Wednesday, July 05, 2023

Not one passes muster...

Samuel Anderson writing in Artsy picks 10 Contemporary Artists Painting Dreamlike, Fantastical Landscapes

Really? With one or two exceptions, mostly of these bland landscapes miss on the most essential of Painting 101 at any adequate art school: the use of color.  Most all seem to be straight-out-of-the-tube coloring within the lines works that tend to be somewhat repetitive, considering that we're looking at 10 different artists.

With perhaps the exception of John McAllister and Madeleine Bialke, several of the artists' works are practically indistinguishable from each other.  In at least two of the other "distinguishable" artworks, it is because they are so badly painted and composed that they stand out as feh, mediocre works.

Wanna see a fantastical landscape? Check out  Greg Stones here.