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Marred with Dark Hole Punches, Monochromatic Drawings and Paintings Evoke Depression-Era Negatives

 Art #charcoal #drawing #graphite #oil painting #painting #portraits October 8, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission Nearly a century since it began, the Great Depression is still largely associated with the iconic imagery that’s come to define the era. Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” and Walker Evans’s portrait of …

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Candid Black-and-White Portraits Capture the Tender Bond Between Photographer Masahisa Fukase and His Cat

 Photography #black and white #book #cats #portraits August 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Archives Masahisa Fukase, courtesy of Atelier EXB, shared with permission In what can simply be described as a love letter to his favorite companion, a series of black-and-white portraits are some of the more affectionate images in Masahisa Fukase’s …

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Precise Compositions by Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís Turn Architecture into Playful Portraits

 Photography #architecture #humor #portraits July 22, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís, shared with permission Valencia-based duo Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda (previously) add a playful twist to mundane settings and architectural backdrops. Whether flaring a skirt into a wide, cheesy grin, posing to prop up a facade’s stripes, or …

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21 Years of Noah Kalina’s Daily Self-Portraits Are Compiled in a Two-Minute Montage of Aging

 Photography #aging #portraits #self-portrait #timelapse #video July 15, 2021 Grace Ebert  More than two decades ago, Noah Kalina started taking a daily self-portrait, a ritualistic practice that’s culminated in a few timelapses collating the images as part of his Everyday project. His most recent manifestation in that ongoing series melds together photos from …

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Gripping Portraits Capture the Tender Bonds Between Transylvanian Shepherds and Their Herds

 Photography #animals #black and white #portraits July 2, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Istvan Kerekes, shared with permission In much of the Western world, mentioning Transylvania tends to evoke sinister imagery of dimly lit Gothic castles and notoriously blood-thirsty vampires. The region in central Romania has long been tied to the horrors of …

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Distorted Figures Navigate the Aftermath of Environmental Destruction in Portraits by Stamatis Laskos

 Art #oil painting #painting #portraits #self-portrait June 11, 2021 Grace Ebert “Losing the last rights” (2021), oil on canvas, 200 x 120 centimeters. All images © Stamatis Laskos, shared with permission Fantastically tall figures with elongated limbs and torsos inhabit the distorted, mysterious realities painted by artist Stamatis Laskos (previously). The highly stylized artworks, …

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A Mammoth New Book Takes an Immersive and Intimate Journey Through the Brazilian Amazon

 Photography #Amazon #black and white #books #Brazil #portraits #rainforest May 25, 2021 Grace Ebert The rain is so intense in Serra do Divisor National Park that it looks like an atomic mushroom cloud. State of Acre, 2016. All images © Sebastião Salgado, courtesy of Taschen, shared with permission Photographer Sebastião Salgado spent six years …

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An Expansive Exhibition Pairs Two Indigenous Artists to Explore the Power of Socially Engaged Artmaking

 Art #animals #collaborative #found objects #installation #portraits #sculpture May 21, 2021 Grace Ebert “Each/Other,” (2021) about 700 bandannas, approximately 16 x 9 feet, a collaboration between Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger A monumental patchwork wolf, warriors sparring with a fang-bearing snake, and an abstract woolen tapestry made of restored blankets comprise Each/Other: Marie …

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Red-Eyed Subjects Peer Forward in Bright, Impasto Portraits by Artist Annan Affotey

 Art #impasto #painting #portraits May 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Annan Affotey and Danny First, shared with permission Annan Affotey has an affinity for bold, bright colors that set his subjects apart from the negative space framing their figures. Through gestural strokes that sweep across the canvas, the Ghanaian artist renders …

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Hidden Mothers: Swaths of Fabric Disguise Figures in Mixed-Media Portraits by Artist Sarah Detweiler

 Art #acrylic #embroidery #oil painting #painting #portraits April 28, 2021 Grace Ebert “The Nightowl” (2021), oil, embroidery thread, and yarn on canvas in a wood frame, 28 x 22 inches. All images courtesy of Paradigm Gallery, shared with permission The lengthy exposure times required by 19th Century photography were not conducive to newborns and …

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