1. #Daily Art Fix

    Solitude (2005), Yutaka Sone

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  2. #California Dreaming

    While west coasters get to bask in the sunshine and enjoy the opening of LA Contemporary today, those of us trapped in NYC are huddled up in our respective homes and offices trying to escape Polar Vortex, part deux. To keep our spirits up, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite Cali themed works, starting with iconic American artist Ed Ruscha’s Pool Series. 

     
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  9. Quattro Stagioni: Inverno, 1993-95 by Cy Twombly

    From the Tate Gallery:

    Twombly’s representations of the four seasons are typical to his production of the late 1980s and 1990s in which light has become a principal theme. A single work is frequently made up of several parts, as in Quattro Stagioni which is subtitled A Painting in Four Parts.The four seasons as symbols of the natural cycles of birth and death are a classical theme in poetry, music and painting. In Twombly’s Quattro Stagioni strong colours evoking the brilliance of the Mediterranean light are combined with scrawled poetic fragments from several sources. After pre-priming the canvases with cream-coloured gesso, the artist pinned them to the wall and applied individual colours, allowing the paint to dribble down in long, vertical lines. 

    Submitted by special guest blogger Alie Cline of Cave to Canvas

     
  10. Tomorrow is Groundhog Day! Will Punxatawney Phil predict a quickly approaching spring or are we in for six more weeks of winter? Since we don’t yet know our fate, here’s a selection of artworks to make you feel good about either outcome. VIEW THE COLLECTION.

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  14. Artwork of the day:

    Nuevas Especies III, 2012 by Andrea Juan