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Modern & Contemporary Indian Art

Posted by Gallery Kolkata on August 24, 2009 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Gallery Kolkata-Art: founded in 2004 brings high /quality meaningful art of eminent and established contemporary artists within the reach of the masses at affordable prices. GKs new space opened its doors in May 2007 with the objective of bringing the best of Modern and Contemporary Indian art, located in the prestigious Duckback House in the heart of Kolkatas Shakespeare Sarani with the twin infrastructural advantages of space an enviable 5000 sq.ft. And easy accessibility. The gallery has hosting landmark painting exhibitions, installation art and video shows as well as new media displays. The recent exhibitions organized by Gallery Kolkata have had splendid openings thronged with the guest lists of art aficionados, critics, galleries , artists, poets, writers, theatre and film personalities. Backed by physical catalogues the shows have created ripples in the world of art and culture and are much sought after by buyers and art lovers alike. A comprehensive source of Modern and Contemporary Indian art, Gallery Kolkata provides a platform to various eminent established and young artists through its physical and online exhibitions. Gallery Kolkata -Furniture: GK also initiated its activities in alternate art practices one of them being Art Furniture like Wooden Benches, Chairs, Consoles, Tables, Bar Stool sets, Coffee Table and Chair Sets, Murals, Installation made in Old Weathered Wood fused with Bronze Metal, Aluminum and other natural recycled resources. Each piece is 100%uniquely made by the artist and is a one off piece ( no repetition ). It believe in conserving natural resources & thus use recycled material in the furniture, which is brilliantly added in every piece. These can add class and value to Houses, Boutiques, Restaurants and Hotels.



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Art and Technology Can Improve the World

Posted by Dominic Richardson on May 1, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Linking Art and Technology to Change the World

Studies indicate some visual artists believe others may view art as meaningless; the respondents also believe some peers may perceive their artwork in the same way, and were likely to view technology as a more useful discipline. Despite public perception, researchers and organizations apply art and technology to derive solutions for improving our planet. 

A growing trend involves artist's visual maps pairing with technology in order to track recycling, energy use and public safety. Organizations like the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts discovery areas in which the strategy can improve the quality of life for people around the world. 

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To think I almost gave up

Posted by Craig W. Chase on February 24, 2015 at 2:48am 1 Comment

Rewind back to 2010, I was alone. I had lost everything. I'm not going into major details, but lets just say that any divorce can be messy. I had no job, the bank was coming to repo my red Chevy Cobalt 2dr sport, I had lost my house, left a lot of things behind in another state, and was living back in my old bedroom at my parents house that seemed no bigger than a somewhat wealthy person's bathroom. It's small, trust me.

As some may know from first hand experience, depression can be hard, at the time I wasn't sure how I was going to make it. I remember I drank a lot, I mean A LOT. I can remember getting into some drunken argument with my dad and walking all the way to the convenience store in broad daylight that was about 2 miles away, then walking back home holding a fresh pack of cigarettes. Probably lucky I didn't get a public intox charge that day. I had to make a choice. Either keep feeling sorry for myself, hurting myself, or do what I had to do to get back on my feet. My kids needed me to get strong again. I needed to love myself again.

This is about the time where my creativity had saved me. I started getting back into writing and art. I actually wrote a book called "Seekers of the Jelile Scrolls". I think at the time, it gave me something to keep my mind off of some of the crazy stuff that was going on in my life. This is the turning point of things. You see, me becoming an artist was but wasn't an accident. I had always loved drawing. I would actually get into trouble several occasions when I was young for doodling.

As I wrote the book, I got towards the end drafting the final chapter. I began to think how I was going to make the cover. I always heard books are judged by their covers. I ended up making the cover with a free program that I still use today. I started working on a second follow up novel, but the more I wrote, the more I wanted to draw. It's like an itch that you need to…

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Perspective in Vicki Wilcox’s “Cabin”

Posted by Online Art Gallery on January 5, 2014 at 12:00am 2 Comments

Perspective in Vicki Wilcox’s “Cabin”

Vicki Wilcox’s “Cabin” depicts the structure's visual design surrounded by natural elements that display realistic colors and textures with oil on canvas.

The cabin’s proximity to the other elements within the landscape creates a visual perspective that suggests that it is connected to the larger picture. Nature, in all of its diversity in texture and color, is presented by an assortment of striking colors and designs.

“Cabin” seamlessly captures the aesthetics in the nature around us. Observers can see the intricate details present in nature from every perspective present within the art. Realistic portrayals of mountains, trees, grass and other elements are visually connected to each other and are equally as breathtaking aesthetically.

The level of visual detail present in “Cabin” is extraordinary. There is a beautiful quality to the art that is rich and vibrant. The artist’s decision to use oil on canvas adds another layer of richness that makes the art even more captivating. “Cabin” is the perfect paradigm for how to create beautifully detailed art with oil on canvas.     

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Improving Mental Health through Art

Posted by Dominic Richardson on April 30, 2015 at 5:06pm 0 Comments

In an article entitled ‘Improving Mental Health through Creating Art,” which published in the Daily Collegian in 2014, author Cory J. Willey describes the process of making art as therapeutic. Art psychotherapy, since the 1940s, has been defined by the American Art Therapy Association as: “mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the Art Therapist, use art media, the creative process and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem.”

 

The writer suggests art development can help reduce stress and depression, and improve cognitive function.

 

Therapist and social workers may understand client needs through the interpretation and discussion of art. Professionals encourage clients to express thoughts and emotions they typically refrain from discourse.

 

The article explains how the growing field of study appears in a BBC series, “The Power of Art,” which shows the practice working on patient’s with preexisting conditions. While admitting the search for supporting evidence needs more time, the author articulates how it’s accepted as a legitimate form of mental health therapy.

 

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19-year-old Chelsea Noyon's Pencil Artwork

Posted by Chelsea Noyon on September 14, 2013 at 4:58pm 2 Comments

Chelsea Noyon, just turning 19 years old, has been creating art ever since she can remember. She creates detailed Acrylic paintings focusing on the equine species. Her paintings are both meticulous and artistic, using mainly a dry brush technique with Acrylic paints. Chelsea also uses charcoal and lead, creating black and white drawings of the angelic and powerful horses. 



Chelsea has been drawing using lead and charcoal all of her life and has experimented alone with techniques. She has never truly had any formal training but instead draws using only her pure, raw talent. Recently, she has taken a certain interest in colours and paints and has begun working on large pieces and now appreciates the lengthy process involved when painting. Chelsea also has interests in photography, taking pictures of her horses as well as other animals and landscapes.



Chelsea is also a rider and loves each of her horses greatly. She currently has three horses, one of which is only 3 years, Chianti, who has not yet been started under saddle. Chelsea has, however, already started another of her horses--her beloved gelding, Zephyr. She has had him since he was 11 months old, him now being 5 years, and is her best friend. …

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How to learn from failure as an artist

Posted by Craig W. Chase on May 4, 2015 at 1:57am 0 Comments

When I was very young, like 6, was probably the earliest memories I have of having the interest to draw, little did I know how those little sketches of drawings I did was going to be an everlasting love in my life. It would never betray me, it would never lie to me, it would only grow with me throughout my life.

There's been many ventures I've tried as an artist, I made a children's book, did paintings, made comics, made cartoons. You may never make any money, or very little money from your craft, even though that should not really be the point of being an artist, but it is nice to have the financial backing to be able to create more works of art. An artist needs 3 things, a studio, food, and art supplies, these all cost something.

But lets go back to the main subject. Failure...

That's right, the "f" word we really don't want to think about in life. However, failure can be the greatest teacher in life, we just have to "want" to learn from it. I think back at all my creations and even though they weren't great success stories, they still were learning points that brought me closer to being a better artist. Let me break it down...

In 2002 I got my first computer, some clunker my Uncle David gave me that was destined for the trash. I started writing on notepad with some stories as I interested in becoming a novelist or screenwriter. I just love telling stories, I always have, my little brother could tell you that, when we were just kids in a bedroom with a bunk bed, I would tell him some wild stories, and he would just listen. I learned how to properly format a screenplay, as well as all the breakdowns of plots, story arcs, and the 3 acts "beginning, middle, and end. As many who try to get a script sold, I was one who never did, but I did get some eyes to read over my stuff, which was good and kept me going.

I got into self publishing, which in my opinion is actually one of the best ways to get your material out there into the…

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Aesthetics in Sherry Dellaria-McGrath’s Art and Poe’s The Raven

Posted by Online Art Gallery on December 7, 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments

 

 

So Poe by Sherry Dellaria-McGrath

Sherry Dellaria-McGrath’s So Poe demonstrates the artist’s ability to express literary aesthetics through visual art. So Poe depicts the legendary raven in one of Edgar Allan Poe’s greatest poems, The Raven. Literary critics frequently examine the poem for its expression of mystery, the grotesque, and the supernatural.  Dellaria-McGrath’s So Poe captures the essences of these literary components through design, texture and color.

Dellaria-McGrath’s design masterfully incorporates aspects of the original poem in extraordinary detail. So Poe features the raven perched upon a tree branch beneath the moonlight. The raven is the most dominant visual aesthetic throughout the art piece. Its shape and posture reflects that of the raven in the original poem, as it were perched upon a bust above the narrator’s chamber door. So Poe’s design highlights this extraordinary image under the bright lights of the shining moon, giving observers the opportunity to experience the image from a new perspective.  

The tree branch in So Poe represents vividly the literary concept of the grotesque…

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Frank Shifreen on Art and Collaboration

Posted by Dominic Richardson on April 30, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments



It was here. After months of effort my website finally published online. It was exciting to see artist create accounts and share images of their work. Seeking to generate buzz, I began writing press releases to distribute in major cities. I brought a composition notebook to my part-time job at a local station- planning to get everything down on paper during break-when I received a surprise phone call from Frank Shifreen, an artist who I Googled quickly.

Shifreen, known as “the Miracle Bean,” had been finishing his doctorate in Art and Art Education at the Teachers College, which included research on developing artist communities and the role of technology. Shifreen was in the process of expanding the Culture Inside online community, which began in Luxembourg, by organizing a series of exhibitions in New York and marketing the online source to artists everywhere. We discussed the dissertation, online communities and collaboration. I received sound advice on how to view artist led initiatives in the digital world.

Culture Inside has since become a premiere online destination for promoting art, attracting thousands of artists and buyers each year. The network received the label Creativity and Innovation in the European Year (2009). The website is available in multiples languages (English, German, French, Spanish), and…

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'Corruption' - Je Suis Charlie

Posted by Dominic Richardson on April 22, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Corruption

By: Dominic Richardson

 

The ANIMATOR: journalist and artist in technicolor costume (similar to Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy)

PAPERBOY: her son, dressed in jester costume (like a miniature version of Edward Scissorhands with an unusual and surprising speech pattern

CAPTAIN RHETORIC: lawyer dressed in dark suit and cape (similar in personality to Robin Williams’ Theodore Roosevelt)

SETTING: A colorful underground lair. PAPERBOY sits in the stage right chair at the circular breakfast table. CAPTAIN RHETORIC sits blindfolded with hands tied behind his back to the stage left chair. ANIMATOR stands at the head of the table reaching left to remove the blindfold.

ANIMATOR

How does it feel to see the world for the first time today?

(No response.)

Oh, c’mon. Tell me, I’m dying to know.

(No response.)

Don’t be alarmed by the colors here. You should be impressed. Look at the walls. Do you know how many different shades of paint I have to mix to create these colors? Lots. You won’t find colors like this anywhere else in the world.

PAPERBOY

Mother, I want to eat. It’s been a long morning. The first delivery. Five o’clock a.m. Dark outside. There were people, Mother. Grownups. With big square signs with sticks attached to them. Scary. They were marching in circles and chanting “Jesus Christ Jesus Christ wore no crown of DY-NA-MITE.”

ANIMATOR

Do you hear that, Captain? The world above ground is as colorful as it is down here thanks to my Underground Newspaper. They need me to bring color…

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Little Kids Dubbing The Star Wars 7 Trailer Is Too Adorable To Handle


The latest trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be awesome, and by this point you've got every frame committed to memory, but you probably wouldn't describe it as adorable. At least not until you watch this video of small children dubbing all of the dialogue. Now it's a whole different ball game. This video comes from Mashable, who apparently have their own stable of child voiceover actors to rerecord all of the dialogue, narration, and sound effects. It's damn near impossible to watch this and not crack a giant smile as the kids recreate the ...
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Badass Comic Lumberjanes Is Headed To The Big Screen


20th Century Fox has been contributing to the superhero craze for more than 10 years with their X-Men and Fantastic Four movies. While those franchises won't be ending anytime soon, the studio is now looking outside the world of superheroes for their next comic book project, and they've picked quite a badass property. Boom! Studios' fantasy series, Lumberjanes, will be made into a live-action move as a "priority project" for the studio. The Wrap reports that Fox has hired Will Widger, writer of the 2014 Black List script The Munchkin, to pen the Lumberjanes adaptation. Boom! Studios executives Ross Richie and Stephen ...
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Tron 3 Just Got Axed


Hopefully you weren't really, really looking forward to Disney's Tron 3, because if you were, we've got some bad news for you. Reports just dropped that the House of Mouse just decided to pull the plug on their next journey to the Grid. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has decided not to move forward with the third installment of videogame-based sci-fi franchise. Though it was never officially given the go ahead, director Joseph Kosinski and stars Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund were reportedly all on board to return to their respective roles from 2010's Tron: Legacy. Preparation was even under ...
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Watch Chris Pratt Get Goofy Warming Up For Stunts In Jurassic World


We all want to be BFFs with Chris Pratt. That's just the way it is. His appearances on Parks & Recreation, Moneyball, and heck, even Zero Dark Thirty, were layered with a genuine warmth, which didn't disappear when he lost all of his weight and turned into a hunk for Guardians Of The Galaxy. Now firmly established as one of the most engaging leading men in Hollywood, this Jurassic World behind-the-scenes clip proves that even monumental success can't stop him being a giant goofball. The above footage simply shows that working with Chris Pratt would be a pretty terrific way to ...
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Radiohead Was Named After This Groundhog Day Actor


Radiohead has always had an originality to their music that can arguably never be reproduced. Their name though, was not an original idea. As many Radiohead fans know, Thom Yorke and company named their band after David Byrne's song "Radio Head" which first appeared in the movie True Stories. But, as it turns out, the song was actually based on a certain actor who plays a wildly annoying insurance salesman in Groundhog Day. None other than Stephen Tobolowsky and his signature character Ned Ryerson.  This little tidbit of information, that ended up influencing the name of one of the ‘90s ...
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Art

Margaret Atwood Is First Author To Write For A Library That Won’t Be Read For 100 Years

CPT117_BOOKS_Atwood_Future_Library_20150526 “The Toronto-based Man Booker Prize winner is the first author to hand over an unpublished piece to the Future Library in Oslo. The international project will see one writer contribute a new, unread text to the collection every year for the next 100 years. The pieces will be kept locked up until 2114, when 1,000 […]

One Last Havana Biennial Before Cuba Opens

20150530BIENNALE-slide-49L9-jumbo “Everyone knows that major shifts are inevitable once capitalism begins to flood the socialist zone. And a sense of mingled excitement and apprehension is in the air at the 12th Havana Biennial, a diffuse, gradually unfolding, monthlong series of art exhibitions that have been injected into the tissue of this majestic heirloom of a city, […]

Last Year The Baltimore Symphony Hired An Embedded Journalist To Cover The Orchestra (Here’s How It Turned Out)

photo_69815_portrait_650x975 I have a whole lot of editorial control as far as picking stories out. I would say probably 75 percent of what I do is unrelated to the orchestra; it’s just generally about classical music. Twenty-five percent relates the orchestra. But I don’t see it as a direct “try to sell this concert.”

Kennedy Center Announces New American Orchestra Festival

images It’s an ambitious project, and a challenge for the box office. Undaunted by the idea that the original Spring for Music festival, at Carnegie Hall, had trouble attracting audiences to unfamiliar ensembles playing unfamiliar work, Shift’s presenters have opted for programs focusing almost exclusively on living American composers, with a healthy dose of multimedia for […]

Boris Eifman: What’s Missing In Today’s Ballet

la-et-cm-theater-review-samsara-at-chance-theater-20150519 Eifman is unwavering in his belief in dance as theater and spectacle and not shy about expressing his disdain of most prevailing contemporary approaches to choreography. “There is one problem in the modern arts scene, that many younger choreographers are really creating some movements just to the music. For me, ballet theater is not just […]

Music

B.B. King Viewed By Thousands on Eve of Mississippi Funeral


A funeral is set for Saturday at a Baptist church in the King's hometown of Indianola, Mississippi.

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Taylor Swift Responds After Teens Say Her Concert Bracelets Saved Them From Car Wreck


"This is unreal," Swift tweeted after reading about the concert-goers survival story.

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Joni Mitchell Suffered a Brain Aneurysm: Sources


The singer has also been moved to a rehab facility, according to a new report.

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9 Most Memorable Covers of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President"


Over 50 years following Marilyn Monroe's sultry serenade to the President, the birthday song continues to live on with new renditions from Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and more.

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CMT Music Awards: Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow to Co-Host


Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney are among performers set to take the stage at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

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Originals

Music Promotes Activity

Studies indicate responses occur in the brain when music listeners hear songs, and some researchers think streaming apps may be used as a tool for promoting physical activity. Several tech companies offer apps for tracking exercise movement and displaying results;…

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68th Cannes Film Festival top awards:

Palme D'Or: Dheepan

Grand Prix: Son of Saul

Jury Prize: The Lobster

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