Stephen Magsig’s Postcards From Detroit & The Urban Alphabet Paintings, Now Available As Books

Artist Stephen Magsig Postcards from Detroit
Above: 25 of stephen’s individual letter paintings

I was happy to see that one of my favorite painters, Michigan artist Stephen Magsig, has compiled two book of his daily paintings; Postcards from Detroit and The Urban Alphabet. (more…)

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The Art of Art Appreciation: 53 Paintings Of People Looking At Paintings

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Rainy Day People by Karin Jurick

Ever notice how many artists paint people admiring art? So that we observe the observer? There are quite a few, as you’ll soon see. So many that I felt it deserved investigation and I found that despite the commonality of the subject, there are vast and numerous differences. (more…)

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Freeways and Overpasses: An Artists’ Muse. Part I.

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Wayne Thiebaud, Freeways, 1978

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Wayne Thiebaud, Freeways, 1978

Having grown up in California, the car culture capital of the world, and having done a lot of driving in my time (including two cross-country trips), I’ve grown accustomed to the sight of freeways and overpasses. I never found them ‘ugly’ as so many people claim. And I was happy to find that I am not alone in my opinion. (more…)

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