You Could Be an Art Collector. Yes, You. Art Opening(s) Podcast, Episode 6

In today’s episode of Art Openings) podcast we delve into why art collecting is in crisis and what YOU can do about it; what the rise of the celebrity art collector means for us (or not). Plus we dish with a special guest, that rare and exotic species of art collector: one who isn’t a bazillionaire (!) a.k.a. an ordinary dude in the studio. A person just like you and how he found himself an art collector almost without plan and without tons of disposable income to do it with.

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Everything I Know about Drawing I Learned from a Donut

Sometimes as artists we reach so hard for the profound we miss the obvious—that our time would be better spent in direct observation and practice. John Ruskin, the 19th century art critic and author of the first mega-hit art instruction book “The Elements of Drawing,” understood this. He told his students: “Go out into your garden, or into the road, and pick up the first round or oval stone you can find, not very white, nor very dark…” I find that donuts make a great modern substitute for an easy, observable subject matter for art sketches.

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Rosa Bonheur | The Most Famous Female Artist of the 19th Century

The most famous female artist of the 19th century was generally thought to be French painter Rosa Bonheur. We look into her life and times to discover the reasons behind her popularity and fame.

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10 Art Supplies I Can’t Live Without | Sandrine Pelissier

There are art supplies you love and art supplies artists simply can’t live without. Yes, each artist on her or his own creative desert island would choose a different group of ten art supplies and Sandrine Pelissier is no exception. She gives us her list of mixed media art supplies that she simply wouldn’t want to do without. 

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