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Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park #79, 1975.   Oil on canvas, 93 x 81 inches. Philadelphia  Museum of Art, Purchased with a grant from  the National Endowment for the Arts and  with funds contributed by private donors, 1977.  ©The Estate of Richard Diebenkorn.

Corcoran Art Gallery Exhibit | Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series

This summer, the Corcoran Gallery of Art  and College of Art + Design will feature Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series. The exhibition, on display from June 30, 2012-September 23, 2012, features nearly 80 works—large-scale paintings, smaller paintings made on cigar box lids, mixed-media drawings on paper, monotypes, and prints—brought together for the first...


Journeys to Abstraction Preview

Here’s a sneak preview from Sue St. John’s new book, Journeys to Abstraction. Read artist Lana Grow’s essay about her process on the image below. I had a special memory in mind when I created this piece. We have a cabin up in northern Minnesota and often enjoy lovely sunsets there. I wanted to...

Art by Christine Mason Miller


From Tonia Davenport over at CreateMixedMedia.com. Who has inspired YOU to DREAM BIG? Nominate him or her in the comments section over at createmixedmedia.com for a chance to win an ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART FOR THAT PERSON and a FREE copy of Desire to Inspire! Read on for the details…. There are a lot of...

Peacock (oil, 55x39) by Melanie Daniel

Melanie Daniel | Abstracted Landscapes in Oil

Having won the Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter in 2009, Melanie Daniel showed her work in a solo exhibition entitled “Evergreen” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. She won the Sharett America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize in 2001 and 2006. Daniel has shown her paintings in Israel and in New York City,...

In 2008 Cai created Unmanned Nature, a project for the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (2008; gunpowder drawing and pond of water, 13x147.5 feet), in Hiroshima. Christine Starkman, MFAH curator for Asian Art, writes, “Cai Guo-Qiang’s work takes us from the world of the mythic to the modern life of China and the world around us. His project allows us to see that these worlds are, remarkably, inescapably connected.”

Gunpowder Art

While Cai Guo-Qiang isn’t necessarily a household name, his work is unforgettable. Most of us recall the footprints that mystically lit the sky for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony—Cai is the revolutionary artist we can thank for the display.