It was in 2008 when Shimoda set on the path to becoming a professional artist, and now ten years later, she is amongst the most widely recognized names of New Contemporary painters rising out of Japan. Entitled “The Catastrophe of Death and Regeneration,” the exhibition will take viewers on a journey through Shimoda’s narrative and artistic development spanning one decade of her work, including her most ambitious painting to date, a massive ten-foot mural.
It’s nice to think of art as something that lasts. Paintings get preserved and passed through generations. Maybe, in enough time, they end up at a museum. But for street artists and muralists, this often isn’t the case.
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May 28, 2018 – June 30, 2018
Palazzo San Rocco, Via San Biagio 31 #Matera
Children have often been the protagonists of novels, poems and plays; but they have also been widely represented subjects throughout the history of art.
Over centuries, great artists have created masterpieces that have left an indelible mark and a testament to the condition of the child, from portraits of noble families to the frescoes of children in the fields, from play to poverty, from denied childhood to privilege, from lessons in art and music to the most tiring and humble labor.
From the bas-relief at the Ara Pacis of Augustus in Rome, which represents a child clinging to his father but whose affection is all turned to his mother who caresses him and watches him lovingly, to the Gospel episode of the massacre of the innocents painted by Duccio di Buoninsegna; in the middle ages the figure of the child was replaced by that of Jesus; more » “Unforgettable Childhood by Claudia Giraudo”
Edith Lebeau is a Canadian artist based on the north shore of Montreal, Quebec. She spends most of her time painting in her studio with her Evil cat named Jack. For some time, Lebeau lived in the countryside, surrounded by fields, forest and a distant horizon line. Lebeau tells stories through the portraits that she creates. She paints strong female figures intricately paired with fauna and flora elements that are facing their own insecurities.
Q: Tell us a little about your method and how you came to favor this medium.
A: I paint in oils on a smooth primed surface. I paint opaquely on the first layer, then glaze and detail on two to three more layers. I started painting in oils in middle school I loved everything about oil painting from the start and never stopped.
Q: Do you consider yourself a storyteller, does your art have a message?
A: My paintings are narrative and based on stories and fairy tales.
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