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Looking Ahead Our insider's guide to shows, artists, and trends to follow in the new year A renowned Latvian painter, Ella Kruglyanskaya describes her practice as focused on the female figure and its accoutrements. Her work has been shown at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Salon 94 over the past couple years, and she will get her London solo debut at Studio Voltaire in April. "A RISD furniture grad from 2011, Misha creates work for a parallel wonderland, where traditional perception of material and structure is pushed to the edges of the room to make space for one big party.

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Shannon Taggart Documents Vodou In The Basements of New York City New York photographer Shannon Taggart gives us a first hand look into the haitian religion of Vodou being practiced in the basements of New York City. (via) “Taggart’s project began when she met a Mambo, or female Vodou priest, named Rose Marie Pierre, who runs a temple in the basement of a nondescript storefront in the working class neighborhood of Flatbush. It was here that Taggart made these images of priests and laymen undergoing possession by the Loa—powerful spirits that act as intermediaries between humankind and Vodou’s distant god, Bondye. Most Loa are benign, some are malevolent, but every spirit has a distinct personality, role in the world and set of demands and services.

Preserving physical records This advice is for collection items such as: letters and certificatesnewspaper and magazine clippingsprints and postersdrawings, watercolours and paintings. Paper-based materials can deteriorate chemically and physically. Some deteriorate because of their inherent properties, others as a result of poor storage or display conditions. 7 Good Resources for Art Teachers and Students I was recently contacted by a reader who wanted to know what I had in my archives for art lessons and digital art galleries that students can access. While this isn't every visual art resource in my archive, these are seven of my personal favorites. The Art Project powered by Google features interior tours of seventeen world famous art museums.

Ai Weiwei Survey in Washington Brendan Hoffman for The New York Times A detail of “He Xie,” an installation of ceramic crabs at the Hirshhorn Museum that refers to a dinner celebrating Ai Weiwei’s studio shortly before its razing by the Chinese government. More Photos » Over the past several years, the portly, wild-haired Mr. Ai has emerged as an eloquent and seemingly unsilenceable voice for freedom, speaking truth to China’s repressive regime as few others in that country have. Back to Basics – Creation Made Simple In a previous post I spoke of the problems I have been having with ‘Artists Block’ which has been preventing me from creating artwork that is fully realised and that I am happy with. As a last ditch attempt to overcome this debilitating condition, I enrolled myself on an online short course to go back to basics and build a sketchbook. We all know what a sketchbook is don’t we….. or do we? For some it is a book filled with beautifully executed drawings, a scrapbook of ideas and cuttings, for me it should be my brain on a page, but it hasn’t been for ages. The course I chose is run by the textile artist Dionne Swift .

Met Show Recalls Bashford Dean, Armor Curator Photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department From left, Japanese armor of the Gusoku type, 19th century, in the Met’s Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gallery; and in Gallery 371, field armor made for King Henry VIII, around 1544; and Emperor Ferdinand I’s armor, from 1549. More Photos » Arms and armor officially became a department at the Met in 1912, and the museum is commemorating this centennial and the department’s founding curator with a small exhibition, “Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department,” that opened on Tuesday in the Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gallery.

Paul Cézanne Paul Cézanne (US /seɪˈzæn/ or UK /sɨˈzæn/; French: [pɔl sezan]; 1839–1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne's often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of colour and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields. The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his subjects. Basic Color Theory by Kandinsky Color is of great value, harmonious color combinations can express all possible emotions and spiritual values. Each color has its own expressive value, that is why a particular color can communicate emotions without showing real objects. Each color accent on an image should evoke associations of mystic or musical character. Kandinsky speaks about color spirituality based on color contrast. When you look on an image, you distinguish between warm and cool colors, light and dark tones.

Algorithm turns computers into art experts An algorithm created by researchers at Lawrence Technological University in Michigan can make precise classifications of paintings using pattern recognition and statistical methods (Photo: Tupangato/Shutterstock ) Image Gallery (2 images) Making broad differentiations between modern and classic paintings can be fairly easy for the untrained eye, but telling the difference between an Impressionist and a Post-Impressionist painting may require a certain knowledge of art history. Well, it ain’t necessarily so when it comes to computers. An algorithm created and tested by computer scientists Lior Shamir and Jane Tarakhovsky, of Lawrence Technological University in Michigan has produced surprisingly accurate and expert results in art analysis.

Vincent van Gogh Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch: [ˈvɪnsɛnt ˈʋɪləm vɑn ˈɣɔx] ( );[note 1] 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work—notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color—had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness,[1][2] he died aged 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found).[3][note 2] Letters Vincent c. 1873 aged 19. This photograph was taken at the time when he was working at the branch of Goupil & Cie's gallery in The Hague.[5][6]

Place Gallery Anna White CV (PDF) Soft Edge/Hard Edge 4 June to 28 June 2008 How should one write about painting? Painting sufficient in itself not to require words. European Commission - Creative Europe: support programme for Europe's cultural and creative sectors from 2014 eac European culture, cinema, television, music, literature, performing arts, heritage and related areas will benefit from increased support under the European Commission's new Creative Europe programme, which was approved by the European Parliament on 19 November and by the Council of the EU on 5 December 2013. With a budget of €1.46 billion over the next seven years – 9% more than current levels – the programme will provide a boost for the cultural and creative sectors, which are a major source of jobs and growth. Please find all Calls for proposals under Creative Europe Creative Europe will provide funding for at least 250 000 artists and cultural professionals, 2 000 cinemas, 800 films and 4 500 book translations.

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