The story behind how artist Deladier Almeida immigrated to America from São Paulo, Brazil is a lovely narrative, worth your time to read at Caldwell Snyder gallery, here. But the art he creates is inspired by much more than his change of country.
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Pablo Picasso’s daughter Paloma once said: ‘We had a menagerie in the house. My father was like St. Francis of Assisi – animals couldn’t resist his aura.’ The Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and ceramicist had an enduring love of the animal kingdom.
Textile art is such a specialized talent, and Australian artist Meredith Woolnough is at the top of the rank. Her elegant embroidered traceries capture the delicate beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Through a system of tiny stitches, she creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that have […]
William Bouguereau’s La Jeunesse de Bacchus (The Youth of Bacchus) has been in the French painter’s Paris studio since 1884, and has previously left only three times for exhibition. Now, the painting is going to New York, to be offered by the direct descendants of Bouguereau at Sotheby’s. […]
Transplanted Canadian Robert Polidori is one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers, for his meticulously detailed, large-format color film photos. This week, he’s on the cover of WSJ magazine with his extraordinary shots of the Sistine Chapel (below – slide to see them all). See a previous Art […]
British artist Linzie Hunter always has five or six sketchbooks on the go for the illustration and hand-lettering assignments she does for international clients. Sometimes she just focuses on creative “doodling.”