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Trey Ratcliff: HDR Photography

American Photographer Trey Ratcliff is best known for his HDR photos and his website StuckinCustoms.com – the #1 travel photography blog in the world. His photos have been featured in exhibitions around the world, on major television networks, and one of his HDR photographs was the first of its kind to hang in the Smithsonian. […]

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PHLEGM: Street Art

The latest (2011) from Sheffield, UK based artist PHLEGM. Born in North Wales Phlegm is well known for his self-published comics and street art. Much of the large scale street works originate from his comics. Check out more of  Phlegm’s work at PhlegmComics.com and on Flickr.

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Naoto Hattori – The Magic Caravan @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

Japanese born pop surrealist painter Naoto Hattori has a new solo show – “The Magic Caravan” – at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, Italy. “Hattori, the artist of the bizarre, reminds in a pop Surrealist way of Bosh and Arcimboldo. Fantastic creatures, animals and a world observed by thousands of eyes unveils the secret of […]

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Jean Paul Riopelle: 1923 – 2002

Born on October 7, 1923 in Montreal, Canada, Jean-Paul Riopelle is one of Canada’s most famous painters. Riopelle studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal in 1942, and then at the École du Meuble, graduating in 1945. He studied with Paul-Émile Borduas under whose direction Riopelle created his first abstract painting. Riopelle was a […]

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Annie Leibovitz: Photography

Born on October 2, 1949,  in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz has been documenting American popular culture since the 1970’s and is one of the most sought after portrait photographers today. The Leibovitz family moved frequently with her father’s duty assignments in the US Air Force and Annie took her first photos when they were stationed […]

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: 1571-1610

Born in Milan, Italy on September 29, 1571, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is considered one of the first great painters of the Baroque school and a revolutionary figure in European art. Caravaggio trained in Milan under the Lombard painter Simone Peterzano, a pupil of Titian – the leading painter of the 16th century Venetian school […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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Beth Robinson: Strange Dolls

Beth Robinson is a self-taught artist based in Vermont, New England who has been sculpting her very unique dolls since 2003.  Previously a painter and illustrator, Beth changed course when a friend introduced her to Japanese ball-joint dolls. Clearly not meant for children, each of Robinson’s “little people” is hand made using polymer clays, vintage […]

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Pocket Art

I happened upon a great commentary from Walter Mosely on NPR a little while ago about the idea of creating your own personal pocket art collection so that you become “the curator, the critic, as well as the patron” of your own pocket art gallery. Pocket art is not a new idea.  Miniature portraits were […]

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Kathie Olivas: Painting

Based in Tampa, Florida,  multi-media artist Kathie Olivas’ work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. “Her current body of work, entitled the “Misery Children” series, focuses on the constant social desire to assign “cuteness.” This often serves as a means to make something innocent and more appealing, therefore, […]