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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 »

What Does “Brushwork” Mean In Art?

What Does “Brushwork” Mean In Art?

Paintings don’t pop into existence all at once. They are created one piece at a time, or one brushstroke at a time. The paintbrush is the basic tool of painting and how that brush is used determines the mark that is made and what the final piece looks like. The word used to describe how a brush is used is brushwork. It is worth adding that brushwork can be used to cover more than just ... Read More »

Theater: Our Country’s Good

Theater: Our Country’s Good

The Revival of a Classic Reminds Us of the Humanizing and Transformative Power of Arts There are burglaries. There are shootings. Arsons. Bombings. Murders. The world we live in is not a very peaceful place. The perpetrators of these crimes—the “criminals”—are sometimes nabbed, convicted, and punished. Sometimes they remain at large, free to plot and execute more crimes. We could hardly care less. But once in a while a play like Our Country’s Good comes ... Read More »

Edvard Munch Biography

Edvard Munch Biography

Who Was Edvard Munch? Edvard Munch was a Norwegian artist who earned his spot in art history through striking and emotional paintings. He is most well known for The Scream but over his 80 year life he produced a wide range of work that has inspired artists and non-artists alike for over a century. His work inspired the Expressionist movement, making him even more influential. What Did His Life Look Like? Munch was born on ... Read More »

The Beasts of Medieval Art

The Beasts of Medieval Art

Art from the Medieval period seems to move. A slither here, a crawl there. A dragon mingling precariously close to praying men and women. A fantastic unicorn rearing gallantly in the center of a cobblestone street. The imagination of medieval artists regarding animals, both real and fantastic, appears to be limitless. There is no doubt that animals played a heavy role in the day-to-day lives of the people of Medieval Europe (roughly 500-1500 AD) as ... Read More »

Meet George Condo

Meet George Condo

Who Is George Condo? George Condo and his four siblings enjoyed a typical American childhood growing in up Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He was the only one of his close family members who was interested in art. His father was a teacher and his mother was a nurse, they weren’t artists themselves but they encouraged Condo to take classes and develop his talent. Growing up he split his time between drawing and making music. When he attended ... Read More »

Priya Shakti by Ram Devineni

Priya Shakti by Ram Devineni

The Indian Comic Book Heroine for Women’s Rights is in a New York City Art Exhibit. Priya is the heroine of a tale called Priya Shakti which is full of adventure, beautifully written by Ram Devineni, beautifully drawn by Dan Goldman, and steeped in Hindu symbolism. It is meant to shed light on and fight what is known as rape culture: generally the treatment of rape or other types of sexual or gendered abuse as ... Read More »

Tips on Creativity from 6 World-Renowned Artists

Tips on Creativity from 6 World-Renowned Artists

“Writer’s block,” “Creative Block,” the “Descent of Darkness,”: regardless of the name given to this momentary lapse in creativity, it can make artists in every profession (painters, authors, musicians and even dancers) want to cry out in a way that strikingly resembles Edvard Munch’s The Scream. One day you’re moving right along with your project, inspiration is alive and well, and the next you’re practically pulling out your hair in frustration. The page is empty ... Read More »

Get To know Expressionism

Get To know Expressionism

What Is Expressionism? Expressionism is defined by the raw and anxious energy that its paintings usually portray. Expressionist painters didn’t hide their brush strokes, they used them to create shapes that generated a flow of energy going through their paintings. They also used intense and often unrealistic colors to convey emotion rather than trying to capture images the way a camera might. From the stylistic choices to the subject matter Expressionist work is defined by ... Read More »

The Chinese Literati Painting Tradition 

The Chinese Literati Painting Tradition 

Source: http://bit.ly/1MaPb37 One really wants to wonder about the excellence of the Chinese scenes, the boundless space, the intricacies, the creative structures, the inconspicuous hues. To a western eye they are wonderful however; to the Chinese they are significantly more. The depictions encapsulate or depict all parts of Tao. The calligraphy and symbolism in every sketch tackle otherworldly noteworthiness. The craftsman researcher can invest years hunting down comprehension in every work. This understanding he looks ... Read More »

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