Why Artists Do What They Do - Teresa Elliott
Beautiful Bizarre | Victoria Selbach | Painting With Emotional Layers
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This Feminist Artist Paints Beauty Contestants
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Paintings Of Nuns With Bad Habits
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This Artist Paints Women With Helmets

Kathrin Longhurst was born in communist East Germany. A classically trained figurative painter, she began attending life drawing classes at the age of fourteen. When she was just fifteen, her family escaped from ‘behind the iron curtain’, relocating to Sweden. This jarring transition from a totalitarian regime to a democracy sparked Kathrin’s passion for exploring the concepts of freedom of speech and expression, concepts that continue to thread through her work today.

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Why do artists do what they do — Pamela Wilson
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March 2018 Staff Picks

Every month we ask our staff to select works posted on social media which have been tagged and completed for that month. We then ask an anonymous juror such as art collectors or museum and/or gallery directors to select which is the best for that month and we then award the artist/s selected. All the artworks selected are published online and the link or PDF is sent to art collectors.

Our staff includes podcasters such as John Dalton, art writers such as Walt Morton, Natalie Holland, renowned artists such as F.Scott Hess, and also our publisher and curators.

Here are the selections for March 2018.

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THE BEST AND WORST THING ABOUT LOS ANGELES ART

Titanic opposing forces exist as the best and worst aspects of creativity in Los Angeles. I’ll save the best for last, so starting with the worst: a big problem is a fundamental lack of freshness. This creative shortfall is demonstrated in formulaic Hollywood films, vapid genre music, too-identical games, and other uninspired works. A fatal symptom of this specific creative failure is often a repetitive retreat to childhood motifs and nostalgia-filled forms like cartoons, comics, and retro style. Also: a swooning love of the past marked by steampunk, vintage, old Hollywood, atelier art, and any recording on vinyl.

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Millennial Mindset

Being a Millennial has nothing to do with age. It is a state of mind. Read on, you may discover you’ve been a Millennial your whole life.

I’m 54. I have a grey beard and long grey hair. Old friends like to call me Gandalf for a laugh. Depending on your own age I’m either ancient or young enough to still be able to enjoy myself before the wheels start falling off. I’m certainly not what comes to mind when you think of a Millennial.

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Why Beauty Looks Dumb

Internationally acclaimed German artist Gerhard Richter recently said: “Beauty is being discredited. When fashion and models are called beautiful, they’re not. They look rather stupid.”

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