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A Trip Down Memory Lane: An Exhibition by George Shepherd The photographic camera has the potential to make an artist of anyone, yet utilising a camera, like wielding a brush or a chisel does not automatically make one an artist. All great artworks necessitate a practical and conceptual skill, and an ability to convey a message to a spectator.

Painters Reply - A Reboot II "For the past decade or so, it has become increasingly apparent that advanced art must rely, in large measure, on the manipulation of context to achieve its gains. It is an old and, by now, familiar device: simply take another discipline, shift it into the visual art context and you have advanced art.

Review of Schmincke Masking fluid - Jackson's Art Blog Botanical artist, Sandrine Maugy explains in this review of Schmincke Masking Fluid how it handles when used for detailed illustrations. by Sandrine Maugy. Stamens can be too fiddly to paint around. Using masking fluid is sometimes a better option for producing fine, delicate lines.

Films about artists - an Omnibus interview with Lucian Freud About Lucian Freud - Omnibus interview with Jake Auerbach and my past blog posts about Freud.

Aida Wilde Creates Art on Banknotes for Help Refugees and Cash is King II A striking body of work from London based artist Aida Wilde will soon be showing at the Saatchi Gallery. Created on banknotes for the charity Help Refugees it will be launched as part of the much anticipated Cash is King II show in London. Aida Wilde was born in Iran and arrived in the UK in the mid 1980s as a political refugee.

Stephen Palmer: Negation as Creation Stephen Palmer is an artist based in South London, UK, whose work A toast to never, pictured below, was shortlisted for the Jackson's Open Painting Prize 2019. As seen in the work, Stephen's paper models undergo a unique process of manipulation to achieve the desired outcome.

Painters Reply - A Reboot I Many of the themes and ideas we've been going over in the last year have a lot in common with the show Painters Reply at Lisson Gallery which just closed. So let's have a bit of a recap and a look at some of the thoughts and ideas flying around at the time.

Object Oriented Painter Anne Russinof posts photographs of NYC gallery shows.

Ireland's Waterford Walls Festival And Why You Should Be Going Presented by the Walls Project, the street art festival will see founder Edel Tobin and her team welcome some 30 international and national street artists to Waterford, who will transform the city over the duration of the festival into Ireland's largest and most accessible outdoor gallery.

Dotmasters Paints Giant Facade at Ruby Rooms on the St Leonards Seafront Overlooking the English Channel and nestled amongst the grand Victorian buildings of the St Leonards promenade. One of the grand facades has had a different kind of paint job from street artist Dotmasters. Known for his wall paper inspired patterned surfaces and his 'rude kid' characters.

Neue Galerie's "degenerate" art and Babylon Berlin Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Neue Galerie's compellingly incisive exhibition, titled "Eclipse of the Sun: Art of the Weimar Republic" and anchored by Georg Grosz's 1926 painting Eclipse of the Sun, yields an ominously resonant tableau of a post-World War I Germany saturated with angst.

Interview: Sayaka Maruyama's labyrinth of thoughts By piecing together sporadic visions and messages Maruyama receives from the universe, memorandom 0 exists as a record of the space between Maruyama's conscious and unconscious mind. She transforms the chaos of the creative brain and in doing so, asks readers to recognize their own inner voice and senses.

Zurbarán's Veil of Veronica at the MFAH The wall label next to Francisco de Zurbarán's Veil of Veronica, c. Part of the complication is in the painting's seeming juxtaposition of two painterly languages.

Call for Artists : Fresh Blood International Open Call Call for Artists : Fresh Blood International Open Call. Announcing FRESH BLOOD, a Group Art Exhibition at PROTO GOMEZ Gallery, highlighting exceptional and innovative contemporary art. On View December 4, 2019 through December 22, 2019.

Sculpture at Wisley 2019 About two sculpture trails in the gardens of RHS Wisley in Surrey - including sculpture by Henry Moore.

Etty Yaniv Perpetual Roads Etty Yaniv Perpetual Roads. opens Friday, August 16, 6-9pm We are excited to present new collage works by Brooklyn-based Israel-born artist, Etty Yaniv. "The body of work in Perpetual Roads explores how we process diurnal time and how we translate patterns that recur daily into painterly forms.

No RUSH for Relaxation Exhibition: August 22nd - August 24th, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6pm-9pm One Art Space, 23 Warren Street, NYC 10007 Exhibition Hours: Thursday, August 22 from 11:30am-9pm Friday, August 23 from 11:30am-8pm Saturday, August 24 from 1pm-6pm.

International Art Exhibition "Portrait" International Art Exhibition "Portrait" Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st "Portrait" Online Art Competition for the month of August 2019. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work.

Constructing Your Personal Myth: Master Class with Clarissa Sligh Constructing Your Personal Myth: Master Class with Clarissa Sligh. Reflecting upon one's impact on the world, students will use self-perception as the fundamental basis for this conceptual workshop with Book Artist and 2019 Faculty Fellow, Clarissa Sligh.

Jonathan Dickson: Alla Prima Forests His painting At nightfall, they arrive everywhere and all at once, pictured below, was shortlisted for the Jackson's Open Painting Prize 2019.

Semi-Articulate About Their Aims Unlike East 10th Street of 30 years ago, however, where artists' co-ops struggled without a nod from the larger art world, the East Village has quickly become a brand name that gets attention in art circles everywhere.

Caustic Coastal x Corridor8 So, firstly welcome back…it's good to talk to you in this format again, and hopefully will allow us the space to have another interesting conversation. I suppose straight off the bat we should begin by talking about Caustic Coastal and your upcoming 5th anniversary as an arts label.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle Works and Process at the Guggenheim presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle. Works and Process at the Guggenheim presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle September 5-7, 2019 at 7:30pm. "Costume designers generally work within a realistic tradition. But the only script that the theatrical genius Machine Dazzle follows is an emotional one." - The New Yorker.

Benjamin Pritchard and Natasha Wright: Dark, murky, and subterranean Ben and Natasha got together to discuss their work for Two Coats of Paint. Benjamin Pritchard: Where you see these paintings coming from? Natasha Wright: I call this series "Power Women" because I'm interested in turning what has been described as the male gaze back on itself.

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