Monthly Archives: September 2013

Graffiti in the fast lane

Going towards the Yas Marina Circuit, as you emerge out of the Yas tunnel, your attention will surely be caught by a spherical structure completely spray-painted with graffiti. But this is not an unwanted piece of art. In fact, the … Continue reading

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A look back at 25 years of Still Life at the Penguin Cafe

The success of one of his first ballets is a double-edged sword to Birmingham Royal Ballet’s director David Bintley. He is understandably pleased that Still Life at the Penguin Cafe is even more popular today than when he created it … Continue reading

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Grand Theft Auto: meet the grand masters of digital art

Creativity is elusive in online “art”. That is the message of the latest digital art craze – taking landscape photographs inside the world of Grand Theft Auto. A group of gamers plunging into the spectacular spaces and dramas of Grand … Continue reading

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Vanguard of abstract expressionism

In the 20th Century, art movements have become emblematic of philosophy rather than mere decoration. Among the most perplexing ideologies is that of the path wrought by abstract expressionism. After World War II saw the rise of an art form … Continue reading

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It’s the season for art

The Provident Bank will host “Art in Season,” a new exhibit featuring work from North Shore Atelier artists, in the lobbies of its Amesbury branches. The North Shore Atelier was founded by nationally recognized artist Lully Schwartz. The relatively unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Still life: Taxidermist seeks to recreate natural scenes

This lynx will never catch its prey. Frozen in time, the grey feline will always stand on its hind legs, its claws a whiskerwidth from a juicy, panicked ptarmigan. It’s the latest creation of veteran taxidermist Steve Rackstraw of Arrowhead … Continue reading

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Artist Jim Wilde brings his Inspired landscape to ArtPrize

/Jim Wilde Jim Wilde, hand-painted tabletop fountain featuring scenes from Venice Tweet Jim Wilde /Jim Wilde   Jim Wilde’s contribution to ArtPrize is a three-tiered tabletop fountain painted with a landscape.  Resembling traditional Italian Medici Wares, Wilde’s piece is featured prominently … Continue reading

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Watch: A 1-Minute Video Shows The Completion Of Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

For the better part of a century, Barcelona has been grappling with the ruinous presence of the Sagrada Família, what was meant to be the city’s crowning monument. Of course, the basilica, designed by the famous Catalan engineer-architect Antoni Gaudí, … Continue reading

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Jennifer Saunders: life is still Ab Fab

As her memoir, Bonkers, is released, the comic and writer talks to Janice Turner about surviving cancer, working with Dawn French and Joanna Lumley – and her love of fancy motors As she drives the red Maserati across Westminster Bridge, … Continue reading

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Cuban artist Antonia Eiriz’s work on display at MDC

The sweeping canvases of the late Cuban painter Antonia Eiriz are not always easy to view. That is not to say they are harsh and hard — very little overt violence is expressed in these works; but the blurred faces … Continue reading

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