Art


    • Inspiration hides in confinement

      Inspiration hides in confinement

      Professionally speaking, coronavirus confinement is not exactly good for street artists. But famed Brazilian muralist Kobra says he found inspiration staying at home - and is using it to help those hit by the pandemic.

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    • Uplifting illustrations promote hope during the COVID-19 pandemic

      Uplifting illustrations promote hope during the COVID-19 pandemic

      During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, anxiety, and shared feelings of powerlessness, a group of artists are posting daily, uplifting illustrations to give people a moment of hope. Helmed by nonprofit group Fine Acts, which brings together activists and creatives for social good campaigns, the Spring of Hope project has been sharing one illustration per day, giving a daily visual moment of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    • 95% of US artists are without income because of the pandemic

      95% of US artists are without income because of the pandemic

      Artist Relief, the sweeping emergency aid initiative recently launched by seven arts funders, released findings from its new survey assessing how artists are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the results paint a bleak picture, with 95% of respondents reporting loss of income due to the pandemic.

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    • Michail Michailov: Just keep on going

      Michail Michailov: Just keep on going

      I believe that a new way of thinking, new perceptions and experiences can take us, step by step, to the answer of the fundamental question who we really are, says performance artist Michail Michailov in an interview with Maria Vassileva.

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    • Dancing in the streets of Amsterdam

      Dancing in the streets of Amsterdam

      Those who walk or cycle through the empty streets of Amsterdam these days can meet a dancing member of Dutch National Ballet. Six of the marvelous dancers, independently of each other and in completely different public places in the city, will perform out in the open their parts in a piece of choreography inspired by the coronavirus lockdown.

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    • Italy's sights, deprived of visitors, go online

      Italy's sights, deprived of visitors, go online

      Italy has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the world, it relies on its cultural heritage and the tourists who come and visit and fall in love with it. But under lockdown, its cultural institutions are now struggling to come up with ideas. Some are experimenting with virtual tours, while others are displaying art in their windows, yet all are struggling to survive. 

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    • Laura Hart's art as a symbol of flowers’ fragility and resiliency

      Laura Hart's art as a symbol of flowers’ fragility and resiliency

      Made of translucent glass, Laura Hart’s brilliant orchids appear to be the paragon of delicacy: the fleshy petals and neon-illuminated columns are in full bloom, representing a fleeting stage of life that’s modeled with an easily breakable substance. The Suffolk-based artist, though, is more concerned with the floral family’s historical resilience and aptitude for survival.

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    • Why did Hilma af Klint elude art history for so long

      Why did Hilma af Klint elude art history for so long

      The visionary Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) was a pioneering abstract painter, but her place in the art history books is only now being assured. The first major step in cementing her legacy was the blockbuster 2019 exhibition at the Guggenheim, and now, a new documentary film coming out this week, Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint, is the latest attempt to chronicle her contributions to abstract art.

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    • COVID-19 “turns” sculptures into drawings

      COVID-19 “turns” sculptures into drawings

      I do not want to think about humankind having to leave Earth, but it is high time that we changed our lifestyle. Sculptor Bistra Lechevalier, who has been living and working in France for many years, wrote these prophetic words long before our planet was given its recent grave warnings and shaken out of its deep sleep.

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