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Painting is one of the oldest art forms, involving the use of a brush to apply paint or other types of medium to a surface, be it paper, wood, or canvas. For the best of us, the answer to what’s art is “painting,” an art form that has been around since time immemorial.

Paintings are found across practically every culture, and they are the core visual record of our experiences and the world around us. And, in saying so, paintings have a history of remarkable complexity.

Significant milestones in the world of paintings include illusionism, which was emphasized in traditional western art; the parity between abstract and figures in painting; the emergence of oil painting, and the important historical movements in the art sphere, such as abstract expressionism, cubism, impressionism, the baroque, and the renaissance.

Bruce Davidson’s sexy & scary subway photos

Bruce Davidson was born on 5 September 1933 in Oak Park, Chicago. He began taking photographs when he was just ten years old after his mother built him a darkroom. He was got hired at Austin Camera as a stock boy. Davidson learned technical nuances of photography from Al Cox, including lighting, printing, and dye […]

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Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings – Trivial or inspiring? You decide

Damien Hirst in Matt Black's "Reflections" seriesWatch this video on YouTube 4 min 37 sec Damien Hirst is one of the most successful and controversial artists and has been dominating the British art scene since the 1990s. Though he became famous through a series of artworks centered on the death motif, the Spot Paintings have

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Krink’s / Craig Costello’s intriguing drip paintings in Hawaii

Craig Costello became known for his distinctive graffiti work on the streets of New York City in the 1990s. His breakthrough came when he started experimenting with homemade ink markers using a mixture of ink and other materials. This resulted in a signature drippy effect that set his work apart from others. The drippy aesthetic

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Martha Cooper shows her subway art photos in exhibition

This Saturday, the exhibition of Martha Cooper and Nils Müller opened. The exhibition is running until the 8th of January, 2011. From Saturday, 3rd December 2011 to 8th January 2012, photographers Martha Cooper (US) and Nils Müller (DE) showed works at The Gallerian INC. in Bochum, Germany. Both are well-known for taking photos of graffiti

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What is the Senseless Drawing Bot? Takahiro Yamaguchi & So Kanno

The Senseless Drawing Bot by the two Japanese Takahiro Yamaguchi and So Kanno explores the relationship between machine and art and was shown at the exhibition “UTOPIA no OSHIRASE” in Tokyo in October 2011. What the device does The Senseless Drawing Bot is a self-propelling device on a skateboard that sprays abstract linework on a

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Jazoo Yang (양 자주) created these unusual murals in South Korea

Jazoo Yang is a South Korean artist who lives and works in Beijing and Seoul. She uses her paintings and installations to document others’ solitude, often in interesting ways. Her paintings, which she creates by using brushes or knives, are usually not finished so that the surface becomes the infinite space for her. Yang has

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Luciano Calderon’s solo exhibition Street Dreams in Germany

Public Delivery presents Luciano Calderon at Ruttkowski68 in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition opens on October 7th, 2011, at 8 pm. The exhibition is on display until October 30th, 2011. Coming from the ghetto of Villa 31 in Buenos Aires, Luciano Calderon (b. 1985) is showing new works on canvases. The exhibition is on display from

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