Born on April 20, 1893 in Barcelona, Joan Miró Ferra was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and decorative artist and a key figure in the history of abstract art. Miró studied business at the Escuela de Comercio and art at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de la Lonja in Barcelona from 1907 to 1910. […]
Today’s images are by Japanese artist Hiroshi Hirakawa. There isn’t a lot of information out there but to see more of Hirakawa’s images, visit Hiroshi-Hirakawa.org or his profile on MySpace. Related Books:
For all you Banksy fans out there. I saw this news article on BBC and had to share.
Fernando Forero is a Colombian Graphic Designer, Illustrator and typographer living and working in Poland. Check out more of his work on Behance, Facebook, and Deviant Art.
Os Gêmeos (The Twins) are brothers Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo. Based in São Paulo, Brazil, the pair have been painting graffiti since 1987, and their work has been a main influence on street art in Brazil. Their subjects range from family portraits, to social and political commentary, and Brazilian folklore. As well, their work often […]
Born in Urbino, Italy on April 6 (or March 28) 1483, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino aka Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. Though his career was short, Raphael produced works of “extraordinary refinement” that would have a great influence on European painting. Along with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Raphael […]
The nation is bound together by its creative artists and not by parallel lines of rusting steel.
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” —Auguste Rodin How many ways can you paint a kiss, an embrace, a loving encounter? One has to only sift through the thousands of images on the internet to see that the depiction of love and affection between lovers through painting, sculpture and photography has […]
Born in 1944 in Ogidi Ikimu, Nigeria, Prince Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale-Toyeje Oyelale Osuntoki is a Nigerian painter, sculptor, and musician. He changed his name to Twins Seven Seven, (Ibeji Meje Meje. Ibeji in the Yoruba language), because he is the only surviving child of seven sets of twins born to his mother. Twins Seven-Seven began […]
Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau (Copper Thunderbird) was born on March 14, 1932 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada. Morrisseau was a painter, carver, draughtsman, storyteller, teacher, Grand Shaman, and was dubbed the “Picasso of the North” by the French press. Morrisseau invented the pictographic style, now used by three generations of Aboriginal artists. The first of five […]
“Born in 1976, Sitaki (aka SIT) has been part of the Amsterdam creative scene for many years. SIT was involved in action painting, graphic design, advertising and more – until he went back to square one to find his true essence – back to head and handcraft. Themes in SIT’s work include his struggle to […]
Another great video from PBS Offbook: Art in the Era of the Internet. “The Internet has intensfied connections between people across the planet. In this episode of OFF BOOK, we take a look at the impact of the this new interconnectivity on the art world. Traditional funding models are dissolving, new forms of expressing ownership […]
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