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Artist and Artwork

Artist and Artwork

By: Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo, was a Mexican painter, activist and an icon of feminist movement, known for her unique and intriguing portraits mostly self portraits. Although her work resembles surrealist approach but she herself had denied any such relation. Although she befriended one of the primary figures in that artistic and literary movement, Andre […]

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Edvard Munch: Frieze of Life

Edvard Munch: Frieze of Life

“My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm’s edge, and there I shall walk until the day I […]

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The Scream (1893)

The Scream (1893)

Among the Munch’s most famous work, ‘the Scream’ has achieved a greater recognition in the history of art. ‘The Scream’ is generally interpreted as a representation of universal anxiety of modern man.  There are four versions of ‘Scream’ the last one painted in 1893 became the most famous work of art ever produced. This is […]

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Steps to abstraction

Steps to abstraction

Pablo Picasso’s “The Bull” is an interesting example which gives an insight to simplify complex subject into an abstract form. ‘The Bull’ is a series of eleven lithographs created in 1945. It depicts the bull at various stages of abstraction, starting with a fairly realistic depiction and ending with nothing but a few lines. These […]

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Featured Artist: Ismail Shammout

Featured Artist: Ismail Shammout

Art can be a form of relief and a means of expression for the people living in places afflicted by violence and oppression. Art provides a way to share experiences which otherwise remain untold and restricted within an indidual. The role of political art is very significant in places experiencing tyranny and forced occupation as […]

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Laila Shawa: Artist and Artwork

Laila Shawa: Artist and Artwork

Renowned Palestinian artist Laila Shawa is known for her use of bold colours and illustrative designs to depict violence, political turmoil, the plight of children and resistance in Palestine. Her work has been described as a personal reflection concerning the politics of her country, particularly highlighting perceived injustices and persecution. She is one of the […]

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Featured Artist: Blek le Rat

Featured Artist: Blek le Rat

Pioneering French graffiti artist Blek Le Rat was born in 1952 in Boulogne-Billancourt in the western suburbs of Paris.  Blek is considered among one of the first graffiti artists in Paris, and often described as the “Father of stencil graffiti”. Blek began his graffiti art in 1981, using stencils instead of stylized lettering for graffiti. […]

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Zahoor Din lone: Artist in the Making

Zahoor Din lone: Artist in the Making

From astonishing digital paintings to gigantic snow sculptures Zahoor is certainly making a visible impact in contemporary art world. A graphic artist from Kashmir’s Baramulla district, zahoor is also the Founder of ‘Callisto Art and Culture’ a group that works to promote the culture of organizing snow festivals in India. Zahoor pursued his master’s degree […]

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Featured Artist: Edvard Munch

Featured Artist: Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch was an expressionist painter, and printer. Born in Norway in 1863, Munch was raised in Christiania (known as Oslo today). His role in German expressionism is immense, and his style inspired many art movements that followed.    Munchs childhood was overshadowed by illness, grief and the fear of inheriting a mental condition that ran […]

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Artist and Artwork: Hassan Massoudy

Artist and Artwork: Hassan Massoudy

“The calligrapher must assimilate all aspects of culture that relate to his art. Practice awakens the knowledge gradually stored up in the body and releases the expression of a myriad of nuances. Calligraphiccodes serve to control the internal excitement and prevent his feelings from overflowing… but the calligrapher must pass beyond these set rules. To […]

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