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.
My, my! At Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender . . . and DC Hampton Jacobs surrenders to the urge to link Archie Pop Art with ABBA's classic hits. Meet your Waterloo @ The Pop Culture Cantina on May 1st. [more]
OPEN CALL for Artists
Deadline May 15, 2016
BA CONTEMPORARY 2016 Vienna
Vienna, September 26 – October 9, 2016
Please, don’t miss the date and check for more information the announcement.
Thanks for your attention,
BIENNALE AUSTRIA Association
Dorothy L Merk
When I am working, I am not worrying about what other people think and feel, I am exploring my most mundane feelings. The purpose of my work is to take the ordinary and transform it into a universal feeling or expression.
My work is applicable to all people because it transcends our basic existence and expresses a real humanness and spirituality. The result is the truth and the beauty of truth that is universal. [more]
Dorothy L Merk
I love the beauty of the exquisite line, elegant composition, the artist touch and the rapture of the stroke of the pen or brush. It is the love that inspires me to become excited by a strong emotion and to try to move through it to this place of the universal understanding and freedom I bring to the viewer. [more]
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]
Paul of Tarsus wrote, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know...” This passage from Corinthians comes to mind when looking at the recent work of Mira Schor, now at Lyles & King. Schor’s paintings, dark, compactly strong meditations on mortality, power, and language, show an arti... [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]
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]
Sightseeing 2016 oil on raw canvas 36 x 36 inches
Buyers are often interested in buying an artist's latest work but they can be a lot more pricey. I frequently I sell older paintings that I did several years ago. The site Chairish.com has been particularly helpful in this regard. It is a sort of do-it-yourself interior design sort of site. Not being dedicated to fine art, I use it to sell only my old ones - at reasonable, affordable prices. I feel it’s a good deal for everyone: I... [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]
< Harmony > （No.1）
Trying to get Integration Combine Unification or unitedfor my personalities, still now....
But?Is it perfectly, possible?Why can I get Perfect?
Any people can do Perfect?
I think, if, I get just only "Harmony" for myself / ourselves.if, Is it happiness, peaceful mind, it is well for me; Don't you, Haruka? I ask myself / ourselves.
Even if I cannot get "unification or united".if, it will not be come for me / us.Perfect; I cannot get it.
But, it is not my sin, I think so.
ex) If, "Harmony" is not true.Bu... [more]
Danny Augustine began his artistic career as the founding member of the visual art major at Alderson-Broaddus University and later earned his B.F.A from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010.
His first painting was exhibited in the West Virginia Governor’s Juried Exhibit held within the state’s museum. Shortly afterward, Danny was juried into the annual catalog New Art International by Book Art Press. He has participated in numerous exhibitions on a nationa... [more]