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Month: April 2021

Art Of The Day: Cards In Hand

Rendered using mix media on paper, this artwork titled ‘Life is a game III’ by artist Vitesh Naik depicts a conservatively and sophisticatedly dressed man, heavily caricatured, performing what looks like sleight of hand with two deeply symbolic playing cards — the much coveted King of Diamonds, and The Joker of the pack. The risky …

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Art of the day: The multi-layered world of Pratap Manna

Revisiting Memories (watercolour and ink on paper, 36X48 inch) by Pratap Ranna This work by Pratap Manna is an expression of how memories function. He works in charcoal, ink and watercolours mostly. He brings a multi-layered world before you. He believes that reality as you observe it comes to you in many images. He juxtaposes …

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Now, crypto art by Mad Dog Jones that can randomly malfunction. You can bid for it too! Bidding starts at $100

After the big crypto bang of Beeple, this has to be the biggest thing in the world of virtual art. The Pothi team reports It appears crypto art is here to stay, with a bang! Now, Phillips, a top gallery for emerging art, will sell its first NFT by digital artist Mad Dog Jones, whose …

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When Georgia O\’Keeffe was presented to the world by a man who brought Modern art to America

This is the day that brought the great artist Georgia O’Keeffe before the world. In 1917 Alfred Stieglitz opened the first one-person show of O’Keeffe\’s work at 291 art gallery in New York. Modern Art came to America because of Stieglitz. It wasn’t a Rockefeller or a Guggenheim, but just a kid from Hoboken, New …

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Birth of a master of anti-capitalist, surreal works

April 3, On This Day Developed in reaction to World War I, the Dada movement consisted of artists who rejected the logic, reason, and aestheticism of modern capitalist society, instead expressing nonsense, irrationality, and anti-bourgeois protest in their works. German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet Max Ernst was a primary pioneer of Dadaism, and …

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Art Of The Day: Rapunzel In Red

Intriguing and somewhat preternatural, Open Window was created using mix media on paper, and is awash with the bold charms of red and black mingling into shadows and dim lighting. Artist Arup Naskar often explores how loneliness is a reminder of a loved one’s existence, to which the figure in this artwork is perhaps an …

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