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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.
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.
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.
Join FF2’s Amelie Lasker as she makes an in person visit to the studio of New York artist L.C. Armstrong.
I met L.C. this winter in conjunction with the release of her 2022 Pomegranate Calendar to discuss her life and work and get to see her expansive, colorful pieces old and new. Now we come back together to share these insights and work with others.… read more.
Activism can come in many different forms. It can come in a protest, a boycott, or even a work of art.
Artists worldwide have found creative ways of expressing their political ideologies on how the world can be more progressive. Mona Caron is one of many artists who has used large-scale artwork to communicate her artistic capabilities and advocate for a more progressive future. … read more.
The audience member is in the paintings… the experience should be similar to entering a room and deciding what you’re going to do, how you will react and interact. — Lubaina Himid for Tate Modern
Humans strive for a sense of belonging and a place they can call home. For many marginalized communities, this statement rings particularly true.… read more.