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October Celebrates Chicago Artists Month

The Windy City has geared up for yet another annual celebration of Chicago’s artists. For the eighteenth year, Chicago Artists Month will be celebrated throughout October. According to chicagonow.com, the celebration will feature 200+ scheduled events featuring everything from paintings to live performances to a wide variety of exhibitions. Four of Chicago’s neighborhoods will play […]

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Drawing America from Memory Experiment Debuts in NYC

Twenty two of America’s most renowned artists were asked to paint or draw the United States of America with nothing to guide them but sheer memory. That was over thirty years ago, back in 1971, and the astounding and varied results will make their debut showing in New York City this month. The results of […]

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Recap of Expo Chicago at Navy Pier

Despite having to compete with nearly one hundred other international art shows at this time, Expo Chicago was determined to break any sophomore jinx when it set up shop at Navy Pier in Chicago last weekend. Tony Karman, president of Expo Chicago, has been tirelessly pursuing the art enclaves of the country in an effort […]

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Petri Dishes Explode with Color and Vision

Art is everywhere, it seems. For an artist such as Klari Reis, artistic vision can be expressed within a Petri dish as well as any canvas laden creation. Since 2009, Reis has been painting with explosive force on Petri dishes. Using epoxy plastic polymer to create her images, Reis is on a mission to present […]

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“Fake” Van Gogh Recently Discovered and Declared Authentic

The painting had been stashed in an attic in Norway since 1908 after being declared a fake. Just this month, however, the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam discovered the legendary artist’s painting, Sunset at Montmajour, in the aforementioned attic. It turns out that the “fake” was actually the original painted by Van Gogh in 1888. […]

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The Art of Tibet Finally Breaks Free

Tibet has been a Chinese colony since 1951 and seemingly poses such a threat to the Asian giant that nothing can get out and precious little can make its way in. Tibetan art, however, has seemingly broken free in a traveling exhibition entitled Anonymous: Contemporary Tibet Art which was put together by art curator Rachel […]

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The Starkness of Madeyski Now Showing in Lake Forest

He was born in Poland and trained as an architect. His name is Wojciech Madeyski and he currently works and lives in Highland Park. His paintings are vibrant with a starkness that forces the viewer to step back for a more concerned and serious interpretation. He has a show of 40 of his paintings now […]

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Van Gogh’s Two Missing Sunflowers May Have Been Found

There were four of them in all. In 1888, Vincent van Gogh painted a series of four paintings depicting his beloved Provencal sunflowers. Two remain on display in London and Munich. The other two, however, have faded into history and have become enigmas of sorts. Until, Martin Bailey decided to do some digging. Bailey, a […]

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New Forms and Textures Emerge in Sculpture

As the twentieth century begins to pick up speed, new generations begin to make their presence felt in the art world. What has always been the standard for sculpture no longer seems to be. Traditional forms and textures remain steadfast but new forms and materials have begun to emerge to take sculpture to a whole […]

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New Book Reflects a Love of Children from 40 Great Artists

A new book being published in England features some wonderful paintings of children by some of the most celebrated artists in history. The book is entitled Child Portraits by 40 Great Artists and it is a tender reflection on a parent’s devoted love of their offspring. Many of the artists have portrayed their own beloved […]

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The Walls of Kathmandu Are Awash With Murals

The walls of the legendary city of Kathmandu are now awash with color. No longer are the eyes of passersby assaulted with crude and chaotic walls that had been previously adorned with gauche posters and advertising flyers. Now, the walls of Nepal’s capital city are bright and vibrant with giant murals, some ranging as massive […]

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Russian Art Show in Venice May Not be Russian at All

A new exhibition of Russian avant-garde art in Venice may offer the hosts of the event a bit of a challenge. Over 100 pieces of Russian art will be on display and will have come from just two Italian collections. It does appear as if the show, staged to display the varied and unique faces […]

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Recalling Warhol’s Interpretation of the Legendary Munch

Back in 1984, noted artist Andy Warhol decided that he would veer away somewhat from what he had normally produced. Most of his magical art conceptualized celebrities of the time yet he was never above using the form for the advancement of pop culture. However, 1984 was a turning point in Warhol’s career as he […]

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Street Art Admired Around the World

Street art and graffiti art can be everywhere and the level of accomplishment can vary widely. However, there are some locations around the world where street art has elevated itself to true art. Street art began to appear in America around the turn of the Twentieth Century and has flourished throughout the country ever since. […]

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Actor James Franco Debuts New Art TV Show

According to an article in NY Daily News, Actor James Franco recently announced that he will be hosting a new show entitled James Franco Presents which will air on Ovation TV. The show will make its inaugural appearance some time in November. Ovation TV bills itself as the only art channel out there and will […]

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Startling Giant Head Planters Come to Chicago’s Sidewalks

Giant heads have come to the sidewalks of Chicago and they are, perhaps, the most unique flower planters anywhere. The sculptures stand at eleven feet and there are over a dozen of them dispersed along the lower end of Michigan Avenue. More unique still is their ability to retain rainwater and thus be able to […]

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Unique Sculptures Wanders Their Way to the Windy City

A new, and unique, artistic display has recently gone on view at Grant Park in Chicago. The work is entitled “Borders” and was created by Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir of Iceland. There are 26 life sized sculptures of human like figures cast in bronze and aluminum. The display can be seen in the Solti Garden section of […]

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Art Consumes the Streets of Great Britain

There is art everywhere in England. According to The Guardian, the Art Everywhere Project  intends to take works of art to 22,000 sites throughout Great Britain. It was started by Richard and Melinda Reed and their vision of art being everywhere has already found its way to over one thousand cabs and over two thousand […]

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Chicago’s Fountain Art Fair is Coming

Chicago’s art scene continues to thrive and make noise and September will be no exception. Two major art fairs will hit town mid month beginning with the Fountain Art Fair running from September 20-22. It will be an art fair offering alternative art works from a company based in Brooklyn, NY. The Fountain Fair will […]

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Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Creates Seven Life Size Bronze Sculptures to Commemorate Green Bay Packers on Heritage Trail

This month, the world renowned artists from the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany are in the midst of creating a multiple-sculpture installation commemorating the Green Bay Packers organization. Seven life-sized bronze sculptures are in the process of creation, 3 of which will be unveiled September 14th. The final four are tentatively set to be […]