Saturday, September 19, 2020
Omar Victor Diop - LIBERTY - SELMA, 2016. Photo: omarviktor.com

Omar Victor Diop, The Power of Contemporary Photography

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Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980. Since he was a child, he had a great interest in photography and design, using this interest as a means to achieve to capture the diversity within modern societies and lifestyles in his native Africa.
Untitled 2008-11 (the map of the land of feeling). Photo: museum.cornell.edu

Rirkrit Tiravanija – Contemplative Contemporary

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Rirkrit Tiravanija is well known for his conceptual pieces which focus more on the idea than the object itself. For instance, in his exhibition “Pad Thai 1990” we see him serve traditional Thai food and drink as a part of his show encouraging social interaction between people. The smell of cooking and feeding the public are two vital elements for his installations.
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.

Chinese Contemporary Art

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The history of contemporary Chinese art begins with a socio-political movement that took place in China from 1966 to 1976 called the Chinese Cultural Revolution. At the end of this, Chinese artists were suddenly confronted with the history of Western art.

Janine Antoni, on the Edge of Artistic Expression and Provocation

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Janine Antoni develops her artistic activity through installations and performances. She has a personal, unique and radical style, which differs significantly from the other usual proposals of the artistic scene. Born in the Bahamas on January 19, 1964, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989.

Peter Paul Rubens, The Sensuality of Baroque

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A master of the baroque style, Peter Paul Rubens was a productive 17th-century Flemish painter. In his work, you can appreciate the emphasis on colors, sensuality, and movement. He worked constantly with portraits, landscapes, historical allegories, and mythological paintings.
MEMORY OF FOREST, NAOKO AND POTATO CHIPS. Photo: Artnet.com

Mitsuru Watanabe, Childhood’s Borrowed Sceneries

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Mitsuru Watanabe's art is composed of different elements. It feeds in part on the style and landscapes of the famous French painter Henri Rousseau, who was one of the greatest representatives of Naif art.
Paper Heads, 2019. Photo: Novakart.com

Julian Opie – Trying Out for World Domination

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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.
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.
Poster for the Seville Fair 1966. Photo: aznalfarache

José Álvarez Gámez – The Artist that Doesn’t Exist

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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”.