1. Catherina van Hemessen – Born in 1528 in Antwerp, Belgium. Van Hemessen trained under her father Jan Sanders van Hemessen and eventually helped him with his commissions as well as receiving her own. Her 1548 painting “Girl at the Spinet” is thought to be the earliest surviving self-portrait of an artist at work. Creating […]
More great work from Paris based artist Sebastien Feraut (aka Niark1). Feraut began his career in web design, eventually turning to freelance illustration, graphic design, and painting. His work can be seen in the music industry, street wear, print design, advertising, and custom toys. To see more of Feraut’s work, visit Niark1.com or check out […]
Born in 1945, Jacques Resch is a French born artist living in Africa. Influenced by artists including Bosch, Breughel and Dali, Resch’s works are also inspired by modern technology and world politics. He particularly admires Bosch, because Bosch “uses dreams to adventure into the interior of the human spirit.” However, while Bosch depicted the temptations […]
I’m really looking forward to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” movie that is coming out in early 2010. The images in today’s post are by award-winning conceptual artist and illustrator Michael Kutsche. Based in Berlin, Germany, Kutsche has worked for the visual effects industry since 1998. His experiences reach from art directing and animating commercials […]
Born in 1953 in Germany, Leslie Wayne currently lives and works in New York. From 1971-73, Wayne studied painting at the University of California Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies. In 1984, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from Parsons School of Design in New York. Wayne’s work has been shown in […]
“Art takes nature as its model.” —Aristotle See more Art Quotes here. (Photograph by Wendy Campbell)
The function of art is to disturb.
More great stuff from Mexican born, Austin Texas based artist Eduardo Flores (aka Bayo). To see more of Fores work, visit Artwork.Bayo.Me.com or check out his profile on Behance Network.
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Israeli photographer (conceptual artist) Gilad Benari was born in Haifa, and had the usual Israeli upbringing – high school and then three years in the army. After the army, he became a copywriter, composing poetry and short stories on the side. In 2002, Gilad discovered photography and began combining his writing with the photos he […]
Simón Prades is a young illustrator studying graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany. His main interest lies in illustration and book design. “The old technique of etching is a rising passion, as it combines the sensibility of drawing with an exhausting handcraft.” Whenever possible, Prades works in analog techniques, mainly […]
Your Weekly Mixx – Enjoy! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of nine contemporary artworks and/or art related videos chosen from artist and gallery submissions and from our own search for new and interesting works. Visit the Submissions page for information on how to have your art featured in the Weekly Mixx.
Born on October 23, 1885 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Lawren Stewart Harris is widely credited for the formation of the well known Canadian collective called the Group of Seven. Harris grew up in a privileged, conservative, and religious family. His family’s wealth enabled him to focus on painting from an early age and from 1904-1908, […]