Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Patrick Stewart - Ian McKellen, in New York City. Annie Leibovitz.

Contemporary Portraiture, Mixing Painting and Photography

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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.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-1881). Photo: Courtesy of the Phillips Collection, DC.

3 Things You Might Not Know About Renoir and Art News of the Week...

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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.
Atelier des Lumières Exhibit. Photo: Culturespaces

Toronto’s Immersive Van Gogh exhibition and Art News of the Week 29 June –...

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Last Thursday Phillips organized his evening sale of contemporary art and achieved a night of significant results. The Alison Jacques Gallery presents—in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation—a two-part exhibition of works by Gordon Parks. Fred Wilson explains why we can’t take our eyes off the horrible parts of history. In an effort to safely reopen the Immersive Van Gogh exhibition in Toronto, circles have been added on the floor to help visitors walking to keep their distance.
David Altmejd. Photo: Courtesy of David Kordansky.

David Altmejd Talks from His Studio During the Quarantine, and Art News of the...

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Vincent Namatjira has become the first Indigenous artist to win Australia’s Archibald Prize for portraiture. The exhibition entitled “Philip Guston Now” is a retrospective of Philip Guston that has been postponed for three years...
Visitors wearing face masks, Forbidden City reopening 1st May. Photo: Dailysabah

Forbidden City, House to The Palace Museum to Reopen to Public

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Forbidden City, Beijing reopened to the public on Friday 1st May after being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Past home to China’s emperors, the Forbidden City reopening allows only 5,000 visitors daily, down from about 80,000.
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Zhang Huan, With the Art in the Flesh

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Zhang Huan is a Chinese performance artist, photographer, and sculptor born in 1965 in Anyang City, Henan Province, China. He has positioned himself as one of China's best known conceptual and performance artists.
Bharti Kher. Photo: Courtesy the artist

Bharti Kher, Contemporary Indian Art

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Born in 1969 in London, United Kingdom, and from Indian parents, Bharti Kher is a contemporary British-Indian artist. Her areas of expertise are painting, collage, photography, installation, and she had worked with sculptures too.
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Women Are Doing it For Themselves

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From showcasing female art in front of wealthy Silicon Valley ‘techies’ to launching an annual art fair in Johannesburg and hosting an international art summit in Dharka – women curators are becoming a force to be reckoned with within the art world. And it’s not before time…
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Kossi Assou, Pioneer of African Design

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Kossi Assou is a pioneer of African design and one of the most influential African artists of his generation. He deeply marked the African contemporary art with his works.

Contemporary Abstract Artists to Discover

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What do we mean when we talk about contemporary abstract artists? Contemporary art is the art that is made today, or while the artist producing the art is relevant. However, like all things in the...