JOHN POTOTSCHNIK FINE ART

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The Naturalists

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The Naturalism movement swept through Europe and lasted for only a brief 20 years. It began in France in the late 1870′s and by the early 1890′s was already in decline. The godfather of the movement was » Read More

Naturalism

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I first heard the term “Naturalism” in 1987 when Southwest Art did an article about my work. There was an » Read More

Kara Lysandra Ross interview (Part 2)

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Kara Lysandra Ross is the Director of Operations for the Art Renewal Center (ARC). This important organization is playing a leading role as mouthpiece for the realist movement. Criticized and ridiculed for decades, realism is experiencing a dramatic resurgence. ARC has not only » Read More

Kara Lysandra Ross interview (Part 1)

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Kara Lysandra Ross is the Director of Operations for the Art Renewal Center (ARC), and is the daughter of Fred and Sherry Ross. At her young age she has become an expert in 19th century European paintings, with a specialization in Victoria Art and French Academic Art. She is » Read More

Values, who needs them?

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I remember it clearly. It was in a painting class at Art Center College in Pasadena, CA, that I was taught values. No, not moral values, but rather the kind we use in painting. Sometimes they’re referred to as “tone”, but most of us painters are more familiar with the term “value”. » Read More