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How a prison sentence sparked a passion for art: Leyton, who believes that “knowledge is nothing, if not shared,” has also been participating since the start of this year in ongoing painting workshops for inmates at Costa Rica’s La Reforma prison, through artist Juan Carlos Chavarría’s Foundation for Transformation in Violent Times. The project is particularly meaningful to Leytón because he was once an inmate, […] http://dlvr.it/NhBhmm

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Artist Spent a Decade Painting Fifteen Portraits of Migrant Workers: Don Coen: Well, there are fifteen paintings. They’re seven-by-ten feet, except there are two of them that are seven-foot square. They’re airbrushed acrylic, sixty layers of paint. Now, I say sixty layers of paint, but there are some areas where there is no paint. I don’t use black or white paint, and so my paintings […] http://dlvr.it/NdXBFC

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‘Follow Me’: Partly inspired by a mixture of the Duthch painter Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan & the modern technology his Oils on Canvas by Hayes is entitled “Follow Me”. The inspiration for the blocks of colours comes from  Mondriaan’s bold use of coloured squares and rectangles in his . Mondriaan began producing grid-based paintings in late 1919, and […] http://dlvr.it/NbDqjp

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Who Was Painter Georges Seurat?: Who Was Painter Georges Seurat? Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the imaginary tale of 19th-century pointillist painter Georges Seurat in Broadway’s revival of ‘Sunday in the Park With George.’ We explore the real life of the famously private artist. Neo-Impressionist Georges Seurat is having a revival in New York. Not only does he have a thematic […] http://dlvr.it/NZFNBb

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The World According to Kerry James Marshall :   The artistic trajectory of painter Kerry James Marshall was determined by civil rights movements. Born in 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama, he observed an upheaval before his family relocated to Watts in 1963, where he’d witness the Watts riots. But his experiences were never the ones portrayed by master painters he admired. And so, two […] http://dlvr.it/NYwP0M

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Bob Marley: Bob Marley by Hayes Oil on canvas 24 x 36 ins ( 60 x 90 cm )   Painting Bob Marley was a real pleasure for me. It’s a birthday gift to my son Lewis on his 22nd birthday. The video compresses about 45 hours of video into just over two minutes. http://dlvr.it/NXtjFS

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Rooms by the Sea, 1951 by Edward Hopper: Hopper first began painting the effects of sunlight as a young art student in Paris, and this interest continued throughout his career. As a mature artist, he lived and worked in New York City and spent most of his summers on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He designed and built a sunny, secluded studio at Truro on […] http://dlvr.it/NV0c0q

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People are rediscovering a great American artist from World War I: Claggett Wilson isn’t exactly a household name, but his battlefield watercolors are getting buzz at a big new exhibition of World War I and American Art. “[Wilson’s] watercolors of exploding shells and mad-eyed soldiers are standouts in an exhibition rich in intensely original work,” Holland Cotter wrote in the New York Times. “I was most […] http://dlvr.it/NSt642

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An Oregon painter who once rocked New York City: Walk into the luscious new Louis Bunce retrospective at Willamette University’s Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, and you’re immediately confronted with a 1932 self-portrait of the artist. Wearing a banded fedora and sporting a 20-something’s raffish sneer, Bunce — whose career as an Oregon painter spanned the mid 20th century — glances forward […] http://dlvr.it/NP5rgW

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Abertillery artist nominated for £15,000 art award: Peter Archer, of Six Bells, who has been painting for the past 55 years, is one of 80 nominees for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, which recognises contemporary British artists working in painting and drawing. The 70-year-old has been nominated for his oil painting Cliff Life, depicting a misty scene of white cliffs, and will be […] http://dlvr.it/NMgvns
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