Monthly Archives: February 2016

At 75, Maxo Vanka’s church murals in Millvale gaining new admirers – Pittsburgh Post

As she grew up attending daily and Sunday Mass six days a week at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in the 1950s and 1960s, Diane Novosel and her classmates were surrounded by paintings they found baffling and haunting. And no … Continue reading

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The Odyssey; Quests review – Homer, Tom Waits and a one-woman whirlwind

Mark Bruce is one of the most consistently thought-provoking choreographers working in Britain today. His dance-theatre pieces are often mythological in character, juxtaposing legendary themes and darkly abrasive contemporary music. His 2013 production of Dracula won the Sky Arts South … Continue reading

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Redding Artist Wins 2015-2016 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest

A painting of a male ring-necked pheasant and a Brittany hunting dog has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2015-2016 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting was created by Roberta … Continue reading

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Lighting Through a Window: People in Still Life in the Style of 1600s Dutch Painters

A few months ago I was working on putting together a still life shoot with a fantastic stylist and a friend of mine, Kiki Tse. She had come up with this beautiful idea for a shoot: to represent a person … Continue reading

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Airstream plans art exhibit

JACKSON CENTER — Some of America’s most important living painters will exhibit their work in Shelby County this spring. Airstream will host a Fine Art Invitational from May 31 to June 5 at its headquarters in Jackson Center. The show … Continue reading

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Street art is transforming Delhi in colourful ways

An annual street art festival is transforming Delhi’s public spaces in colourful ways, with the Indian capital getting the country’s first open-air art district. See also: 12 street artists transforming India’s cities Now in its fourth edition, the St+art festival … Continue reading

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Ladd Brothers weave life and art at Miami-Dade College Museum of Art + Design

“Steven and William Ladd: Mary Queen of the Universe” doesn’t sound like a typical art exhibition, and it isn’t. It’s a collaborative show, and not just because the two artists are brothers. The works in the galleries at MDC Museum … Continue reading

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Munch Show: Beyond ‘The Scream’

ENLARGE For many people, even art lovers, the name Edvard Munch conjures one image and one image only: “The Scream.” While the figure—mouth agape, hands pressed to its head—has often been interpreted as a visual embodiment of 20th-century alienation, Munch … Continue reading

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Is opera the most misogynistic art form?

How can I love an artform that is so consistently, insistently cruel to its female characters? Operatic heroines are delivered into numberless violent deaths. In Rigoletto, Gilda sacrifices herself to save the life of the faithless duke. Leonora in Il … Continue reading

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These Days, John Baldessari Cribs From the Masters

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