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Friday, August 28, 2009

"Mirage" by Youngwoong Jang, US, 2006



In 2007, a korean student from the New York School of Visual Arts, Youngwoong Jang was attributed the animation gold medal, by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
His CG animation "Mirage" is about a bio-mechanic character who has to fill his chest with water in order to sustain his life and the importance of water to all living beings.
Back in 2006, Youngwoong Jang was interviewed by Sam Chen.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gallery Guide - Worldwide

Saatchi Gallery online has made recently available a guide of galleries worldwide.
Divided into countries and regions, this guide may prove itself quite useful for artists and art dealers.
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

This Subscriber Won a Free Artwork

Today another lucky subscriber of the newsletter won a work of art.
And if I'm not mistaken, this is the second original painting that will be sent to this reader of The Art Inquirer.
Are you still missing the chance of starting your private art collection for free ?
You can sign the newsletter right here. It's simple and spam free.
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Dangerous Ink - Lowbrow Art Magazine





Conceived by Tom Green and Will Couper, both from Glasgow, this Lowbrow Art dedicated magazine has hit the shelves in July 2007.

Will Couper left the the team in 2008, although once in a while he still contributes.

By the end of 2008 Cosmic Publishing Ltd. (producer of Comics International) acquired part of Dangerous Ink Magazine.

Well Know artists such as Chet Zar and Ray Caesar have been featured in this magazine.

Two characteristics that I found worth mentioning are : the possibility of sending articles and artwork to be eventually published and being able to read the magazine online.

Although still in its first steps, this magazine looks promissing as it seems to be written with passion and tries to bring the artists closer to each other and to the public.


This publication has been discontinued for now
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Another Original Painting Giveaway



As usual it's time to present one of our readers with an original postcard size watercolour painting.
Since this is being done with some delay, the draw will be taken this Sunday, August 23rd.
Every month one of the subscribers of The Art Inquirer's newsletter has the chance to win a free work of art.
If you are still missing this opportunity, read how you can participate and win.
Of course that there is no obligation of accepting the prize.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Festival International du Pastel - Feytiat 2009



Organized with the colaboration of the Société des Pastellistes de France, the Festival International du Pastel takes place from July 4th through September 6th at the Espace Culturel Georges Brassens, in the village of Feytiat, near Limoges.
The event that usually receives around 20,000 visits every year, counts with approximately 350 pastelists.
This year's guest of honour is the artist Pierro Caro.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Salon du Pastel en Bretagne


From the 15th until the 30th of August 2009, takes place at the Juliette Drouet Cultural Center in Fougères (Bretagne), the "Salon du Pastel en Bretagne".
Counting with approximately 250 artworks, this year's guest artist is the pastelist Paul Billard.
As for the demos at the event, these will be presented by Patrice Bourdin.
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

The First Wetcanvas T-Shirt Design Contest

Wetcanvas is probably the most well known artistic community online and now brings to its members its first design contest.
Artists are invited to submit their designs for a t-shirt.
Five designs will be chosen through voting and winners will receive prizes.
Read how you can enter the First Wetcanvas Design Contest.
The deadline is September 30th, 2009.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Who Are The 100 Personalities ?

On a previous article I mentioned a painting with over 100 world known personalities.
Today I disclose their identities and the name of the painters.
Painted by Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An in 2006 this oil on canvas represents the following historical personalities :

1. DAI DUDU - painter 2. DANTE ALIGHIERI 3. SONG QINGLING 4. MOTHER TERESA 5. LI TIEZI - painter 6. MIKHAIL GORBACHEV 7. ZHANG AN - painter 8. KOFI ANNAN 9. LIU XIANG 10. PRINCE CHARLES 11. DOWAGER CIXI 12. OSAMA BIN LADEN 13. GEORGE W. BUSH 14. LUCIANO PAVAROTTI 15. SALVADOR DALI 16. CLAIRE LEE CHENNAULT 17. JULIUS CAESAR 18. YASSER ARAFAT 19. MARILYN MONROE 20. MARLON BRANDO 21. FIDEL CASTRO 22. LAOZI 23. CHE GUEVARA 24. JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE 25. ZHOU ENLAI 26. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE 27. MAO ZEDONG 28. MARIE CURIE 29. ABRAHAM LINCOLN 30. GENGHIS KHAN 31. PABLO PICASSO 32. STEVEN SPIELBERG 33. FRIEDRICH NIETZCHE 34. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 35. KARL MARX 36. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 37. LEONARDO DA VINCI 38. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER 39. HENRI MATISSE 40. JOSEPH STALIN 41. ELVIS PRESLEY 42. FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT 43. WINSTON CHURCHILL 44. BRUCE LEE 45. ALBERT NOBEL 46. MARGARET THATCHER 47. PETER THE GREAT 48. CHARLES DE GAULLE 49. BILL CLINTON 50. MAXIM GORKY 51. PAVEL KORCHAGIN 52. RAMSES II 53. VLADIMIR ILICI LENIN 54. GUAN YU 55. CUI JIAN 56. HOMER 57. BILL GATES 58. PELE 59. ADOLF HITLER 60. SADDAM HUSSEIN 61. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 62. AUDREY HEPBURN 63. BENITO MUSSOLINI 64. NORMAN BETHUNE 65. LEI FENG 66. HENRY FORD 67. CHARLIE CHAPLIN 68. ERNEST HEMINGWAY 69. SUN YAT-SEN 70. DENG XIAOPING 71. SIGMUND FREUD 72. MIKE TYSON 73. JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH 74. CHIANG KAI-SHEK 75. ALEXANDER PUSHKIN 76. VLADIMIR PUTIN 77. LU XUN 78. HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN 79. QUEEN ELISABETH II 80. SHIRLEY TEMPLE 81. LEO TOLSTOY 82. ALBERT EINSTEIN 83. LI BAI 84. MOSES 85. CONFUCIUS 86. CORNELIU BABA 87. MOHANDAS GANDHI 88. AUGUSTE RODIN 89. DWIGHT EISENHOWER 90. VINCENT VAN GOGH 91. HENRI DE TOULOUSE LAUTREC 92. MARCEL DUCHAMP 93. MICHAEL JORDAN 94. ARIEL SHARON 95. HIDEKI TOJO 96. MICHELANGELO 97. YI SUN-SIN 98. QI BAISHI 99. QIN SHI HUANG 100. RUN RUN SHAW 101. JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU 102. RABINDRANATH TAGORE 103. OTTO VON BISMARCK
104. Is a woman from a photograph by Cartier Bresson 105. Dolly The sheep.

To better help you identifying the characters, here's an image where you can rollover the cursor and the respective names will show up.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Saatchi Gallery - Free The Artists



Since April 2009, Saatchi Gallery and Clear Channel Outdoor have launched a national campaign across UK to help artists gain visibility and permiting potential art collectors to contact artists directly, thus avoiding the comissions charged by art dealers.
Most artists face themselves with many barriers before they get their art seen by the public and with this digital bilboard outdoor based project, Saatchi Gallery and Clear Channel Outdoor take a major step into that direction.
There are plans for expanding the Free The Artists campaign into other countries, namely France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.S.A. .
Saatchi Gallery Online hosts over 120,000 artists and receives over 70 million hits per day.
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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Strathmore Artist Papers - Illustration Contest



Strathmore Artist Papers is holding an illustration contest where participants are requested to submit original artworks, using any dry media on Strathmore paper, representing their views upon green environment.
With the title "How Do You See Green", the contest features two categories : student and professional/hobbyst.
Two winners from each category will be chosen and each one will have their work featured on 1 of 4 special edition Strathmore Premium Recycled pads.
Student winners will also have a scholarship awarded to their art department, in the value of $1,000.
Winning artists will also receive a carton of pads to hand out to family and friends.
Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (CT) on November 20, 2009.
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Maggie Price is the new president of IAPS - International Association of Pastel Societies

During the recent convention of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), that took place in Albuquerque, Urania Christy Tarbet nominated Maggie Price as the new president.
Urania Tarbet served as president of IAPS for 15 years and .
The announcement was made on May 30, 2009.
Maggie Price who was previously the vice-president, is a well known author of books upon pastel painting and co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Pastel Journal.
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

J. Renee Newcomer and Brandy Eve Allen at the POVevolving Gallery

The works of Brandy Eve Allen and J. Renee Newcomer aka Jessica Shokrian will be exhibited at the POVevolving Gallery & Print Studio in Los Angeles, CA.
Reception will take place this Saturday, 8th of August at 6 pm and the exhibition will go through September 1st, 2009.
Photographers J. Renee and Brandy Eve will show photography based works, stop motion films made from still photographs strung together, photo collages and a short video.
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