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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Ambassadeurs, Aristide Bruant, 1892. Lithograph, 55 1/8 x 37 15/16 inches. Private collection.

Dec 23, 2017 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye

Michael McEwan discusses acrylic paint, reviews the 2017 'Matriarch of Havana' piece and talks about the upcoming Riffe Gallery exhibit. more

Nov 24, 2017 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye

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Helen Frankenthaler, 'Captain's Paradise,' 1917, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Museum Purchase with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and two anonymous donors.

World renowned local painter Michael McEwan discusses 'Captain’s Paradise' by Helen Frankenthaler more

Oct 24, 2017 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye

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James R. Hopkins (1877-1969) 'Mountain Man,' circa 1915-19 Oil on canvas 37 ½ x 32 ½ inches

Born close to Springfield, Ohio, James Hopkins served as chairman of The Ohio State University Department of Art for 25 years and also served as dean of the Cincinnati Art Academy for one year. more

Aug 25, 2017 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye


Charles Sheeler, Bucks County Barn, 1918, gouache and conté crayon, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Gift of Ferdinand Howald

Michael McEwan reviews 'Bucks County Barn' by Charles Sheeler more

Jul 26, 2017 4:51 PM The Painter's Eye

Hugh Lee-Smith (1915-1999) is one such artist who I think anyone interested in American painting should study. Born in Florida, he has Ohio roots. more

Jun 23, 2017 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye


Edgar Degas, After the Bath, 1899, pastel on paper, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Gift of Ferdinand Howald.

Edgar Degas, one of the greatest artists of all time, was something of an anomaly. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye


Artemisia Gentileschi, David and Bathsheba, circa 1636-37 (with Viviano Codazzi and Domenico Gargiulo), oil on canvas, 104 ½ x 82 ½ inches, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Museum Purchase, Schumacher Fund

The Painter’s Eye: Featuring David and Bathsheba by Artemisia Gentileschi more

Feb 22, 2017 11:16 PM The Painter's Eye

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Joos van Cleve, Adoration of the Child, circa 1520-1530, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. Gift of Ferdinand Howald.

The Painter’s Eye: Nationally renowned painter Michael McEwan reviews Adoration of the Child more

Dec 27, 2016 3:49 PM The Painter's Eye

An architect commissions a landscape artist to paint a landscape. The artist himself has practiced as an architect and proceeds to paint this month’s painting, The Architect’s Dream more

Nov 16, 2016 10:26 AM The Painter's Eye

Nationally-renowned painter Michael McEwan critiques this 1936 American painting more

Oct 26, 2016 12:48 PM The Painter's Eye

This month, I have selected a work from the Columbus Museum of Art’s collection that complements a new exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts. more

Aug 24, 2016 10:24 AM The Painter's Eye

The Painter’s Eye: Featuring Untitled (Self-Portrait Walking with Dog) by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye

Featuring Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft by Cornelis de Man more

May 18, 2016 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye

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Kerry James Marshall, The Land That Time Forgot, 1992, acrylic and collage on canvas, 97 x 75 inches Museum Purchase, The Shirle and William King Westwater Fund and the Derby Fund

Featuring The Land That Time Forgot by Kerry James Marshall more

Mar 2, 2016 9:20 AM The Painter's Eye

The Painter’s Eye: September/October 2015

“Home Fields,” John Singer Sargent, ca. 1885, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Art’s collection is among the top six in the U.S., comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st Century. The museum covers 658,000 square feet and includes... more

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The Painter’s Eye featuring Two Sisters, Valencia by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Two Sisters, Valencia, 1909. The Art Institute of Chicago. Gift of Mrs. William Stanley North in memory of William Stanley North.

“I hate darkness. Claude Monet once said that painting in general did not have light enough in it. I agree with him. We painters, however, can never reproduce sunlight as it really is. I can only approach the truth of it.” –Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida more

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To be called a “painter’s painter” is a mark of respect any painter would be happy to receive. Alexander Gray, owner of the gallery that represents African-American artist Jack Whitten’s work, has said... more

Jul 1, 2015 5:03 PM The Painter's Eye

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