Beheadings And Ferocity At The National Gallery: Artemisia Is An Artist We Should All Know About

Beheadings And Ferocity At The National Gallery: Artemisia Is An Artist We Should All Know About

Artemisia was a badass.

Thanasis Totsikas at Akwa Ibom

Artist: Thanasis Totsikas Venue: Akwa Ibom, Athens Exhibition Title: The Crucifixion of Thanasis Totsikas Date: June 15, 2020 – July 10, 2020 and September 10, 2020 – October 10, 2020 Curated By: Maya Tounta Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images…

The University of Texas at Austin Presents Its Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

The work of 12 recent graduates is featured in _____: Revisited, now on view at UT Austin’s Visual Arts Center through November 20, 2020.

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Artist Creates Stunning Body-Paintings That Glow Under Black Light

Artist Creates Stunning Body-Paintings That Glow Under Black Light

Artist John Poppleton combines his love of painting and his knowledge of photography to create stunning landscapes that glow under black light. Poppleton’s Bodyscapes feature mesmerizing scenes – right from summery African savannas to electric lighting storms…

Trey Abdella Has Growing Pains @ KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin

It’s great that the canvas of the human imagination has room for abstract expression, as well as figurative, or that they can be one and the same – but that’s a whole other conversation. For now, let’s celebrate one of the avid fans of the figure, Trey Abdell…

Memories crash ashore in a moving auto-portrait from the late, great Agnès Varda

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: In honor of the Netflix release of Sundance sensation Dick Johnson Is Dead, we’re looking back on other doc…

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A Fuller Picture of Artemisia Gentileschi

A Fuller Picture of Artemisia Gentileschi

The pioneering painter survived a rape, but scholars are pushing against the idea that her work was defined by it—and celebrating her rich harnessing of motherhood, passion, and ambition, Rebecca Mead writes.

Spider-Woman cover that sparked outrage, and forced Marvel to apologize heads to auction

Marvel screwed up big time in 2014 when it hired 75-year-old Italian cartoonist Mio Manara, known for his erotic comics, to draw a variant cover for Spider-Woman No 1. Now, the original art is on the auction block and bids have entered five figures. — Read th…

Meet the artist capturing the pandemic on New York subway

‘It gives me hope that we all came into agreement to wear a mask to save each other’s lives,’ says Devon Rodriguez

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Blood On The Canvas: Mark Bradford Quarantined.

Blood On The Canvas: Mark Bradford Quarantined.

I am writing about an exhibition that I have not seen in person – and that can’t be seen in person, “Mark Bradford: Quarantine Paintings.”

Facial Reconstruction Suggests That Some Egyptian Mummy Portraits Were Painted After Death

Some mummies were wrapped with a portrait of the deceased covering their face. By creating a facial reconstruction from a mummy of a young child, pathologists and radiologists have now shown that at least some of these mummy portraits were painted postmortem.

Sense or censorship? Row over Klan images in Tate’s postponed show

Philip Guston depicted ‘the banality of evil’ but galleries in the UK and US fear his work could be misinterpretedBest known for his abstract art, Philip Guston also dipped into figurative painting with a repeating motif of white-hooded Ku Klux Klan members. …

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'He returned to what he really was': Clive James's daughter on his poetic farewell

‘He returned to what he really was’: Clive James’s daughter on his poetic farewell

Artist Claerwen James on growing up with an extraordinary father – and how she bonded with him in his final months when they compiled an anthology of his favourite verseTen months before his death last year at the age of 80, Clive James underwent an eight-hou…

Good Crop Bad Crop – How to Crop Portraits

The post Good Crop Bad Crop – How to Crop Portraits appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Gina Milicia.
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”  Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is right for me…

Tyler Cala Williams’ “soft melancholic aesthetic” allows him to embrace the darker side of self expression

The New York-based artist sees his projects as a form of therapy, using art to communication his emotions.

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How to See the Italian Renaissance While Stuck in the U.S.

How to See the Italian Renaissance While Stuck in the U.S.

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Years ago, I decided that the greatest need in our country was art… We were a very young country and had very few opportunities of seeing beautiful things, works of art… So, I determined t…

GaHee Park’s Cool Nudes

There is a coolness to the way Park paints her figures, as well as a sculptural attention paid to form and surfaces.

At Blenheim Palace, Cecily Brown confronts the gore and glory of English heritage

Behind the gilded gates and opulent facade of Blenheim Palace, there’s a conversation happening between the work of Cecily Brown and the contents of the palace. The subject is British heritage, and what that means today. 
In 2014, Blenheim secured its presenc…

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Sooner or Later: Javier Calleja @ Bill Brady, Miami

Sooner or Later: Javier Calleja @ Bill Brady, Miami

Years ago when a spunky young Spanish artist Javier Calleja met the renowned American gallerist Bill Brady, he jokingly suggested that they might possibly work together one day. Call it the power of suggestion, but happily, the spacious, eponymously named gal…

Between Genius and Insanity: Is There a Thin Line? Part II:

“You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” Alice in “Alice in Wonderland.”

Dana Schutz’s Boat Group: dystopian visions and existential angst

The American artist turns the still-life cliche, a bowl of fruit, into a crazed Raft of the MedusaA weekly Guide column in which we dissect the influences and interpretations of a work of art Continue reading…

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New York Film Festival 2020: “An Eventful Year”

New York Film Festival 2020: “An Eventful Year”

Short film highlights from the newly launched Currents section of the New York Film Festival.

Philip Guston blockbuster show postponed by four museums, including Boston’s MFA

Four major art museums said they are postponing until 2024 a much-awaited retrospective of modernist painter Philip Guston after taking into account the surging racial justice protests in the country, adding that the work needed to be framed by “additional pe…

The Indian queens who modelled for the world’s first vaccine

The mystery surrounding a 19th Century portrait and its role in one of the first immunisation campaigns.

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The Profound and Alluring Mystique of Luchita Hurtado

The Profound and Alluring Mystique of Luchita Hurtado

With its emphasis on never-before-seen painting and drawings, Luchita Hurtado. Together Forever. reveals the artist’s progressively sensual and abstract representations of the body, pushing the viewer to look much closer.

Painting removed from UTAS Law school after complaints of ‘archaic’ representation of women

A painting that depicts a prominent lawyer standing over a naked woman is removed from the University of Tasmania’s Law School after complaints from students and a staff member.

The Art of Love, by a Time Travelling Impressionist Painter

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“Wait, is that a Degas? A Cassatt?” is probably something Ron Hicks gets a lot. As a contemporary artist, Hicks’ talent for blending Impressionist and abstract techniques will make you do a double take, as his languid, cafe lovers could just as …

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Peter Williams Wins Artists’ Legacy Foundation’s $25,000 Artist Award

Peter Williams Wins Artists’ Legacy Foundation’s $25,000 Artist Award

Delaware-based artist Peter Williams has won the Artists’ Legacy Foundation’s 2020 Artist Award, a $25,000 prize granted annually to a painter or sculptor who has made significant contributions to their field and whose work “shows evidence of the hand.” The f…

Hometown Productions Shine at the Basque Country’s San Sebastian Festival

This quality in this year’s crop of home-grown productions at the San Sebastian Festival is no surprise to anyone following the region’s growth in recent years, but it is impressive. Below, 20 Basque projects and finished films and series which stand out at t…

Diane Dal-Pra “Acqua in Bocca” @ Galerie Derouillon, Paris

The vast amount of selfies we scroll through everyday on social media all present the same evened-out features. Altered by filters that dictate a same standardized expression, these portraits present an almost cyborg appearance. This “instagram face” is an un…

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