Today’s image is by Toronto Artist Ray Caesar. Born in London, England, Caesar’s family moved to Canada after “some trouble with intolerant neighbours”. Ray graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design and then worked in the Art and Photography department of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. For 17 years, he documented […]
Happy Canada Day all you Canucks and friends of Canucks out there! In celebration of Canada’s National Day, DAF presents another collection of work from well known (and not so well known) Canadian artists. If you have any suggestions for next year, feel free to email email@example.com.
Born on June 12, 1890, in Tulln, Austria Egon Schiele was a major figure of the Austrian Expressionist movement. Schiele began drawing as a child and in 1906, at the age of sixteen, attended the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. During these years, he was strongly influenced by Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secession artists […]
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was born to a family of artists on July 28, 1887, near Blainville, France. Three of his siblings were successful artists and Duchamp was the grandson of painter and engraver Emile Nicolle. From 1904-05, Duchamp studied painting at the Académie Julian but by his own admission, preferred playing billiards. His early works were […]
Born on October 16, 1890, in New York City, Paul Strand was an American photographer and filmmaker who, along with photographers like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston, helped establish photography as an art form in the 20th century. Strand studied with documentary photographer Lewis Hine at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York. By […]
All art is erotic.
Abstract Expressionist painter and sculptor Willem de Kooning was born on April 24, 1904 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. De Kooning worked for a commercial-art and decorating firm and studied at the Rotterdam Academy of Fine Arts at night. He immigrated to the United States (illegally) in 1926 and worked as a house painter in New Jersey […]
Another Monday Mixx – Enjoy!
Based in Ghent, Belgium, ROA is renowned for his giant black and white animals. ROA started painting abandoned buildings and warehouses in the isolated industrial areas of his hometown. Since then, his work has been seen in New York, London, Berlin, Warsaw, and Paris. ROA recently had his first solo exhibition at Galerie Intinerrance in […]
Thirty two year old Amsterdam based artist Raymond Lemstra likes to refer to the “illustrative nature of primitive drawings and sculptures.” “What I find interesting about these is the distortion as a result of selective emphasis; parts of interest are emphasized, unimportant parts reduced or left out. For characters this means they come out big […]
Duality is the major theme of Kristen Ferrell’s work. The conflicting imagery of beauty vs. grotesque; innocence and rage; id vs. superego. Being raised in a quiet, God-fearing Kansas home, and being plagued with constant violent rebellious tendencies forced her to express internal conflicts through artistic outlets. Influenced by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Goya, […]