April 19, 2018

David Hockney Exhibit at LACMA Presents 82 Intimate Portraits by the Artist

Following a popular tour across Europe and a successful stint in Australia, the celebrated exhibition, David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life, has made its American debut at LACMA (the Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Featuring a colorful collection of portraits painted less than five years ago, the show offers a comprehensive look at the Pop Art pioneer's recent work.

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April 12, 2018

Interview: Artist Challenges Gender Norms Through Sensual Oil Paintings of Men

Canadian-born, Barcelona-based figurative painter Alessandro Tomassetti explores different sides of masculinity with his oil paintings. Through his use of classical technique, he undermines the standard trope of the male portrait via his sensual, intimate depictions of his models. Not shown as kings of industry, each sitter reveals a vulnerability captured by Tomassetti's powerful brush strokes.

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April 3, 2018

Artist Gives Old Paintbrushes New Life and Personality as Baroque Characters

A post shared by Alexandra Dillon (@alexandradillonartist) on Feb 24, 2018 at 4:22pm PST Los Angeles-based surrealist artist Alexandra Dillon brings new life to found objects by transforming them into charming characters. Using old, worn-out paintbrushes, tools, and other studio items as her canvas, Dillon personifies each object by covering them with portrait paintings, reminiscent of the Baroque art style and Roman-Egyptian mummy portraits.

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March 27, 2018

Interview: Expressive Paintings of Native Americans in Authentic Dress

Artist Jeremy Winborg is known for his expressive paintings that pair palette knife backdrops with lifelike subjects. Rendered in a distinctive style, these energetic portrayals feature iconography that ranges from local landscapes to religious figures. In addition to reimagining these regularly revisited themes, Winborg has recently turned his attention toward creating eye-catching Native American portraits. This ongoing series of oils features portrayals of young women and girls in traditional Native American dress.

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