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Oil Pastels and how the Individual Perceives Them

Oil Pastels and how the Individual Perceives Them

Often a work such as those in oil pastels by Michael Alderson can be perceived by many in many different ways. Michael Alderson has mastered oil pastels during his time as an artist since Graduating from Kendall School of Design in 1992. Most oil pastel art, including this, goes without titles because Alderson feels “that… Discover more

Environmental Art with a bit of Style by Josh Keyes

Environmental Art with a bit of Style by Josh Keyes

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… Discover more

Edvard Munch Paintings at SFMoMA

Edvard Munch Paintings at SFMoMA

Edvard Munch (1863–1944) was an interesting man who painted interesting subjects and the Edvard Munch paintings exhibit at SFMoMA is, not only a study of fleeting time, but of the painter himself and his work. It might seem ironic that the SFMoMA (The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) has so many Contemporary art special… Discover more

New York Museums and Art Museums in NYC: Top 6

New York Museums and Art Museums in NYC: Top 6

Art lovers and history buffs on their ways to NYC need not feel intimidated by the many New York museums after reading this informative guide. New York City, as we all know, is one of the top tourist destinations in the world! People come here from all over to take in the sights, the sounds,… Discover more

Contemporary Art and Airbrush Canvas Painting by Close

Contemporary Art and Airbrush Canvas Painting by Close

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… Discover more

Beautiful Painted Women by Amber Vittoria

Beautiful Painted Women by Amber Vittoria

Keep Swimming is a piece of artwork with painted women that when I first viewed it, I was not too sure what I was observing at first glance. Later, as I took in the main focal points of the artwork, including the movement and limbs of the women in paintings, I was very intrigued. I… Discover more

Art Therapy and Healing Expressive Art

Art Therapy and Healing Expressive Art

Did you know that both viewing and creating expressive art can do healthful things for your mind, body, and soul? It’s called art therapy. It’s true, and it’s part of the reason that everyone should be enjoying expressive art. It’s the reason for art museums, art in school, and adult art classes. It’s the reason… Discover more

Will Cotton’s “Cotton” Candy Land and other Works

Will Cotton’s “Cotton” Candy Land and other Works

Will Cotton takes on Pop Art with an even more Contemporary approach. As has been noted for years, certain art movements become known for particular motifs, the Pre-Raphaelite’s appreciation for nature being a prime example. While not quite as respected as more traditional art genres, Pop Art also has its own set of themes. The… Discover more

Michael Hermesh Lesser Known Artwork with Paint

Michael Hermesh Lesser Known Artwork with Paint

Michael Hermesh’s most famous fine art is sculpture, but works also with paint producing the same wonderfully morbid feeling seen in any other artwork of his. Like great architecture, there are ideas that have existed nearly as long as humans have spoken in full sentences. One of the main ones being the idea that the… Discover more

Art and Gentrification: A Dangerous Gentrification Definition

Art and Gentrification: A Dangerous Gentrification Definition

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.… Discover more

Art Posters by Molly Crabapple are Politically Charged

Art Posters by Molly Crabapple are Politically Charged

Molly Crabapple is like a photojournalist capturing culture both good and evil in her fine art posters and poster art. There has been a long history of hybrids in the art world. Including collage that often shows up in fine art posters, which is made up entirely of the combination of disparate seemingly contradictory elements.… Discover more

New Mexico Art by Ernest Doty Meets California

New Mexico Art by Ernest Doty Meets California

Mural Art and New Mexico Art reach the lives of everyone because of their obtrusive visibility much like politics that affect the lives of everyone for better or worse. Contemporary art hurled the all the oily vases of flowers and cloudy landscapes back to the past. Sure the city of Albuquerque makes one think of… Discover more

Shirin Neshat Discusses Death and Gender

Shirin Neshat Discusses Death and Gender

Shirin Neshat uses her own life experiences to voice, via female art and identity art, the strife of women not just in Iran, but all over. Discrimination against women in the Middle East and across the world is so devastating and silencing that even works of female art done by female artists addressing the issue… Discover more

Protest Art both Historic and Contemporary

Protest Art both Historic and Contemporary

Makers of protest art have a long history of directing their pointed, vulgar, and assertive facial hair at patrons and governments while defying traditional oppression even in modern times with the Black Lives Matter art and other activist art. “I always try to say something with my art. I feel like art is truly the… Discover more

Gay Film: Derek Jarman, Queens, Punks, and LGBT Art

Gay Film: Derek Jarman, Queens, Punks, and LGBT Art

Derek Jarman, a gay film and gay cinema genius, finds balance with politics, punks, and LGBT art with his movies History does not run in a straight line. Gay film is no exception. It is a process of cycles as in gay cinema. It is existing, changing and coming back around, sometimes centuries later even… Discover more

Los Angeles Graffiti and Real Street Art by Plastic Jesus

Los Angeles Graffiti and Real Street Art by Plastic Jesus

What would you do if you didn’t know the new concentration camp down the block was just Los Angeles graffiti art? It’s not art unless someone wants to tear it off the wall and slash it to shreds by the end of the night. There are no exceptions for Los Angeles graffiti artists. A good… Discover more

African American Art Time Machines

African American Art Time Machines

The difference between African American art and time machines used to be that one requires a participant to go back in time, but Hank Willis Thomas has changed all that. Survivors of Bloody Sunday have a palpable memory of that violent day in Black history. They have explosive emotions in response to the terror that… Discover more

Barbara Kruger Feminist Art and American Identity

Barbara Kruger Feminist Art and American Identity

Feminist art by Barbara Kruger advocates that human identity used to be predetermined. How would Donald Trump respond to a note from a women reading, “We don’t need another hero?” (There’s one very interesting and ambiguous word in that sentence: we.) Would he see it as a message from “the people?” Or would he see it… Discover more

White Marble Possibly Initiated Contemporary Art

White Marble Possibly Initiated Contemporary Art

Beautiful white marble in the 17th Century may have inspired the marble sculpture and many other forms of sculpture in contemporary times. Sometimes the picture plane seems more like a large impenetrable door to a bank vault rather than a delicate transparent window. The surface of a work of art can either be inviting or… Discover more

Collage Painting and Photorealism Need Flesh and Blood

Collage Painting and Photorealism Need Flesh and Blood

Vakseen is master collage painting maker, a genius of Photorealism, and a commander of laughter, tears, and even a few puzzled facial expressions. Surely many are sad to see The Mona Lisa behind bullet-proof glass in the Louvre. But perhaps its more exciting than people credit it for. Perhaps visitors to the museum are actually… Discover more

Contemporary Sculpture Materials for Dessert

Contemporary Sculpture Materials for Dessert

Are there such things as Contemporary sculpture materials and other art materials that you can digest? Janine Antoni knows that there are many more interesting contemporary sculpture materials than hard, boring marble. Obviously one can’t happily sink their teeth into Michelangelo’s famous marble sculptures from the High Renaissance. A series of sculptures by Janine Antoni… Discover more

Types of Islamic Art that are not Muslim Art

Types of Islamic Art that are not Muslim Art

Common types of Islamic Art have nothing to do with Muslim art, but what does Islamic art say about the intricate complex culture that surrounds it? The West might have much to learn about the types of Islamic Art. Of course, The West might be ignorant of many things including this multifaceted art form. It’s Mr.… Discover more

Contemporary Art Quilts that Transcend Traditional Craft

Contemporary Art Quilts that Transcend Traditional Craft

Art like the Contemporary Art quilts by Ben Venom ensure their places for traditional craft in the Contemporary Art museums. Visual studies is the most fascinating topic. Admittedly, even a museum date with artist, Ben Venom, might be the worst idea ever. And most people don’t invite attractive people out on the weekend to go… Discover more

Mona Hatoum Works that will Change the World

Mona Hatoum Works that will Change the World

Both inspiration and a darkness are dormant but ready within Mona Hatoum Works. There’s a dangerous power within us all. Can a child really control the weather by stepping on a spider? This fictional sense of power, in other ways, might actually be real. A kid might not really make it rain by accidentally crushing… Discover more

3D Painting and 3D Paintings on Canvas with a Purpose

3D Painting and 3D Paintings on Canvas with a Purpose

3d painting like this that has never been seen in 3d paintings on canvas can be so much more than just an art object. She has done it; Danielle Mysliwiec has glued 3d painting and viewers together. Her 3d painting on canvas at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in Oakland, CA is a delightful example of visual… Discover more

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