In my drawings done in graphite on white paper, the nude figures are set against a white wall bathed in light emanating from above. The white paper that represents the wall might inhabit at least half of the dimension of the overall format. This draws the viewer’s gaze to the white of the paper, which … Read More
Artists Magazine asked, “What piece of art that you’ve never seen in person do you most want to visit someday?” Ten artists answered, including Costa Vavagiakis.
Pop-up shows are becoming extremely popular. They are a response to the vacant storefronts and offices now common in New York City’s economic climate. The resourceful are converting unorthodox locations into creative showcases to view art. These unused spaces can liberate artists and curators from the conventional installations of white box galleries. The unexpected setting … Read More
I will be at the opening reception of Pop-Up Art Show #3 by The Perspective Collective. Curated by Momo Evans, this exhibition of twenty-three artists, including many of my students, will be on view through September 29.
6/10 | Sunday On our last day we let the participants vote on what they wanted to do. Half stayed with Rick and painted along the Prinsengracht Canal. The rest went with me on a day trip to Haarlem to visit the Frans Hals Museum. It is the home of the largest collection of Frans … Read More
6/9 | Saturday Group painting the Prinsengracht Canal.
6/8 | Friday Group day on the Museumplein to visit the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum
6/7 | Wednesday Drew and painted all day at Vondelpark.
6/6 | Wednesday Day trip to The Hague to see the amazing artworks at the Mauritshuis. This museum features such stunning paintings as Vermeer’s View of Delft and Girl with a Pearl Earring, Fabritius’s The Goldfinch, and Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp.
6/5 | Tuesday Second day of drawing and painting all day along the Amstel River.