December 31, 2015

This Old News is Good News! 

 

"European artists can rejoice with rose-colored canvases because politicians announced on October 28 that the proposed EU-wide ban on cadmium pigment (which is responsible for fiery colors like red, yellow, and orange) will not be enforced."

 

See the full article by Cait Munro here: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/cadmium-pigment-eu-ban-over-351527

December 31, 2015

 

"Congress will vote on a new tax and spending package Friday that is expected to put the brakes on President Obama’s health care law and repeal a 40-year-ban on crude oil exports. And in case you wondered, not a dime of the $1.14 trillion dollar package will go to oil portraits." 

 

Check out the full article by Laura C. Mallonee here: http://hyperallergic.com/262778/no-money-for-portrait-artists-in-congresss-new-spending-package/

 

See Anders Zorn's portrait of William H. Taft here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anders_Zorn_-_Portrait_of_William_Howard_Taft_(1911).jpg

December 30, 2015

 

   The traditional representational painting scene is very fortunate to have so many experts who are generous with their knowledge. One such wonderful source of information is George O'Hanlon who runs the group Painting Best Practices as well as contributing most of the material to the Natural Pigments blog. Thanks George!

 

 

 

December 30, 2015

     Today you can recieve a skill-based (i.e. classical or academic) art education in a variety of settings. These include workshops, private studios, ateliers, academies, and even museum classes. As this artistic pedagogy continues to proliferate contemporary studio art training RAR will do it's best to keep you informed of any new educational opportunities. Take for example the newly established schools of Golden Gate Atelier in San Francisco or The Safehouse Atelier which is yet to be opened. As always, contact us to make additions. We want you to have as many...

December 29, 2015

 

Yet again, Allison Meier manages to find a topic we love. Here's her article on palettes owned by the Salmagundi Club in New York.

 

http://hyperallergic.com/204914/new-yorks-little-known-collection-of-american-artist-palettes/

December 29, 2015

 

We love art supplies! Check out Allison Meier's article on this neat pigment library. 

 

http://hyperallergic.com/162532/the-pigment-library-that-launched-american-art-conservation/

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