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My Place in Art History

May 27th, 2011

What are we doing in terms of art history? Where are we taking art?

A Message for BFA Graduates

May 20th, 2011

You’ve got a shiny new BFA degree. Now make a plan and stick to it.

Millennials and moving art forward

May 19th, 2011

I’m not sure how my art now relates to the art of the past, but I do know I have a responsibility to move things forward, or to make a connection with the past.

If art is war, what are you fighting for (or against?)

May 18th, 2011

What are you fighting for?

Thirteen: Battleground Academy

February 12th, 2011

An urban landscape painting of a part of the Battleground Academy campus that’s fallen into disuse. If you look closely, you can see the greens and purples that I used on the white-painted brick walls of this building.

Studio Tour Video

February 9th, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I made a quick yet rambly video of my studio area. I also talked about how I transfer drawings to canvas.

Thoughts on Dali and Classicism (Leda Atomica)

January 19th, 2011

I like what Dalí was trying to do with geometry in “Leda Atomica,” but I really think he could’ve done better!

Review: Salvador Dali at the High Museum in Atlanta

January 5th, 2011

Dalí’s late period was pretty interesting. It’s on view at the High Museum until Sunday.

One: Marathon Motorworks

January 3rd, 2011

My first (Nashville) painting of the year: Marathon Motor Works.

Announcing the Nashville365 Project

January 1st, 2011

In 2011 I’m going to attempt to paint 365 paintings of Nashville. Yep, one a day.

Build it and they will come?

December 31st, 2010

Is the “build it and they will come” idea too naive?

Site Update: Buying prints from BradBlackman.com

October 31st, 2010

Now you can buy prints of Brad’s art right through this website!

Art and Technology

October 1st, 2010

Advances in art and technology tend to come at the same time, with one influencing the other.

My Place in Art History

September 24th, 2010

Some still-mellowing thoughts on how my own art fits into the grander scheme of things in terms of the ongoing history of art.

American Art Traditions: Only in America

September 20th, 2010

I’ve found that America’s artistic traditions, such as they are, tend to be influenced by folk art and commercialism. Yep, only in America.

Nosiness, curiosity, and memorable art

July 30th, 2010

A lot of art is born out of curiosity. Sometimes (but not always) the most memorable works of art are the ones that are the most emotionally invasive.