Tag: life

Remembering Artist Duncan Hannah, Whose Life Ran on Generosity – ARTnews.com

The artist Duncan Hannah died at his house in Cornwall, Connecticut, on Saturday, June 11, lying on his favorite bed watching the 1962 film Les Parisiennes, an obscure tale of bohemians, musicians, playboys and love-lost French ladies—everything he enjoyed, not the least the obscurity. This charming riverside cottage was looking at its very best. It was recently remodeled by his paramour of 30 years, ...

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Cuban-American artist brings past, present conflicts to life in new DeLand art exhibit

DELAND, Fla. – A new exhibition at the Museum of Art in DeLand is shedding light on cultural heritage, the environment and social justice.The solo exhibition, called “When There Is No Frontier,” includes more than 70 masterpieces by Cuban-American artist Reynier Llanes, who with a stroke of a brush reflects on the past and present.[TRENDING: Marion County woman wins $1M from Florida Lottery scratch-off ...

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The intense life of abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell

"Perhaps if I hadn't had to fight, I would have quit," the artist Joan Mitchell once said. "I don't know. I doubt it, though."Mitchell's work may have been born out of struggle, but there is no question that she was able to prevail, creating paintings now considered 20th century masterpieces. And Katy Siegel, who co-curated a show of Mitchell's work for the Baltimore Museum ...

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Who Is Gordon Parks, Photographer Who Chronicled African American Life? – ARTnews.com

To call Gordon Parks (1912–2006) a Renaissance man would be a massive understatement. A photographer, filmmaker, writer, musician/composer, and painter, Parks enjoyed an extraordinary career that landed him everywhere from Hollywood to the front lines for the battle over Civil Rights. Parks was a freelancer for Glamour and Ebony before becoming the first black staff photographer at Life magazine in 1948; later, he shot ...

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Frida Kahlo’s Estate is Developing a TV Series Based On Her Life – ARTnews.com

The estate of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Miami-based BTF Media have partnered to produce a TV series based on the life and works of Kahlo. Kahlo has been the subject of a slew of multiple films, documentaries and shorts. She was most famously portrayed in Julie Taymor’s Oscar-winning 2002 biopic “Frida,” starring Salma Hayek who garnered a best actress nomination for her ...

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Art projects exploring North Pennine life commissioned

Three art projects have been commissioned telling stories of living by the fells. The Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme, led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, commissioned the projects which will be delivered from May to autumn 2022. The first project is called 'Lithophones in the Landscape’, a collaboration between Stephen Burke and Bluejam Arts, which involves ...

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Artist Duo Miller & Shellabarger Contemplate Fragility of Life – ARTnews.com

According to some estimates, over the past two years, more than 6 million people have died globally from Covid-related complications. Is it possible, then, to contemplate such an unfathomably big number while also providing a salve to all that loss? The married artist duo Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger have set out to do so with an exhibition at Chicago’s Hyde Park Art Center ...

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Grayson Perry, God, and a teddy named Measles sum up UK life in the Covid era | Grayson Perry

A pot made in lockdown by the British artist Grayson Perry is unveiled this week, as it takes its place as an exhibit in the Science Museum in London.The large decorated vase will stand next to other symbolic items that illustrate the historic impact of the pandemic, including a selection of the vials used in the first mass Covid-19 vaccinations, some of the signs ...

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“A Movement in Every Direction” Explores How the Great Migration’s Continuing Influence on American Life and Culture – ARTnews.com

In the years between the start of the 20th century and the mid-1970s, more than six million African Americans left the rural South in what is known as the Great Migration. Forced from their homes by limited economic opportunities and legalized segregation, they settled primarily in towns and cities in the North and West, creating a new Black urban culture. At the Mississippi Museum ...

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