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Desiree Holman: Masks, Avatars and Self.

          Desiree Holman (1974,California) is an interdisciplinary artist and video specialist.           From her Statement of Purpose (2009): “The driving question is this: what do games of make-believe, like the ones I … Continue reading

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Kuriositas: Ghost by Marco Brambilla

http://www.kuriositas.com/2010/08/ghost-by-marco-brambilla.html Do have a look at the disturbing video on the page. Marco Brambilla ( Milano 1960; studied in Canada, lives in USA ) uses a succession of photos to destroy and rebuild a woman’s head. She seems to wake … Continue reading

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TWIG GALLERY

http://www.twiggallery.com/spip.php?rubrique11 I found this picture (from an exhibition in Brussels) in the newspaper this morning. Gilles Barbier is a versatile French artist with a keen sense of derision. There is a French proverb saying: “Mieux vaut une tete bien faite … Continue reading

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Italian Renaissance drawings at the British Museum | Le Cabinet de Curiosit├ęs de Madeleine Miranda

http://madeleinemiranda.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/italian-renaissance-drawings-at-the-british-museum/ The British Museum has been showing Italian Renaissance drawings (from the Uffizi, Florence) since last week. Here are a beautiful ‘Head of a Woman’ by Verrocchio (1470) and another one by Leonardo da Vinci (same title and year). Andrea … Continue reading

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MESSERSCHMIDT, Franz Xaver Biography , Austrian Paint Art, Gallery Art ,Painters

http://www.lib-art.com/artgallery/1131-franz-xaver-messerschmidt.html After an academic career, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (Austria 1736-1783) made a serie of these astonishing portraits. I forgot where I read he was suffering from saturnism ( several of his sculptures are made of lead), but I find them … Continue reading

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Zhang Huan, &Paintings and Sculptures& @ Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow – Les cahiers dAlain Truong

http://alaintruong.canalblog.com/archives/2008/12/21/11821429.html Strange, perhaps disturbing because of this opposition between the animality of the crudely preserved hide and the serenity of the human-like face. Zhang Huan, Cowskin Buddah Face, 2007.

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http://artnews.com/issues/article.asp?art_id=2884&current=True Superb copper head, Ife kingdom, Niger River basin (West Africa), between the late 14th century and the early 16th. Pure copper, lost-wax technique.

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arun sharma : CATALOG

http://www.monarchartstudio.com/Artists/Arun%20Sharma/arunsharmacatalf.html Arun Sharma (see below) projected images onto his wife in his serie called ‘100 Flowers Campaign'( an allusion to Mao’s politics). The site explains that “each flower was inspired by a specific work of western art” and that the … Continue reading

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arun sharma : CATALOG

http://www.monarchartstudio.com/Artists/Arun%20Sharma/arunsharmacatala.html Arun Sharma (USA 1978, lives in Seattle). ‘(De)composition, Untitled III’ . This is a print from a 60 minutes video showing the slow decay of an unfired ceramic bust of the artist. From the site:” (it) is a visual … Continue reading

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Alle afbeeldingen van Woman in Art – Kunstacademie Haarlem Leiden

http://www.kunstacademiehaarlem.nl/woman-in-art-afbeeldingen.htm The academy of art in Haarlem (Holland) presents a seductive video of 90 women’s heads painted by famous artists (from the 12th century Novgorod school to Dali and Picasso). A quiz follows, with the same heads left anonymous for … Continue reading

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