Monthly Archives: March 2014

Well-known 19th century avant-garde painters showcased at the Legion of Honor

The Legion in Honor in San Francisco has just opened ‘Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art’, featuring the work of 19th century avant-garde painters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition includes nearly … Continue reading

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Art and Fashion: The Mutual Appreciation Society

From Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali in the 1930s to Marc Jacobs and Richard Prince, fashion designers and artists joining forces is no new phenomenon. But the movement is surging each season, and now retailers like Barneys New York are … Continue reading

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Still time to see the Impressionists: Marvelous exhibition extended for six weeks

The painterly brushstrokes, the allure of Parisian life, the sensual soft palette — have you ever met one person who claims to dislike Impressionism? If you have, it’s highly plausible that such an individual was dropped kicked in the head … Continue reading

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theartsdesk in Calais: Monument, Musée des Beaux-Arts

Were it not for the bombs which rained down on Calais, its current Musée des Beaux-Arts would not exist. The 1966 building was part of a civic reconstruction programme. So it too is a war memorial of sorts. And it’s … Continue reading

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American Impressionism story told at Monet gardens

GIVERNY, France — Mottled brushstrokes capture the sunset on a haystack, vivid hues fragment forest grass, while hazy edges give life to Normandy trees as they dance in the breeze. These are typical scenes of the renowned 19th century French … Continue reading

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Homage to Rashid Choudhury

On the occasion of the 82nd birth anniversary of legendary Bangladeshi tapestry artist Rashid Choudhury, Bingshoti, an artists’ organisation has organised a four-day special painting exhibition. The exhibition was inaugurated on March 28 at Dhaka art Centre in Dhanmondi. Professor … Continue reading

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Jacksonville artist’s murals are intricate

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Downtown Jacksonville is gradually being adorned with eye-catching murals. The colors in the murals immediately grab the attention of passersby. Bright reds, greens, blues — the murals have it. Not to mention the large intricate painting … Continue reading

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NM artists paint foreign cultures

“Captain Cooper” is a watercolor by Michael Meyer. The dark-eyed man glares at the viewer in stony threat, face masked in swirls of paint, his head a plume of feathered regalia. “I was in Mexico years ago,” Tijeras artist Michael … Continue reading

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Brian O’Neill has found his ‘MUSE’

Brian O’Neill’s Ensemble , part of his MUSE collection, was painted from a photo of Rochester City Ballet dancers posing at Rochester City Hall.(Photo: Provided photo) Artist Brian O’Neill is inspired by the beauty of the region — the serenity … Continue reading

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Remaking a Life, After Years in an Israeli Prison

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