My friend Eric Rhoads publishes a couple of very important magazines about fine art. One day we were discussing William Bouguereau and Eric said Bouguereau’s technique was often referred to as “painterly.” I’ve never been quite sure what that means, but I’m thinking Carl Rice Embrey might also be considered “painterly.” Eric, if you’re reading this, please tell me yes or no.
Artist Don Jusko wrote, “William Bouguereau is the Classical Painting technique, High Art Painting in the history of man.”
I don’t know what that means, either, but I think Jusko is saying Bouguereau is extremely, very good. I wonder what Jusko would say about our homeboy, Carl Rice Embrey?