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DAL: Street Art

The “academic sculptor” DAL has been dedicated to Urban Art since 2004. He is inspired by the way the material world revolves, how the spiritual world unfolds,  life’s emotions and the infinite space around us.  He uses a variety of mediums, methods, disciplines and spaces to create his works. At a first glance, some of […]

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Body Painting 101: A Short Primer

Most people have experienced body painting at one time or another.  Maybe it was at Halloween or at the town fair as a child when you had your face painted, or a football match where you drew coloured letters across your chest.  Maybe (like for many western adult females), you do it every day when […]

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Yves Klein: 1928 – 1962

Yves Klein was born on April 28, 1928 in Nice, France. He had no formal art training though both parents were artists. Between 1948 and 1952, he traveled to Italy, Great Britain, Spain, and Japan where he became a master at judo, achieving a 4th degree black-belt. In 1954, Klein settled in Paris and began […]

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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 […]

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Al Farrow: Sculpture

American sculptor Al Farrow was born in Brooklyn, New York and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than thirty years. Farrow uses a wide variety of media from bronze to clay to assemblage. He “adopts the language of an historical period in his work, updating the imagery or materials to make […]