Mimi Ilnitskaya

Portraits of Dead Artists – Mimi Ilnitskaya

Drawing skulls is appealing to so many students.  If you then want your students to make connections with artists, illustrator Mimi Ilnitskaya from Kazakhstan is an artist worth knowing about. Her whimsical drawings of skulls...
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Decaying Boats by Michael Screen

Artist Michael Screen, has recently developed a deep interest in nautical art, and is currently working on a portfolio based on studies of decaying and abandoned ships and boats. Originally from Wales, he has been...

Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage

A few weeks ago I visited Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage in Dungeness. Jarman trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and went on to be a pioneering film-maker, stage designer, sculptor, painter, poet...

Jeff Stahl Skulls

Artist Jeff Stahl is best known for his caricature portraits and pet portraits but has also created wonderful, gestural paintings of skulls that are ideal to show to your students.  Not least because he...

Take a Virtual Tour of Frida Kahlo’s Beautiful Mexico City Home

In the Coyoacán district of Mexico City, the Casa Azul is where Frida Kahlo was born, created most of her work, and later died. Like many art galleries and museums the site is now closed...

Ben Heine – Pencil Vs Camera

Ben Heine is a name every art teacher should know.  His deceptively simple technique, which he calls 'Pencil Vs Camera', combines photographs with drawings transforming the image into something new.  It has an illustrative...

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