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Painting in the Light of Chania, Crete

Margaret Tsirantonakis | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
Margaret Tsirantonakis

For the past four years I have been working on watercolor/gouaches on paper during summer/fall visits to Chania, on the island of Crete where I was born. The light there is vivid, warm and intense, which influences my work.

The Cloisters: Escape the City in the City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.

This Computer Brings Internet Art Into Your Home, And It Is Stunning

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

We live in an age where art and the internet have a strange relationship. On one hand, the two are inevitably intertwined, as art on the internet -...

WATCH: The Story Behind These Funny Fat Cat Paintings

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Many cat owners are obsessive about their feline friends, but few have immortalized their pets quite like artist Svetlana Petrova. The Russian painter...

Can the Arts Save Detroit?

Leslie Tolf | Posted 07.12.2014 | Detroit
Leslie Tolf

After graduating from the University of Michigan, I became a graphic artist in D.C. Twenty years later, I was involved with the labor movement. At the time, I didn't think that there was a connection between the two, but now I'm quite sure that there is.

The Art of George W. Bush

Mike Smith | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

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The Naked Maja in My Camera

G.E. Masana | Posted 05.05.2014 | 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 04.20.2014 | 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...