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3 Things You Might Not Know About Renoir and Art News of the Week 3 – 9 August

This week the German government took a surprising measure related to the federal budget for art acquisitions. Researchers from the University of Rome have used a plaster cast of the skull of the Italian Renaissance master, Raphael, to make a 3D reconstruction of his face.

Pacita Abad and Art News of the Week 27 July – 2nd August

The name of Alberto di Lenardo has been mentioned this week in many art and news sites because it is related to a strange and fantastic discovery. Norwegian authorities have removed a Picasso's mural that adorned a building in the center of Oslo for more than fifty years. Heather Phillipson's latest installation is a 31-foot high spoonful of whipped cream. Last Friday Google honored Philippine activist and artist Pacita Abad with a new Doodle.

Contemporary Portraiture, Mixing Painting and Photography

Portrait painting existed for centuries as an art form but with the advent of photography and new technologies, it was believed that this art would disappear forever. Then came the Internet and social networks and it seemed that portrait painting was a completely irrelevant art.

Paul Haim’s Secret Garden and Art News of the Week 20 – 26 July

The life of an art historian has never been easy. Employment opportunities are almost insignificant in a market of falling demand, low salaries, and limited possibilities. Even under normal conditions, this career is a tough one, with long years of research and training.

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Julian Opie – Trying Out for World Domination

Filmmaker and digital artist, born in 1958 in London, Julian Opie’s artwork is typically English but in a contemporary pop art way; famous for the cover of Blur’s Best of Album and his portrait of Sir James Dyson, the vacuum cleaner magnate for the National Portrait Gallery.

3 Things You Might Not Know About Renoir and Art News of the Week 3 – 9 August

This week the German government took a surprising measure related to the federal budget for art acquisitions. Researchers from the University of Rome have used a plaster cast of the skull of the Italian Renaissance master, Raphael, to make a 3D reconstruction of his face.

José Álvarez Gámez – The Artist that Doesn’t Exist

José Álvarez Gámez was a creative visual artist born in 1925 in Spain and died in 1997. This is all we know about the man who created the most prolific and commercial art widely available in Andalusia today. When Gamez was 6 years old Spain was taken over by the general and dictator Francisco Franco. He rose to power during the bloody Spanish Civil War when, with the help of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, his Nationalist forces overthrew the democratically elected Second Republic, adopting the title of “El Caudillo”.

Rashid Johnson – The Escape Artist

Johnson is well known for incorporating a wide range of everyday objects and materials into his work, often reflecting back to his childhood and referencing aspects of his African American heritage; the cultural identity mixed with symbolism he calls appropriated history.

Pacita Abad and Art News of the Week 27 July – 2nd August

The name of Alberto di Lenardo has been mentioned this week in many art and news sites because it is related to a strange and fantastic discovery. Norwegian authorities have removed a Picasso's mural that adorned a building in the center of Oslo for more than fifty years. Heather Phillipson's latest installation is a 31-foot high spoonful of whipped cream. Last Friday Google honored Philippine activist and artist Pacita Abad with a new Doodle.

Mariko Mori, Between Art and Science

Mariko Mori is known for her sculptures, videos, photographs, installations, digital images, and performance pieces. Her works usually include surrealistic and sci-fi pictures and gadgets. In her videos and performances, Mori appears disguised as a sexy cyborg, pop star, mermaid, or a futuristic goddess.

Contemporary Portraiture, Mixing Painting and Photography

Portrait painting existed for centuries as an art form but with the advent of photography and new technologies, it was believed that this art would disappear forever. Then came the Internet and social networks and it seemed that portrait painting was a completely irrelevant art.

Paul Haim’s Secret Garden and Art News of the Week 20 – 26 July

The life of an art historian has never been easy. Employment opportunities are almost insignificant in a market of falling demand, low salaries, and limited possibilities. Even under normal conditions, this career is a tough one, with long years of research and training.

Walid Raad – The Atlas Group: Fact or Fantasy?

Born in 1967 in East Beirut only eight years before the war in Lebanon broke out, this war and subsequent battles have punctuated Raad’s life and art. Raad, a renowned contemporary media artist gives his views on life through film, photography and multimedia installations. Using his talents to portray the horrific events in Lebanon between 1975 and 1991.

Takashi Murakami – Mr Super Flat Strikes Again

Murakami is a geek in his own words; influenced by Japanese animation and American Sci-fi, in particular, Star Wars, manga, anime and a nod to the Edo period and painter Jyakucyu Ito creating the term ‘Super Flat”. 1962 was a great year for art: several artists were born that year, including Murakami, who was born in Tokyo, Japan on the 1st February. He works in fine art but also in commercial art, fashion and merchandise and, of course, animation.

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Julian Opie – Trying Out for World Domination

Filmmaker and digital artist, born in 1958 in London, Julian Opie’s artwork is typically English but in a contemporary pop art way; famous for the cover of Blur’s Best of Album and his portrait of Sir James Dyson, the vacuum cleaner magnate for the National Portrait Gallery.

José Álvarez Gámez – The Artist that Doesn’t Exist

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Rashid Johnson – The Escape Artist

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