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Cinco de Mayo – A.R. Martinez

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. It actually commemorates the victory at the battle of Puebla of an outnumbered Mexican militia over French forces on May 5, 1862. The day is really not all that popular in México (other than in the state of Puebla), but has been celebrated […]

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Jacub Gagnon: Painting

Born in 1987, Jacub Gagnon has  a BFA in Drawing & Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in Toronto, Canada. Gagnon renders miniscule forms with great accuracy.  His work is heightened from his aptitude for color and applying layers.  Using small brushes and handling them as he would a pencil, Gagnon […]

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Ryan Johnson: Sculpture

Born in 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan Ryan Johnson currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has a BFA from the Pratt Institute in New York and an MFA from Columbia University, New York. Johnson’s sculptures are made from a mish mash of ingredients including casting tape, glass, plywood, cement, plastic, cardboard, spray paint, […]

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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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DAF Giveaway: English Graphic by Tom Lubbock (1958-2011)

This month, DAF is pleased to be giving away a copy of the newly released book English Graphic by Tom Lubbock (1958-2011) English Graphic is a collection of essays on the subject of illustration, focusing entirely on English artists using “graphic media”: drawings, prints and watercolors. The pieces are largely drawn from Tom Lubbock’s weekly […]

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Andy Hixon: Mixed Media/Sculpture

Today’s images are by UK artist Andy Hixon. Hixon was born and raised in Manchester in 1982 where he earned a BA in Illustration from Stockport University. While in school, he developed his method of combining photography, illustration, sculpture, and  digital manipulation to create his unique images and animations. Check out more of Andy’s work […]

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Tabula Rasa: L Rushton

I’m feeling a bit off today.  In the meantime, please enjoy this painting by Deviant Artist – L Rushton.