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ROMANOVA SVETLANA-ART  
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3/31/20 Posted 3/5/09

         Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticity and abi... [more]

SPRING EQUIOX 2017  
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International Comunity of Artists at Jose Peon Contreras Palce March 18th, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 5/18/16

T'HO fest Yucatan Art Code: Is a visual dialogue among civilizations, an international collective of contemporary art in painting, sculpture, photography, Installation, mix media, digital art, and video. Jose Luis Rodriguez de Armas, General Coordinator, is a critic member of AICA Cuba-Mexico, an experienced museologist, and curator at this festival on contemporary art in Yucatan. What does a dialogue among civilizations mean? One could argue that there are two groups of civilizations in the wo... [more]

Shahkaar - In Conversation with Sumaya Durrani  
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12/1/16 Posted 2/11/16

As we flock around her right after our final MA Visual Arts First Year Juries and I request some time for an interview as directed by my professor Sir Quddus Mirza (Editor of ArtNow), there is a yes and a no in the answer that I get. The word enigmatic is a constant in all the published material that I’ve read about Sumaya Durrani in my humble quest to know a bit about her and we, the visual arts Master's students frozen in the space of her eloquence, are proof that it’s true. Dur... [more]

My Featured Painting: Birches  
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8/23/16 Posted 8/23/16

Nurtured by many Russian novels while growing up, I developed a special feeling towards the omnipresent birches, which not only aptly set the scenes and evoke the particular melancholy especially associated with Russia and Russian people, and finally, I made effort in 2006 to try to capture such feelings with a painting titled Birches, which is currently showing at the McGuire Real Estate gallery in Berkeley as part of the “Crowded by Beauty” exhibit. I love the slender shapes of the... [more]

Transformation II by Chalchitra Academy Exhibition Text (Ganges Art, Kolkata, August 19-21, 2016)  
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8/19/16 Posted 8/19/16

EXHIBITION TEXT Transformation II by Chalchitra Academy 31 artists. 19 of them ‘contemporary’, 12 ‘traditional’. This gathering of artmakers which include fine art degree holding artists, professional illustrators, a print collective, self-taught art object-makers, family-trained traditional art and ritual object makers, a 3D street artist, a performance artist and many more whose practice can’t be neatly categorised, is contrary to contemporary exhibition trends t... [more]

P D Packard's New Video On Printing Decorative Papers + Box Art  
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8/17/16 Posted 8/17/16

Video Photo Credit: Faye Arranz. Artist, PD Packard (left), Video Director, Christine Puma (middle), and Artist + Akua Inks Inventor, Susan Rostow (left). To view new VIDEO: Artist P D Packard takes you through the making of her Printed Decorative Papers using Akua Inks. Her "commitment to color", as she describes, inspires the layering of the decorative patterns she creates using dried leaves that she's collected. Packard emphasizes the importance of devising a "color story", selectin... [more]

My Favorite Paintings at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Ferrara, Italy  
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8/10/16 Posted 8/20/16

Pinacoteca Nazionale (National Gallery) di Ferrara, also known as Palazzo dei Diamanti, named for its rusticated façade of diamond spikes, impressed with effortless elegance of the building and its collections. The first striking piece greeted visitors was an "Assunzione di Santa Maria Maddalena" by Maestro della Maddalena Assunta. The highly stylized landscape was an idealized world, where animals, plants, and humans mingled together in harmony. The low vantage point and the r... [more]

My Favorite Paintings at Castello Estense, Ferrara, Italy  
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8/6/16 Posted 8/10/16

The formidable and somewhat gloomy fortress, Castello Estense in Ferrara, Italy was surprisingly airy and even cheesy inside. Such as this whimsical ceiling painting, one of many, depicting carousing nude men and cherubim, who, despite in the drunken stage, allowed their stances and gestures to be regulated by some tidy order. Their pale flash tone worked really well against the elegant background of blue and pink walls and windows of a building façade, thus introduced another dimension of ord... [more]

My Favorite Paintings at Palazzo D'Accursio (Palazzo Comunale), Bologna  
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7/27/16 Posted 8/1/16

The Palazzo D'Accursio (Palazzo Comunale) in Bologna hosted a large museum with amazing art collections. Among numerous interesting works, I found two portraits most engaging. One was "Ritratto di vecchino (Portrait of an Old Man)" by Jacopo Robusti, known as Tintoretto. This portrait presented a robust old man with a striking set of abundant white beard, contrasting and echoing the black cap atop his broad forehead. The unwavering, penetrating, yet not-unkind gaze of this old man told... [more]

My Favorite Artworks at Basilica Santuario Santo Stefano, Bologna  
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7/24/16 Posted 7/30/16

Basilica Santuario Santo Stefano, the oldest church in Bologna, was very atmospherically evocative and romantic, and the many unique artefacts in its often darkish chambers added much allure. The artwork left the strongest impression on me was a small plate of relief on the exterior of its nave, featuring three primitive looking figures with haloed heads resembling astronauts' in headgear, and stiffly raised hands sending signals of warning or blessing. The central figure, the only seated on... [more]

My Favorite Monuments at Il palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, Bologna  
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7/18/16 Posted 7/26/16

Il palazzo dell'Archiginnasio (The Palace of Archeology) in Bologna is a fantastical enclosed palatial building, whose corridors are adorned with numerous decorative emblems, all of them can be viewed as relief sculptures. My favorite was a monument of a tower wrapped by a snake and topped by a huge cross. I didn't like stare at that animal and couldn't decipher the exact meaning of the symbol, other than it resembled a reverse caduceus; but it stood out in the pack. My second... [more]

My Favorite Monuments at Il palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, Bologna  
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7/13/16 Posted 7/19/16

Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna The Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna (National Gallery of Bologna) boasts a vast array of paintings dating from 13th through 18th century, such as this glorious "Jesus Christ and the Good Thief" by Titian and his assistants. Gesù Cristo e il buon ladrone (Jesus Christ and the Good Thief), Tiziano Vecellio e aiuti (Titian and aid), c 1563 Yet, my favorite paintings in Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna are two panels from mid-15th century. The circa 1435 pi... [more]

My Favorite Sculptures at Legambiente Bologna & Emilia Romagna, Italy  
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7/9/16 Posted 7/17/16

Italian City Bologna itself is like an open museum, full of sculptures and monuments of distinction. I was quite impressed by several groups of sculptures around Legambiente Bologna & Emilia Romagna, an old city portal and the surrounding park. The two mirroring bronze relief sculptures at the base of the gate impressed with their incredible beautiful lines and their economic way of presenting something deeply disturbing and touching. Inside the park, there were some marble high reliefs and on... [more]

My Favorite Sculptures at Legambiente Bologna & Emilia Romagna, Italy  
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7/3/16 Posted 7/11/16

The richness and depth of artworks in numerous Italian churches, large or small, are astounding. Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore in Bologna was just one of those enchanted me in my 2012 trip to Italy. Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna I was very taken by one of its murals, depicting enthroned Virgin Mary, flanked by several martyr saints, underneath a pediment of resurrected Jesus. The Virgin and most of the saints were in vivid blue and red colors, contrasting strongly to the paleness... [more]

Lope de Vega  
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6/29/16 Posted 6/29/16

Lope de Vega by Alejandro Cabeza. permanent collection of the National Theatre Museum (Ground Floor: The Golden Age comedy theaters and http://museoteatro.mcu.es/exposicion-permanente/planta-baja/) [more]

Online Art Gallery- vkartgallery  
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6/17/16 Posted 6/17/16

@vkartgallery Indian Art Gallery – Decorate your home with painting Vkartgallery is an online Indian art gallery for sale of original paintings made by emerging artists as well as renowned artists from India.All the paintings for sale on the VK Art Gallery website are original prepared by Indian artists. If you are looking to buy artworks (paintings, Drawings and Sculptures) for your home, office or any other place, our online Indian art gallery provides you a platform to buy original... [more]


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