Photography Cropping Rules in Black Lives Matter Photos

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Looking can be dangerous and photography cropping rules can be just one of the things that makes this practice risky. One must tread carefully around powerful images. Images with strong content and forceful meaning can influence people’s opinions in unexpected ways. Many of these strong, sometimes even dangerous images can be seen today. The many artistic … Read more

Mass Communication Example: Fried Chicken Strips

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Power constructs can be seen in and are reinforced by this mass communication example of Annie, the Popeys spokesperson. Why is it that the the mass communication example of Popeye the white sailor man is portrayed as, aside from his poor depth of vision, a physically-fit, spinach-eating, babe magnet? What are people supposed to think? … Read more

Environmental Art with a bit of Style by Josh Keyes

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Stylish environmental art by the talented and very fun environment artist, Josh Keyes, may also be a not-so-fun slap in the face. Artists, who paint the truth are just gross, right? They’re just like people who don’t flush after they pee. The environment artist who is creating environmental art with the truly pertinent issues in … Read more

Contemporary Art and Airbrush Canvas Painting by Close

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Chuck Close’s process for making his airbrush oil on canvas paintings is one of many reasons his work is both Contemporary art and powerful in his time. Is Earth destined to be ruled by an over-efficient computer system called HAL? Will the president of the machine city banish the human race to the dark depths … Read more

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Art and Gentrification: A Dangerous Gentrification Definition

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There is a scandalous new relationship between art and gentrification that warrants a closer look at the gentrification definition most seem to know. Contemporary artists and gentrification artists replace bull horns with beautifully pointed picket signs. They make their voices heard via symbols and compositions at every protest, in every gallery, and on every wall. … Read more

Best Contemporary Art Galleries in the World

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Here is a visitor’s guide to the best Contemporary Art galleries in the world. Galleries that represent emerging and established artists have become the most popular destinations for art lovers to get high on creativity, inspiration, and introspection. In the hierarchy of art homes, art galleries come right next to museums. Like every piece of … Read more

Exhibit in NYC: Gregory Kalliche’s “Screen Series”

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Contemporary Art enthusiasts are sure to get excited about this exhibit in NYC, Screen Series by Gregory Kalliche. There is something both frenetic and fragile about Gregory Kalliche’s exhibition, Screen Series, now showing at the New Museum in New York City.  This exhibit in NYC considers the interplay between man-made and natural worlds in a series of three … Read more

Space Invader Art and How to Find It

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If you like space invader street art and you’re looking for an alternative to costly trips to Paris museums, try searching the city for Space Invader art. While Paris is not known for its space invader street art, one anonymous artist who goes by the pseudonym, Invader, started his now global large-scale project, Space Invaders. … Read more

Surrealist Sculpture Art by John Abery is Monumental

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The Contemporary sculpture artist, John Abery, and his Surrealist sculpture art modifies size and the monumental to question the viewer’s space in the world. John Abery became a sculptor because he would always see things in three dimensions in his head and wanted to express all parts of his vision. This naturally led to becoming … Read more

Graffiti Art and Culturally Iconic Wall Murals

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Wall murals can be literal giants and Dede is an expert at making this kind of graffiti art. Giants need Band Aids once in a while too. Band Aids make most people think of the commercials that feature that cute little kid who scraped his knee, giant graffiti wall murals. These wall murals are actually … Read more

Damien Hirst Art: What’s in a Human Diamond Skull?

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Looking at the diamond skull that is the Damien Hirst Skull actually helps to better understand all Damien Hirst art. “I don’t know art but I know what I like.” Damien Hirst (b. 1965) might agree. This saying, now considered somewhat cliché, has a lot more truth to it than most would like to let … Read more

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