The Brookies Recycling Art Project

When you mix recycling, talent, your positive actions and you good will you can create wonderful things.  This mural it not only beautiful but you can see how happy the people involved were and I’m sure that more protect like this one will come !!

Bravo Claudia Salguero , you are a magnificent artist, I hope to see more of your project like this one around the whole city!

 

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Shunga, Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art

Shunga is a Japanese Term for Erotic Art, and it’s literal translation is “Pictures of Spring”, being Spring an euphenism for Sex. Very appropriate, now that is the end of Winter, and Spring is around the corner. Shunga is part of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock prints and paintings common in the late 17th century.

The Britsh Museum had a beautiful exhibit, “Shunga, Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art“, unfortunately it closed in January.

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Art Battle!!

I think it is going to be interesting and Fun!!!

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Art Battle is a live competitive painting event. 12 painters will create the best work they can within 20 minutes. As they work, the audience moves around the easels, allowing them an up-close view of the creative process. The medium used is acrylic paint and the tools allowed are brushes, palette knives or any other non-mechanical implements. At the end of the round, the audience votes for their favourite painting and can later place bids in a silent auction to take a painting home.

For more info visit the Web Page.
http://artscourt.ca/events/artbattle/

Mixing Photography, Digital and Traditional art !

Today I want to share with you  something that I found a very interesting mix, why because she had done something great, mixing my three passions and creating unique pieces of Art., she is Claudia Salguero. I have the pleasure to meet her and see her wonderful job!

She was born in Colombia and a graduate of Arts from the University of Bogota, Claudia came to Canada in 2001.

After years working as visual artist and professional photographer, Claudia became fascinated by the boundless possibilities of digital art and in 2006 she decided to complement her natural palette with the digital brushes of Corel’s Painter Digital Art Studio. Later in that year she would win 1st Place Fine Arts Category in the internationally recognized Black and White Spider Awards, the leading international award honoring black and white photography, in London, England.

Her mastery in Painter earned her a place in Corel’s elite group of 35 Painter Masters from around the world. She is one of only three Painter Masters in Canada the sole member from Latin America.

Claudia has presented various solo exhibitions in Ottawa and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Canada and abroad. Her works can be found in private and corporate collections.

She has been featured in publications in USA, Canada, Spain, England and Colombia as well as in Ottawa-based television shows like Regional Contact and Ottawa Living. Claudia teaches digital art workshops in her studio and regularly makes presentations about her art at professional conferences and artist associations in Canada and Latin America. At her studio she also gives self-expression workshops exploring different materials and techniques with kids and adults.

A multi-talented artist, backed by her own band Claudia is also a Latin Jazz singer. Footage of her shows can be found in YouTube under ‘Claudia Salguero’.

Claudia Salguero is represented by Michael Gennis Galery in Ottawa, Ambiance Gallery in Montreal, LaFab Gallery in Chelsea QC, and Broadway Gallery in NYC.
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If you want to know more about her go to http://www.claudiasalguero.com/photofineart
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Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic. -Salvador Dali-

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known as Salvador Dalí.

Dalí,  best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. He attributed his “love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes” to an “Arab lineage”, claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. He was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.

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Lawren Harris The Art History Archive – Canadian Art

Lawren Stewart Harris (October 23, 1885 – January 29, 1970) was a Canadian painter born in Brantford, Ontario, who was one of the best known landscape painters of the Group of Seven, a group of artists who set out to create a distinctly Canadian art. He pioneered a distinctly Canadian painting style in the early twentieth century.

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