MANUELLA MUERNER MARIONI
Winner of the First International Leonardo da Vinci Award
for the stylistic value
Hommage à Leonardo da Vinci by Manuella Muerner Marioni
oil pastels on paper, 1994
Monalisa by Manuella Muerner Marioni,
charcoal drawing on special paper, 7 x 11 inches Height x Width, 2016 [more]
by Annie Shepard
on July 26, 2015
Sticks and Stones
The Amanda Knox Trial of Sienna Reid
On November 2nd, 2007 Meredith Kercher was found dead in her apartment in Perugia, Italy. What followed was part murder investigation, part tabloid fodder, and part witch hunt.
Amanda Knox, Meredith's roommate, was arrested for the crime. Despite having no physical evidence linking her with the scene of the crime, Knox was... [more]
Days after the largest anti-government protests Brazil has seen in decades, with hundreds of thousands of protesters flooding Avenida Paulista in São Paulo, was the opening of Zed Nesti’s first solo show, Pra Inglês Ver, which takes a look back through the nation’s complicated past in an attempt to shed light on this tumultuous present.
The title of the show, which translates roughly to “for English eyes,” or “just for show” is thought to trace ba... [more]
Tonight in Santa Monica:
Fresh Faces: New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists presented by Saatchi Art
My portrait of Anna May Wong is part of this upcoming exhibition in Santa Monica. Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American film star, and the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition.
Her acting career went from silent films to talkies, to stage, to radio, and to television.
Born in Los Angeles, a few blocks from Chinatown, Anna May Wong's career has been an inspiration for many.... [more]
By ERIC REGULY
Through paintings, photographs, film and 'curse tablets,' artist Sienna Reid explores the Italian murder case that transfixed the world
Sienna Reid's whimsical apartment in Rome's ancient Monti neighbourhood has morphed into a tantalizing cultural testament to Amanda Knox, the American student who was convicted, and later acquitted, of the murder of her British roommate in Perugia, Italy.
Enormous strips of white paper hang from the walls of Reid's studio. They bear the grisly or outrageous... [more]
by Alison Gates
All in all, I found this show, dare I say? Fun.
The last time Sienna Reid showed at Collusion Gallery, in August 1997 for her show "My Friends, Naked," I approached the show with fear. The fear turned to respect when I realized that Reid had pulled off a feat of postmodernist dexterity by using one of the oldest painting formats, the nude portrait, to convey a new late-twentieth century kind of honesty and honor. Still, despite the fact that "My Friends, Naked" made... [more]
Imagine you have a daughter. She is a good kid -- almost 20 years old, hasn't ever been in trouble. Her friends, family, teachers, acquaintances all describe her with words like sweet, funny, sporty, loyal, wouldn't hurt a fly -- all things you might find in any high-school yearbook. She is about to embark on her junior year abroad -- an adventure for which she has saved and planned -- to Perugia, Italy, where she wants to study language. After just a few weeks in the country, she is accused... [more]
New York based artist Leah Schrager is known for using overt eroticism in her new media work. She uses her own sexualized image to wildly subvert the concept of the "selfie" while making a vital statement about feminism and the "self" in the digital age.
Schrager first came to prominence under the pseudonym Sarah White, better known as the "Naked Therapist." This bold combination of internet-based performance art and genuine healing therapy achieved notoriety because Schrager (as Sarah White) and the p... [more]
Currently under production by the Oscar winning companies Breakthru Films and Trademark Films, the animated film Loving Vincent delves into the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh. Each frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas that will lend a sense of immediacy and painterly touch to Vincent's story.
Loving Vincent is sourced from over one hundred and twenty of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings and from the 800 letters written by Van Gogh during his lifetime.
The trailers below give... [more]
Imagining Life in 1930s Poland Through Dioramas and Photography
By David Rosenberg
LINK TO ARTICLE: http://slate.me/21tVOr7
When Richard Tuschman—known for the detailed dioramas he creates and photographs—visited his wife’s hometown of Krakow, Poland, in 2011, he knew he’d found the setting for his next project. “Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz” follows a Jewish family in 1930s Poland over 17 images. The work is presented in a sequence, but Tuschman said that he wants view... [more]
I reorganized my paints yesterday after fervent months in the studio painting the work for Mystery Train. Tubes of oil paint squeezed into empty twisted shells and stray caps marked only by a tell tale ring of color were discarded. Brushes, newly cleaned, stand at attention ready for new work. A clean glass palette now sits on top of a used stack of brightly daubed surfaces. Painting trains seems to bring daily reminders of change, of process, of journeys. When a train or plane turns around for i... [more]
Musei Civici degli Eremitani, (Museo Archeologico e del Museo d'Arte Medievale e Moderna) in the ancient Italian city Padua impressed me, especially many artifacts from their Archaeological Department. I was most taken by small a bronze sculpture of a winged foot for its elegant shape in an assertive yet delicate style and the absence of the rest of the body made this piece more intriguing and unforgettable.
My second favorite was a stone sculpture of a squatting bird-woman. Comparing the he sleek foot above, this one looked quite primitive, with its... [more]
Found objects have always been secret allies for visual artists. They are stumbled upon and acquired, magpie-like, because of a private vision of “intrinsic interest,” to be teased out and made concrete later. Found photographs, too, have long since found their place inside artists’ private wunderkammern. Following the Box, an exhibition of a particularly curious origin now on view at the Indian Museum, Kolkata, brings the aesthetic power of found photographs front and center. http:/... [more]
From visual arts to “ACS” art magazine. From beautiful canvases to a great media company which is promoting arts, artists, cultures and creativity. Everywhere. Renée LaVerne Rose was born in Chicago(USA) and raised in the Southside neighborhood Morgan Park, where grandparents and extended family resided. As a child her parents exposed her to a multitude of arts/cultural experiences which feed curious nature. As a young adult, Renée grew to relish exploring the world... [more]
Here's a taste of what's in Carpazine February/March. Carpazine Underground Art magazine featuring: Exclusive Interview with Musician CAMDEN, Graffiti Artist IACO, Painter Herman James, Street Artist Key Detail, Street Artist Yu-Baba, Without Rules, FLASHBACK: Frank Russo,Twerps,Scarecrowove,The Death Head,L`Amour Supreme at MF Gallery, PLUS: Rockin For the Homeless 3.0, New Film: João Brandão Adheres to Punk!, Dwelling: Art Project and many more! [more]