A Cutback You Will Notice

In May, the White House released details on its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 "skinny budget," which will, among other things, give the 52-year-old National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) just enough money to wind down its activities and close permanently ($29 million vs. its previous allocation of $150 million).

More Than Just Faces

Everyone has one, so everyone is interested, to a lesser or greater degree. I'm referring to the face. Artists have been depicting faces for millennia, sometimes flatteringly and sometimes frankly, but always with the understanding that every viewer has a direct connection with the subject—and also a way of assessing the rendition's accuracy.

The Timeless Appeal of Horses

by Max Gillies, contributing writing to Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Horses have played a starring role in art from its very beginnings.  On the walls...

In Minneapolis, Reconsidering Martin Luther

Although it wasn't until 1517 that Martin Luther (1483-1546) became the face of the Protestant Reformation by posting his Ninety-Five Theses on the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, the roots of dissatisfaction with the Roman Catholic Church were deep-seated by then.
CRAIG BLIETZ (b. 1956), Leicester’s Earth, 2015, tempera and oil on panel, 9 x 12 in., private collection

Feathers, Fur & Fins: Animal Art is Thriving

As fellow residents of Earth, animals have always fascinated humans, especially the artists among us. Thus many creatures appear in prehistoric cave paintings, and...

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