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By Michael Hartley CFP® | Fusing art with creative living

Life and Work of Joan Miró, Spanish Surrealist Painter

<b>Joan Miró I Ferrà</b> (April 20, 1893 - December 25, 1983) was one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. He was a leading light of the …

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5 Simple Tips for Improving Your Figure Drawing Skills

Esteban Ocampo at the Will Cotton Drawing Party, 2017. Courtesy of the New York Academy of Art.“An artist should draw people constantly, by any means …

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LIFE With Picasso: Genius at Work and at Play, 1948-1967

Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, France, 1949.<br>Gjon Mili—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>1 of 22<p>There's a reason — or rather, there are innumerable reasons, …

Matisse, Picasso, and Their Models, in an Award-Winning Exhibition

June 15, 2018<p>Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.<p>The beginning of …

How to Be an Artist, According to Henri Matisse

La danse, 1909.<br>Henri Matisse<br>Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts ArchiveIn the early 20th century, a 30-something Frenchman named Henri Matisse …

Southwestern Artist's Art Show Winners

YOU can still view these items<p>Article Source: Society of Western Artists<p>SWA 68th Annual Show through August 5, 2018<p>The judges for the Society of …

5 beautiful San Antonio art shows for a colorful summer

Alamo City has long been lauded for its important place in U.S. history, but with its abundance of artists, diverse culture, and low-cost of living, …

van Gogh and other famous artists to be featured at Kelowna Art Gallery - Kelowna Capital News

Famous artwork from artists like Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet will be on display at the Kelowna Art Gallery.<p><i>A Cultivating Journey: The Herman H.</i> …

A Quiet Evening of Dance wins prestigious FEDORA prize - Beautiful Ballet Dance Magazine – Interviews, Podcasts, Reviews – The Wonderful World of Dance

<b>A Quiet Evening of Dance</b>, an evening of work by celebrated American choreographer <b>William Forsythe</b> produced by Sadler’s Wells, has won the 100,000 …

Works by Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell highlight art connections

Works by three of America's most celebrated artists are on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum

Art Is Becoming a Financial Product, and Blockchain Is Making It Happen

LONDON — In recent years, there has been plenty of talk of the “financialization” of art. As prices soar to new levels and digital technology opens new markets, that talk is getting louder.<p>Last month in London, DACS, Britain’s leading artists’ rights management organization, unveiled “The Art …

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Prufrock: Shakespeare’s Science, Revisiting Updike’s ‘Couples,’ and Claude Monet’s Cinematic Eye

<b>Yes, the American Civil War and Reconstruction were about race,</b> but they were also about what kind of government should rule America—republican or …

Second Time Around: On the Importance of Being Ernest Briggs

Born in 1923, in San Diego, Ernest Briggs served in India during World War II and then studied at the California School of Fine Arts in San …

Muslim artist in Halifax using pottery to fight Islamophobia

A Muslim artist living in Halifax is turning his own experience of Islamophobia into pieces of art that express how Muslims are adapting in the …

Here Are the 3 Emerging Artists Damien Hirst Tapped to Make Work for His Private Museum

On View<p>The latest from the artist's Newport Street Gallery.<p>,<p>When he opened his private museum, the Newport Street Gallery, Damien Hirst wanted to …

Wassily Kandinsky

Year<p>Exhibition Title<p>Gallery/Museum<p>Solo/Group<p>2016<p>Abstracting from Nature<p>Connaught Brown, London<p>Group<p>2016<p>Artists in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction …

'Game-changer': Melbourne to build nation's largest contemporary art gallery

Melbourne is set to become home to Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery as part of a major transformation of the Southbank arts precinct.

23 Surreal Facts About Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí was one of the most famous painters of the 20th century. The Surrealist’s self-promotional antics and bizarre artwork made him an …

When Andy Warhol Got Inspired by Edvard Munch

May 26, 2018<p>Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.<p>The Pop art icon</b> …

Tate resolves 187-year dispute as paintings by Turner and Constable hang together again

In 1831, their hanging caused an almighty row between the two leading artists of the day, as JMW Turner accused his great rival John Constable of putting his own painting in prime position at the Royal Academy.<p>All these years on, and Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral From The Meadows and Turner’s …

Winnipeg Art Gallery breaks ground on world-class Inuit Art Centre

Shovels are officially in the ground as the Winnipeg Art Gallery began work on the Inuit Art Centre, the first building of its kind in the world.<p>The …

Chiura Obata, who painted natural wonders and hardships of Japanese-Americans at Topaz, gets major exhibition at Utah Museum of Fine Arts

When he was 56, Chiura Obata — already recognized as a gifted landscape painter known for beautiful vistas of California — moved with his family to …

See How the ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Met Show Came Together

There’s something so satisfying about a time-lapse video — especially ones that speed-up actions as complex and precise as the installation of the …

Andy Warhol and Billy Schenck Exhibits Open at Briscoe Western Art Museum

Briscoe focuses on Western pop art in two exhibitions May 25-Sept. 3<p>By Kathleen Petty<p>Annie Oakley by ANdy Warhol; Screenprint, 1986 Courtesy of Jack …

Ai Weiwei: A Case Study in Overexposure

More is always better. That seems to be the working philosophy of Ai Weiwei, the Chinese superstar artist, who will be taking over Los Angeles this …

Art heist fail: 14 stolen pieces from St. John's home recovered

Police have recovered 14 pieces of valuable art, including a soapstone statue, that were lifted from a west end St. John's home.<p>In a late Friday …

Judy Bretschneider, dance philanthropist, dies at 63

Judy George Bretschneider, a sex psychologist who switched to international dance as a means of bringing young people together, died last Saturday at her home in San Francisco after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 63.<p>Though never a dancer herself, “Miss Judy,” as Bretschneider was known …

PAFA acquires painting from Hudson River School that couldn't sell at auction

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has acquired a major work of art by a Hudson River School artist after it failed to sell at auction.<p>“Valley …

Programming As Art: How Blockchain Can Help Artists (And Save Art)

Who knew that artists were so ... technical?<p>Can blockchain save art?<p>Last month I spent a week in Moscow where I spoke at the Skolkova Robotics Forum on Smart Matter: 4 Things That Are Making Every "Thing" Smart. While there, I happened to visit a very unique gallery in the heart of Russia's top …

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