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Juan Sánchez Cotán, 1560--1627 Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber ca. 1602 Size: 27 1/8 in. x 33 1/4 in. (68.9 cm x 84.5 cm) Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1945:43 Still-life painting was virtually nonexistent in European art before the 1590s, and Sánchez Cotán is considered not only among the first practitioners of the genre, but also arguably the greatest.
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VBS goes on assignment to Monterrey, Mexico with favorite portrait photographer Stefan Ruiz to document the "Cholombiano" street culture of sticky sideburns and stoner cumbia jams in the first episode of the new VBS series Picture Perfect. http://goincase.com/pictureperfect
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Daido Moriyama uses an ordinary compact camera and never stops shooting. He is one of Japan's most celebrated photographers. In this film Moriyama invites us into his studio and takes us on a walk around the atmospheric Shinjuku neighbourhood, his home from home in Tokyo.
Holly Roberts, artist, photographer, painter lives in the Southwest and constructs photocollages in combination with paint. She creates psychologically expressionistic images that are figurative, and teaches workshops and exhibits nationally.
Marina Abramovic on her passion for performance art. Marina Abramović is, to many people, the definitive performance artist. Her works test the limits of the human body, and even the endurance of audiences who may witness performances lasting hours, days, or weeks.
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Mona Hatoum, Natura morta - Fondazione Merz
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Mona Hatoum shows TateShots around her studio, an old shop in the heart of Berlin. Hatoum explains why she feels the need to make things on a daily basis, continually working to create art that plays with conflict and contradiction, changing the viewer's perception of everyday objects.
South African artist Zwelethu Mthethwa
Zwelethu Mthethwa. Jack Shainman Gallery
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when the bar in the middle turns, the sand changes to flat on one side and grooved on the other side.
Mona Hatoum's poetic and political oeuvre is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including installations, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. Hatoum started her career making visceral video and performance work in the 1980s that focused with great intensity on the body.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a place that fuels creativity and provides inspiration. Its extraordinary art collection includes modern and contemporary art such as The Color (Manuel Alvarez Bravo).
Harry Callahan Morocco 1981 © Estate of Harry Callahan
Romare Bearden, Madeline Jones' Wonderful Garden, 1977 collage of various papers with ink, graphite, and surface abrasion on fiberboard Frederick L. Brown© Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y. Madeline Jones was among the people Bearden recalled in collages depicting Mecklenburg County memories.
2006 Matisse described the abstract zone at the right of this composition as containing "a person who has a palette in his hand and who is observing." Most likely, it is the artist himself. The surrealist poet André Breton said of the painting, "I believe Matisse's genius is here .
i had seen pictures of this, but the first time i actually saw this live, i was riveted, and surprised that i was. maybe due to the sudden three-dimensionality of the thing, no longer a flat plane? but it was much more than that. i loved loved loved it and kept going back to take a look at it. it needs to be seen live.
MoMA Audio Collection , 2008, 519 Director, Glenn Lowry: Artist Jenny Holzer spoke about Meret Oppenheim's Object in 1988 at The Museum of Modern Art. Jenny Holzer: This is an everyday object, but its also an otherworldly thing. It's sinister. It seems like a cup that could fight back.
twice, i've cut my hair really short when i was under extreme stress, and i took photos of myself afterwards.
MoMA Audio: Collection , 2008 Curator, Anne Umland: This work is a self-portrait of the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. You note that this is a figure dressed in an oversize charcoal gray suit with crimson shirt.
many imitators of rothko, but they never succeed
The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Highlights, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, revised 2004, originally published 1999, p. 196 Magenta, Black, Green on Orange follows a compositional structure that Rothko explored for twenty-three years beginning in 1947. Narrowly separated, rectangular blocks of color hover in a column against a colored ground.
2011 "I try to show," Bearden said, "that when some things are taken out of the usual context and put in the new, they are given an entirely new character." A strategy of fragmentation and recombination informs Bearden's approach to art-making.
The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Highlights, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, revised 2004, originally published 1999, p. 123 The term abstraction, as it is generally applied to photography, is misleading. Completely indecipherable photographs are quite rare and usually quite boring.
The amount of attention paid to details and effort behind the images by Chinese photographer Hong Hao is daunting. He spent years working on his project, Scriptures, where he rearranged maps based on different criteria. However, he is best known for his series, My Things.
Bai Yiluo (born 1968) was once a factory worker. He got bored and became an artist. Completely self-taught. love his work.
Alas, it is December and a slow month for the Chinese contemporary art scene in Beijing. Fortunately Pekin Fine Arts current exhibition features Bai Yiluo who is a fascinating artist because he has had no formal training; he is completely self-taught. He began his career in photography and has developed a unique style that has gained world-wide recognition.
from his series My Things. Hong Hao (born 1965) has scanned images of everyday items from his personal life and arranged them using a computer. There is no traditional photo taken by a camera. The objects are shown life-size and some represent over 20 years accumulation on the part of the artist, while others could have been part of that day’s lunch. - notes from artscenebeijing.com
Hong Hao is one of the most famous Chinese contemporary photography artists. Highly independent, Hong Hao does not form part of any school, but experiments with many different aspects of photography and print, including digital and computer-generated imagery. Subjects of Hong Hao's work are general things and images flooded around us.
Masao Yamamoto at Craig Krull Gallery
Chu Hing-wah （1935 - ）
My Day in Temple Street
1999, Ink and colour on paper
180 x 96 cm at Hong Kong Musuem of Art
Black and Orange 1961
Michael Rothenstein. he loved working with wood
Linocut, woodcut and wood relief 475 × 720 (18 5/8 × 28 3/8) on Japanese laid paper 628 × 930 (24 3/4 × 36 1/8); printed and published by the artist; artist's proof aside from the edition of 25 proofs in various colour variations Inscribed 'Michael Rothenstein' below image b.r.
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