Monday, October 26, 2009
Via satellite photo, I located a main square in my home city, Shenyang, China. The square is named after Dr. Sun Yat-Sen who led the revolution that overthrew the monarchy. Though it is called Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Square, the dominant feature there is a gigantic statue of Mao, afloat atop the masses. I made a drawing of the satellite photo, and it, in turn, was appropriated by another website:
Mao Zedong at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Square in Shenyang, China (for details see my portfolio)
The too-common practice of online image borrowing -- or appropriation -- is double-edged sword for artists. Though a broader group of viewers will have access to appropriated images of artwork, more often than not copyright issues were simply ignored, and sometimes the artist is not even credited. However, considering the borrowers usually only use an image for specific personal purposes, the loss of commercial value of the visual art amounts to almost nothing unless the works belong to a very well known artist.
A Google search of my name yielded a few more web pages featuring my paintings and drawings.
A Young Frenchman (for details see my portfolio)
Self-Portrait, Black and White (for details see my portfolio)
Purple Dream (for details see my portfolio)
Fruit Tree (for details see my portfolio)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
- Heavenwards Ladder
- Snowy Mountain, II
I cannot say that the new versions are superior to the older ones. I can only say that they fit my current state of mind.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
ViewPoint 2009 will hold an opening reception for the public at the Cincinnati Art Club, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, Ohio, on Friday, November 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The exhibition will continue until November 22nd, 2009.
Founded in 1890, Cincinnati Art Club is one of the oldest and most active nonprofit art organizations in the United States of America.
The juror for this year's competition is Mr. John Michael Carter, a nationally known portrait artist from the Luoisville, Kentucky area. The juror will judge the awards in person after the show is hung and the awards ceremony will take place during the opening reception, approximately at 7:00 pm.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
After reviewing the sample of my website and my portfolio, Synch Chaos decided to publish my "Apocalypse Series" which is an on-going series commenced when the George W. Bush was drumming up to invade Iraq.
The article online ( http://synchchaos.com/?p=989 ) features nine paintings of mine from this series and the conception in its entirety.
I am so happy to be able to share this series with more people. Thank you, Synchronized Chaos!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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Though no review was written for the show, it is nice to be listed. Thank you, Artbusiness.com.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Previously, I thought I'd finished it on 28 July 2009, in a blog "The Progress of a New Painting", I demonstrated the phases of this painting's progression. I would like to hear the comments on how you reacted to the final changes.