Paris hosts first retrospective of art from the DRC


All eyes are on the African Art World, with the Beaute Congo show at Fondation Cartier showcasing vibrant, political works from Popular movement.

There is a tradition in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that artists hang their paintings on the outsides of their studios, for the whole world walking by to look at.

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Carney painter takes his show on the road in an art truck


As a painter, Shawn Theron thinks he is unique, not just in his art style, but the way he sells it.

“Not many artists can say they have an art truck,” said the Carney native.

At the American Visionary Art Museum, where he also sells his paintings, AVAM founder Rebecca Hoffberger agreed that a gallery-on-wheels for a single artist is an unusual concept.

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Giving Graduating Artists a Head Start


Kahn Awards honor a musician, stage designer, and painter

Graduates often face a dreaded catch-22: you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience until you get a job. Classical music performance graduates sometimes confront a slightly different version of the dilemma.

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More forged paintings


The murky issue of art fraud, recently brought to the fore by a high-profile case involving the National Gallery Singapore, has perennially plagued the art industry here and looks set to worsen amid steady growth in demand for works by big-name artists, say art collectors and experts.

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Jellybean Row painting in Australia sets new Guinness World Record


A group of Australian children set a new world record over the weekend, after painting an iconic Newfoundland scene — the Jellybean Row houses in St. John’s.

This weekend a group called Jellybeanstreet hosted a paint by numbers event, bringing in children to paint parts of the rowhouse scene.

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The Geometric Origins of Modern Painting in Peru


LIMA, Peru — Geometric abstraction is one of those art movements that, depending on the viewer, either resonates deeply or bores one to tears. I have always found it moving, so I was pleasantly surprised, while visiting Peru, to stumble on an exhibition at the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) called The Other Edge: Geometric Painting in Peru (1947–1958).

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Artist transforms abandoned buildings in Hawaii by painting beautiful murals of women emerging from the waves


For most people, they are abandoned buildings left as eyesores as they fall apart in shallow waters.

But for one man, they are an opportunity to create spectacular works of art, showing women emerging from the waves.

Hawaii-born Sean Yoro – known by his artist name Hula – transforms the dilapidated constructions by balancing on a paddle board to paint the enormous faces and figures, often with tribal markings on their bodies.

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