DAF favourite Travis Louie has a new show on at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. Inspiration for “Curious Pets” came after Travis came across a book about the “proper care of tarantuals” at a pet store. “It was pretty straightforward stuff about enclosures, temperature regulation, the types of tarantulas, etc, . . . and […]
“John Park is an artist and teacher living in Los Angeles, California. He received his training at the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied classical drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy. His current series is an attempt at reconciling these classical influences with the more urban aesthetic of the Pop Surrealist movement. The paintings […]
Shingo Matsunuma (aka shichigoro) is a Japanese artist based in Yokohama, Japan. Matsunuma studied oil painting at university but most of his current work is created in Photoshop. To see more, visit Shichigoro.com or visit Shingo’s profile on Deviant Art. Discovered on: WalkingBlind Art & Literature Magazine Issue No.2 Vol. No. 1
Today I stumbled upon the fantastical glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. Chihuly was born in Tacoma Washington on September 20, 1941. He holds a Master of Science in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a Master of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1968, he studied glass in […]
1. Laura Wheeler Waring – May 16, 1887 – Feb. 3, 1948: Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Waring attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1914. Waring was awarded the Cresson Traveling Scholarship and studied Expressionism and Romanticism at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris. Much of Waring’s work was focused on […]
Born in Laval, France on May 21, 1844, Henri Rousseau is considered to be the archetype of the self-taught artist and one of the first of the Naïve or Primitive artists. Following high school, Rousseau worked for a lawyer and studied law but joined the army in 1863 after committing a minor perjury. In 1868, […]
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.
“Geof Kern stands among the most awarded American photographers. With an unfettered imagination he worked for the most creative magazines and ad agencies. His very distinctive work is a combination of rationalism and conceptualism, inspired by “post-modernist” painters. Geof Kern works on a storyboard before shooting, creating images with a particular cinematographic mood and capturing […]
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are underway and I came across this incredible work of art created especially for the event. In 2008, The City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – a venue city for the Games, commissioned Canadian Artist Gordon Halloran to create a large installation at City Hall to open the Olympic celebrations […]
Happy Canada Day all you Canucks and friends of Canucks out there! In celebration of Canada’s National Day, DAF presents another collection of work from well known (and not so well known) Canadian artists. If you have any suggestions for next year, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This incredible stencil work is by the French street artist known as C215 (Christian Guémy). For a complete bio and more images, visit C215’s photostream on Flickr.
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By guest author Tony Gibbs Over the years there have been many priceless pieces of art taken from their galleries. Some have been victims to the most organized planning and execution while other thefts have been far more open and direct. Here is a list of five audacious art thefts throughout history. 1. Cartel de […]