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Suellen Rocca’s Graphite Gorgeousness Can Rock Our World

A doyenne of American surrealism speaks on the inspiration of kindergarten course books and drawing from the internal.<p>Suellen Rocca is an artist who first became known for her work with the Chicago Imagists, a.k.a. the Hairy Who, whose collaborative shows during the 1960s have become a touchstone …

Drawing

Chicago: The Jealous Curator’s 5 Must See Artists...

Ahead of the first edition of The Other Art Fair Chicago, we asked <i>The Jealous Curator</i>‘s Danielle Krysa which artists she was most looking forward to …

Visual Art

Camera Pop in Turin - How Photography and Pop Art Influenced Each Other

September 18, 2018<p>Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.<p>When it …

Andy Warhol

Illuminating culture

Pepón Osorio created “El Chandelier” for a performance that explored the life of a Puerto Rican woman living in New York. The fixture is adorned with …

Sculpture

Science and art prove a potent combination in the hands of Conrad Shawcross

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Venice

Delacroix, the Visionary Romantic Artist, Gets First Major North American Retrospective

Eugène Delacroix, whose stormy, boundary-defying paintings captivated France in the 19th century, is one of history’s most significant artists. He …

Review: Alex Jackson’s paintings urge viewers to unlearn the underpinnings of art education

Topiary — plants sculpted into geometric or whimsical shapes — is a way of controlling and circumscribing nature, bending it into pre-defined, delimited forms. The title of Alex Jackson’s exhibition of paintings at Zevitas Marcus, “Wild Topiary,” seems a bit oxymoronic, but also suggests a …

Painting

'I'm aghast, scared and disgusted': neon warrior Jenny Holzer on America today

‘I hope my crummy old phone doesn’t make you crazy,” says Jenny Holzer as we begin our conversation. Not exactly what I’m expecting from the artist renowned for her pioneering use of technology. Holzer rose to prominence in 1982 when she reprogrammed an LED advertising billboard in Times Square …

Washington D.C.

"Long Term Parking" by Arman – Accumulation of 60 Automobiles in Concrete, 1982

This is a sculpture called “Long Term Parking” and it is located at the Château de Montcel in Jouy-en-Josas, France. This 60 feet (18-meter) high …

Pop Art

Newest Blue Pigment Brings An Otherworldly Glow To Art Projects

Image by Olga Alexopoulou and featured with permission<br>While the color blue is often bound to conversations on gender socialization, you might be …

The Arts

An arty yarn at Kettle’s Yard mixes knitting and death metal

Fans of knitting and death metal should head to Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, UK, next week. The London-based artist Oreet Ashery takes over the space …

Death Metal

Two plagiarism claims stir up SA art

Related Links<p>It wasn’t Ayanda Mabulu’s sensationalist painting of Nelson Mandela depicted as a Nazi that grabbed international headlines at last …

Murals

Local Student's Artwork To Be Featured On 'CBS Sunday Morning'

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Like so many of us, Katherine Dang questioned if she was good enough.<p>“I really got into art at a young age but I was always put …

The Arts

Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you’re no Leonardo da Vinci

“I just can’t draw.” It’s a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. Something happens in our teenage years that makes most of us shy away from drawing, fretting that our draftsmanship skills aren’t up to par, and leaving it to the “artists” among us.<p>Spartan Holiday<p>But …

Women's News

Basquiat: Rage to Riches | Artist of a Generation: 3 Things You Should Know About Jean-Michel Basquiat | Blog | American Masters | PBS

It took less than 10 years for Jean-Michel Basquiat to go from an anonymous graffiti artist to New York City’s boldest and most transgressive star. …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Nik Bentel reshapes chalk to create architectural drawing toys for children

New York designer Nik Bentel has reimagined the humble chalk stick as toys in various shapes so that budding artists and architects can draw …

Drawing

The making of a masterpiece: Picasso's landmark pieces on show

What elevates a simple work of art to the rank of masterpiece? A new show at the Picasso museum in Paris delves into the question, with the help of paintings like "On The Beach", "The Three Dancers" and "The Young Ladies of Avignon". Olivia Salazar-Winspear takes in some of the pieces that …

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

New Season of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Premieres Next Week, Pioneer Works Showcases Haitian Artists & More

<b>T</b>he new season of <i>Art in the Twenty-First Century</i> is premiering one week from Friday on PBS. Continuing the thematic focus introduced in the previous …

San Francisco

David Hockney’s iconic pool painting set to sell for a record amount

When an artist dies, their work tends to go for a higher price as there is then a limited number of pieces ever created by them.<p>However, it’s estimated that David Hockney’s ‘Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’ will break the record for the amount sold for a piece by a living …

Pacific Coast Highway

Robert Indiana - Brooklyn Bridge, New York, New York

Christophe Jacrot - White Chapel, SNJOR series<p>A celebrated French photographer, <b>Christophe Jacrot</b> has been developing artistic projects in a range of …

Andy Warhol

What is Art Basel? A Guide to the World’s Biggest International Art Fair

Since 1970, creators, collectors, and dealers of contemporary art have congregated at <b>Art Basel</b>, the world's biggest art fair. Intended to spotlight the top artists of the time and act as a “driving force in supporting the role galleries play in nurturing the careers of artists,” the annual event …

Art Basel

The Power of Words

<b>W</b>ords matter. Language is fluid and alive. It soothes, stings, and moves us; it can tap into every human emotion. It is a powerful tool that can be …

Stop Motion Films by Kirsten Lepore and Nix + Gerber Produced Entirely in the Space of a Car Trunk | Colossal

<p>In a new ad campaign for the 2019 MINI Countryman, MINI USA invited artist duo Nix + Gerber (previously) and animator Kirsten Lepore (previously) to …

Drawing

Five must-see works at the Phillips Collection, from an unusual Van Gogh to a room made of wax

By Mark Jenkins<p>When the Phillips Collection reopened its original building this summer, after more than a year of renovations, the refreshed galleries didn’t simply provide more space to showcase the impressive permanent collection. The renewal also reconnected the Phillips to its heritage as the …

African-American News

‘Draw This Again’ Challenge Shows That Practice Makes Perfect (New Pics)

It's easy to compare your artworks to those of the greats and feel miserable. But if you're an aspiring creator you need to understand that nobody …

Artworks

Visitor figures don’t show the whole value of our museums

In 1833 Sir John Soane lobbied Parliament to turn his house and collections in Lincoln’s Inn Fields into a museum “for the benefit of the public”. He …

Museums

Eva Hesse | Who Was Eva Hesse? 3 Things You Should Know About The Trailblazing Artist | Blog | American Masters | PBS

Eva Hesse with “Metronomic Irregularity” at the opening reception for “Eccentric Abstraction,” Fischbach Gallery, NY 1966. (Credit: Norman …

Germany

Flipped Perspectives Explored in New Intimate Paintings by Cinta Vidal | Colossal

<p>Barcelona-based artist Cinta Vidal has previously produced fictionalized architectural paintings that study how individuals with differing …

Los Angeles

This Is the Oldest Drawing by Humans Ever Found

Dating back 73,000 years, the drawing smashes the record for oldest figurative drawing by about 30,000 years.<p>Archeologists have discovered the earliest known drawing created by humans, scrawled on a rock at the shoreline of South Africa. Dating back some 73,000 years, the mysterious picture …

Drawing

Portrait of Gerard de Lairesse | Rembrandt van Rijn | 1975.1.140 | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gerard de Lairesse (1641–1711) was, in his day, a well-known painter, etcher, and art theorist. He suffered from congenital syphilis, which caused …

Art