roman holiday

art history time: lawrence alma-tadema became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the roman empire

albert bierstadt

hey dorks, it’s art history time. if you’re not familiar with the classic frontier paintings by albert bierstadt – you will be now. you owe it to yourself to stare at these bad boys. that light! that detail! oh wow, i could just imagine a million reproductions hanging in thrift…

janet hill

i enjoy janet hill’s still lifes (…still lives? i still don’t know what the plural is)

san fran

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920–) is a Californian painter who is best known for his iconic still lifes of all-American foods and products, such as cakes, pies, sandwiches, cosmetics, and toys. He is also celebrated for his vertiginous San Francisco cityscapes and his richly hued views of Northern California. Known for his plain-spoken style and self-deprecating sense of humor, Thiebaud links himself to the long tradition of painting from observation and speaks in defense of painting to audiences regularly.

steve frenkel

there are just TOO many amazing paintings to post here. this guy’s stuff is so cool, go look at his flickr stream now! right now! steve frenkel – art saves lives.

david hockney

“david hockney has returned to bridlington, england, to paint the changing landscapes in the countryside” – via the ny times

Jaco Haasbroek

Z + Y

ooooooh i’m hoping for the entire alphabet! go haasbroek go go go.

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aschick

check out aschick’s work at her blog (why do people still use livejournal? baffles me). lovely stuff.