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

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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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Surreal Artwork by Deborah Hamon Combines Photography & Painting In Photoshop

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above: Deborah Hamon’s The Game combines a painted figure with a photographic background.

41 year old artist Deborah Hamon, born in Adelaide, Australia and now living and working in Marin County (my own home town), was recently named one of PDN’s 30 Photographers to Watch and has been featured in New American Paintings, Israel’s Picnic magazine, Flak photo, has a permanent piece (Wonderland) in the prestigious Crocker Bank Art Museum Collection, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, honors and mentions. (more…)

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Judging Art By Its Cover. The Book Sculptures Of Mike Stilkey.

mike stilkey book cover sculptures

Los Angeles based artist Mike Stilkey’s wall mountable book sculptures are stacked books whose spines and covers are painted with acrylics and colored pencil to form one image. His elongated forms of humans and animals with thin features are both simultaneously ghoulish and beautiful. And his style is clearly reminiscent of late German expressionism. (more…)

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The Art of Art Appreciation: 53 Paintings Of People Looking At Paintings

paintings of people looking at paintings
Rainy Day People by Karin Jurick

Ever notice how many artists paint people admiring art? So that we observe the observer? There are quite a few, as you’ll soon see. So many that I felt it deserved investigation and I found that despite the commonality of the subject, there are vast and numerous differences. (more…)

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