While there are plenty of impressive art exhibitions going on indoors this summer, it is refreshing to be able to step outside when the weather is good and enjoy some art “en plein air.” The following are some of the highlights which are taking place this summer across the globe. View a one of a kind living interpretation of Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield with Cypresses hanging outside of The National Gallery in London made from over 8,000 plants. Read more about the living wall created by General Electric. In Paris, France there are some of the most incredible art museums in the world, but not far from Paris you have …..
The paintings of great artists are continually being recreated by those who are inspired by these works, students studying the works, and others who use alternative media to reinvent famous paintings. This last group often comes up with some of the most inventive and fun interpretations drawing new audiences to see these works in a creative way. The following examples are just a few of the many new pieces inspired by great works of art. This week an artist from Toronto broke the world record with a mosaic created from 12,090 Rubik’s Cubes made after Michelangelo’s Hand of God from the Sistine Chapel. There is also a time lapse video …..
Welcome to the Studio of the South blog! After working for several years on the Van Gogh Gallery blog, we have decided to expand our blog network and create a Studio of the South blog as a platform for discussions on art news and famous artists including, but not limited to, Vincent van Gogh. Just as Vincent van Gogh’s plan was to create a collaborative artist community called the Studio of the South, so too is our plan for the Studio of the South site and blog. As the hub for recent news and site updates and a forum for discussions on famous artworks, artists and art authentication, this blog …..