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The Starting Bloq Episode 2: Qistina Khalidah


Swain Hunt

Qistina Khalidah is an incredible artist whose work I discovered via the Month of Love Challenge, a February art event showcasing images of romance and intimacy. Her piece “The Monarch’s Lullaby” (featured below) was an absolute stunner, as were many others highlighted in the Challenge. Qistina (or Qissus) hails from Shah Alam, a city located just west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital. Our conversation covers her education and training, her style influences (Jon Foster and…

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Observing Sargent


Howard Lyon

May 25, 2018 - I was looking through Sotheby's and came across some beautiful images of John Singer Sargent's charcoal drawings. I have seen some before, both online but also in person. I have been on a Sargent binge lately, buying up the 9 volume series of books (soon to be 10 and the 10th will focus on his drawings) written by Richard Ormand. They are amazing books (here). I will be writing about them in a future post. Something that has always stood out to me is how similarly Sargent handled both charcoal and paint. I know many artists, myself included, whose drawings don't look much like their oil paintings, at least in approach. You can see how he would seek out the large shapes and forms and then…

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