About

Painters on Paintings is an ongoing conversation between artists. Each week we feature a different artist writing about a painting that informs or inspires them. Launched in 2014 by Julie Heffernan and Virginia Wagner, the platform investigates painting across time and temperament, style and trends.

PoP has become an online salon for some of the most interesting contemporary artists working today. Over 130 contributors have written on work spanning from cave paintings, to Renaissance frescos, Hindu manuscript pages, and contemporary art.

These essays are revelations beyond conventional critical discourse, parsing in print the influence and impact of a wide range of artists from a practitioner’s point of view. It is a chance for us to meet the muses that have made powerful impressions on our fellow artists.

Please join our forum in investigating the history and potential of painting today.