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November 26, 2008

Visual Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* iPhone cubism.

* FvBlowhard turned up a rewarding visual blog by a Virginia artist named Duane Keiser. Duane uses his blog to show off an appealing project that he's in the midst of: making a thousand very small paintings. I find Duane's art and blog very civilizing and enriching. I can see and feel his interest in what he sees and how to get it down, and I love the way he applies himself to his micro-paintings with calm focus and purpose.

* Cultural Offering is a big fan of album-cover art.

* Meet Shawn Kenney, an insightful realist who also seems interested in casting spells and evoking moods.

* James Morrison's sensational Caustic Cover Critic blog is devoted to the appreciation of book-jacket design. This interview with designer Geoff Grandfield is a special treat.

* Bonus Points: If Donald's gorgeous posting on Canadian giant Tom Thompson left you with a yen to explore a little more Canadian art, why not give FvBlowhard's Group of Seven epic and my appreciation of David Milne a try?



posted by Michael at November 26, 2008


Duane Keiser's blog is small thing with the power to smash big pretensions. This is why artists were put on earth. Gives me hope.

Posted by: Faze on November 27, 2008 10:23 AM

Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Cultural Offering on December 6, 2008 7:55 AM

wow - couldn'tve said it better myself - exactly what i'm trying to do. thanks for the mention!

Posted by: shawn on December 6, 2008 10:27 AM

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