Charcoal Inspiration

The Story of Sinopia

The Foundation of the Foremost Renaissance Frescoes Millions of tourists stand in amazement in front of Italy’s great Renaissance frescoes, rich with color and reflective of the immense talent of era’s great masters. What these awe-struck visitors cannot typically see, however, are the essential drawing components underneath that brilliant, colorful surface. Just as every great […]

Contemporary Charcoals:
The Work of Marion Costentin

Continuing our new “Contemporary Charcoals” blog series, up this week is the showcase of the remarkable work of artist Marion Costentin. A native of France who is currently working in Berlin, Germany, Costentin’s emotionally evocative charcoal compositions bear reference both to nature and the self, resulting in striking pieces with universal appeal.

A Showcase of Shading: Post-Impressionist Georges Seurat

One of the most compelling qualities of the charcoal medium is its ability to conjure a remarkable range of texture and shadow.
One figure who was revolutionary in capitalizing on this versatility was French artist Georges Seurat, one of the most celebrated figures of the late 19th-century Post-Impressionist movement.

Artists & Their Art:
A Nitram World Video Production

Call for Submissions: We are about to start a video production that features artists using Nitram Charcoal
at home, plein air or in the studio or atelier.

Contemporary Charcoals: The Work of Eryk Giermak

Entitled “Contemporary Charcoals,” these entries will feature the works of rising international artists who are taking the art of charcoal drawing to new levels, from classical to cutting edge.

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