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Mateus Bailon New Mural in Ostend, Belgium Hookedblog has just returned from a few wonderful days in Ostend, Belgium for this year's edition of the Crystal Ship festival curated by Bjorn Van Pouke.

Who Has Permission " and Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns perform, in their eyes, a sublation of Action Painting, canceling its abstract insularity but preserving its emotional intensity, and thus continuing an art of expressiveness, revealing therein Abstract Expressionism's own proclivities toward representation, toward landscape, toward the body.

Blek Le Rat - Rat N°5 The godfather of street art is at it again, our good friend Blek Le Rat has finally released Rat N°5!! A beautiful 23x31cm six colour screen print on 300 gsm Arches paper, Rat N°5 features a rat carrying two baguettes and the French flag dripping down the page.

We Love Art Books! Everybody loves an art book. But why? When a fine art book is published, the action generates a series of exponential benefits that ripple across the art world. Here, we present ten art world leaders, specialists in their roles, to detail the intricacies of their profession and the many fascinating reasons that empower the art book and catalogue.

Portrait Artist of the Year: 2019 Exhibition Tour About how to see the Portrait Artist of the Year Exhibition 2019 and how to watch the Semi Final of Portrait Artist of the Year 2020.

Consummate Brahms and Rachmaninoff from the Canton Symphony Orchestra Commentaries and critiques on the visual and performing arts in the greater Canton, Ohio area Under the baton of Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann, the final program of the Canton Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks season was yet more compelling proof of this ensemble's consummate artistry.

Wild Tapestries of Polymorphous Cheer By the middle '90s, the funky black-and-white canvases of tragicomic sexual combat had given way to sprightly little figures engaged in all manner of erotic gratification and consensual abasement.

Ken Price Fantasy and reality encroach upon each another in "Works on Paper 1967-1995" by Ken Price at Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Twenty-eight deceptively straightforward pictures draw you into nuanced realms where familiarity gives way to strangeness.

Chris Trueman The title of Chris Trueman's show, "After," betokens the fleeting vivid impressions his paintings convey. Hovering between abstraction and representation, each of his nine vibrant works currently on view at Edward Cella embodies a wide array of marks, evocations and references.

Duncan Shoosmith is Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 Overview of the Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 FINAL and the difference between what we saw on screen and what it was really like.

Julian Kreimer on Andrea Belag's Sunday Painter The newest paintings convey a lot of those-the lightness that attends letting go, the playfulness and humor that comes when one is attentively waiting, waiting. Belag starts her paintings the day before by mixing a color chord of four to six colors. A musical term.

Los Angeles DIY Scene Last Thursdays' opening reception for this years' Los Angeles Art Book Fair was an interconnected web of the art publishing community. Each corner turned presented a new cache of friends and colleagues. With 100 newcomers the fair felt expansive and yet tight-knit, an accomplishment this fair has been renowned for.

Sort of Skill Purgatory "… style comes down to the manipulation of elements within a multilevel system, in which the elements are read through one another.

Modern Impressionism Techniques and Artists - Jackson's Art Blog Find out how Impressionism in Britain has changed over the last 130 years and discover key techniques and art materials used to create Impressionist work.

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Art New York/ Context 2019 JoAnne Artman Gallery, Art New York/ Context 2019. Showing: May 2nd - May 5th, 2019. Location: Pier 94 - 55th Saint and Westside Highway - 711 12th Ave - New York, NY 10019. Booth #: ANY320. We are pleased to announce our participation in ART NEW YORK - CONTEXT New York, taking place May 2 - 5, 2019 in Manhattan.

International Art Exhibition "Abstract" International Art Exhibition "Abstract" Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd "Abstract" Online Art Competition for the month of May 2019. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work.

Don't Follow the Wind: Non-Visitor Center Don't Follow the Wind: Non-Visitor Center. Don't Follow the Wind Curated by Jason Waite Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 6-9pm Exhibition: April 19-July 13, 2019 Location and Hours:Art in General: 145 Plymouth Street Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm.

Chim↑Pom: Threat of Peace Chim↑Pom: Threat of Peace. Chim↑Pom: Threat of Peace Chim Pom Curated by Jason Waite. The summer of 1945 brought a new geologic age to the planet.

Yan Wang Preston: Forest Dedicating almost eight years, British-Chinese photographer Yan Wang Preston travelled the country and documented the eye-popping real-life examples that are now drawn together in Forest. Each large-format image is freighted with hints of a sorrowful back-story, and the overall effect is at once visually sumptuous and culturally disturbing.

Restoration of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris - how to donate How to donate to the restoration of Notre Dame - a list of various organisations registered to receive contributions.

Art and Film: Claire Denis' cosmic noir Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / Claire Denis' stupefyingly smart film High Life, the first she has directed in English, starts ahead of its main events, without any set-piece exposition, in and around a barren spacecraft inhabited by a father, his baby daughter, and zippered corpses that used to compose the rest of the crew.

Benjaminian Issue of Translation "In the very beginning, I was basically responding to images. I was making pictures of pictures. But now I'm much more of a searcher: I feel the images I want to make and I search them out; and if I can't find them, I create them - I went to photograph the icebergs for example.

Brancaster Chronicle No. 70: Anthony Smart Sculptures 13th April 2019, the artist's studio near King's Lynn. Taking part: Anthony Smart, Anne Smart, Robin Greenwood, Sarah Greenwood, Charley Greenwood, Hilde Skilton, Mark Skilton, Alexandra Harley, Noela James, Richard Ward, John Pollard, Emyr Williams.

250 Portraits In 250 Days: Adebanji Alade - Jackson's Art Blog Adebanji is currently working on a project which involves painting 250 small portraits of people. They are of anyone he knows or meets, from willing volunteers and friends to celebrities and iconic people. He is self-sponsoring the project and Winsor and Newton are providing the materials.

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