28 May, 2011
23 May, 2011
Ann Galbally traces the passage of the extraordinary and unlikely friendship between Vincent Van Gogh and John Peter Russell.
A huddle of wooden sheds in a courtyard off the Boulevard Montmartre known as Cormon's atelier was where the handsome art student from Sydney, John Peter Russell, first met the haunted, intense newcomer from Holland, Vincent van Gogh. Both were foreigners in the competitive art world of Paris in the 1880s, and over the next two years both would discover a passion for colour painting.
Now, for the first time, Ann Galbally traces the passage of this extraordinary and unlikely friendship. The two spent hours together in a Paris studio experimenting with the fast-moving changes in art practice. Both artists ultimately rejected the Impressionist's world of urban sophistication and left Paris to develop colour painting in isolation, Van Gogh at Arles in Provence, and Russell on Belle Ile off the coast of Brittany.
With a supporting cast including Gauguin, Rodin, Monet and Matisse this is a
journey through the struggles and failures, plots and intrigues of artistic life. A tale of love found and lost and ultimate tragedy, it makes for enthralling reading.
more (preview book here)
21 May, 2011
Tabaimo’s work examines the unseen, darker side of contemporary experience, exploring what lies beneath the seeming orderliness of the everyday world, and this piece was no exception. And she draws on all kinds of sources, from the aesthetics of traditional Japanese ukiyo-e woodcuts, to the sometimes-absurd narratives of Japanese comics and animations, manga, and anime.
Sunflower Seeds from Vernissage TV
14 May, 2011
Art Amsterdam will be the first art fair in the world to have both a physical and an online presence. To this end, Art Amsterdam 2011 is collaborating with openartcollection.com, a New York-based pioneer in virtual collectors’ networks and online art fairs.
On openartcollection.com over 70 exhibitors at Art Amsterdam 2011 exhibit all the works on show at the fair and sometimes even additional works. Members of openartcollection.com (over 5,000 collectors from 28 countries) can subsequently submit questions concerning or bids for the work on display.
Visit Art Amsterdam online from May 11th onwards.
Videos from Vernissage TV
24 March 2011–14 August 2011
The exhibition Lust & Vice shows examples of how sexuality, virtue and sin have been depicted in art since the 16th century – from an age when the Church preached that sexual contact was only permitted within wedlock to today’s questioning of who erotic art is created for. A total of 200 works are on show from the museum’s own collections, a mix of paintings, drawings, sculptures and applied art. You can also see a genuine chastity belt!
The exhibition includes paintings of women showing their naked bottoms. The erotic allusion in such pictures was long considered sinful, since the act of lovemaking (between husband and wife of course!) required eye contact. Intercourse from behind was something that only animals did. You’ll also be able to see a series of coarse, scurrilous sexual drawings from correspondence between artists Johan Tobias Sergel and Carl August Ehrensvärd. The drawings were extremely private and until now have hardly ever been shown to the public.
Nationalmuseum is on Blasieholmen, just past the Grand Hôtel, before the bridge to Skeppsholmen.
Admittedly Mapplethorpe’s images of male nudes, phalluses, and S&M subculture are known to provoke or even shock, although they were photographed decades ago. In 1988 Mapplethorpe responded to ARTnews with the statement, "I don't like that particular word 'shocking.' I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before … I was in a position to take those pictures. I felt an obligation to do them."
Mapplethorpe began his artistic career in 1963 at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where he studied drawing, painting, and sculpture. He acquired a Polaroid camera in 1970 and began producing his own photographs in order to incorporate the images into his collages. That same year he moved into the Chelsea Hotel, where he resided side by side with some of the most influential musicians and artists of the time, including Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, and Janis Joplin.
In the mid 1970s Mapplethorpe obtained a Hasselblad 500. The Swedish brand medium-format camera required him to work meticulously. As a result Mapplethorpe transitioned to studio photography. Within the space of his studio Mapplethorpe was able to hone his craft as well as the visual language that distinguished his career. Today Mapplethorpe is considered to be one of the most significant photographers in the history of the medium, and his oeuvre is represented in major museums throughout the world.
Robert Mapplethorpe died of AIDS in 1989.
We are located inside Stora Tullhuset, on the docks of Stadsgården in Stockholm. We are located by the seafront on Stadsgårdshamnen, between Birka Cruises and Viking Line boat terminals. You can easily reach us by walking along the water from Slussen or Gamla Stan.
In addition to the exhibition spaces, 5 500 square meters of Fotografiska houses an academy, bistro, cafe, bar, conference rooms, museum shop, gallery, and event spaces.
German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse
March 27–July 11, 2011
From E. L. Kirchner to Max Beckmann, artists associated with German Expressionism in the early decades of the twentieth century took up printmaking with a collective dedication and fervor virtually unparalleled in the history of art. The woodcut, with its coarse gouges and jagged lines, is known as the preeminent Expressionist medium, but the Expressionists also revolutionized the mediums of etching and lithography to alternately vibrant and stark effect. This exhibition, featuring approximately 250 works by some thirty artists, is drawn from MoMA’s outstanding holdings of German Expressionist prints, enhanced by selected drawings, paintings, and sculptures from the collection. The graphic impulse is traced from the formation of the Brücke artists group in 1905, through the war years of the 1910s, and extending into the 1920s, when individual artists continued to produce compelling work even as the movement was winding down.
The exhibition takes a broad view of Expressionism, highlighting a diverse array of individuals—from Oskar Kokoschka and Vasily Kandinsky to Erich Heckel and Emil Nolde—who nonetheless shared visual and thematic concerns. Their works reflect a period of intense social and aesthetic transformation, and several themes of continuing resonance emerge. These include a focus on urban experience, an uncompromising approach to the body and sexuality, and an abiding preoccupation with nature, religion, and spirituality. Most pivotal for these years, however, was the experience of World War I. The war and its aftermath are the subject of works by a range of artists, including Otto Dix, whose series of fifty searing etchings, The War, was based on his own service in the trenches; Käthe Kollwitz, in a portfolio of seven woodcuts focusing on the devastation felt by the families left behind; and Max Beckmann, whose lithographic series, Hell (1919), confronts the violence and decadence in Berlin during the immediate postwar period.
In addition to a publication and a major website on German Expressionism, the exhibition will mark the culmination of a major four-year grant from The Annenberg Foundation to digitize, catalogue, and conserve all of the approximately three thousand Expressionist works on paper in the Museum’s collection.
13 May, 2011
10 May, 2011
Would you like to know what Wim T. Schippers has said about about his artwork the floating stone 'Het Is Me Wat / And Now What's Up'? Check out here the episode about gravity on Boijmans TV.
more info and pics here
Pinda = Peanut
Kaas = Cheese
Pindakaas = Peanut butter
Beyond Capricorn 2009
Internet guide to the National Library’s Indigenous source materials.
The Association of Northern Kimberley Australian Aboriginal Artists
Barkly Regional Arts
Indigenous Commercial Code of Conduct April 2006
Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct
MCA Artist’s Voice
MCA Artist’s Voice DVDs
UsMob Australia's first children's indigenous television series & the world's first children's indigenous interactive website.
Museums and the Web 2007
ANU Sculpture Collection Nov 2005
Short St Gallery Broome WA Jan 2006
Aboriginal Art Museum Paris June 2006
Art Gallery in Broome
Victorian Indigenous Arts Awards October 2005
National Indigenous Art Competition Feb 2006
24th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award June 2007
Cuisine & Country June 2007
NAIDOC Week 2007
Tjarlirli Art April 2007
gins_leap / dubb_speak Oct 2006
Contemporary Aboriginal Photography July 2006
NAIDOC Week June 2006
Australian Aboriginal Women Painters Washington June 2006
Maningrida Arts Bahrain May 2006
Bangu Yilbara: works from the MCA Collection May 2006
Yuendumu School Doors April 2006
High Tide - Warsaw Feb 2006
Central Desert Optical Art August 2005
Dorothy Napangardi 2007
Tiwi Islands 2007
Replant Mar 2007
Irrkerlantye Etchings Exhibition Dec 2006
Waringarri Arts July 2006
Basil Hall Editions
Yirkala Prints Feb 2006
YILPINJI - Love, magic and ceremony. June 2005
Destiny Deacon Aug 2005
Glover in Paris Aug 2005
Axel Poignant Photography Nov 2005
Sol Lewitt & Emily Kngwarreye Nov 2005
Rothko & Rover Thomas Nov 2005
Imants Tillers and Rosalie Gascoigne. Nov 2005
DJAMBAWA MARAWILI Feb 2006
Julie Gough Feb 2006
Franck Gohier March 2006
Tracy Moffat Aug 2006
Paddy Bedford Dec 2006
Brook Andrew June 2007
Vernon Ah Kee 2009
The Community and Public Sector Union says 10 per cent of jobs were pared at the National Gallery of Australia and the number of exhibitions reduced from 12 to five this year. The National Museum of Australia has seen a 5.4 per cent cut in jobs and the National Library has endured a 3.4 per cent cutback.
Tamara Winikoff, executive director of the National Association for the Visual Arts, which has had part of its federal funding reduced, says: "It comes to a point where there are no more efficiencies to be found."
The Australia Council recently abandoned its attempt to absorb funding cuts through administrative savings to maintain full funding to artists.
full story in the Australian
08 May, 2011
Images "renaissance putti"
The putto (pl. putti) is a figure of a human baby or toddler, almost always male, often naked and having wings, found especially in Italian RenaissanceBaroque art. The figure derives from ancient art but was rediscovered in the early Quattrocento. Putti are distinct from cherubim, but some English-speakers confuse them with each other, except that in the plural, "the Cherubim" refers to the literal biblical angels, while "cherubs" is used more often to refer to the child-like representations (putti) or in figurative senses. Putti are allegorical, non-literal figures, and later in Christian art came to represent the omnipresence of God.
- "By the time the Baroque Era came about, which might arguably have been the high point for Cherubim and Putti, both of these little beings were usually being depicted in the same way. Which one they were, simply depended upon the theme of the painting or sculpture: If religious (sacred) – they were Cherubs. If secular or mythic (profane) – they were Putti.
- "In either case, they'd be hard to pull off successfully today because most people are unaware of their roles in semiotics, or in philosophy/mythology/history, or in religion."
Putti, cupids, and angels (see below) can be found in both religious and secular art from the 1420s in Italy, the turn of the 16th century in the Netherlands and Germany, the Mannerist period and late Renaissance in France, and throughout Baroque ceiling frescoes. So many artists have depicted them that a list would be pointless, but among the best-known are the sculptor Donatello and the painter Raphael. The two relaxed and curious putti who appear at the foot of Raphael's Sistine Madonna are often reproduced.
07 May, 2011
Woodcuts from Durer to Tal R
16 April - 4 September 2011. The Royal Collection of Graphic Art
How can seemingly chaotic cuts, carvings, and incisions in a piece of wood be transformed into a meaningful image? That is the subject of this exhibition. By examining how woodcuts are made, we look behind the motifs shown in the pictures. The exhibition shows selected highlights from the history of woodcut and focuses on those times when woodcut played a central part on the art scene, i.e. the 16th century and the late 19th century. Many contemporary artists also use the woodcut technique today. Tal R is one of them.http://www.smk.dk/en/explore-the-art/exhibitions/woodcuts/
What are woodcuts?
View and zoom in on the works
Video: b/w woodcut with Tal R
Video: colour woodcut with Tal R
Five questions for the curator
Its difficult to find any information on Palle Nielsen in English. He's one of the Danish artists whose work I first encounteed in Copenhagen in 2004.
At Clausens in Copenhagen. (I've visited this gallery)
Parklandet - 2010
Menneskebilleder - 2008
Drengebilleder - 2005
565 Works by the artist in Danish museums
Palle Nielsen, born in Denmark in 1920, is considered one of the masters of graphic arts of his era. He was educated as art designer in the School of Art and Design of Copenhagen and he worked as one until 1943. He worked as a professor in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1967 to 1973. At the same time, he received a number of awards and honours, such as the lifelong grant of The Danish Arts Foundation.
The Museum of Cycladic Art in collaboration with the Danish Institute at Athens and the Vejle Kunstmuseum, present from September 22nd to October 25th 2009 an exhibition with selected works of the Danish graphic artist, Palle Nielsen (1920-2000). The exhibition will house well known works by the master Danish artist of the 20th century, executed in various techniques, as drawing, watercolour, wood engraving and linocut.
Palle Nielsen was mostly inspired by the classical architecture, especially of ancient Greece and Rome. Raised in the difficult years between the two World Wars, he kept deep inside his hate and aversion against violence and injustice, which is evident in his work. It is often remarked that Palle Nielsen executed his works in a way that interprets the Cold War atmosphere of the ’50s.
The exhibition is build around the breakthrough linocut series “Orpheus and Eurydice” (Part One), of 53 sheets, executed between 1955 and 1959. Palle Nelsen uses the classical Orpheus’ myth only as the narrative vehicle to incorporate in the series his view of the modern world along with the fears and deep concerns of his fellow man. His work presents various psychological conditions, creating a world of mixed emotions executed by the excellent technique and perfectionism of Palle Nielsen that appeal both to the intellectual and the emotional side of the viewer.
(I've visited this gallery too)
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Twente Biënnale International Art Festival
London --- Hengelo --- Berlin ---------------- Moscow
12 - 22 mei - 2011 - Hengelo NL - The best international art and talent from the East of the Netherlands on 3 ha of industrial heritage in the heart of Twente.
Twente Biënnale addresses current affairs in a post 9/11 society and the contemporary culture of the all encompassing presence of mass media. Addressed topics are, among others, the changing cultural identity and political ideology, the ever-faster growing technology, but also the social meaning of the visual arts circa 2011.
InformationTwente Biënnale is a new event with a challenging and controversial program of contemporary art, taking place on 3 ha industrial heritage near the centre of Hengelo. The best international art is found side by side with talent from the East of The Netherlands: from established artists to art students.
Twente Biënnale is mainly taking place in and around the former factory halls of Hazemijer Holec, a 20th century producer of heavy electrical switch-boxes and measuring equipment. Several years ago the terrain was renamed Creatieve Fabriek (creative factory) and got a new destination as a hotbed for art, culture and creative economy. The new foundation Hazartfactory is a platform organising events such as the Twente Biënnale, Power-Up Gaming Festival and Pecha Kucha Nights on the terrain.
Artists and videos here
(There are several of my friends showing in this - Congratulations guys. Ed.)
MCH Group, the owners of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, today confirmed that it has bought a 60% stake in Asian Art Fairs, the owner of the Hong Kong fair ArtHK (which opens its fourth edition in three weeks on 26 May), for an undisclosed price. As part of the deal, MCH Group has an option to buy the remaining 40% of Asian Art Fairs by 2014.
The 2012 (Hong Kong) fair will move from its May slot to 2-5 February, fitting in better with the group's other events (Art Basel this year is 15-19 June, less than three weeks after the Hong Kong fair; Art Basel Miami Beach is in early December).
ArtHK's new slot in February will be only a few weeks after Art Stage Singapore (12-15 January 2012). It was launched this year by Lorenzo Rudolf, who directed Art Basel from 1991 to 2000: the proximity of dates may force visitors and exhibitors to choose between the two.
For two years he fought to save his reputation, and his marriage, as false allegations of infidelity and financial problems were planted in newspapers and on the internet by an unidentified enemy.
01 May, 2011
NEW Print Australia
Subject Index - Print Australia
Fairey on Kruger
Art Cologne 2011
Australia Season - UK
Upfest 2011 - Bristol UK
Star Trek Art
11th Biennale de Lyon
Uchiwa Japanese Fan Charity Exhibition
Printfest - UK
First Mokuhanga Conference
Royal Wedding Print
Print Exchange blog
Non Toxic Printmaking
The Frozen North
Swedish Galleries 2
Dolk and Pøbel - Norway
Vilhelm Hammershoi - Denmark
Virtual Training Suite
New York Art Beat
Amsterdam Art/Book Fair 2011
Colour Ink Book
Animation / Film
This Aborted Earth
Warhammer - Sons of Odin
Not seeing Ninjas
Star Trek Internet Download Spoof
What is Critique?
Saber paints over the American Flag
Amplify the Message
ISP download responsibility
Facebook Stalking @ RMIT
Street Art & Advertising Conference
Street Art & Copyright
Is Street Art Unfair?
Graffiti / Urban Art
Reverse Graffiti - Moose
The writing on the wall
Escape From the Advertisers
MOCA - Art in the Streets
More MOCA LA
The Indoor Mural Project
Street Art Call - Italy
Fairey on Kruger
top 10 Swedish death metal