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Artists and Theology of the Body

Artists and Theology of the Body

July 11, 2010 | figurative painting | No Comments

I came across a site that may be of interest to some of you. The author Shana Smith writes: I started this blog to explore the intersection between my Catholic faith and art and to invite others in on this journey. I am primarily a figurative artist, meaning my favorite subject is the human form….

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College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ, Opens Portrait Art Exhibition

College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ, Opens Portrait Art Exhibition

July 9, 2010 | portrait painting | No Comments

Portraits by more than 30 artists will fill the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery in Annunciation Center at the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE), 2 Convent Road, Morristown, N.J., in a new exhibition that opens June 10 with a reception that is open and free to the public. The exhibition closes August 15, 2010. Through…

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Lester Johnson, Expressionist Painter, Dies at 91

Lester Johnson, Expressionist Painter, Dies at 91

July 8, 2010 | figurative painting | No Comments

Lester Johnson became one of the figurative artists voted into the Eighth Street Club, the famous weekly gathering of the Abstract Expressionists. They regarded him as talented but misguided. He regarded drips and gestural brushstrokes as an avant-garde signature that could easily descend into empty cliché. “I was into human content and I used it,…

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New British Painting, Helsinki through August 8

New British Painting, Helsinki through August 8

July 6, 2010 | figurative painting | 2 Comments

“New British Painting,” curated by Zavier Ellis and Pilvi Kalhama, Gallery Kalhama & Pippo Contemporary, Helsinki. Through August 8, 2010. In ArtForum Timo Valjakka considers a show called “New British Painting in Helsinki and suggests that here are different kinds of newness. “Among them is the paradigmatic newness of something taking place for the first…

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Sculpture review on Facebook

Sculpture review on Facebook

Just came across this Facebook group, Sculpture Review. You might want to check it out and “like”it. SCULPTURE REVIEW, the voice of the NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY since 1951. Dedicated to the advancement, development and the appreciation of figurative sculpture. To subscribe, http://www.sculpturereview.com/index-subscribe-style.html

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Mardie Rees figurative bronze sculpture winds major prize

Mardie Rees figurative bronze sculpture winds major prize

The judges didn’t quite know how to display Mardie Rees’ bronze sculpture at the 2010 Art of the Portrait Conference in Washington, D.C. Even though they allowed the Gig Harbor sculptor to enter her piece in the figurative art-themed show, it became a challenge when it came to deciding just where to put it at…

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