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This French compound, which literally translates to “placing on stage,” or “putting on stage,” is one of the most misunderstood of all art terms. First used in theater around the year 1833, the phrase originally referred to all of the visual effects overseen by a theater director—including compositional design, lighting, and the placement of actors. In other words, the mise-en-scène encompassed all of the visual features on the stage that gave a performance its look and feel. Nowadays, mise-en-scène is a term used by art critics and historians to describe the setting of a film, performance, or photograph, especially those with cinematic qualities. For example, in her “Kitchen Table” series of photographs, Carrie Mae Weems takes as her mise-en-scène a family kitchen table, staging scenes of everyday life that examine racial and gender stereotypes and calling attention to the constructed nature of photography. —Sarah Gottesman 8 French Art Terms You Should Know 8 French Art Terms You Should Know
William Wegman, Inside Outside, 2014, oil and postcard on wood panel. William Wegman bought his first dog in California after responding to an ad in a Long Beach, California newspaper that said, “Weimaraners $35.” He called the new pet Man Ray. Wegman had trained as a painter, but as a graduate student at the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana in the mid-1960s, he abandoned the medium, he says, due to the popular notion at the time that painting was dead. He turned his attention to photography and video, and the dog kept wandering into his shots. “He’d get in the way, but he looked really amazing,” Wegman told me recently. A different view of Wegman’s career is on display through this weekend at two galleries in New York: Sperone Westwater, exhibiting the artist’s so-called postcard paintings, and Magenta Plains, which has a selection of his drawings, mostly from the 1970s. The paintings at Sperone Westwater all have postcards as their focal point. ‘The Dog Really Confused Things’: Another Side of William Wegman ‘The Dog Really Confused Things’: Another Side of William Wegman
The Brooklyn Rail - JUL-AUG 2016 - Art The Brooklyn Rail - JUL-AUG 2016 - Art Art Over the last two decades Wolfgang Tillmans has redefined what photography can look like within a fine art context, with his deceptively casual images of everyday human scenes and objects. His photos from the early 1990s of friends and rave culture catapulted him to fame, embodying the exciting and pioneering nature of his work. For decades, Luc Tuymans’s paintings have plumbed the nature of images—charting the limits of their personal and political functions. For Thomas Roma and Leo Rubinfien, two photographers who came of age when American giants like Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus, and Garry Winogrand were redefining the black-and-white medium, conversations around the practice of photography are fist-shaking discussions of life, tears, vulnerability, and ethics. For years, Rashaad Newsome has engaged with Vogue as a dance form and a community. Harmony Hammond made her start as an artist in the feminist milieu of 1970s New York, co-founding A.I.R.
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AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, a film by Alison Klayman
Overexposed - HD Stencils - Paolo Cirio - Contemporary Artist Overexposed - HD Stencils - Paolo Cirio - Contemporary Artist Overexposed - HD Stencils2015 - Acrylic spray paint on paper, canvas and photo paper Press material - Press Release, May 6th 2015 - Press Kit, high-res pics & all PDFs- Full catalog artworks and texts in PDF - All pictures browsable on Flickr - Details artworks on NOME gallery - Research on the Overexposed officials- Theoretical essay by Paolo Cirio- Text "Public Overexposure"- "Anti-Social Sculptures" artworks - Critical text by Nato Thompson- Critical text by Bruce Sterling Overexposed officials profiles Keith Alexander (NSA), John Brennan (CIA), Michael Hayden (NSA), Michael Rogers (NSA), James Comey (FBI), James Clapper (NSA), David Petraus (CIA), Caitlin Hayden (NSC), and Avril Haines (CIA). Pictures of the public interventionsNew York City, London, Berlin, Paris. Selected pictures of the outdoor public space insterventions Manhattan, New York City; London, UK; Berlin, Germany; Paris, France. Video playlist
Continuous Bias | The Rusty Bobbin: Inklings The Simplicity apron edges were finished with bias binding, and it looks *pretty good*, if I do say so myself. Most garment instructions will tell you to cut and join bias strips when you need self bias for some bit of construction. This is a pain-in-the-neck and totally ridiculous. All quilters know a better way. I learned it in my quilting days–20+ years ago–and to this day make continuous bias binding whenever I want more than a few inches of bias or piping. Take it from me, this is a skill worth learning. Start with a square of cotton fabric and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Cut along the diagonal line so that you end up with two right triangles. With right sides together and using 1/4″ seams, stitch the triangles together along one of the short sides. Decide how wide you want your bias–I generally use 1.5 inches. The last line will probalby be too close to the edge to use. Now for the part that will make you think you’ve done it wrong. Here’s my seam pinned. It works! Continuous Bias | The Rusty Bobbin: Inklings
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Cindy Needham: Divide and Conquer...Quilting & Life in General Cindy Needham: Divide and Conquer...Quilting & Life in General I was the June instructor for the Sew Cal Gal's Free Motion Quilting Challenge in June and a large part of my lesson including dividing and conquering a space and then filling it in. It's less intimidating and more manageable that way. Well, that applies to life in general...not just quilting! I've been over-the-top busy prepping for my next upcoming 5-day Design Workshop in Rancho Cordova as well as getting ready to film for some upcoming on-line classes. All of the binders/handbooks have been loaded and are ready to go...huge project. If one is good, twice is why not make several more teaching samples for the workshop too? While on the airplane and in the airports back and forth from Santa Fe I was able to get the beadwork started on the Battenburg piece...I'm very happy with how this is looking! There probably won't be any more blog posts until after the design workshop so I loaded up this particular blog with enough pictures to keep you going.
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Henri Matisse Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (French: [ɑ̃ʁi emil bənwɑ matis]; 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter.[1] Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.[2][3][4][5] Although he was initially labelled a Fauve (wild beast), by the 1920s he was increasingly hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.[6] His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.[7] Early life and education[edit] Henri and Amélie Matisse, 1898 Fauvism[edit] Henri Matisse
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Some sessions sold out - book timed tickets online to avoid disappointment Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3 Slide 4 Extended by popular demand! Last day now 23 October This is a rare chance to see masterpieces by the two leading figures of Mexican 20th-century art. The exhibition presents 33 artworks from the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including outstanding self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings. Alongside these works are over 50 photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship. Images: Frida Kahlo Self-portrait with necklace 1933 (detail); Self-portrait with monkeys 1943 (detail); Portrait of Diego Rivera 1937 (detail); Diego on my mind (Self portrait as Tehuana) 1943 (detail). Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Getting here :: Plan your visit :: Visit us Getting here :: Plan your visit :: Visit us Use two fingers to move the map Map Data Map data ©2016 Google Map Satellite Address Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Where to find us On the eastern side of Sydney’s CBD, next to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain, just down the road from St Mary’s Cathedral. Getting here on foot About 5 minutes walk from Macquarie Street, across the Domain, or from Hyde Park. Getting here by public transport Bus 441: departs from the York Street side of Queen Victoria Building and drops off near the Gallery. City Sightseeing (red route): nearest stop is #12 (outside the Department of Lands) Train: St James and Martin Place stations are both about 10 minutes walk. For more information about public transport options and times, contact the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or Courtesy bus On nights when the Gallery is open, a courtesy bus departs from the Gallery entrance every 15 minutes from 7pm until closing for the Domain Car Park, Martin Place, Wynyard and Town Hall.

Note: I am posting this on both writer and artist “Master” list plus the winners pages for both. I myself have been agitated by both these list. As noted previously more so on the writers side then the artist. I digress, I want to underscore before I fly off the handle, Brian is right. If this list was compiled in a different time, it would reflect those times. I would note, my friend and former classmate Kelly Thompson’s blog here at CBR attempts to diversify the readership here, and she is not alone in this concern, otherwise she would not have been asked to join. In my male feminist opinion, one of the reason’s women are not represented here and I am not presenting a strong argument in favor of a particular one (Wendy Pini!) So on with my fighting over names on this list (sorry if I have mentioned some of this before)…gotta geek now! On the artist list I count 2 artist (Mazzucchelli, Jamie Hernandez) who I would consider to fall in that artsy side of comics. Top 125 Comic Book Writers Master List | Comics Should Be Good @ CBR Top 125 Comic Book Writers Master List | Comics Should Be Good @ CBR
French sculptor Pierre Matter's body of work thematically revolves around the surreal idea of featuring a combination of organic and mechanical materials in one entity. His sculptures reflect a robotic evolution of living beings and animals, transforming their likeness into multilayered cyborgs. The artist's mythological, mechanized creatures re-evaluate the way one interprets lifeforms in reality. The artist says, "Even the cows of the mountains are nothing more than milk machines." Matter adds, "The way I blend cogs, pistons, integrated circuits and other accessories of the industrial world into beings, bodies or faces, my sculptures, directly follows from the way human life has evolved in recent times. Pierre Matter website via [2headedsnake] Pierre Matter Organic and Mechanical Hybrid Sculptures

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Bisa Butler| O.V. Brantley Quilt Studio A Day With Quilt Artist Bisa Butler Collage portrait quilt by Bisa Butler All artists are inspired by other artists. Quilters are no different. This weekend I am part of a lucky group of quilters who will take a Master Quilting Class with Bisa Butler. The class is part of the 2014 Atlanta Quilt a Festival sponsored by the Clara Ford Foundation and Hammonds House Museum. Like this: Like Loading... About ovbrantley After practicing law for over 30 years, I retired from my position as the Chief Legal Officer for Fulton County, Georgia, the largest county in Georgia.
Claude Monet Peintre français (Paris 1840-Giverny, Eure, 1926). Directement lié aux origines de l'impressionnisme avec sa toile Impression, soleil levant, Claude Monet domine ensuite ce mouvement qui introduit la modernité dans l'art du xixe siècle. Surnommé par Manet le « Raphaël de l'eau », il laisse une œuvre immense. 1. Second fils d'Adolphe Monet, négociant en tissu, et de Louise Justine, chanteuse, Claude Monet grandit au Havre, où sa famille s'installe en 1845 chez Marie-Jeanne Lecadre, une demi-sœur de son père. À la mort de sa mère, en 1858, Monet quitte le lycée, qui lui a « toujours fait l'effet d'une prison », et vend ses premiers dessins. 2. Avec l'appui de son père, Monet arrive à Paris en 1859 pour y étudier la peinture. Atteint de pleurésie, il revient à Paris en 1862 et entre alors dans l'atelier du peintre suisse Charles Gleyre, où il travaille avec Alfred Sisley, Auguste Renoir et celui qui deviendra son proche ami, Frédéric Bazille. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Claude Monet
Peintre français (Limoges 1841-Cagnes-sur-Mer 1919). De tous les maîtres de l'impressionnisme, Auguste Renoir est celui qui représenta la figure humaine et le bonheur de vivre dans le plus grand nombre d'œuvres. Usant d'une palette exquise, il rendit un vrai culte à la sensualité dans ses portraits et dans ses nus féminins. 1. Apprentissages Fils d'un tailleur de pierre et d'une couturière, établis à Paris en 1845, Auguste Renoir est placé en apprentissage dans un atelier de décoration de porcelaines (entre 1854 et 1858), tout en suivant des cours du soir de dessin. Reçu en 1862 à l'École des beaux-arts, il a pour professeur le peintre suisse Charles Gleyre (1806-1874), dont il fréquente aussi l'académie privée ; il y rencontre Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Frédéric Bazille, qui lui font partager leur admiration pour Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Camille Corot et plus encore pour Édouard Manet. 2. 3. 4. Auguste et Aline (qui a dix-huit ans de moins que lui) se sont rencontrés en 1879. Auguste Renoir
Vincent Van Gogh Zundert (Pays-Bas), 30 mars 1853 - Auvers- sur-Oise, 29 juillet 1890 Autoportrait huile sur toile Musée d'Orsay, Paris s © RMN / Gérard Blot L'église d'Auvers sur Oise, huile sur toile, juin 1890 Musée d'Orsay, Paris © RMN / Hervé Lewandowski Né le 30 mars 1853 à Zundert dans le Brabant du Nord, Vincent van Gogh est néerlandais ; mais les années pas-sées à peindre en France entre mars 1886 et le 29 juillet 1890, date de sa mort, à trente-sept ans, dans une auberge d’Auvers-sur-Oise, le petit village d’Île-de-France où il est enterré,l’ont définitivement lié àcette «école française » qui domine la scène artistique internationale à la fin du XIXe siècle. En octobre 1880, Vincent van Gogh s’installe à Bruxelles où, pour la première fois, il établit des contacts avec d’autres artistes débutants. Anne Distelconservateur général du patrimoine musée d’Orsay

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