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The hand of a working artist

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“Theory of Memory” by Louise Glück

Long, long ago, before I was a tormented artist, afflicted with longing yet incapable of forming durable attachments, long before this, I was a glorious ruler uniting all of a divided country—so I was told by the fortune-teller who examined … 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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What more do you want?

JB and I drove to the Milwaukee Art Museum last week to see the Wassily Kandinsky Retrospective. The show was put together by the Pompidou Center in Paris of pieces donated to them by Kandinsky’s widow that he had personally kept … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s “Summer”

Presently in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, this painting of “Summer” is from Arcimboldo’s original Four Seasons, painted in 1563. This is the only version with both the artist’s name and the date “woven” into the collar and shoulder of the … Continue reading

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Glass Pyrograph drawings

Etsuko Ichikawa uses hot glass to create this very effective and powerful calligraphy. The work in performance is even more riveting. Born in Tokyo (1963), she presently lives and works in Seattle.

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