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The hand of a working artist

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Trapped in front of the Mona Lisa

Today is Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday, 564 years ago. And pictured above, of course, is his very famous Mona Lisa. He worked on this painting for the last 15 years of his life. Though his name has become synonymous with … Continue reading

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El Greco and the Tension of Tangents

Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541-1614), known as El Greco, was a man out of time. He learned to paint Byzantine icons in his home on Crete, studied with Titian and others in Italy, and made a successful art career for himself in … Continue reading

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Reverspective

Patrick Hughes, born 1939 in Birmingham UK, is a painter who has created reverspective or reverse perspective which is the optical illusion where the parts of the picture which are the closest are actually furthest from view. Hughes says, “Reverspectives … Continue reading

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“A Subtlety” by Kara Walker

A year and a half ago, Kara Walker was asked to create a piece in the old Domino Sugar Factory that was due for demolition in Brooklyn in New York. She created a piece called “Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar … Continue reading

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Nidaa Badwan

Nidaa Badwan is a Palestinian artist from Gaza. In November 2013, she was harassed by some Hamas officers when she was working with some youth in an arts program and was questioned about why she was hanging out with males and why she … Continue reading

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365 Paintings for Ants

Lorraine Loots, artist from South Africa, creating one miniature each day. An impressively disciplined and wonderful project. (Another link from Michael –Thank you, yet again.)

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