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A Look At The 2011 Lavazza Calendar, ‘The Making Of’ And ‘Behind The Scenes.’

Lavazza calendar by Marc Seliger
Celebrity Olivia Wilde and her (then) husband Tao Ruspoli make an appearance in the 2011 Calendar

The 2011 Lavazza Calendar by Marc Seliger is out now and this year it captures the romance of “Falling In Love In Italy” as seen through the photos of the celebrity photographer amongst the beautiful backdrops of Italy’s cities and countrysides. (more…)

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Photography Legend Matthew Rolston Shoots For America’s Next Top Model

above: Matthew Rolston photo of Ann was deemed the winner by the collective panel of judges

For those who don’t tune into ANTM (that’s America’s Next Top Model for you non-watchers), you wouldn’t be aware of how the show has upped the creativity quotient for their 15th cycle. (more…)

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Zac Freeman’s Amazing Portraits Made With The Stuff In Your Junk Drawer.

zac freeman mosaic portraits

You know all that stuff you either toss away of throw in the kitchen ‘junk’ drawer? Buttons, old remote controls, pen caps, paper clips, Altoid tins, Lego Minifigs, wire, plastic bits and pieces from lord-knows-what? Well those are precisely what artist Zac Freeman uses in creating these one of a kind portraits. (more…)

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Europe Gets Introduced To A Great American Portraitist, Alice Neel.

Alice Neel paintings
detail from Alice Neel’s 1965 portrait of Hartley, the artist’s son.

The work of Artist Alice Neel has finally reached Europe with a comprehensive retrospective of the American painter’s impressive portraiture. An inspiring exhibition, and the first major retrospective of one of the 20th century’s greatest portrait painters, American artist Alice Neel, has made its way to London’s Whitechapel Gallery after debuting last fall at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (more…)

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A Brush With Fame: Can You Match The Celebrities With Their Art?

It’s not that unusual that an actor, singer/songwriter or musician is also adept with a paintbrush. After all, they are known for exercising their right brain and are considered ‘creative’ types. But apparently the same holds true for some serial killers, dictators and other notorious figures. (more…)

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Hyper Realistic Paintings Of Retro Barbies By Judy Ragagli

barbie painting by Judy Ragagli

Artist Judy Ragagli paints original paintings of nostalgic Barbie dolls, from the years of 1959 to 1970. (more…)

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