The signs as painters

Aries: Leonardo da Vinci

Taurus: Jean-Léon Gérôme

Gemini: Gustave Courbet

Cancer: Artemisia Gentileschi

Leo: Peder Severin Krøyer

Virgo: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Libra: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Scorpio: Claude Monet

Sagittarius: Marie-Guillemine Benoist

Capricorn: John Singer Sargent

Aquarius: Anna Boch

Pisces: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

In honor of my first book signing tonight at The Studio Museum in Harlem (144 W. 125th Street - 6 to 8pm!) I am showcasing classic Black art legends. This is Lady Bird Cleveland, mother of legendary model Pat Cleveland photographed by Carl Van Vechten on November 16, 1954 with her painting in oil of Eartha Kitt. Now known as Lady Bird Strickland, she is still painting today. She told the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2013 that her calling is “to paint black history from the heart.” Photo: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. 


"The most freeing feeling is when I’m just moving the brush and making those strokes—when I’m completely lost in there. There’s that sense that I can express any kind of movement I want in there."
—Artist Eddie Martinez on his approach to painting, in a film from the ART21 New York Close Up series

WATCH: Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works

IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 New York Close Up film, Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works. © ART21, Inc. 2012.

Life class, The Sydney Art School (Julian Ashton Art School), 1931. Harold Cazneaux (Australian, 1878-1953). Gelatin silver photograph. Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The Sydney Art School (also known as the Julian Ashton Art School), which Australian artist and teacher Ashton established in 1890 as the “Academy Julien” (perhaps a reference to the Académie Julian in Paris), has been an influential art school in Australia.



Seher One + Daniel Espinoza

Acrylic on 3 Wooden Panels

270 cm x 90 cm

"Les comparto uno de los últimos trabajos que pinté, el trabajo fue comisionado en concepto y forma por el cliente, mismo que eligió por tema el "Fenghuang" o Fénix Chino; símbolo de virtud y gracia, como del los elementos que conforman el Yin-Yang.  Esta pieza esta formada por 3 paneles de madera que dan una medida de 270 cm de alto x 90 cm de ancho. Acrílico sobre madera.  Podrán visitarla proximamente en una de las prestigiadas Joyerías de Daniel Espinosa.”   "I share one of the latest paint jobs was for a jewelry designer Daniel Espinoza, the work was commissioned in concept and form for the customer. In this case I design a podium Fenix ​​Fenghuang or Chinese symbol of virtue and grace, and the elements that make up the Yin-Yang. This part is made up of three wooden panels that give a measure of 270 cm high x 90 cm wide. Acrylic on wood."