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Klaus Guingand news  
10/5/16 Posted 10/5/16

I am on the list of the important contemporary artists (outside China) for China. [more]

My Favorite Sculptures at Han Yangling (Han Dynasty Yang Tomb) in Xianyang, Shaanxi, China  
10/4/16 Posted 10/8/16

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]

Interview with Vadis Turner  
10/1/16 Posted 10/20/16

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]

My Favorite Calligraphy and Monument at Great Mosque of Xi'an, China  
10/1/16 Posted 10/5/16

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. I... [more]

BERND SANNWALD - Fotokunst  
9/29/16 Posted 9/29/16

Groupexhibition with Dieter Härtter Opening: October 14, 2016 Laudatio: Dagmar Dengg Duration: October 11 - November 13; 2016 Galerie Frey Otto Wagner Straße 14 D-82110 Germering Germany [more]

My Favoritate Bronze Artifacts at Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an, China  
9/28/16 Posted 10/4/16

Shaanxi History Museum in Xi'an, China had many ancient artifacts due to the fact that it lies in the cradle of Chinese Yellow River civilization. My favorites there were not very flashy. I liked a shallow basin very much, for the unusual shape, the beautiful interplay of the green bronze and the red rust, and above all, the fine inscription in the middle of the basin - eight characters in the ancient style and hardly legible for a person like me without special training. My second favorit... [more]

9/27/16 Posted 9/27/16


Art Abounds In 3 Shows. WOW  
9/26/16 Posted 9/26/16

So how often does this happen? I am even saying WOW. must be hitting the "Tipping Point" ! Check it out Koehnline Museum at Oakton CC. honored to be in juried group international show, opens Sept 28th. 5 - 8pm ARC Gallery. Members Show. opens Sept 29th 2016, 6-9 and August House Studio, Chicago. : "Real & Surreal" David Bechtol and Nancy Bechtol. 2 person show, taking over the gallery and a video projection on the front glass! 6-9pm do come! would love to see you there. once in a lif... [more]

Art revolution  
9/24/16 Posted 9/24/16

Look the vidéo of my new artwork "Art revolution".Regarder la vidéo de ma nouvelle oeuvre "Art révolution" Klaus Guingand artwork Une vidéo publiée par Klaus Guingand (@klaus_guingand) le 22 Sept. 2016 à 13h14 PDT [more]

Featured Painting “Mirage” – A World of Ambiguity  
9/22/16 Posted 9/22/16

My Mirage, a fantastic painting, was based on a vision visited me when I was falling asleep but with enough mental presence to get up to make quick notes – a distant town, whose outlines barely discernible, in the manner of those commonly seen in old Dutch or Flemish landscape paintings, overwhelmed by several enormous and boldly sketched black feathers floating above the sky. Behind those dark and somewhat ominous feathers, a delicately pretty pale blue sky flashed through persistently. Ye... [more]

My Favorite Sculptures at Terracotta Army Site, Xi'an  
9/21/16 Posted 9/30/16

The famed Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty in China impressed not only with the sheer numbers of those soldiers, generals and horses, but upon close inspection, the endless variations of those individuals, each one of them seemed to have a distinct look and personalities, a far cry from cookie cutter mass production one might have suspected. The most impressive was a Standing Archer - whose stylized yet naturalistic posture and his impassive face emitted an aura of... [more]

My Favorite Earthenware Artifacts in Banpo Archaeological Site Museum, Xi'an, China  
9/18/16 Posted 9/21/16

Banpo Archaeological Site Museum, Xi'an, China featured one of the earliest civilizations originated in China, in the Yellow River Valley, and it showcased many ancient artifacts remarkable not only for historical values, but the refined beauty belying their primitive and humble origins. One such wonder was "A basin with abstracted fish design", whose rich earthy red tone was a thing of great beauty, and the black line drawing geometrical design of fish in multiple variations and arrangements was... [more]

My Favorite Sculptural Artifacts in Sanxingdui, Guanghan, Deyang, Sichuan, China  
9/15/16 Posted 9/19/16

The breathtaking artifacts in the archaeology site Sanxingdui (Three-Star Mound) in Sichuan Province, China, astonished people with their exotic to the point of bizarre beauty. For example, this pair of gold-masked busts though had all the prerequisite facial features, but the shape and proportions of those were so strange, that these busts were hardly human, at least not earthly human. However bizarre they looked, they were absolutely to behold. The green patina of the bronze harmonized magical... [more]

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9/12/16 Posted 9/12/16

BA CONTEMPORARY 2016 Vienna An alternation of photography, figurative and abstract painting and installation AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM Gumpendorfer Strasse 23 1060 Vienna / Austria Duration: September 26 – October 9, 2016 Opening hours: MON – SAT 2 – 7 pm, SON 11 am – 2 pm Opening hours on October 1, 2016 (Lange Nacht der Museen): 4 – 11 pm Artists: AGNIESZKA CECCARELLI / Italy, GLEN FARLEY / Norway, KELLY FISCHER / USA, DARIUS FOROUTAN / Austria, JOHA... [more]

My Favorite Sculptures at Dazu Rock Carvings Grottoes, Chongqing, China  
9/12/16 Posted 9/16/16

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]

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