The Baroque Landscape

by David Clayton on July 23, 2014

The Baroque Landscape

After the 17th century, the sacred art of the academies, the baroque, declined. Landscape however, is an aspect of baroque art that not only did not decline, but actually developed in a way that was true to the original principles right through to the end of the 19th century. I will outline the basic form of […]

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Some More about Henry Wingate, his work and the traditional style he paints in

Continuing in the tradition of the Boston School of portraitists, and the baroque. Following on from the last post, I thought that readers might be interested to see some more work of artist  Henry Wingate, and to know more about the academic method that he uses to such great effect. I like his portraits especially and […]

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New Large-Scale Commission Completed by Henry Wingate

by David Clayton on July 15, 2014

New Large-Scale Commission Completed by Henry Wingate

Artist Henry Wingate has just completed a large-scale commission for St Mary’s in Piscataway in southern Maryland. Based in rural Virginia, Wingate studied with Paul Ingbretson in New England and with Charles Cecil, in Florence, Italy. Both Ingbretson and Cecil studied under R H Ives Gammell, the teacher, writer, and painter who perhaps more than […]

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Learn Botanical Painting - Another Option for those Who Want to Learn to Draw and Paint

My friend Nancy Feeman who has written occasionally for this blog has now started her own blog. This article about botanical painting is very interested. She told me recently about her experiences of learning botanical painting and drawing at a class in Massachusetts and I was enthusiastic to see her write about it. I was fascinated […]

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A Model for A Cultural Center for the New Evangelization

Going Local for Global Change. How About a Chant Cafe with Real Coffee ..and Real Chant? There is a British comedienne who in her routine adopted an onstage persona of a lady who couldn’t get a boyfriend and was very bitter about it (although in fact as she became a TV personality beyond the comedy routines, […]

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Just Because I Like It, It Doesn't Mean It's Good

If I can’t trust my taste in food, can I trust my taste in art? I like chocolate cake. I don’t know for certain, but I am guessing that there aren’t many nutritionist out there who would argue that chocolate cake is good food. So here’s the point. If the food I like isn’t necessarily […]

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Neo Beuronese Sacred Art from San Diego

by David Clayton on June 27, 2014

Neo Beuronese Sacred Art from San Diego

Thanks to Roberto for pictures of this work by Enzo Selvaggi in San Diego, California. Enzo is an artist based in the US who has a team of designers and artisans in his atelier. (While the work is impressive, I would make the comment that the website is hi-tech to the point of being confusing – […]

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A Weekend on Sacred Art and the New Evangelization, a Five-Day Icon Painting Class in Kansas City

July 11-13, and July 14-18…still some places left. I am very excited to announce a brand new residential weekend program: Dr. Caroline Farey, from England, will be presenting,  Sacred Art and the New Evangelization, in Kansas City, Kansas.  It precedes a five-day painting class in which students can learn the style of the English School of St Albans of 13th […]

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