Art

Monet glimpsed through his own words, demons and all

The artist has been the shadow behind his paintings. A new film reveals a genius stalked by debt<p>The words are those of a man at the end of his tether. “I must have undoubtedly been born under an unlucky star. I’ve just been turned out without even a shirt on my back from the inn in which I was …

Painting

Are there any truly great American artists?

The Davis Museum pulls all art made by immigrants from its collection. What would U.S. art be without them?<p>Alongside more traditional exhibits (like a killer Carlo Dolci show), the Davis Museum of Art at Wellesley College has just announced a statement un-exhibit, “Without Immigrants,” in which all …

Art History

The Virgin Mary: Now With 800% More Tentacles - Creators

Holy Mary, mother of invention: these re-created statuettes turn the Blessed Virgin into an imagination of what women can be, feel, and represent.<p>"In 2005, my father gave me a statuette he found in a secondhand shop," Soasig Chamaillard, the loving guardian and creator of these multifdimensional …

Religion

Japan: Naked Man Festival

Around 10,000 men, wearing nothing but sumo-style loincloths, gathered at a Japanese temple on Saturday to scramble for sacred sticks called shingi.<p>The “Hadaka Matsuri” (Naked Man Festival) takes place every year at the Saidaji Kannon-in temple in Okayama City.<p>The crowd waited for more than an hour …

Japan

Lose yourself in WIRED's pick of the International Photographer of the Year Photo award winners

The categories range from Nature, Architecture and People, allowing both amateur and professional photographers to share their best work<p>More than 3,780 incredible images were submitted to the 2016 International Photographer of the Year Photo Awards set up to showcase the best in contemporary …

Photography

Leonard Cohen’s Art of Losing - BLARB

In a 1959 letter to Canadian publisher Jack McClellan, a 25-year old Leonard Cohen characterized his audience as “inner-directed adolescents, lovers …

Leonard Cohen

Captivated by the work of Joan Eardley

Thank you for the generous appreciation of Joan Eardley’s work by Frances Spalding (Review, 11 February). I was captivated by Eardley’s portraits and landscapes when I was a teenager in the mid-1950s. Her work was shown in the MacLellan Galleries, in Sauchiehall Street, near where I went to school …

Ominous Photos of Creeping Limbs Reaching Out for Human Contact - Creators

Creeping limbs reach out from the depths of misty rainforests. Under the rays of breaking light, human arms and legs are revealed. The disembodied forms are nothing more than a few sinewy body parts. By whittling down the human subjects to their faceless limbs, photographer Denise Kwong creates a …

Photography

The artist's dilemma: If my art is beautiful, will it still be considered great?

When the human condition is so harsh, can art afford to be pretty?<p>An occupational hazard visual artists face these days is making work that might …

Painting

Pothole mosaics: Street art that fills a need

<i>Potholes are the bane of many a driver’s existence this time of year, except for a Chicago man who’s turned them into a ROAD SHOW. Here’s Lee …

These orbs were created in-camera using light painting and plexiglass

When I first saw these orbs, I was almost sure that they we were computer generated. I was wrong. The orbs are a work of art from German Light Art …

Painting

Picasso masterpiece that represents Nazi occupation of Paris set to fetch £15m at auction

A Picasso painting of the tomato plant that grew on his windowsill during the Nazi occupation of Paris is to go under the hammer with an estimate of up to £15 million.<p>The still life represents both the privations of war - Parisians were forced to grow their own produce because food was scarce - …

Pablo Picasso

Introspective Mirrors and Stacks of Rags Fill an English Palace - Creators

The late-1900s movement, <i>arte povera</i>, drew upon the use of unconventional materials and methods. Its literal meaning translates to "poor art" in Italian, and considers disposable and unextraordinary items to take on commercialization. In a visually stunning short documentary by Mike Nybroe, the work …

“Sylvanian Families Biennial 2017” at XYZ collective

XYZ Collective is pleased to announce <i>“Sylvanian Families Biennial 2017,”</i> a group exhibition with twelve artists and one artist collective, which will …

Contemporary Art

Newswire: Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump art project is moving to Albuquerque

Presumably figuring that New Mexico’s famous dry heat would scare off any milk-drinking neo-Nazis, Shia LaBeouf and his artistic compatriots Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner have announced that they’re moving the “He Will Not Divide Us” anti-Trump art project from New York City to Albuquerque, …

Shia LaBeouf

Laguna painter blends traditional designs with modern styles

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The patterns and shapes tumble from Marla Allison’s canvas like pottery shards or leaves strewn by a passing breeze.<p>“Pottery …

Painting

Salty Artist Makes Pillars of Art with Condiments - Creators

A magician and master of his own hands-on work has been playing with his food for years, crafting portraits and pop-culture iconography from the particles of salt. Salt has evolved into something of a signature for the artist, with all the elements of a breakthrough viral internet flashpoint mixed …

Artists

Fascinating F1 Fact:74

In Grand Prix racing history, there have been two Henri Durands, both from the town of Mamazet, near the celebrated fortified city of Carcassonne, in …

Motorsport

Paint what you drink: Vanvouver YouTube artist shows us how to paint with coffee

Mei Yu of Fun3Draw shows us how to paint with coffee — and it smells as good as it looks<p>Vancouver's Mei Yu's online art videos continue to gain in …

Painting

Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017; Eduardo Paolozzi review – from the chaos of time

Tate Modern; Whitechapel Gallery, London Wolfgang Tillmans turns an empathetic, indeterminate eye on anything and everything in this superb Tate survey<p>Neil MacGregor has the face of a saint – ascetic, wise, pressured by inner visions. Framed in a long dark window, he appears almost medieval. Next …

Pop Art

Week in Review: February 19, 2017

Welcome to Week in Review, our Sunday round-up of the last seven days of activity here at Contemporary Art Daily. Please subscribe to our RSS feed, …

Contemporary Art

Blog Archive » Who’s a good Rembrandt? You are! Yes you are!

A drawing of a dog in the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig, Germany, has been identified as the work of 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt …

Painting

Painter Felice House Reimagines Classic Cowboys as Women - Creators

If the West had been won by women, would they still come out guns blazing? In Felice House's series of paintings, entitled <i>Re-Western</i>, women become the dominant figures in the desert. They sit astride horses and brandish guns, looking mysterious, powerful and utterly independent.<p>House explores the …

Artists

MoMA PS1 Selects 'Lumen' By Jenny Sabin Studio For 2017 Warm Up

<i>Lumen (Jenny Sabin Studio)</i><p>It's unseasonably warm today, so it's the perfect time to think about MoMA PS1's big outdoor summer installation. The …

MOMA

Doug Varone's dense choreography creates humanistic narratives at Winspear Opera House | Dance

After 30 years of making dances, Doug Varone has practically created his own genre of choreography.<p>In pieces such as <i>Possession</i> and <i>ReComposed</i> - both …

Texas

A Huge Gold Installation Flips the New York Stock Exchange Upside Down - Creators

While the value of money may be ephemeral, the gold that backs it up is assumed to be solid. One installation in Pittsburgh, however, questions whether that gold is really all it appears to be. Currently on display at Woodstreet Art Galleries, David Spriggs' <i>GOLD</i> is the most recent of his …

NYSE

Enter an ‘Alien Afterlife’ Inside a Video Game Installation - Creators

What if the afterlife is neither total universal awareness nor void, but an alien world? Artist Jeremy Couillard envisions the possibility in <i>Alien Afterlife</i>, a first-person video game installation where players die in a hospital, then find their afterlife hijacked by aliens. This surreal and …

afterlife

Stephanie Chefas Projects Exhibits the Golden Age of Adrian Landon Brooks Art

Influenced by the purity of Folk art, <b>Adrian Landon Brooks art exhibition Golden Age</b> at the <b>Stephanie Chefas Projects</b> presents a new series of …

Aesthetics

The Perfect Time to Rediscover Robert Mapplethorpe

VIEW GALLERY | 11 PHOTOS<p>Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—© Robert Mapplethorpe Fou<p>... …

Art Galleries

Renovated Lamoille County Courthouse hosts are exhibition

The newly renovated Lamoille County Courthouse in Hyde Park is hosting an art collection of local scenes throughout the seasons.<p>The Vermont …