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Presenting portrait painter to the stars, AraDona Special

The Los Angeles-based, classically-trained artist has been tasked with capturing some of the entertainment world's biggest names on canvas. He talked to Digital Journal.

Canadian artist infuses florals with emotion Special

Toronto - Artist Bobbie Burgers is one of Canada's most celebrated and popular working artists. Known for her lush, large-scale floral depictions, she's had sold out shows for over 10 years. Her latest exhibition explores emotion and the fleeting nature of beauty.

Mickalene Thomas shows her soul at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Brooklyn painter Mickalene Thomas is receiving her first major show at the Brooklyn Museum. The New Jersey-born artist puts a female spin on art history while portraying a strong, highly eroticized vision of femininity.

Brett Whiteley - new exhibition: The London Years 1960-67 Special

Sydney - Digital Journal attended the media preview of ‘The London Years 1960-67’ - a new Brett Whiteley exhibition, which will display 56 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from the time when he was living in London in the 1960s.

Topless Thai painter is causing a fuss

A morality debate has stirred after a painter, who used her bare breasts to paint on a canvas, appeared on a recent episode of Thailand's Got Talent

Thomas Kinkade, the ‘Painter of Light’, dead at 54

Los Gatos - Artist Thomas Kinkade, known for his paintings of landscapes with cottages, rural gardens, Chistmas scenes and churches bathed in morning light, died yesterday of natural causes at age 54, as reported by his family.

Toronto Fringe Festival introduces outlet for visual artists Special

Toronto - The annual Toronto Fringe Festival has broadened its scope beyond performance art with the debut of Visual Fringe, showcasing the works of various artists, featuring paintings, photography, collages, sculptures and sound installation.

Is 'Mini Monet' boy just a flash in the pan, or a true genius?

The young Briton boy who has skyrocketed to fame in the art world also has his critics that do not think his talent is of the enduring kind.

Boy,7, dubbed 'Mini Monet', sells latest paintings for £150,000

Young Briton Kieron Williamson, compared to artistic giants Monet and Picasso, has a worldwide fan base, all clamoring for his paintings. The young artistic genius sold his latest offerings in just one half hour.

Andrew Wyeth, American Painter Extraordinaire, Dead at 91

America's most renowned painter, Andrew Wyeth, dead at the age of 91. His works were regarded by some with delight, but many critics were not pleased.

Prominent Penile Portraitist 'Pricasso' Vies for the Prize

The self-professed "one and only" penis painter has perplexed Australia's art community by entering a painting for consideration to the Archibald Prize '08 self-portrait competition.

Capturing the Essence of Canadian Beauty

A portrait artist based in Rama, Ont., Travis Shilling seeks to capture a subject’s essence on canvas. A full-time painter since 16, the 25-year-old has showcased his work at various galleries in Toronto.

Another Side Of Armin Mueller-Stahl: As A Painter

LUEBECK (dpa) - German TV viewers are becoming reacquainted with the artistry of actor Armin Mueller-Stahl these days in a 3-part docu-drama about writer Thomas Mann and his family, but visitors to Mann's birthplace city of Luebeck are getting a new pe...

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Antoni Tàpies  (13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012) was a Spanish painter  sculptor and art theor...
Antoni Tàpies, (13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist
 I want to be able to forge my own path   Bobbie Burgers explains   create my own genre  and not wor...
"I want to be able to forge my own path," Bobbie Burgers explains, "create my own genre, and not worry about where I sit in relation to other artists. I create art that interests me, and that is the only type of art that I will ever be able to create. I will never be able to follow a trend of a group; I am far too isolated from larger art trends. I think that we all just do what we do well, and respect each other for it."
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Wendy Whiteley at the media preview of the new Brett Whiteley exhibition: The London Years 1960-67.
Wendy Whiteley at the media preview of the new Brett Whiteley exhibition: The London Years 1960-67.

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