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Jon Rosen and The Misfits

Jon Rosen and The Misfits

A Writer and Artist Shares his Peculiar, Endearing Tribe Jon Rosen’s misfits inspire delight, empathy, and at moments, confusion, frustration and sadness. His characters, conveyed with both text and hand drawn images, entertain us with a mixture of fancy, everyday neurosis and existential dread. On Rosen’s site, (www.misfitsonline.com), fans can see more of his drawings and get personal storied explanations of their origination. In the book, the misfits, available here on Amazon, we are treated ... Read More »

Meet Zhou Chunya

Meet Zhou Chunya

Who Is Zhou Chunya? Zhou Chunya is one of the most important contemporary Chinese artists. He’s known for his expressionistic paintings of floral scenes, nude figures and green dogs. He can be seen as a leading figure in Chinese art’s move from socialist realism to more modern and varied styles. What Did His Life Look Like? Zhou Chunya was born in 1955 in the city of Chongqing, Sichuan. He While Zhou’s life in China is ... Read More »

Calder: Charming Ringleader of Metal and Wire

Calder: Charming Ringleader of Metal and Wire

An introduction to Alexander Calder designed for an online Art History class This particular artist, Alexander Calder, made a lot of both playful and moving (ha, yes, in more ways than one) artworks in the 1900’s. He is a key player in the development of American Abstraction, especially the kind that moves or is kinetic. You will come away from this further educated in Art History and hopefully a wee bit inspired. Images are linked ... Read More »

West End Musical: Bend It Like Beckham the Musical

West End Musical: Bend It Like Beckham the Musical

A Footie Play That Has Less Football and More Feminism and Multiculturalism It doesn’t matter if you don’t know a thing about football. Gurinder Chadha’s production Bend It Like Beckham the Musical, a musical theatrical version of her namesake film in 2002, has more feminism, music, and multiculturalism than football. This play won’t teach you how to take a penalty shot or send your free kick soaring into the net. Rather it is about the ... Read More »

6 Must Visit Art Festivals in the World

6 Must Visit Art Festivals in the World

If you are an art lover, we are sure visiting art exhibitions gives you butterflies and every new brilliant artist gives you a brain freeze but do you know about all the famous art festivals away from your area? Here are some of the must visit art festivals of the world: Venice Biennial This is the biggest and the oldest art exhibitions in the world. Venice Biennial was established in 1895 and is held every ... Read More »

Realistic Portrait Oil paintings by Rajasekharan Parameswaran

Realistic Portrait Oil paintings by Rajasekharan Parameswaran

Rajasekharan Parameswaran was born in Kanyakumari in the year 1964 and is a self-taught painter known for his realistic portrait oil paintings. Inspired by the paintings of Rembrandt and Rubens, he has managed to hold the record for world’s largest painted easel in both Guinness Book of Records and Limca Book. His almost realistic paintings will leave you wondering how he can catch the essence of a person so deeply. From Prince Charles to APJ ... Read More »

A glimpse into Impressionism

A glimpse into Impressionism

Impressionism was the first modern movement in painting which started officially in 1872. Though its seed had already been sowed during the 1860s in Paris and its influence quickly began to grow across the entire Europe and even United States. This movement was actually started by artists who were eschewed by the big academic art institutions and rejected by the government sanctioned salons and exhibitions. That is why these artists did not want to work ... Read More »

Critical Study of Art: Le Potager De Pissarro, Pontoise

Critical Study of Art: Le Potager De Pissarro, Pontoise

Le Potager De Pissarro, Pontoise Credits: www.paul-cezanne.org Source: http://bit.ly/1L42HWc Artist: Paul Cezanne Date: 1877 Nation of Origin: France Size: stature: 48.3 x width: 59.9 cm Materials Used: Oil on canvas This specific bit of Cezanne’s work was not appointed by anybody be that as it may, Cezanne himself for amusement esteem as it is of Pissaro’s greenhouses, however as of late it has been shown at the Addison Fine Arts Gallery in New York. The piece was ... Read More »

Agnolo di Cosimo

Agnolo di Cosimo

  Bronzino Source: http://bit.ly/1j7ieNw Full Name: Agnolo di Cosimo Short Name: Bronzino Alternative Names: IL Bronzino, Agnolo Bronzino Date of Birth: 17 Nov 1503 Date of Death: 23 Nov 1572 Focus: Paintings Mediums: Oil, Tempera, Metal, Wood, Other Subjects: Figure Art Movement: Mannerism Hometown: Florence, Italy Agnolo Bronzino of Florence, Italy, known as Il Bronzino, was a Mannerist painter. Blending styles of the late High Renaissance into the early Baroque period, Mannerists frequently delineated their ... Read More »

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

Source: http://bit.ly/1QW6c4I MOCAD had three distinct specialists chip away at showcase. It was part up into three distinct rooms. The first room was Design 99 Too Much of a Good Thing and in the following room is Latoya Ruby Frazier Mother May I and in the last room was Jef Geys Woodward Avenue. The craftsmanship that was in plain view was not customary fine art. The greater part of the craftsman’s work showed in the ... Read More »

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