New days, new time, new moments ahead are waiting for the art fraternity to create more wonders. Here’s saying goodbye to the year 2013 and welcome to 2014 with a hope in our heart that the art world will prosper more and artists will paint a rich tapestry for all of us to admire and appreciate. May these 365 days light up your life and fill it with more creative faculties.
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Drawing on an eight-year research project into the artist’s methods and materials, an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum reveals how he taught himself to paint. ‘The Bedroom’ is one of Van Gogh’s best-known and most admired paintings. Started in the autumn of 1888, it depicts the artist’s small bedroom in Arles.
Art and culture may not generate direct economic benefits for a society, they are fundamental to the development and success of a society. Therefore, despite serious economic constraints, the British Government retains its commitment to funding art institutions, though- the Germans spend three times more on art than the British.
Abstract art evokes strong responses- on both sides. Johny ML admits his lack of enthusiasm for abstract art. “I do look at them for their colors and intensity of expression, beyond that those works fail to capture my attention. I have taken particular interest in the abstract works of a few” he contends
If you are an artist, a studio is a necessary space for you. Here you’ll be able to paint without any problems, nobody would disturb you. An ideal variant is a space with giant windows so that it would be easier for you to decide on shades and lights. Ten options for you…
In 1971, Linda Nochlin had raised an issue, “Why there has been no great women artists?” She may have been wrong in her observation, this week Johny ML examines the strengths and constraints of women artists, who, he believes, continue to remain victims of patriarchal mind-set that manipulates their artistic growth
Widely regarded as China’s foremost painter of contemporary art Zao Wou-ki passed away on April 9, at the age of 93. His paintings uniquely combined the often disparate cultures and aesthetic visions of China and France- two different continents. Zao worked hard to find his artistic voice and distanced from stereotypes
Aakash Nihalani, creates trompe l’oeil 3-D boxes using tape on sidewalks and public surfaces for his street art, and isn’t so cloak and dagger about things. He takes his time creating installations in broad daylight, makes videos of the process , using his real name. Unlike spray paint, his artwork is easily peeled off
Jan Fabre’s art work focuses on shocking the viewer to a harsh reality of death and sorrow that follows. In his latest exhibition at the Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, he displays an open coffin carved in pure white marble complete with a corpse and with insects crawling over it depicting the ultimate reality.
This week Johny ML shares his experience of working with 24 women artists for the last four months to curate the R.A.P.E. show at Art Bull Gallery. And, he seems to have converted to feminism. After working with these artists, he has forgotten that there exists an art world- dominated by male artists