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Fresco Painting 30 January 2014

Fresco painting is a technique using pure pigments diluted in water on freshly applied plaster, usually on wall surfaces. The colors are made by grinding dry-powder (mineral) pigments in pure water,... more

But is it Art?6 December 2013

One of my favorite artist celebrities, Grayson Perry, in his recent series of radio talks, provides some incredibly insightful commentary on the nature of contemporary art- despite the comical presentation.... more

Shinique Smith31 August 2013

Brooklyn based artist Shinique Smith uses discarded clothing,shoes and soft toys among other things, to look at over consumption and excess in society. She uses bales of thrown-away... more

CAS29 August 2013

CAS stands for Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS). It is one of the basic requirements for the IB diploma, part of the "core" at the center of the hexagon, or circle as it is now. CAS is intended... more

Miniature Studios 6 August 2013

I always enjoy seeing artists studios and marvelling at how different they are. New York based painter and sculptor Joe Fig visits famous artists in their studios, asking questions, shooting photographs,... more

Vermeer Mania4 August 2013

Johannes Vermeer was a 17th century Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle class life. He produced only 35 exquisite paintings which have inspired artists, authors, film... more

Alexander McQueen1 August 2013

“You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”—Alexander McQueen The British designer Alexander McQueen who died... more

Mona Hatoum1 August 2013

Palestinian born British artist Mona Hatoum is an interesting artist to study in these times Her art and her life draw on both Western and Middle Eastern cultures and themes that, although rooted in... more

Post Modernism1 August 2013

Of all movements in art and design history, Post Modernism is perhaps the most controversial. If Modernism upheld utopian visions, Post Modernism destroyed them, welcoming instability, pastiche, complexity... more

James Turrell1 August 2013

James Turrel is known as a light artist, but he doesn't depict light, he makes light. He works his magic in vast shifting rays of natural and colored artificial light that create a contemplative, meditative... more