One of our guiding priciples at all the sins is that art doesn’t happen in a vacuum. The best art is part of a conversation that challenges, reinvents and responds to what has come before it. For Issue 3 we invited poet and museum educator and advocate Margaret Winikates to write a series of articles during this submissions period on ekphrasis, using museums as inspiration and following in the footsteps of our artistic heroes. Then we asked artists to be inspired by other artists and we think you’ll agree that the results are wonderful.
Our artists took inspiration from music, paintings, pop art, sculpture, museums, the theatre and the written word. Enjoy the works and be inspired yourself!
Below, you’ll find a list of our included artists so you can explore this issue in any way that you choose. Alternatively, you can click the ‘Try this’ button at the bottom of each page to follow the path we’ve designed through the art. We recommend you start with Harlequin and Pierrot by Alan Murphy inspired by Cezanne, who was, in turn, inspired by Commedia dell’Arte.
Sinéad & Lisa
Peroration – Devon Balwit
Coyote Road and the New Sun or How Tomorrow Shall Be the Day – Brian Michael Barbeito
The Astrology House – Brian Michael Barbeito
Exhalted/Useless – Eva Griffin
Creative – Matthew Harrison
Origami – C. Z. Heyward
Harlequin and Pierrot – Alan Murphy
How to Make a Matisse – Alan Murphy
Mad Boy’s Love Shanty – Alan Murphy
Isn’t it Amazing – Tom O’Brien
Anatomy of Failure – Sergio A. Ortiz
Antique Portrait – Ernesto Noboa y Caamaño, translated by Jonathan Simkins
Artist Pop – Adrian Slatcher
Joni – Adrian Slatcher
Torn Blue Dress – Vinny Steed
Before Bodies – Dayna Troisi
An Onlooker – Janell Ward