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]
by Gregg Chadwick
Elvis Presley (Suspicion)
36”x36” oil on linen 2016
In the Exhibition:
One in a Million
L Ross Gallery
August 2 - 27, 2016
Reception 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016.
5040 Sanderlin, Suite 104, Memphis, Tennessee 38117
My brief excursion from Bologna to Ferrara led me to the wonderful Duomo, whose distinct façade of triple gables immediately brought me to a purified world of classicism.
True to the expectation, my favorite sculpture inside was a sculpture of a bishop (and a saint?) standing in a niche with minimal decoration. The most striking feature was the resolute and clean lines of the soaring figure, reminiscent the works of the great Bernini, such as his masterpiece of "Ecstasy of S... [more]
Evolution of the Ventura V Series.
Anger and disgust sparked the first stage of what has become the V Series. My disdain for vulgarity, shock tactics and blatant crudeness with the male or female figure, and exposing it as art does not cut it for me. When calm prevailed, the challenge became how to counter this scenario, and to portray the female subject aesthetically and with integrity as an artist
.I used myself as a model to sketch. The composition of the drawings ignited the genesis of what has... [more]
"Fallen Angels" at the Louvre, PARIS Please hit the link for more details!Click here to watch the full KRGQ News 13 Interview. http://krqe.com/2015/08/14/santa-fe-artist-to-have-photo-featured-at-louvr... [more]
Foreman: In Collaboration with Photographer Bobbi Bennett, Allora by Laura Sees Bigger Picture
Laura Dinning and her longtime friend focus on connection between fashion, photography in fascinating exhibit at Montecito boutique
Laura Dinning, left, owner of Allora by Laura, and her close friend, photographer Bobbi Bennett, have put together a Fashion and Photography exhibit at the Montecito boutique. An artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday. (Judy Foreman / Noozhawk photo v... [more]
Catch the award winning London show, The Lion King at the magnificent Lyceum Theatre London! The stunning London theatre is located at 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ. The venue is located at a nearby distance to some of the topmost restaurants, bars and shops. Lyceum theatre is located close to some of the popular tourist spots such as London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Market, the Royal Opera House, Soho, Leicester Square and Chinatown.
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]
The Necessity of French Cafés is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, who is undertaking her residency in Paris during June and July 2016. Lisa will build this blog as a digital archive of essays, photographs, excerpts of narratives, and other relevant manifestations of the project. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.
It is 2:34 am. I write from my home on Rue de Charenton, a lovely neighb... [more]
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]
by Gregg Chadwick
Gregg ChadwickSalish Sea30"x24" oil on linen 2014
Two years ago on a technicolor blue day, I stood on the deck of the Wenatchee ferry cutting through the choppy sea from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. The vessel was named for the Wenatchi people who originally lived in the shadow of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers in Eastern Washington State. We are riding on a ship of memory.
In the Yakama language, wenatchi means "river flowing from can... [more]
Piotr Kotlicki (1972) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland. Currently works at the National Film School in Łódź at The Film and Television Directing Department. His work is multimedia-oriented with an emphasis on painting. Lives in Łódź.
Solo Exhibitions: 2016 We are turning into nothings – exlaimed the general, Sandhofer Gallery, Salzburg, Austria 2016 Motion compositions in paintings, PAF 2016 Animation Festival, Leuven, Belgium 2015 There... [more]
My 2005 oil painting Forest Within, currently showing at the McGuire Real Estate gallery in Berkeley as part of the “Crowded by Beauty” exhibit, is a play of optical illusion - the painting is a seemingly outdoor scene, yet the landscape is framed within a boxy confinement, and beams of light cast from behind and the shadows fall on the real or imaginary wall further enhances the blur of the boundary, where interior met exterior, reality met illusion.
Forest Within Oil on Canvas 24" x 30" Completed in 2005
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