Fler-de-lis, 50x60cm, cold batik on silk by Valentina Butnarciuc
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13-09-2017

Valentina Butnarciuc is a contemporary artist of Ukrainian origin. She has a unique painting style that combines academism and modern expressionism with bright, bold, and textured brush strokes.  Valentina graduated from university with major in decorative art and design. Valentina’s father was the man who encouraged her to pursue her career in art; and her …
Along with Heartfield and Grosz, Hausmann in 1920 helped organize the First International Dada Fair
by mfaris
05-07-2017

By Michael Faris The photomontage artist John Heartfield is best known for his very public artworks that belittled and disparaged the actions of the Nazi party in 1930s Germany. As a poster fabricator and artist for AIZ magazine, his anti-Nazi artwork was seen by thousands of Europeans. He was considered a public enemy by the …
George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe, John Lennon
by mfaris
21-06-2017

By Michael Faris Stu Sutcliffe was one of the original members of the Beatles and a talented Abstract Expressionist artist. A friend of John Lennon from art school, he became the bass player for the new band, then known as the Silver Beatles. He eventually quit the band in 1961 to continue his career as …
Little Girl Portrait Word Art by Michael Volpicelli
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06-06-2017

I’m not going to pretend that I’m not an enormous admirer of the art of Michael Volpicelli. I am; I freely admit it. His portraits are not so unique in as much as they are wholly visual representations of the people they portray, but his technique for doing so is mind-boggling. But a portrait is …
Aaron Douglas, From Slavery through Reconstruction, 1934
by mfaris
29-05-2017

Aaron Douglas (May 26, 1899-February 3, 1979) was a painter and art instructor. Douglas was a leading artistic member of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s. His artworks often contain Afrocentric imagery and address issues related to racial issues in the United States. Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas. He received a BFA …
Dawn of Day, abstract oil painting by Chris Lyter
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30-04-2017

To be succinct, Chris Lyter is one of the finest abstract artists of our time. But for so many viewers, that’s just not enough information for someone to say on his or her own that Lyter is “a great artist.” I mean, how can you tell if abstract art is good? With naturalism or even …
Lunenburg, 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Alexander Koltakov
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28-04-2017

Alexander Koltakov, is a Canadian artist, born in the Crimea, who came to Canada in 2012 by way of Israel, where he and his family lived for 17 years. After Israel, Toronto was his home for many years, until a recent move in 2017 to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he continues to paint and sculpt. …
'Another One' by Philly Alex Art, created with modeling paste and acrylic paint
by Lee Down
29-03-2017

Alex Johnmeyer I always knew I wanted to be an artist. However, finding my own style? Well, that took a little while longer. If one is to be considered a “professional” artist, most gallery owners and customers like to see a cohesive vision, a unifying note that ties all the work together. I have never …
Field of Pink by Jennifer Beaudet
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15-02-2017

Impressionism, as created by Jennifer Beaudet, is one of many styles of art that has its origins in France. It began after the advent of the camera, when artists themselves asked, “Why should we try to recreate life perfectly on canvas when the camera can do so with greater perfection on paper?” So, in a …
Eternity by Kavitha Saminathan
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01-01-2017

The one thing that modern art gives us, such as that by Kavitha Saminathan,  is canvasses of pure delight. No longer is it necessary for viewers of art to be well informed of the story behind a painting or the absolute context of a visual work. Because of the way art has grown since the …