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  • Rene Magritte, "Le Faux Miroir" (False Mirror), 1929
    Reality is not obvious in Magritte exhibit at Art Institute of Chicago
    The playful “Time Transfixed,” a painting of a train puffing out from a fireplace, is arguably the Art Institute of Chicago’s best known piece by Belgian Surrealist René Magritte. But when visitors go to “Magritte: The...
  • Lee Miller photographed by Man Ray
    Friend of Picasso & Hitler’s bathtub - the extraordinary Lee Miller
    It is hard to pick just one claim to fame for Lee Miller. The photographer was born in 1907 in Poughkeepsie, New York. When she was eight, she was raped while staying with a family friend in Brooklyn. At the age of 19, she was about to cross a...
  • Anna and Bernhard Blume (German, b. 1937)
    You should know about Anna & Bernhard Blume
    On Anna & Bernhard BlumeNeoclassical art saw the popularity of large artists studios, where one master would appoint assistants to a variety of tasks – mixing paint, attending to specific areas of the painting and arranging the observed...
  • Amal Fahem and her weapon of choice
    Surrealism is back with a vengence and it’s coming for you
    When one thinks of photographers with a genius for surrealism, one is apt to succumb to golden-age syndrome and recall giants such as Lee Miller, Jean Cocteau, Man Ray and Méret Oppenheim. They controlled melodies of light and object with the...
  • Surrealist Cindy Jane joining Union Artist Studios April 1
    Surrealist Cindy Jane joining Union Artist Studios April 1
    Cindy Jane is joining The Union Artist Studios. Although she will still maintain her home studio, Jane will now have a public work space where visitors can stop by to see works in progress, newly-completed commissions and work she has for sale....
  • More poetic and minimalist, new works show progression of Marcus Jansen's art
    More poetic and minimalist, new works show progression of Marcus Jansen's art
    UNIT A opened its doors on Thursday, February 6, for an A-list private reception. A host of special guests were treated to the first glimpse of Marcus Jansen's newest work before it leaves for shows, exhibitions and collectors' homes in...
  • Hadar Frey's surrealism give viewers chance to look 'Beyond the Surface'
    Hadar Frey's surrealism give viewers chance to look 'Beyond the Surface'
    Throughout the course of history, trees have occupied a very special place in the hearts and lives of man. That is especially true in Celtic cultures, where almost every tree was thought to possess some magical power or serve as the abode of...
  • Redon at the Cantor: Unholy Terrors, Sinful Temptations, Gods and Monsters
    Redon at the Cantor: Unholy Terrors, Sinful Temptations, Gods and Monsters
    The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University presents a rare opportunity to view all three lithographic albums that French Symbolist artist Odilon Redon created in response to Gustave Flaubert’s 1874 book The Temptation of Saint Anthony.The...
  • UNIT A orchestrates exhibits of Marcus Jansen's work around the globe
    UNIT A orchestrates exhibits of Marcus Jansen's work around the globe
    UNIT A Contemporary Art Space shows new contemporary paintings by Fort Myers artist Marcus Jansen every first Friday of the month, and has recently opened its doors from Monday to Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Guest artist and former...
  • ‘I have a horror of a white sheet of paper’
    ‘I have a horror of a white sheet of paper’
    He was an artist who didn’t fit in, not even in the art world. He lived at a time when Impressionism was the style of choice. Now, more than a century and a half later, he still doesn’t fit in and gets left out of a lot of art shows....
  • 'Silence' at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
    'Silence' at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
    "Silence,” a new show at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) challenges the visitor to find silence among the clamor of today’s world.For composer John Cage, the absence of sound was not merely elusive, it...
  • Gallery exhibit features Mexican neo-surrealist painter Enrique Chavarría
    Gallery exhibit features Mexican neo-surrealist painter Enrique Chavarría
    An exhibit of 37 paintings by the Mexican neo-surrealist painter Enrique Chavarría Servin opened on Friday, February 1, 2013, at the ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries in Coral Gables.Chavarría (1927-1998) was a recluse who lived with three maiden...
  • 'Drawing is the honesty of the art'
    ‘Drawing is the honesty of the art'
    Given Savador Dali’s usual posturing as a nut, it’s unexpected that he uttered this cogency:: “Drawing is the honesty of the art.” And he added, “There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.&rdquo...
  • Dali makes news for something not often noted – his drawings
    Dali makes news for something not often noted – his drawings
    Given Savador Dali’s usual posturing as a nut, it’s unexpected that he uttered this cogency:: “Drawing is the honesty of the art.” And he added, “There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.&rdquo...
  • Holy Motors
    Spotlight: Holy Motors
    InfluentialFrench film publication Cahiers du Cinema recently released their annual Top 10 list of acclaimed movies opting to hand pick this year's titles for their audacious experimentation and true to form cinematic technique. Of those...