Category Archives: Art

Around the world. Samples from the web.

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By Alicia Varela

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Levitation

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A girl knitting socks.

Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt (1854 – 1905). Finnish painter.

Edelfelt was one of the first Finnish artists to achieve international fame. He enjoyed considerable success in Paris and was one of the founders of the Realist art movement in Finland. He influenced several younger Finnish painters and helped fellow Finnish artists such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela to make their breakthrough in Paris.

More art from Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt

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Young Scheveningen Woman Knitting, 1881. Vincent van Gogh

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Yarn bombing or graffiti knitting.

* Examples of yarn bombing have been recorded as early as May 2004 in Den Helder, Netherlands. In the U.S., in 2005 Texas knitters used their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide.

The movement has been said to be “changing the face of craft” as stitchers are more and more frequently being viewed as fibre artists rather than amateurs or vandals.
Joann Matvichuk of Lethbridge, Alberta invented International Yarnbombing Day, which was first observed on June 11, 2011.

Marta, Andi get ready for the next Y-Day.

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fckyeaharthistory:

“Cubism is no different from any other school of painting. The same principles and the same elements are common to all. The fact that for a long time cubism has not been understood and that even today there are people who cannot see anything in it, means nothing. I do not read English, and an English book is a blank to me. This does not mean that the English language does not exist, and why should I blame anyone but myself if I cannot understand what I know nothing about?” 
— Picasso

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