Contemporary realism portrait painting

Influenced by Culture: Oil Portraits by Pavel Sokov

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In his studio, Sokov is eager to express through paint the stories of the distinctive characters he encounters during his travels abroad.
Contemporary realism painting of a girl with rabbit

Tanya Atanasova: On Becoming a Portrait Painter

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Bulgarian-born figurative painter Tanya Atanasova shares how extremely emotional, intense moments, and strained relationships have informed her art. "Back in the day, surviving was a real thing," she says. "Having the skill for 'guessing the person' and knowing who to trust was often your only weapon in life. So, there is no wonder I primarily paint people and portraits."
Figurative painting

Manifestations: Narrative Paintings by Matthew Benedict

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Benedict’s fascinations with systems of belief ranging from the biblical to the occult are embedded in his work, as are literary references and contemporary allusions. His paintings deliberately ...
Wildlife mixed media art

Almost True Tales

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This artist draws on legends, fables and folk tales from around the world to invest his animal subjects with meaning and emotion, revealing a common cultural language that resonates with children and adults alike. Who?
Salman Toor (b. 1983), The Arrival, 2019, oil on panel

Salman Toor: How Will I Know

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Known for small figurative oil paintings that combine academic technique and a sketch-like style, this artist offers intimate views into the imagined lives of young, queer Brown men residing in New York City and Pakistan, where he was born.
Color lithograph by Theophile Steinlen of French Women Mourning

Silk and Steel: French Fashion, Women and WWI

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Learn about an exhibit that explores the role of women during WWI and the impact of fashion on the economy, uniforms, and post-war emancipation.
Friday Virtual Gallery Walk

Friday Virtual Gallery Walk for February 12, 2021

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As part of our effort to continue to keep artists and art galleries in business, we're proud to bring you this week's "Virtual Gallery Walk."
Nick Patten, “Floating,” oil on canvas, 30x40 inches, $12,000

How Process Feeds Inspiration: Paintings by Nick Patten

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Fine Art Today had the luxury of sitting down with amazing painter Nick Patten, who offered some engaging thoughts about his process, inspiration, and more. So impactful were they that we’ve decided to quote him in full.
Richard Haynes and Rosalyn Delores Elder

Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England

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Don't Miss > Explore intriguing themes and artworks through unique perspectives of these leading curators, scholars, and artists with co-curators Nancy Carlisle and Peter Trippi, from the comfort of your home. Discover who their guests are here.
bronze sculpture of Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Diana Hits Her Mark in $950,000 Sale

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An iconic bronze sculpture of Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) soared past its estimate. After creating the original, the artist wisely secured a copyright of the design in 1895 and immediately began...

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