While reality is not always pretty, especially in frontier times often marked by physical hardship and struggle for survival, Kucera’s aim is to reveal and highlight the human and natural beauty in the world he portrays.
Although he paints still-life and wildlife works as well, Forbes is best known for spare, expressive landscapes that border on abstraction. His subtle color palettes suggest various seasons of the year. But the viewer would be hard-pressed to associate a Forbes scene with a specific place.
The landscape paintings of Lynn Boggess go deep. Beyond beautiful nature portraits, beyond expressive mark-making, his striking compositions move past the place where we see and delve into the place where we feel.
Meet 9 artists who paint the landscape
From masterful oil paintings and iconic movie posters, to immersive retrospectives and contemporary portraiture, we’ve rounded up the most diverse and highly anticipated shows for a sneak peek of the artful year ahead.
Last month we introduced you to the winners of our Artistic Excellence competition. This month we bring you winners and finalists in five categories from the 33rd Annual Art Competition recently conducted by The Artist’s Magazine, our sister publication. Enjoy the diverse works of these artists.
For the first time ever, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is taking its triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition on the road. The first—and only West Coast—stop: the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington state.
In his paintings, the award-winning California artist says, he strives to take the human form to a higher level, often using the subject as a vehicle to express not only mood but drama and movement. For him the subject is a mere springboard for arranging, adjusting, and creating a mood in a work that...
In an effort to examine the Western—that iconic film and literary genre—in a holistic way, the Denver Art Museum explores the visual legacy and development of the West through fine art, film, prose, and pop culture in a major new exhibition.
A calendar of top annual shows, auctions, and other collecting opportunities in the West and beyond