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Photographer Spotlight: Lawrence Agyei

Lawrence Agyei is a Ghanian photographer with footprints in Italy, currently living on Chicago’s south side. Using portraiture as his medium, Agyei’s subjects find a comfort revealing themselves before his lens, exposing, as he describes, “the hidden languages held deep within the body”. Shot on film, Agyei’s vibrant yet beautifully subtle photographs offer a platform …

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The Best Brush Pens for Painting and Calligraphy

Brushes and brush pens are an integral part of sumi-e, or Japanese black ink painting and calligraphy. It’s worth every penny to invest in high-quality brushes in order to create a wide array of exquisite lines. Natural bristles, such as weasel or sable hair, are springy and responsive, ideal for making fine, thin lines and …

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Artist Spotlight: Qimeng Sun

Some really beautiful illustrations by Qimeng Sun, who was born in China, and is currently living and working in Cologne, Germany. She’s always had an interest in the relationship between humans and animals, art and nature. “I have an immense fascination with water. That is the reason why floating, twisted and transparent objects have been …

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Found Electronics Shape Faces on Vintage Rackets by Artist Leonardo Ulian

  Art #electronics #found objects #tennis June 14, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Leonardo Ulian, shared with permission London-based artist Leonardo Ulian (previously) merges two disparate elements in his sprawling assemblages: he speckles analog equipment with an array of electronic pieces found in digital devices. Created while in quarantine, Ulian’s Contrived Object series is …

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The Best Watercolor Paint Tubes for Kids Will Yield Hours of Fun

Do you desire all of the effects of watercolor but more consistency in paint performance and the vibrancy of pure color? Watercolor paints in tubes provide saturated color with reliable results. The paints may be used straight from the tube for optimal color saturation and opacity; they may also be mixed with water for lighter …

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Hundreds of Photos of the New York Sky Pinned to a Massive, Spherical Sculpture by Sarah Sze

  Art Photography #installation #New York #sculpture #sky #time June 11, 2020 Grace Ebert ” Shorter than the Day” (2020), powder-coated aluminum and steel, 48 x 30 x 30 feet. All images © Sarah Sze by Nicholas Knight Artist Sarah Sze explores the myriad conceptions of time and space through a tremendous, new spherical sculpture. …

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ARTnews in Brief: SFMOMA Lays Off 55 Workers—and More from June 8, 2020

Monday, June 8 SFMOMA Announces Second Round of LayoffsAfter furloughing around 60 percent of its staff in March, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced a second round of staff cuts. Fifty-five employees were laid off from the museum this week, which has cited a projected deficit of $18 million for the fiscal year of …

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Autumn Leaves Crackle and Writhe Like a Flame in Short Film by Animator William Crook

  Animation #fire #leaves #short film #video June 8, 2020 Anna Marks In “Stickmatch,” a new short film, a matchstick-like twig lands onto the screen, and with one long strike, it spontaneously ignites flames. These sparks don’t manifest in their usual form, though. The flames are replaced with leaves from various trees that are colored …

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