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Contemporary art  
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8/28/16 Posted 8/28/16

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The Parlance of Shanshui: Guan Zhi and His Chinese Traditional Ink Painting in Contemporary Landscape  
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8/28/16 Posted 8/28/16

by Danny Castillones Sillada “You can enjoy a grander sight, / By climbing to a greater height.” ~ Wang Zhihuan, On The Stork Tower Merced, California — One does not only see the flowing or cascading waters but also imagine their origins, how they murmur, drift, and converge in a particular event in space and time, as if the artist had painted hundreds of miles of a meandering river, the waters explode with vivacity on the white plane, capturing their sensuous details in a single pictorial nar... [more]

My Favorite Paintings at National Art Museum of China, Beijing  
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8/26/16 Posted 8/30/16

The National Art Museum of China in Beijing has interesting oil painting collections, but when I visited it many years ago, the only oil paintings on display were a group of portraits of political and bigness bigwigs, uniformly done in the quite pompous and imperial fashion, therefore the only works worth seeing were some Chinese paintings and here are a couple of such samples. The 1960 landscape "Xiling Gorge" by FU Baoshi was a bold presentation of an often painted subject - one of the renown... [more]

On upcoming Kochi-Muziris Students' Biennale 2016, Free Press Journal, July 19. 2016  
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8/24/16 Posted 8/24/16

Part 1: http://epaper.freepressjournal.in/879381/The-Free-Press-Journal-Mumbai-Edition/19-Jul-2016#page/28/2 Part 2: http://epaper.freepressjournal.in/879381/The-Free-Press-Journal-Mumbai-Edition/19-Jul-2016#page/29/2 [more]

Testeando  
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8/24/16 Posted 8/24/16

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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]

Rosae Novichenko with International Exhibition RIO ART OLYMPICS 2016  
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8/21/16 Posted 8/21/16

ROSAE NOVICHENKO, Brazilian worldwide awarded artist, with the International Art Exhibition RIO ART OLYMPICS 2016. Curator: Salvo Nugnes Rio de Janeiro - Al Tiffany's Ipanema Hotel Residence la mostra internazionale "Rio Art - Olimpiadi dell'arte" Con il contributo straordinario di grandi personaggi della cultura e dello sport Dal 5 al 21 agosto 2016, la splendida Rio De Janeiro sarà al centro dell'attenzione pubblica mondiale, ospitando la 31° edizione dei Giochi Olimpici. Pro... [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]

My Favorite Paintings at Liaoning Provincial Museum, Shenyang, China  
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8/19/16 Posted 8/26/16

The main museum in my hometown, Manchurian city Shenyang, Liaoning Provincial Museum, boasted some magnificent artifacts and Chinese paintings, due to the fact that the last imperial dynasty was originated from Manchuria, and had kept a rich trove of art treasures in Shenyang, especially during and after World War II, when Manchu elites retreated back to northeastern China. Like many cities in China, Shenyang has experienced rapid expansion in the last decade or so, resulting in the move of it... [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]

BA CONTEMPORARY 2016 Vienna  
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8/13/16 Posted 8/13/16

To deal with art and approaching it are the first basic steps that every artist in his research must address. To approach the various forms of artistic expression and to bring it into line for us, may often be a difficult but necessary challenge to us, when we place ourselves in front of an collective exhibition, in which different artists and their different visual languages interact, feel and live art together. The artwork reflects the individual expression of a general feeling, is influence... [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]

Sunday Salon TransferDOWNLOAD  
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8/7/16 Posted 8/7/16

Join us in the afternoon on Sunday, August 14th for a salon with TRANSFER artists sharing their studio practice: Claudia Hart Rosa Menkman Harvey Moon Mary Ann Strandell Salon conversations run 15 minutes each, hosted on the steps of Minnesota Street Project's indoor atrium. Presentations begin with a look into the artists studio, followed by conversation –open discusion from the audience is encouraged. First salon starts at 4PM, come early for a seat! Drinks and snacks in-between... [more]

“Raid Envy” Group Show  
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8/7/16 Posted 8/7/16

Lichtundfire’s “Raid Envy” Group Show Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi With Works by Todd Bartel, Ross Caudill, Karlos Carcamo, Augustus Goertz, Bodo Korsig, D. Dominick Lombardi, Mary Ann Strandell and Joan Waltemath. July 13 – August 12, 2016 LICHTUNDFIRE 175 Rivington Street New York, New York USA 10002 Summer Gallery Hours: · July: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 PM · August: Tuesday – Friday 12:00 to 6:00 PM Gallery Hours: : Wed-Sa... [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 Sculptures at Palazzo Municipale in Ferrara, Italy  
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8/3/16 Posted 8/6/16

During my brief day trip to Italian city Ferrara, I admired two bronze sculptures on top of the arch entrance to its Palazzo Municipale (City Hall) — Arco del Volto del cavallo (Arch of Horse Front). On the left, there was the seated statesman Duca Borso d'Este & Marchese Niccolo III d'Este and on the right, equestrian sculpture of Marchese Niccolo III d'Este. Of these two equally impressive sculptures, the more flamboyant equestrian made more immediate impressions. The overt masculinity and grandeur was reflected with his insolen... [more]


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