Dazu Rock Carvings Grottoes near Chongqing, China have wonderful Buddhist and Taoist sculptures and carvings dating back as far as the 7th century AD. There were many fantastic sculptures and my favorite one was a Buddha with a fanciful flying wings atop his crown, which instantly softened and humanized the rather austere and upright Buddha.
My second favorite sculpture was a "Circle of Life", which featured many animals and phases of life, a wonderful illustration of the concept of reinc... [more]
I was shooting fashion in the 1970s and 1980s in New York City. I shot for Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, French Vogue, Marie France Magazine, Town & Country, Seventeen, Esquire, NY Times Mag, and amny other magazines. And for beauty lines like Revlon, Avon, Helena Rubenstein, and Almay; many advertising campaigns as well as fashion catalogs like JC Penney and Saks Fifth Avenue, and others.
In the last 10 years I have been shooting private social events, corporate events, and portraiture.And for many years, I'v... [more]
The ancient culture in nowadays Sichuan Province, China was vastly different from those originated in the Yellow River region, the mainstream Chinese culture as we know it. Jinsha (Archaeology) Site Museum in Chengdu, China, featured many mysterious artifacts resembled those we would see in Sci-Fi movies.
The most treasurable item was a gold foil wheel of Sun Birds - four cutout mythical birds flying around a cutout swirling wheel, spilling flares just like the sun. Perhaps, it was... [more]
"Fernando Carpaneda was named as a Juror's Choice for Visual Art at the 2016 Seattle Erotic Art Festival. "The Rebirth of Punk" sculpture was one of three pieces of art to receive the award." https://www.seattleerotic.org/2016-visual-art-award-winners/ [more]
“Guilt is not the curse of the human – the body is.” These words, uttered in 1966, characterized a paradigm shift. These words, especially for women, formed the nucleus of the emergence and omnipotence of sin. As women came into existence, they became the synonym of sin and their bodies the essence of sin. It is not an accident that the woman’s body, rather than the man’s, was framed as sin. Forever, well, ever since forever existed, the man’s body was epitom... [more]
Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was a renown Chinese artist, who was uniquely accomplished in both western oil paintings and traditional Chinese paintings. The museum bears his name, Xu Beihong Museum in Beijing had many of fine representations of his works. One of his most famous oil painting was a portrait titled "Sound of Flute", which, though somewhat veered towards sentimentality, was redeemed by the heroine's shagginess, which transported her to the purer and more primitive and private world. Rather than... [more]
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]
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]
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]
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, 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
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]
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]