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34 min ago | Switched

Artist Brings Back Rococo Painting And Leaves It Out To Rot

Genieve Figgis' paintings are reminiscent of 18th century Rococo canvases, all fanciful afternoons in petticoats on swing-sets or lavish banquets at tables that are far too big. Only instead of the glossy, detailed renderings that transform luxurious fantasies into hyperrealistic depictions, Figgis' works trap their subjects in swamps of sugary acrylics, assuring the subjects will stay put for centuries to come.

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2 hrs ago | Psychology Today

When a Painting Opens a Spiritual Path

Yale Epstein's oils and watercolors are exquisitely colored, intensely communicative, elegant depictions of stories that are not the stories you first believe you are seeing. The immediate impact of his calligraphic imagery is that one is viewing traditional scrolls and mystical myth-telling, rendered in saturated yet delicate hues, evoking ancient mandalas and promising ancient wisdom .

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4 hrs ago | Heraldseries.co.uk

Cave drawings inspire artists

Artist Patsy Jones will display her cave painting-inspired felt work and other art at an exhibition in Wantage Buy this photo Mrs Jones said: "As well as using some of the latest acrylics available, this year some of us have been experimenting with felt, which artists have used since sheep were first domesticated. I myself have used it to give an impression of cave paintings, the wool colours echoing the earth pigments found in prehistoric cave paintings, and the texture the rock surface of a cave wall.

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5 hrs ago | Lisburn Today

Lisburn artist donates poppy painting

A beautiful new painting of poppies has been donated to the Maternity Unit in the Ulster Hospital by Lisburn artist, Kerry Miles, whilst she was a patient in the maternity unit for over five weeks. Kerry had completed a number of paintings while in hospital but her influence for this particular piece came when her husband, Darren and herself came across poppies growing in the hospital grounds.

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7 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

A painting created during the 2012 floods in Bradford on Avon has been chosen to tour America.

Mother Care, by Trowbridge artist Tanya Achilleos, depicts a moorhen and her babies in the reeds on the River Avon, shortly before being washed away in floods. It is one of 60 that has been selected for the Birds of Art tour, which will start at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Texas from December 5 to February 15 and finish at Gilcrease Museum in Oklahoma from November 22 to February 7, 2016.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Bangkok Post

The escapism artist

Skyler Chen, 32, lives through pictures, not words. He grew up with dyslexia, a disorder that went undiagnosed until just a few years ago.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, Southeast Asia, World News, Arts

Star Tribune

Theater: Icy 'Lake Untersee' never warms up

Everyone in "Lake Untersee" is iced up. Rocky's emotional understanding of himself is frigid and unlikely to be thawed by his parents.

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Sag Harbor Online

Sag Harbor Artist Transforms Museum into Busy City Square

As fall quickly approaches and crowds thin out across the East End, those craving the bustle of summer need only wander into the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum this weekend to find themselves transported to a busy Florentine piazza.

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Examiner.com

Bonita Fire Station gets their utility boxes painted

Taking two Saturday's from their usual schedule, "The Art Kids of San Diego County," completed the painting of two utility boxes around the Bonita Fire Department. The boxes each had their own theme but they tied in with the Fire Department.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA, Arts, Imperial Beach, CA, Vista, CA, Chula Vista, CA

Los Gatos Weekly-Times

Pizarro: Bodypainting artist Trina Merry shines at San Jose Museum of Art gala

The San Jose Museum of Art had great timing by prominently featuring bodypaint artist Trina Merry at its fundraising gala Saturday night. Merry's star recently has exploded on the East Coast, where she has gained a lot of publicity for painting her models to blend in with the New York City skyline.

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Rock102online.com

Israeli artist depicts pain of rootless Jews in Be...

Moshe Gershuni's expressive, historically loaded art, which places symbols of the Holocaust in a religious setting and seeks to polarize opinion about current Israeli society, seems unlikely to reward the casual viewer. Titled "No Father No Mother", the retrospective of paintings and ceramics since 1979 in the New National Gallery is the first solo show by an Israeli artist to be opened at Berlin's premier location for modern art.

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Space.com

Astronomy Detectives Reveal Origin of Monet's 'Impression' Painting

By reconstructing the position of the sun, the condition of the tides and the view from Claude Monet's hotel room, researchers were able to determine the time and day Monet painted his dreamy piece "Impression, Sunrise" in Le Havre, France. Astronomical clues could pinpoint the day Claude Monet painted "Impression, Soleil Levant ," the art piece that lent its name to the Impressionist art movement.

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Related Topix: Arts, Astronomy, Science, France, World News, Texas State University, Science / Technology

CBS Local

Villanova Art Historians Hope For New Revelations in Painting's X-Rays

The restoration of a 17th century painting is entering a new stage today at Villanova University. A team of scientists will be giving the work some serious scrutiny.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Zap2it.com

'Under the Dome': 'Turn' sees more death come to Chester's Mill

"Under the Dome" ended on some roller coaster episodes in Season 1 and it's looking like Season 2 will be no different. "Turn" saw at least one deaths that will have major repercussions on our band of heroes.

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Bangor Daily News

Richard Keen Featured Artist at the UCCPA, September 18 - October 31

September, 2014 - A show entitled "Form Singularity: Paintings and Sculpture" featuring new paintings and sculpture by artist Richard Keen will be on display at The Leonard R. Craig Gallery, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts , from September 18 to October 31. An opening reception will be held on October 16th from 5 - 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The reception is free and open to the public.

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Related Topix: Unity College, Unity, ME, Arts, Millikin University, York, ME, Brunswick, ME

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Bever Park's Zoo Closed for Painting

Old MacDonald's Farm and the Schuknecht Waterfowl Exhibit in Bever Park will be closed on Wed. Sept.

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Lowell Sun

Tom Gill shares latest work at Brush

Tom Gill and the Brush Art Gallery and Studios have something in common. Both began their artistic adventures in 1982.

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The New York Observer

John Currin's Musings on Painting From His Chat With James Cuno

Figurative painter/demigod John Currin sat down with president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust James Cuno in Los Angeles yesterday to talk about how traditional portraiture has influenced Currin's interpretation of the form. Currin, a Gagosian artist, variously discussed spanking, his first visit to the Getty, and who he paints for.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Famed Russian Painting Makes Comes to Chicago

In addition to providing a rare look at the painting style of Soviet Realism, the ongoing Chicago exhibition Red Square on Dearborn marks the first time a renowned work by artist Chaim Livchitz has been shown publicly in the United States. Soviet Realism was a state-sanctioned style that spanned more than 50 years.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Wrigleyville (Chicago, IL), Arts

Braintree and Witham Times

Matisse cut-outs in new Tate record

The artist's great-granddaughter Sophie Matisse with Blue Nude III Spring 1952 by Henri Matisse at the Tate Modern, London A gallery assistant walks The Parakeet and the Mermaid 1952 by Henri Matisse at The Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate Modern, London A "once in a lifetime" show on Henri Matisse's paper cut-outs has smashed a new record to become the Tate's most popular exhibition. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs explored the final chapter in the French artist's career, when ill health prevented him from painting.

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