukla’s artworks. Triveni Kala Sangam opened its calm, welcoming doors and I walked straight into Mr.Shukla’s artistic abode. Colors, strokes, and murmurs… Murmurs of little stories to be told; my eyes quickly took ... Read More »

4 Tips For Painting Fast And Loose

4 Tips For Painting Fast And Loose One of the most frequent questions I am asked by beginners is how to paint in a more fast and loose style. When you are starting out, it is not uncommon for your brushwork to be very tight and overly refined. This leads to an unnatural looking painting. When you watch the great master’s paint, […] The post 4 Tips For Painting Fast And Loose appeared first on ... Read More »

Top 15 World famous paintings

Top 15 World famous paintings Paintings are not frames but they always speaks. Most famous paintings in the world have a signature of history and culture. They are not mere mixture of some colors but they are combinations of many ideas. Millions and millions of paintings are there all over the world.  But very few among them transcend. Few among […] The post Top 15 World famous paintings appeared first on Fine Art Blogger. Source: ... Read More »

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