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Jeff Widener holds his photo of Tank Man in Tienanmen Square from 1989.Photo: Tim Mantoani Steve McCurry holds his 1984 photo of a young woman from Peshawar, Pakistan. "I looked for this girl for 17 years and finally found her in 2002. Her name is Sharbat Gula."Photo: Tim Mantoani Neil Leifer holds his photo, Ali vs. Liston, which he took on May 25, 1965 in Lewiston, Maine.Photo: Tim Mantoani Bill Eppridge stands with his photo of Robert F. Kennedy after his assassination on June 5, 1968.Photo: Tim Mantoani Elliot Erwitt: "The picture I am holding was snapped in 1974 just across the street from my apartment in New York's Central Park. Mark Seliger: "Originally an inside opener for Rolling Stone cover story of Nirvana in conjunction with the release of In Utero, my first Polaroid (with Negative) was by far the most emotional and revealing of his spirit. The Tank Man of Tienanmen Square. “I felt like there was kind of this void,” says Mantoani. Famous Photogs Pose With Their Most Iconic Images | Raw File Famous Photogs Pose With Their Most Iconic Images | Raw File
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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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Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist,[2] Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions are his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern-day environmentalism. Name pronunciation and physical appearance[edit] In appearance he was homely, with a nose that he called "my most prominent feature Life[edit] Early life and education, 1817–1836[edit] Return to Concord, 1836–1842[edit] Later years, 1851–1862[edit]
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.
For me, painting is play - the play of the cosmos. Yet they are not created to decorate walls. Painting flowers and cosmic blooms is a way of dissolving into the whole. The quest for perfection is disappearing - there is no difference between me and the rest of existence. The forms disperse into one another - nothing is fixed. It is a struggle for peace, for rest. I try to find a balance between perfection and non-perfection through flowers, through words, through poems: trying to find the key and understand life, trying to find the hidden key somewhere, someplace… As Steven Pressfield writes, “Most of us have two lives. Limited edition giclées, approx. size 25 x 30 cm: $125 (frames not included). Aquarelle — OBEROI
The universal artist from Vienna, Austria became world famous as graphic artist, painter, sculptor, designer, stage designer, architect, composer and poet. He created a gigantic number of etchings and an equal comprehensive amount of oil paintings and aquarells. In the chapel of parish church St.Egid in Klagenfurt he created monumental frescos to the Apocalypse of John. Beside numerous small-scale sculptures and reliefs Ernst Fuchs created a huge number of life-sized and larger than life-sized sculptures. His undisputed best known work is his own museum; a Villa in Vienna built by Austrian architect Otto Wagner, which he transformed into a fantastic Fuchs museum. Ernst Fuchs was not only commonly known through his outstanding and versatile talent as an artist, his life was totally unconventional and coined by constant ups and downs. Extremes determined his life and work. In winter 1945/46 I realised for the first time, how a media-compulsive creative urge seized me. Ernst Fuchs Official Webpage of Prof. Ernst Fuchs
The Art Of Esoteric Symbolism: Jean Delville | A Steampunk Opera (The Dolls Of New Albion) Jean Delville was a Belgian painter (1867-1953) who painted heavily symbolic scenes with a occult oriented spiritual perspective. He grew up in the Belgian town of Louvain, but when his outstanding talent became apparent went to Brussel to study at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts where he stood out and won some awards. He started exhibiting at 20, but it was a few years later that the focus of his work became cemented. After Academy he traveled to Paris where he met Sâr Joséphin Péladan, an eccentric mystic and occultist, who defined himself as a modern Rosicrucian. Delville became enamored with Peladan’s ideas and mysticism and from then on Delville dedicated his craft to esoteric themes. The basic summation of his views was Neoplatonism, Delville believed that visible reality was only a symbol, and that humans exist in three planes: the physical (the realm of facts), the astral (or spiritual world, the realm of laws), and the divine (the realm of causes). Parsifal Prometheus Orpheus
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.
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