The night is thick with heat and windless humidity. I am restless and stimulated, my body temperature rising in the dark room as I stare at and am consumed by an extraordinary Macri image: Drop Curtain. I have no idea what Macri intends by this image, his title notwithstanding, but I mean to write what it means to me because I cannot quench the fire in my bones until I do so. We don’t need to know what an artist “meant” in order to understand what the art means to us, and it... [more]
by Gregg Chadwick
Under the Gun Film Poster Reflected in Window at Premiere in Beverly Hills, CAMay 3, 2016photo by Gregg Chadwick
Just spent a rich afternoon in my studio with Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery Director Melissa Pickford. Her father Rollin Pickford was an accomplished painter of the California scene and she is an accomplished curator and artist as well. We caught up on our lives, and talked about art, and memory, and time, and we also discusse... [more]
From Milan I wish to express sensitive solidariety to
France and most generally towards all of the westernc
countries threatened both from Islamic countries and
communist ones, ad Russia or China. I m aware one of
the mainest targets consists in weakening and destroying
Internet system. We must strengthen and enlarge our
needful and wonderful web, we would live much worse
without it. Let us widen wealthy, democracy and plurality
of ideas and thinkings but without giving up our loved
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna The Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna (National Gallery of Bologna) boasts a vast array of paintings dating from 13th through 18th century, such as this glorious "Jesus Christ and the Good Thief" by Titian and his assistants. Gesù Cristo e il buon ladrone (Jesus Christ and the Good Thief), Tiziano Vecellio e aiuti (Titian and aid), c 1563 Yet, my favorite paintings in Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna are two panels from mid-15th century. The circa 1435 pi... [more]
We all live in a society and in fact man created the societies to encourage the wealth and physical wellbeing of its members. Being a social animal, humans can’t live alone. We have our family, friends to live with or to take care of us. We all want to be happy and live peacefully with our loved ones however truth has another side too. We suffer grievances and pain finally feel broken and alone. There are nonprofits organizations planned to help a purpose. These nonprofit organization received... [more]
Original vintage photographs of folk art environments, vernacular architecture and early outsider artists at work from the collection of Jim Linderman. Available from BLURB. 260 pages. FREE PREVIEW HERE [more]
(JULY 2016) MIAMI INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (sic sic sic) --
So when is "art" not art?
When it's a cynical publicity stunt masquerading as "art."
Take for example Laura Lima, who claims to be a performance artist. However she didn’t want to stick a cord up her vagina for her "art" – so she hired some Craigslist slave-labor girls to do it for her.
However -- they didn’t think it was cool at all… and they publicly said so
This was first reported by the Miami... [more]
Italian City Bologna itself is like an open museum, full of sculptures and monuments of distinction. I was quite impressed by several groups of sculptures around Legambiente Bologna & Emilia Romagna, an old city portal and the surrounding park.
The two mirroring bronze relief sculptures at the base of the gate impressed with their incredible beautiful lines and their economic way of presenting something deeply disturbing and touching.
Inside the park, there were some marble high reliefs and on... [more]
I would like to use this blog to track down a lost art item.
In April I did ship a statue in a crate to Tokyo, Japan,
I would like to find out its actual whereabouts and status.
Maybe posting this wanted poster will help me out.
Thank you for your attention and assistance
The SHIT# WORLD TOUR 2016
I would like to invite you to one of my adventures.
In April 2016 I started with the SHIT# World Tour. It gave me an opportunity to give more inside in my projects.
I did send 6 crates... [more]
American Folk Art in Place In Situ brings together over 250 pages of original vintage photographs of folk art environments, vernacular architecture and early outsider artists at work from the collection of Jim Linderman. Available in Paperback or Instant PDF Download from BLURB. COM FREE PREVIEW and ORDERS HERE. [more]
I m sorry for my awful English.
I wish to expound which features are necessary to draw an artistic painting, both hand drawing and digital art.
An interesting contemporary painting owns such features in my opinion:
Not repetitive, slightly repetitive
better with inequalities
three or max four colors
two or three kinds of geometrical shapes, not more
to utilize photos to transform
To improve the painting during its achievement without designing before drawing... [more]
The Moon Made Me Do It
Acrylic on Wood
65" x 53" x 2"
This primal portrait represents the sexual angst of the biblical Eve. Originally, the inspiration was from my friend who desperately yearns for sexual liberation but is chained to a lackluster marriage. She modeled for me with the caveat that her identity would be disguised. Using a neo-expressionist attitude, and playing off Munch’s Scream, I morphed her identity with Eve’s to protect her from her husband but also to express the ultimat... [more]
This article was done for the Asia Art Pacific Website. Unusually, they published a far larger review then they usually do.
‘Hammer on the Square’ (On the significance, Shah says: “When a man’s mind gets blocked it is necessary to use a hammer. A hammer sans the hand fixed on a cube - it says, ‘Jaago logon’ *), is the first retrospective ever of the nomadic artist, who was born in 1933 (and it's timely. Himmat Shah will be awarded the Legends of India award this week). It’s also a very comprehensive exhibition, featuri... [more]