Practically a next door neighbor to the mammoth Metropolitan Museum, Neue Galerie in New York City was a modest and exquisite museum, which specializes in early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design, and has become much wider known due to its addition of Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, after a landmark judgement over its ownership, claimed by Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna, and the original owner's heir, resided then in the US. That Klimt was indee... [more]
Gregg ChadwickStealing Home (Jackie Robinson)8"x8" oil on canvas 2016
At the Santa Monica Art Studios, I am part of a community of artists - driven to create, share knowledge and experience, and help the community at large.
This weekend, I would be honored to have you join the long list of visitors to my studio #15 at the Santa Monica Art Studios.
Saturday, October 8 from 6-9pm
Sunday, October 9 from 1-5pm
3026 Airport Boulevard, Santa... [more]
One of my favorite museums is the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), of whose early 20th century European painting collections I am particularly partial. My most favorite was a triptych by the German painter Max Beckmann, the mystical and political Departure (1933-35). These beautifully rendered hallucinatory, menacing, foreboding, and just slightly hopeful and redemptive panels, aptly and sadly captured one of the most horrifying moments of human history. These paintings were the answe... [more]
From a series of color photos of mornings spent enjoying the sunrise at Ashbridges Bay and surrounding areas in Toronto Canada.Original photography using a Canon EOS T1i body. Hand painted in Photoshop.Brian CarsonThe Learning Curve Photographyon Instagram atwww.instagram.com/thelearningcurvephotographyThe Learning Curve Photography Artslant Blog RSS via Feedburner:www.feeds.feedburner.com/thelearningcurvephotography/artslantblogThe Learning Curve Photography on ArtSlant:www.artslant.com/global/... [more]
In 1957 an international competition was held for a design of a new city hall. A total of 520 designs were received from 42 different countries. The winner of the competition was Finnish architect Viljo Revell. In 1965 Toronto's fourth city hall opened and still serves as the home of the city's council. The 27 storey east tower and the 20 storey west tower surround the saucer shaped council chamber. The saddest part of the history of our current city hall is that Revell died of a heart attack at 5... [more]
Un grand cri de douleur passa sous ce ciel sombre, une plainte, une voix du mystère, venue de loin, chargée de larmes, noyée dans les ténèbres… seule une petite flamme vacillait encore sur un cierge immobile…elle en eut le sang glacé…
Un froid de loup se fit sentir et la tempête se déchaîna sur ce mur noir, assombri de mystère ; et puis, un grand silence tombait, troublé à peine par le pas d&r... [more]
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Les fils conducteurs étaient déjà présents dans les toiles « aux fonds noirs » faisant vibrer et amplifier les images. Depuis, ces fils dorés (peints encore) se sont matérialisés… prendre vie sur la toile en illuminant le fond doré qui désormais émerge des ténèbres, métallique et lumineux … Les éléments ont trouvé leur place sur la... [more]
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Tout est silencieux… sauf cette respiration régulière… nébuleuse sortant d’un crâne blanc décharné… et, le battement du cœur qui contribue à donner le rythme du temps… une grenouille emportée dans son élan… un papillon jaune affolé… une plume tressaillit… un cierge dressé marque le glas à sonner… et quelques vég&... [more]
The most famous burial ground in China, must be that of the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty, who employed a gigantic terracotta army to guard him in the afterlife.
In the ensuing Han Dynasty, one of the emperors employed an army of smaller scale and smaller statue. Instead of human-sized terracotta warriors, this so-called Jing Emperor could only afford to have earthen ware torso armies, with wooden arms, which by now have completely rotten away, thus this army of cripples of one-third... [more]
Vadis Turner, Black Bell (2016), gouache, ribbon and mixed media
This interview will be published in Fjords Review in October 2016.
Nashville-based artist Vadis Turner explores the transformative possibilities of feminist materials by creating compositions out of upcycled ribbon, clothing and bedding. By synthesizing abstract expressionism with women’s work, Turner constructs dimensional art works that explode with color, texture and form. Not unlike painting, each “mark” is hand... [more]
There is a Great Mosque in Xi'an, China, though the main buildings had distinctive flavor of Chinese architecture, amidst Arab characteristics. I loved a group of wooden scrolls hanging by the entrances to the main hall - gold-filled calligraphy carvings on blackened wood had a pleasing contrast and each character looked like a finely composed picture, perfectly balanced and centered, and full of flowing beauty. Even the chipping of the black paints became well-integrated elements of the larger canvas.