Readers learn painting and drawing firsthand from other artists through written instruction and reproduction, guiding them step-by-step through the creative process. The magazine shows readers a wide variety of creative options, teaching the fundamentals of art making, presenting techniques in different painting and drawing media.
A LEGACY OF COURAGE
A Lyric Sensibility • JEAN-ANTOINE WATTEAU’s emotive rendering and superb draftsmanship capture a moment of musical musings.
Beyond Compare • Clara Lieu offers five ways to avoid the self-defeating practice of measuring your art against that of others.
How does art make the world a better place?
PRB Stylin’ • ANDREW S. CONKLIN demonstrates Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood painting methods with a mannequin decked out in period clothing.
Warm-Ups • Prepare your mind and body with a few simple exercises to increase your success in the studio.
If You Can Dream It • With the help of a lesson in three-dimensional perspective and inspiration from his illustration students, JOHN ROMAN invites you to design the art studio of your dreams.
DRAWING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL ROOM • Renaissance artists developed technical rules for drawing three-dimensional interiors, but you can simplify the formula. Here’s how.
“The Spirit of Ceasar in the Soul of a Woman” • A London exhibition examines the life and work of a 17th-century trailblazer.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Watching the Seasons • Plein air artist Yuriy Vasilyevich Demiyanov takes an impressionistic approach to landscape painting—with a distinctly Russian point of view.
FOREVER ARTISTS • “Age is just a number.” That adage is especially true in the vocation of art. There’s no expiration date on talent, and one’s output has the potential of getting all the better with time, experience and miles of canvas. The 10 winners of Artists Magazine’s 2020 Over 60 Competition range in age from their 60s to 90s. Together, they prove that artists can be in the prime of their creativity at any age. As many of them attest, it’s never too late to devote more time to your passion.
MUSES and MODELS • The inspirational relationships between famous artists and their subjects run the gamut from tragic affairs to lifelong love stories.
SEEING BLACK • FAHAMU PECOU examines conceptions of Black culture and identity through the avatar of a hip-hop artist.
Other Beings • Portraits, droids and action heroes have equal MATT CAULEY standing in the polymath world of .
Villains, Droids and Heroes
Independent Study • Resources to inspire + build skills
ARTISTS NETWORK ONLINE
WORKSHOPS 2021 • Your Complete Guide to Workshops Here and Abroad