“I was watching a production of the opera Armida by Rossini and there was this amazing scene where Armida (a powerful sorceress) has led a soldier she’s fallen in love with back to her vast enchanted pleasure palace and her nymphs perform a routine where they elaborately tease and dance around the soldier, tossing a myriad of apples over and around him in a hypnotic display of keep away.”
Besides @kliuwong being an all-time favorite, we truly appreciate the detailed explanation the artist shares about this particular piece. Kristen, who is known for her poppy color palette and surreal compositions, includes a range of both visible and hidden elements in her work that add up symbolically to the narrative of each painting.
Work in progress by @kim_slate for the upcoming Beautiful Bizarre exhibition 'Animalia'.
Haven Gallery presents ~
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition 'Animalia'
This exhibition includes the work of over 90 of the world’s best contemporary artists, plus the Winners of the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize!
Exhibition Dates: October 23rd – November 28th, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 23
At: Haven Gallery
90 Main St, Northport, NY 11768, United States
To receive the Collectors Preview please email Gallery Director, Erica on firstname.lastname@example.org
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One great way to support your favorite artists (that won't break the bank) is to buy a t-shirt splashed with their imagery.🖤
Think about all of the people who will stop you on the street and say, "Cool t-shirt - who created the art?"
That's the perfect opportunity to get strangers (and friends) hooked on a new-to-them artist.
One thing will lead to another and BOOM, your favorite artist will score a few new fans and possibly even a commission or two!
In the spirit of spreading the good artsy word, we give you @justingedak's🕸️"Goth Girl"🕷️, which is now available on an appropriately inky black 100% ringspun cotton t-shirt via @designbyhumans (see image #2 in this post).
We likey. We likey verrry much.
Support your artsy peeps, please. Even buying 'just a t-shirt' is a really nice way to say, "Hey...I really like what you're doing." 👍
🎨 ARTWORK DETAILS 🎨
Title: "Goth Girl"
Medium: Digital art
@susitse.art showcases within her illustrations mental health, struggles and personal challenges through the figurative representation of a wolf.
She states in the context of this piece: I want to learn to be merciful for myself. I know in practice that I should be merciful and kind to myself, but I just don’t know how. It’s like some inner part of me keeps haunting and biting me to be better and do more. That’s why what I want is to learn to ignore that biting, because it’s exhausting.”
“Artists paint pieces depending on their mood, so they can be not only bright and positive, but also sad or even creepy. It is possible that during the moments of working on a painting, the artist can charge the canvas with positive or negative energy, as a result of which the viewer can experience a variety of feelings when looking at such canvases. Breakdowns and cracks are integral to the history of the object, and therefore do not deserve oblivion or disguise, this is the philosophical basis of the art of kintsugi.”
We love this piece by @blagodatskix and her statement. Artists cannot be expected to create only entertaining, jolly and appealing pieces but should also be accepted in the wholeness as a human being with highs and lows… and the rights to express this!
@autumnskyeart captions this heartwarming painting: “Identify what intimidates you and lean in. Look it in the eye, show your vulnerability, bear your heart. Every step you take towards your highest potential will be matched by resistance, so expect the fear to come up. Keep leaning in, keep walking forward. We become used to living small and limiting our dreams and desires. ‘It is too painful to heal.’ ‘It is too much work to shine.’ ‘I don’t want to make others uncomfortable.’ We make excuses why we cannot grow or change. We allow fear, judgement, procrastination, comparison, and perfectionism to feed the inertia and stasis, keeping us stuck in old patterns and outgrown experiences.
So find the resistance, name the monster, make friends with your fear. You will discover there is goodness and magic there. It may be disguised as shadow, but when brought into the light, it will gift you your strength. You were born for greatness.”
Step right up & sink your teeth into @archenemyarts’ tasty-juicy color rainbow!❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💗
After the last *who remembers how many months of blahhh*, don’t you just want to disappear into an uplifting array of delicious visual treats? (Cool! "SPECTRUM" focuses on 🌈♥️bright-n-cheerful a r t!♥️🌈!
“SPECTRUM” Group Show: NOW through October 16, 2021: