Prashant Miranda’s postcard sketches of homes are from the watercolor journal he keeps with him at all times. I first heard of this artist via Escape into Life, one of my favorite blogs. A native of Bangalore, he chose a career in animation in Toronto, and now balances his life between Canada and India. These old homes of Bandra are for a current show in India. Continue reading
Kahlo (1919-54) kept this “haunting journal during her last decade, preoccupied with death, in declining health, isolation and repeated surgery from the bus accident that severely damaged her spine, pelvis, right leg and right foot at age 18. It reproduces her handwritten, colored-ink entries and accompanying self-portraits, sketches, doodles and paintings.” Publisher’s Weekly
(An excellent blog post on Frida here.)
- New to DADA – Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait (dadalibrary.wordpress.com)
Sketchbooks give us a glimpse into how artists thinks in images. These are travel-related items from a handful whose lists are always visual.
Packing List from sketchbook of Adolf Konrad, for Rome & Egypt, 1962. Part of the Morgan Library & Museum’s current exhibition:Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists’ Enumerations from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art
Susan Abbott’s Visual Journal, A Painter’s Year. This is her list for “five weeks of teaching and painting in Spain and France. Needing to dress for both hiking on the Camino and lecturing in the Louvre made for a complicated packing list. As usual, drawing provided at least a modicum of clarity. . . ”
A Pictorial Itinerary – From a British Travel Journal Workshop
By Shachihoko, living in Las Vegas where there is “no inspiration in the art.” Part of her hotel itinerary sketches for a trip to Vancouver.
- What we can learn from lists (salon.com)