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D.O.C.

Virginia E

"D.O.C." Personalized plate and Certificate of participation with critical motivation by Paolo Levi (art critic, journalist, essayist, curator of Italian art).
The publication "Pappagalli di Orchha"
It was chosen for the catalog
"D.O.C. Artisti su cui investire"
 It will be published on the journal
"EFFETTO ARTE" in July 2016.
 

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IL CORPO UMANO NELLA STORIA DELL'ARTE

Virginia E


Published on 4 pages among contemporary artists
The representation of the human figure has its roots in ancient times. Since prehistoric times, man has looked, he observed his other similar and he also tried to find out the operation of that perfect mechanism that contains within himself, arriving in time and up to our contemporary age, to reproduce parts of the body medicinally and estetico.Nella art history the stretch with which man has represented his figure had different ways of expression linked to an aesthetic concept from time to time determined by different...

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Albo Nazionale 2016

Virginia E

Published with a work "Mattina presto" review and listing coefficient by Cav. Flavio De Gregorio
Review:
"It appears to be an enchanted transposition by lights and colors captured by artist Virginia in her innumerable exotic trips, where the dream enchants reality and reality becomes ornament appreciated a new way and still to discover in its entirety. The good painter painting Virginia shows us the spiritual conditioning of spaces praised by intense colors and graphic revisions dominated the Indian muted light, so that the whole...

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Cubisme Portraits sur commission

Virginia E

Dispnibles sur demande portraits cubistes avec crayon couleur Carand'Ache sur parpier Fabriano 50x70cm

http://www.virginiart.net/blog_16.html

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Autumns Golden Gown CHOSEN BY SAARCHI CURATING TEAM seepiece

Elizabeth Williams

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New small Series

Elizabeth Williams

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”HOLOTROPIC ART” Manifesto

Edi Apostu

             Art it's not entertainment. Art it's not kitsch.

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STORIA DELL'ARTE FIGURATIVA ITALIANA

Virginia E

Published my 11 works on new Italian book
A publication dedicated to the history of this genre from its origins to today. Retracing the life and works of the great protagonists of the art, and coming up to the masters of today. "History of Italian figurative" aims to bring to light the exceptional contribution made by artists of this fascinating genre, to our cultural heritage. Through the different walks of life who have made the figure their field of art, They'll find some of the great masters of the past such as: Piero Agnetti, Pietro Annigoni, Dina Bellotti, Floriano...

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Let's Rebuild Nepal

Virginia E

A drawing dedicated to the Nepali people engaged in the reconstruction of Nepal
after the earthquake of 25 April 2015, a violent earthquake of local magnitude 7.8.
Ball pen and watercolor on paper 62x50cm

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Review

Virginia E

Reviews and quotation by
Cav. Flavio De Gregorio
Art critic
Presidentof the Academy SANTA SARA
Cavaliere dell'ordine Al merito della Repubblica Italiana

                      "Scomposizione di una barca goana"
 

"The condition spatialist suited to codify the concrete message through a color breakdown of the figure within nature, makes the painting created by artist Virginia vision silent, its summary of...

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The Zambezi One gallery is expanding !

The Zambezi Project

The Zambezi Project are pleased to announce that we have secured a further 70m2 of wall space for the Zambezi One gallery. The new space is above our existing gallery and will be used as an 'Open Exhibition' space to which all artists are invited to exhibit. The space, we are pleased to say, was snapped-up and at the moment is full.

The newspace will open with an exhibition featuring 6 artists on Saturday 21 March 2015, the opening party will start 17:00, come along to see what its all about.

The artists showing will be

bronze et flammes

Willie Breteau

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RAR - Philippe Magnard SOLO exhibition

The Zambezi Project

The Zambezi One Art Gallery will present a solo exhibition featuring French artist RAR (Pseudonym of Philippe Magnard) on 05 March, the exhibition will run until 25 April 2015. The Exposition de RAR will feature around 40 works, many from his new collection. The vernissage will be on Friday 06 March from 18h where art lovers and collectors will have the opportunity to meet the artist.

PHILIPPE MAGNARD
Philippe is a self-educated painter born in 1952 in Vallon en Sully, France. He exhibits under the pseudonym RAR.

Having worked in oil on canvas...

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Acrilyc on board

Marta Artacho

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Voir les peuvres à la plume

Michèle Caranove

Certaines de mes oeuvres sont disponibles à la location à l'Artothèque de Gondrin (Gers)

http://adpl.32.free.fr/artotheque/indexart.htm

 

Tout le mois de décembre et peut-être plus..........

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Christmas Expo at Zambezi One

The Zambezi Project

The Christmas exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 until 14 January 2015 and features five artists, each of whom brings a different perspective to the canvas.

The aquarellist Nathalie Garcia creates vibrant still life images. The English artist Michael Gordon-Lee captures the richness of Spanish flamenco. Yves Alleaume conjures up a natural earthiness through his work. The multi-faceted Ray Johnstone's flair and honesty give a great realism to his portraiture. In a different sphere altogether, Libby Leyrer's canvases start out as an infra-red photograph that she hand colours with oil...

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CUTTING EDGE BRITISH ART AT THE PINK POLYGON

Ray Johnstone

Congratulations to the curators of London’s flagship contemporary gallery for bringing us this magnificent exhibition of cutting edge art. Despite the controversially high entrance fee, the intellectual return you get when you see the works is quite amazing. Fortunately this has also cut down on the crowds of philistines one usually encounters when this kind of event is free — those masses of uninformed visitors who are so obviously out of their cultural and creative depth.

       On a recent trip to London I was one of the privileged few invited to a...

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PROBLEMS WITH NUDE MODELS - PART ONE

Ray Johnstone

Painting from life — a silly euphemism widely used to mask the desire of artists to paint people with their pants off — has always been my genre of preference.

    But painting a naked human being is fraught with problems.

    During my student days in seventies South African, one of my nudes formed part of a student exhibition that was on show in the foyer of one of the country’s leading universities. In those days, the mere possession of a Playboy magazine could result in having breakfast in the cell next door to Nelson Mandela. So I was a...

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PROBLEMS WITH NUDE MODELS - PART TWO

Ray Johnstone

But things weren’t much different in Australia in the eighties when I was the advertising manager of the Myer department store chain. A window display with a replica of Michelangelo’s David caused a furore amongst Melbourne window shoppers until a discretely placed plastic fig leaf settled things down.

    At about the same time Melbourne radio went radioactive when it leaked out that the Art Gallery of Victoria was planning an exhibition of Robert Maplethorpe’s nudes. When a well known talk back radio presenter pressed his callers about their objections, he was amazed to...

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PROBLEMS WITH NUDE MODELS - PART THREE

Ray Johnstone

In France, the problem of painting from life persisted. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine the locals’ response to an elderly anglo saxon male trying to find nude models (of whatever age or gender) with a view to mounting an exhibition of naked bodies in the isolated medieval village of Mezin where I live, in the heart of la France profonde. This could easily result in the etranger being run out of town.

    My wife, who has posed as my model since we first met, was the easy and obvious way out. However, she eventually spat the...

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THREE GREAT WATER LILY SCAMS

Ray Johnstone

Monet’s water lilies, as everyone is aware, have been done to death. They’re almost inescapable. They’re on T shirts, drinks coasters, place mats, serviettes, key rings, calendars, chocolate boxes, biscuit tins, etc, etc. The list goes on and on and on and you can even get his nymphias on toilet seats. (Can’t be long before we get Monet on toilet paper, I suppose).

   This flood of water lily images obviously means that Monet’s paintings are amazingly popular — and prices of the originals continue to skyrocket. Sadly though, it has also lead to...

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Please Support!

Sonja de Graaf

I have entered the Con/Corso Buenosaires prize and need as many supportes as I can get to go through to round two! Please click on the link below and vote for me! Thank you so much!!

http://www.concorsobuenosaires.it/project/de-graaf-sonja/

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mon intériorité

Aldo Parvillez

ma peinture porte vers des signes graphiques vigoureux, inscrits dans un espace où le vide contribue à l'équilibre de la composition.
Dans mes toiles il n'y a rien à reconnaître, elles ne sont pas liées à une anecdote ; en général, elles ne représentent rien de concret qui parasiterait l'oeuvre plastique, mais elles sont une ouverture aux sensations, aux émotions, à la mémoire, à mon intériorité, libre à vous de projeter la...

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Automne 2014 Exhibition

The Zambezi Project

Zambezi One Gallery Autumn exhibition opens tomorrow and runs until 22 November 2014.

This exhibition will feature six artists: two well known in the area, the art naif painter Julie Groseille and sculptor Willie Breteau; two emerging artists in the South West of France but with International reputations, Ian Palmer and Martin Bedford and two previously unseen in the area, the acclaimed Russian painter Natalia Pankova and the British linocut artist Celia Lewis.

 

The public is invited to attend an opening reception tonight between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.

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'Watch the birdie' - SNAP - 'OK, your part's over.'

Ray Johnstone

For several years now, I have been using photographs as an adjunct to painting portraits.

      It solves all kinds of practical problems.

      For example: time.

      A quick snap and the model’s involvement is over. And who these days has the time to sit in front of the artist for hours — or even days —  of dreary posing?

 

BUT HANG ON, IS THE CAMERA A LEGITIMATE TOOL FOR ARTISTS?

Well, there’s always been this nagging doubt teasing away in the back of my mind. And...

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RA:The Book

Neil Waving

The Recording Architecture Book of Studio Design

This hardback book has become recognised as an industry reference for acoustic studio design. The authors Roger D'Arcy and Hugh Flynn founded the company Recording Architecture back in 1987 a company dedicated to providing excelence to the music industry from rock to classical music over a 30 year period.

This book cronicles the ground breaking studio designs covering all aspects of architectural, acoustic and interior design and details the work specifically related to sound on a project...

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AIRING MY PREJUDICES IN PUBLIC

Ray Johnstone

A few years ago, the Guggenheim in Bilbao staged a large exhibition called ‘Art in the USA - 300 Years of Innovation.’ In many of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century paintings it was plain to see the obvious influence the art schools of Europe were having on the paintings that were being produced in America during those explosive years of reaction against the establishment and academic art. In fact, some of the American works were so influenced by the famous schools of Continental art that they looked as if they had been done by any of a number of European artists of...

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How a linocut is created

Celia Lewis

The first thing to understand about a linocut is that it is the exact opposite to an etching or engraving.  A linocut is a relief print where after inking the plate everything that is carved out will remain white when printed on paper.  With an etching or engraving everything that is either eaten away by the acid on an etching or scratched onto the plate with an engraving needle will print black after the plate has been cleaned, creating an intaglio print.

Lino cutting is often the first taste of printmaking most people...

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31 Miniprint International of Cadaques 2014

Zuzanna Konopka

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Freelance Photographer

Neil Waving

As a self-employed freelance photographer I get to work on many projects both large and small from advertising campaigns, corporate promotions, hotel and restaurant openings which generally require a whole portfolio of images down to providing just one image for a book cover, not that I'm suggesting the latter is any simpler, it can be quite the opposite!

Even though photography is my work I enjoy it and over the years I have build-up an enormous archive of images, particularly of my home town London. I thought I'd share some of them here and if you feel you want to buy one then...

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Exposition personnelle

Danièle Crey

Galerie des Tanneries à NERAC (47)

4 Juillet au16 Août 2014

Ouverture du mardi au Samedi: 15h à 19h
 

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Hello

Sonja de Graaf

My name is Sonja de Graaf. I was born in Den Helder, the Netherlands and am now living and working in FLorence, Italy. My main medium is watercolour. I love the honesty and directness of it. I prefer portraits or details of the female body and hope to keep you posted on how i paint them. 

 

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Meet the Artist - Claire Naylor

The Zambezi Project

Join us at Zambezi One galerie d’Art 1 Quai Buzon, 32100 Condom South West France on Thursday 31st July 18:30, where the very talented artist, Claire Naylor will be presenting her new collection in addition to the works already on show in the gallery.

Many of Claire Naylor’s paintings have been commissions and she has collections of her artwork far and wide.

Claire has held several successful exhibitions in Spain, Zimbabwe and France where she has lived. In the USA she exhibited in Dallas Tx, with Naples and Ft. Lauderdale in Florida,  Camano Island, WA. and with the Leigh...

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La Gomme Bichromatée

The Zambezi Project

Inventé côte français par Alphonse Poitevin (en 1855), côte anglais par John Pouncy, le procédé ne connut pas un succès immédiat. Robert Demachy est l'un des premiers à appliquer le procédé de la gomme bichromatée vers 1894. Il deviendra l'un des chefs de file du mouvement Pictorialiste. Il considérait que la photographie devait être interprétée : « une photographie doit-elle être produite uniquement par des moyens mécaniques ou peut-on admettre que l'on fasse appel, pour...

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Zambezi One Galerie d'Art

The Zambezi Project

The  Zambezi Project est heureux d' annoncer l'ouverture officielle de la Galerie d'Art ZAMBEZI ONE.

Le vernissage aura lieu le Samedi 5 juillet de 16h à 20h et nous vous invitons à nous rejoindre pour célébrer cet évènement en partageant un bon verre !

Mais le 5 juillet, c'est aussi le démarrage du Tour de France et devinez quoi ? LE VENDREDI 25 JUILLET, LE TOUR DE FRANCE PASSERA  D E V A N T  LA GALERIE !!

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Zambezi One Art Gallery

The Zambezi Project

The Zambezi Project are pleased to announce the official opening of Zambezi One Galerie d’Art.

The gallery will open on Saturday 5 July 16:00 to 20:00 hours and we invite you to join us in a celebratory glass of something very French!

Saturday 5 July is also the start of The Tour de France, and guess what? On Friday 25th of July, Stage 19 of The Tour will pass right in front of the gallery!

Zambezi One Galerie d’Art is situated in the Gers South West France over looking the river Baïse in the city of Condom en Armagnac, to give it it’s full name. The region...

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...happy to be here

Adrienne Egger

I was delighted to find this new, beautiful online gallery via Twitter.  Having just recently joined the professional art field, there is much for me to learn and discover.  Twitter has been an amazing tool for doing just that and even more important, is internet in general.  The internet, while creating much noise and clammoring for attention, is I feel an invaluable tool for artists these days.  How else would I have been able to connect with the good people here, in southwest France, so easily?

So, I am happy to be here, happy to paint, and enormously excited about what the...

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*Sigh*

Christina Barber

It’s gotten to the point where this artist needs to put humility aside and shamelessly plug her own sh–  uh, stuff.

Forget waiting for the public to discover one's hidden talent— let alone find you. If I continued to let modesty take the reins, and patiently wait for such a discovery, I would be an overnight sensation by 2024. 

Bugg3r that. 

At my older young age, I've decided to mingle with the online world, grab the viewing public by the scruff, and unashamedly stuff their face into...

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And so it begins...

Christina Barber

It's not often I have the luxury of painting— yep, luxury. In this day and age one must think of the practical implications of spending hapless hours slapping paint to canvas with the hope that it may sell — one day.

Cynical, you say? Perhaps. Probably. Okay, most definitely. The anticipation of what will emerge is thrilling, but the self inflicted anxiety of "will it sell" overwhelms me and pushes me into a corner. I freeze with fear. Do all artists go through this?

I often come across fellow creatives who started at the same time as I did– making a good...

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What's in a name ?

The Zambezi Project

The Zambezi Project:  It may or may not surprise you but you are not the first person to have asked “where did that name come from?”. Why Apple, Canon, Google, O2 or Amazon for that matter? Not to say that's our defence, more that, if you really think about it the businesses with the most descriptive names are generally the least interesting, and we wanted to be interesting! At the very least we are hoping that it will be a memorable name.

That's the Zambezi bit; so why Project? That could be the more difficult to explain. The Zambezi Project we know is a website that sells...

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The Zambezi Project goes Live

The Zambezi Project

Yes, today the website is unveiled to the public, with our early adopter artist friends to whom we owe special thanks.

Please have a look at our site and tell us what you think. If you are an artists why not sign-up and make an artists application. The procedure should be explained on the site, under Information, Artists Application.

All pricing is in Euros, listing is free, we take a 25% commission + TVA on sales. You are welcome to use whichever language you prefer to describe yourself and your art, if your first language is not English then why not include both texts to widen your...

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