Your Weekly Mixx – Enjoy! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of nine contemporary artworks 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. Join the Daily Art Fixx email list for monthly updates – for […]
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There is no question that computer technology has changed the face of art and how traditional art such as painting, drawing, photography and sculpture is created. Many artists are familiar with the newer tools of the trade – Photoshop, Corel Draw and Painter, Illustrator, Wacom tablets, and a slew of others. As well, out of […]
Many believe (myself included), that nature is the ultimate form of art. It is in nature that we find an infinite array of colours, shapes, patterns, and motion, giving any artist an endless choice of subject matter. I have been gratefully reminded of this as the Japanese sakura (cherry blossom) trees have come into bloom. […]
Born on December 16, 1908, in Anglés, near Girona, Spain, Remedios Varo is often overlooked as an important surrealist painter. As a child, Varo moved frequently with her family, following her father’s work as a hydraulic engineer. Varo studied art in Madrid and moved several times between Paris and Spain where she met and exhibited […]
Born to a Zapotecan Indian family on August 26, 1899, Rufino Tamayo is one of Mexico’s most renowned painters. An orphan by age 12, Tamayo moved to Mexico City to live with his aunt who enrolled him in commercial school. He began taking drawing lessons in 1915 and from 1917 to 1921, he studied at […]
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Interested in art from childhood, Brian Despain has a BFA from eastern Michigan University and has worked as a graphic designer, 3D modeler, photo-retoucher, illustrator, and concept artist for the video game industry. Despain’s paintings combine elements from the natural world with technology creating a post apocalyptic feel. His penchant for robots (100 Robots series) […]
Born on June 12, 1890, in Tulln, Austria Egon Schiele was a major figure of the Austrian Expressionist movement. Schiele began drawing as a child and in 1906, at the age of sixteen, attended the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. During these years, he was strongly influenced by Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secession artists […]
Today’s images are by illustrator Dmitry Ligay. There’s not much biographical information about this talented Uzbekistan based artist, but you can see more of Ligay’s collection of work on Behance Network.
Once in a while, I take the scenic train out to Odaiba – an artificial island originally constructed in the 1850’s in Tokyo for defensive purposes. Today the island is a major tourist attraction for sightseeing and shopping. While some mock the island for being the “United States of Odaiba” (Statue of Liberty included), one […]
In honour of the great Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday (April 15, 1452), DAF is replaying this interesting Ted Talk by Siegfried Woldhek on the “True Face of Leonardo”. A full biography of da Vinci is on the way – stay tuned.
More great work from Japanese sculptor Michihiro Matsouka. Matsouka finds inspiration from his childhood memories and deteriorated devices. Creating worn out devices that fuse animals and fish with machinery, Matsouka primarily uses stone clay for his work, but will incorporate other materials that seem to be suitable. The sculptures are meticulously finished with acrylic paint, […]