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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Meet Jo van Gogh!

The way  VAN GOGH – The Immersive Experience (which is currently touring across the United States) uses technology to present the extraordinary work of 19th Century painter Vincent van Gogh is truly awe-inspiring. That said, however, I am deeply troubled by how little acknowledgement is given to the work of the woman who labored tirelessly to ensure that history would remember him.… read more.

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Lubaina Himid’s Artwork Cannot Be Ignored

On this day five years ago, Lubaina Himid won the Turner Prize, so today we’re celebrating this prolific artist and curator. 

Lubaina is a British painter who was among the first artists of the UK’s Black Arts Movement of the 1980s. Lubaina’s work centers around reclaiming narratives and uncovering histories which have been silenced over time, exploring in particular themes of radical feminism and anti-colonialism.read more.

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Alice Neel’s Portraits of the People, for the People

Today we’re celebrating portrait artist Alice Neel, on the anniversary of her death in 1984. 

Alice Neel was an American visual artist known for her portraits of people around her, from close friends, family, lovers and colleagues to absolute strangers. No matter who she was painting or how well she knew them, Alice was able to capture the soul of her subject and put it on a canvas.read more.

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My NYC Quarantale: Art as the Accomplice of Joy

My lockdown before COVID-19 was hell.

Guest Post by Susana Aldanondo

I refer to it as my time in ‘inferno,’ a time spent in a tiny miserable town in the middle of nowhere, where I turned a room inside an uninhabitable house into a studio.  But that is a story for another day.

With the onset of COVID, I felt deceived.… read more.

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Grace Athena Flott’s Paintings Reveal Beauty in Tragedy

Some artists chase beauty, and some pursue a deeper expression of their experience. Grace Athena Flott chose both: she uses her work as an act of healing through aesthetic beauty. She paints with a distinct, classical Renaissance style, developed by training at an art atelier in Seattle. The atelier style of teaching dates back to ancient Greece and Medieval Europe.read more.

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How Kellie Miller is Working Towards an Inclusive Art Industry

Historically, the art sector is seen as a white middle-class industry — often heavily male-dominated — leaving many marginalized artists to feel they are not welcome in the art community. Kellie Miller is one artist who is hoping to change how we engage with art through not only her work as an artist but through her work as a gallery owner, highlighting how engaging with art shouldn’t be a privilege but a right.read more.

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