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Glass Sculptor: Dale Chihuly

Today I stumbled upon the fantastical glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. Chihuly was born in Tacoma Washington on September 20, 1941. He holds a Master of Science in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a Master of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1968, he studied glass in […]

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Françoise Nielly: New Works 2011

More blasts of colour by French painter Françoise Nielly.  “Nielly grew up in the South of France where she lived between Cannes and Saint-Tropez – never far from the light, the color sense and the atmosphere that permeates the South of France.  This is coupled with her studies with her studies at the Beaux arts […]

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DAF March Giveaway: Chopsticks – Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral

DAF is happy to be hosting a giveaway of Chopsticks a novel by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral.  Chopsticks was born out of the desire to tell a story with multiple medias, without losing the fundamental truths which make reading fiction an emotional human experience. Chopsticks is a novel, an app, a website. It is […]

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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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Art-E-Facts: 5 Random Art Facts XI

1. Group f/64 was a group of seven 20th century San Francisco photographers including Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston who shared a common photographic style characterized by sharp-focused and carefully framed images seen through a particularly Western (U.S.) viewpoint. The group formed in opposition to the Pictorialist photographic style that had dominated much of the […]

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Alphonse Mucha: 1860-1939

Born on July 24, 1860 in Ivančice, Moravia (now Czech Republic), Alphonse Maria Mucha was a painter and decorative artist who played a major role in shaping the French Art Nouveau movement.  Though Mucha’s hobby as a child was drawing, he studied on a choral scholarship at the Church of St Peter in Brno, the […]