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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

You Can Stop Starvation

BlogCatalog members and Heifer International are partnering in an effort to make people aware of severe conditions supported by humans, especially children, concerning the lack of nurishment.
It was asked for the authors of blogs to write an article about hunger and hope.

Of course that I could write an article about how humanity has become greedy and how people are indifferent toward each other. That we throw away food when others are dying of starvation, or about the profits obtained through the selling of weapons to be used in wars which are quite probably the main cause for starvation.
However instead of that, I will only ask you one single question :

How can you look at him and do nothing ?

Ireland - Art In Action 2009

From May 30th through June 1st, visitors to the Art In Action event will have the chance to see the artists in action and attend practical classes . This will be an opportunity to satisfy your curiosity about art and crafts and who knows even become an artist yourself.
The event takes place at Townley Hall, Ireland.
Indications on how to get there and other useful information are available.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pastel Guild of Europe - Founding Meeting

The Pastel Guild of Europe, a project born from the will of pastelists wanting to connect with each other and with the general public, is going to become a reality on May 3rd.
The founding meeting officially marks the start of this guild that will provide a platform where artists will be abble to share their works, knowledge and experiences.
Regular events, such as exhibitions, newsletters and competitions are planned for the future.
For now the website is still in its embryonary stage, but in the near future the public will be able to enjoy the artworks of several artists and start to have an idea about possibilities of this medium.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Painting of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

The italian artist Filippo Panseca has depicted the italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi seminude and wearing wings.

Unclad by his side is the Minister of Equal Opportunities Mara Cafagna.

According to Panseca, the painting of the Silvio Berlusconi was based on an image taken from the internet, while the naked body of the Minister Mara Cafagna was depicted based upon a painting of a 19th century artist.

Should the painting be acquired, the money will be donated to the earthquake victims of Abruzzo, said the artist.

Friday, April 17, 2009

American Artist's Weekend With The Masters

From September 9th through 13th, art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in an event organized by the American Artist magazine.

Named American Artist’s Weekend With the Masters Workshop & Conference, it will gather some of the top artists who will share their knowledge and creative process with the participants.

Among the instructors there will be names such as David A. Leffel, Scott Burdick, Richard Schmid (authour of the famous book "Alla Prima") and Sherrie MacGraw.

The event will take place at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Collection of François Pinault in Moscow

Comprising over 2000 pieces, part of the private collection of François Pinault who owns Christie's auction house, among other well known brands under the Artemis S.A. holding, will be in exhibition at the Dasha Zhukova’s Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture.

Called " A Certain State of the World", the exhibition includes 49 pieces and can be visited until June 14.
Photo taken from the Saatchi-Gallery UK website

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Reader Wins Free Original Watercolour

Today another lucky reader has won a free original watercolour.
An e-mail as been sent to notify the winner.
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Happy Easter !

Friday, April 10, 2009

Drawing Lessons for Beginners

One of the most well known forums for artists is Wetcanvas.
In this forum, beginners and more advanced artists have access to a great source of information about several mediums.
Thanks to the generosity of its members, basic drawing classes are easily accessed, permiting beginning artists to develop their skills through easy to follow lessons.
The artist Ann Buckner has made PDF versions available on her website.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Casein Fixative for Pastel by Spectrafix

Fixatives for pastel continue to be one of the most discussed issues between pastel artists.
The use of casein as a fixative is not new, in fact it is mentioned in the Cennino Cennini's "The Craftsman's Handbook"(Il Libro dell'Arte) from the XV century.
A reference to it can also be found in "The Pastel Artist's Handbook" by Sally Harper.
Recently a new casein based fixative for pastel has been presented by Ms. Natural.
The name of the product is SpectraFix and according to the maker it's colourless, non-yellowing and possesses archival quality.

Friday, April 3, 2009

April Free Watercolour Postcard

In a few days, a reader of The Art Inquirer will win this original watercolour postcard.
Use the Feedblitz newsletter service found at the right column and don't miss another opportunity.