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Linda Ganstrom, realistic figurative sculpture with a touch of magic

Linda Ganstrom, realistic figurative sculpture with a touch of magic

Celebrating the accomplishment, beauty and potential of women, Linda Ganstrom’s art blends the refined realism of her porcelain sculpture with elements of ornamentation and storytelling. Steel skirts covered in tulle elevate the porcelain half-figures to a larger than life height. Elements such as these antique silver filigree butterflies add historical interest and symbolic meaning. Inspired…

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Sheryl Luxenburg, water based hyperreal painter

Sheryl Luxenburg, water based hyperreal painter

Sheryl Luxenburg is a Canadian hyperrealist painter based in Ottawa who uses watercolour on paper and acrylic on linen with airbrush and regular brush to capture ultra realistic subject matter. The flattened depiction of space revealed in her paintings is so hard to distinguish from reality, especially when viewed online, that many scroll over her…

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Jean-François Veillard, abstract figurative painting from France

Jean-François Veillard, abstract figurative painting from France

March 28, 2018 | figurative painting | No Comments

(As an artist who often draws with my less dominant hand(but not both at the SAME time), this video is very interesting – Paula O’Brien) Talkative, decorative, colored, the iconology of Jean François VEILLARD plays on a level of inspiration, which is always looking for a peculiar impertinence. As in a child’s imaginary, the assembly…

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Corno, Quebec artist Joanne Corneau, aka Corno, dead at 64

Corno, Quebec artist Joanne Corneau, aka Corno, dead at 64

“BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE. FOLLOW YOUR DREAM.” CORNO ‘I wanted to be huge’: Quebec artist Joanne Corneau, aka Corno, dead at 64 – Montreal Corno studied at the University of Quebec in Montreal where she obtained a BA in Fine Art turning to a full time painting career in her early…

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Giovanni Tozzetti, abstract figurative painting from Australia

Giovanni Tozzetti, abstract figurative painting from Australia

Born in Rome, Italy, in a family with very deep roots in the Arts. His grandfather and two of his uncles were well known sculptors in Italy: the Fiordigiglio family. He studied drawing and sculpture from his childhood under the guidance of his uncle Vincenzo, in his Atelier of via Margutta in Rome and in…

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J T Winik, sfumato elements & atmospheric imagery

J T Winik, sfumato elements & atmospheric imagery

March 7, 2018 | figurative painting | No Comments

Figurative artists throughout history, from Rembrandt to Gerhard Richter were early influences, as well as Vermeer, of course, whose work has inspired the series The Mauritshuis Girl. I’ve always been moved by atmospheric imagery, whether in photographs or painting. An obscure, diffused technique seems to accentuate any enigmatic qualities of a subject and thus, the…

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