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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.


Featuring artists: this category of my blog includes articles and videos which show the work of artists besides myself or which talk about other artists’ work.

Painting without planning / Peindre sans planifier

2018 . 07 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

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I prefer to explore with paint. Je préfère explorer avec la peinture.


The power of repeating yourself / La puissance dans l’acte de se répéter

2018 . 07 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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What I learned about art from a random person who drove by my apartment for three years. Ce que j’ai appris sur l’art d’une personne au hasard qui est passée près de mon appartement dans sa voiture pendant trois ans.


Observation changes the outcome. / L’observation change le résultat.

2018 . 06 . 25 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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I can’t help but do things a bit differently. Je ne peux pas m’empêcher de faire les choses différemment.


Solid / Solide

2018 . 06 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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First paint is always drawing, not color. La première peinture est toujours un dessin, pas une couleur.


An invitation / Une invitation

2018 . 06 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

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This video is an invitation for you. Cette vidéo est une invitation pour vous.


How to know if you copied too much / Comment savoir si on a trop copié

2018 . 04 . 30 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Edvard Munch and Gwenn Seemel


Three ways of answering. Trois manières de répondre.


Feeling the harmonies / Ressentir les harmonies

2018 . 04 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

couple love art


A video about words that make images stronger. Une vidéo à propos des mots qui rendent les images plus fortes.


“The people who don’t get it can catch up.”

2018 . 04 . 11 - Comments / Commentaires (5)

Amy Sherald


Amy Sherald is getting some pushback for her portrait of Michelle Obama and I love the way she’s handling it.


Thanking artists who inspire me / Remercier les artistes qui m’inspirent

2018 . 04 . 09 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Tabitha Vevers' art


This piece by Tabitha Vevers deserves recognition. Cette œuvre de Tabitha Vevers mérite d’être reconnue.


Painting in a traditional realist style is like doing a cover song.

2018 . 02 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (11)


A video about why I love Amy Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama.

[version française]


Peindre dans un style réaliste traditionnel, c’est comme faire une reprise.

2018 . 02 . 26 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Kehinde Wiley Barack Obama


Une vidéo qui explique pourquoi j’adore le portrait de Barack Obama fait par Kehinde Wiley.

[English version]


Brilliant letter

2018 . 02 . 08 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

correspondence


What writing to art historians taught me about being an artist.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...



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