last weekend my friend and i went to see a National Geographic art retrospective at Steve Kasher Gallery. it’ll be up until february 16th, so people of new york: it’s well worth a visit if you have the time.
i was surprised to find that so many pieces were rendered in gouache instead of oil or acrylic. even though it makes sense since gouache has the best reproduction qualities (important for magazine print). but still… the way the artists handled the paint resulted in many different looks, so it was fun to study them up close and imagine their techniques.
detail of Roy Anderson’s Tyrannosaurus Rex
Louis Glanzman’s Mayan Sacred Ball Game
H.M. Herget detail— loved the pointillistic background, i’m stealing this idea.
Walter A. Weber’s Birds of Paradise
here, a botanical watercolor by Mary E. Eaton
this piece, Freshwater Pond Life, by Ned M. Seidler was tied for my favorite. i could stare at it for hours, there’s so much going on! if i ever have an extra 12K to drop (ha), this is where it’s going.
this was my other favorite, also by Mr. Seidler, called Marsh Life. goodbye 24K.
after we were through, we moseyed on over a block to the High Line, my favorite place in the city to get away from the city.
twas a very good day.