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The Art of George W. Bush

Mike Smith | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

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The Naked Maja in My Camera

G.E. Masana | Posted 03.05.2014 | Arts
G.E. Masana

"Goya," he said, "that's who your work reminds me of." I didn't expect that coming from a client.

Emotions, Memories and Reflections

Michael Hafftka | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

I am drawn to painting war because I fear it, I fear losing my life or living without freedom. My parents survived the gas chambers and pogroms in which their families perished. The infinite oscillation between victor and vanquished is as present in our world as it was 2000 years ago.

Cubism Meets Nintendo In 8-Bit Watercolor Paintings

Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts

It's not all too often we align the modernist artistic movement that is Cubism with the middle school pastime that is Nintendo, but artist Adam Lister...

Must-see Painting Shows: February 2014

Steven Zevitas | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

There are more than two dozen New American Paintings alumni on view this month, and some of our favorites are among them.

Ethereal Portraits Capture The Beauty Of A Meditative Trance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Examining most portraits we learn certain things about the subject: the placement of their parts, the spots where wrinkles have emerged, the stories t...

Must-see Painting Shows: January 2014

Steven Zevitas | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

I looked at a lot of art while hunkering down to escape the subarctic temperatures blasting through Boston and much of the country last week. My monthly review of more than 400 gallery shows yielded close to one hundred must-see painting shows, three dozen of which involve New American Paintings' alumni.

Stories From the Bible

Michael Hafftka | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

In the forty years of my artistic career, I have been working on a series of Bible paintings. This is the first time I show them all together.

14 Painters (+2) to Watch in 2014

Steven Zevitas | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

Traditional definitions of media have become less and less important for emerging artists, and, no doubt, some of the listed artists would not consider themselves to be painters per se.

Jewish Jesus, 'Christ Killers,' and the Hidden Code of Hatred

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Just when I thought that society had gotten over the bizarre charge that Jews were collectively responsible for the death of Jesus, an equally bizarre missive has come along to challenge my complacency.

Another Miami Art Week Under Our Belts

Tom Falco | Posted 02.08.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

Sometimes I think the Miami Art Week shows are more about the people than the art; you meet so many people. But, then again, it's the art that has drawn everyone together.

Appreciating Andrew Wyeth

Thom Nickels | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Thom Nickels

In the mid 1970s, when I was an avid hitchhiker, Andrew Wyeth's son, Jamie, an iconic artist in his right, offered me a lift to my parents' home in Frazer, Pennsylvania.

Why Failure Is The Best Friend Of Creative Innovation

Lia Chavez | Posted 11.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Lia Chavez

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe works which I find most deeply satisfying to create are the ones which feel like gifts that I have received through some sort of bizarre or miraculous circumstance.

Art And Everything

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 11.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Brian D. Cohen

In our attempt to define, decide and stake out territory, in our desire to eliminate uncertainty, messiness and ambiguity, why do we narrow something that should remain mysterious and somehow bigger than ourselves to whatever novelty we might think of?

War Through the Eyes of an Artist

Michael Hafftka | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

In 2004 Trujillo wrote about his combat experiences in the form of a book. This book is more than reportage, it is more than facts, more than history, it is a work of art, and to my mind it is mythic.

The Return of the Blood Libel: Can Art Stop the Hemorrhaging of Hate?

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

You might shake your head at this grim piece of history and then be comforted that those hate-driven persecutions were rooted in a primitive bygone era. But think again.

Yisreal Feldsott and the Voice of Spirit

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Just as a metaphysician seeks to clarify the fundamental notions by which humankind understands the world, the work of artist Yisreal Feldsott is a pursuit of an encounter with the nature of existence.

Painting Miri Ben-Ari -- Grammy Award Winning Violinist

Michael Hafftka | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Miri Ben-Ari -- who has collaborated with artists like Kanye West, Jay Z and Alicia Keys -- plays the violin. She has worked with artists in all genres of music, from soul to jazz, to hiphop and R&B, pop and dance music.

3 Art Shows to Catch Before They Close This Month

Noel Alumit | Posted 12.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Noel Alumit

Manuel Mendive's career spans 50 years, yet most Americans may never have the chance to see the depth and breadth of his work. This exhibition gives the tip of a huge creative iceberg.

This Coco Cola Painting Could Fetch $60 Million At Auction

Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts

It may just look like a simple, retro Coca Cola advertisement -- and hey, it basically is -- but the familiar black-and-white pop piece is actually an...

Jewish Jesus Visits the Jewish Museum

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Bernard Starr

While Chagall's powerful paintings restore Jesus's Jewish identity, they focus primarily on one theme: the common ground of suffering -- Jesus suffering on the cross signifying the suffering of Jews in horrendous persecutions.

Buying Art Online Is Here to Stay

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Fully, 71 percent of art collectors have now purchased art of some form online. Now, more than ever, art is becoming less physical, evolving into a more accepted digital-first experience. Here are some of the more noticeable advantages we're seeing from the shift toward online art.

Unacknowledged Legislators of the World

Michael Hafftka | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Noah's portrait is, in a way, a portrait of both of us. It is the expression of the experience of meeting him and feeling totally connected to him. We feel alike in so many ways. It was natural that Noah would be doing my portrait as well.

Seeing The FLAG Art Foundation Through The Trees

Hilary Harkness | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

With its friendly and unintimidating vibe, FLAG is a great space to look at contemporary art. Its director and assistant directors aren't sealed away in back offices, but rather installed in public spaces that you can't help but stroll through.

Rembrandt, Jews and Jesus: Putting Judaism Back in the Picture

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts
Bernard Starr

The artworks of Medieval and Renaissance painters will stand forever as masterpieces. But there are omissions and misrepresentations of biblical history in the depictions and content, which enormously impact the Christianity and Judaism divide.