Decipher the works of Warrington Colescott: witty, crowded, and full of current and historical references, all the while poking fun at fads, vices, politics, and even art history!
In this "Term Tuesday" we unpack the meaning of the word "portfolio", particularly how it differs from a series and why it's important to know when a work is part of a portfolio.
Very rarely do people walk into an art gallery or museum and say, “Wow, look at the lighting on that!” despite it making the art the star of the exhibit. Understanding the way a piece of art is lit can help the viewer better appreciate the artwork, so let’s shine some light (pun intended) on the technical side of things today.
A lesser known technique in printmaking, chine collé allows artists to print on delicate sheets of paper. Learn more about this process from Sachi Yanari-Rizzo!
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith defied expectations of Native American artists to work in pottery or weaving by choosing to create paintings and prints. Read on to learn more about her and her prolific career.
The last time Willie Cole’s work was out on view in the Print & Drawing Study Center, a high school student walked in and stood transfixed in front of "Man Spirit Mask". He whispered, “Wakanda”. See how Cole, and the creators of "Black Panther", used motifs and forms from different African cultures to make their art--whether through a print or a film.
Communication is an art. In this "Treasures from the Vault" we highlight artist Lesley Dill, who works at the intersection of art and language to explore communication.
A regional artist, Andrea Peterson's work is intimately connected with nature on multiple levels, both in her subject and her choice of medium. Sachi Yanari-Rizzo details the natural elements of Peterson's work in this "Treasures from the Vault" post.
Claudia Bernardi’s experience growing up in Argentina influences the way she melds her interests in art, education, and anthropology. Creating art informed by her forensic work in areas of violence, Bernardi's featured etching and aquatint acts as a visual tool that is both beautiful and informative.
Currently on view in the Print & Drawing Study Center at FWMoA, Sachi Yanari-Rizzo discusses the waning technique of silverpoint drawings and the precision and detail required by the artist to create these simple yet dramatic works of art.