Digital Consciousness News.

Issue 105. April 2008
Marek Swiatecki
Marek Swiatecki is the April 2008 Digital Color Artist of the Month. Marek is a Polish painter of portraits, landscapes and masterpiece reproductions. His landscapes, done in pastels, are of forests and lakes where lights, shapes and colors create a rare, unusual atmosphere. His masterpiece reproductions, done in oil, are of works by Rembrandt, Willem Kalf, Willem van Aelst and other XVII Century Dutch still lifes.

Paintings by Marek Swiatecki are displayed in several galleries in Poland: TopArt in Torun; B-Gallery in Gdansk and Gallery Brama in Olsztyn. http://RenownedArt.com/digitalcolor/

New Renowned Artists
March is Women's History Month in the United States, and the 2008 theme is "Women’s Art: Women’s Vision". In honor of this, biographies of the following female renowned artists have been added to http://RenownedArt.com/ in the last month:
  1. Laura Alma-Tadema (b. 1852), British painter.
  2. Sophie Anderson (b. 1823), French-born British genre painter.
  3. Sofonisba Anguissola (b. 1532), Italian painter of the Renaissance.
  4. Marie Bashkirtseff (b. 1858), Ukrainian-born Russian painter and sculptor.
  5. Cecilia Beaux (b. 1855), American society portraitist.
  6. Anna Boch (b. 1848), Belgian painter.
  7. Fanny Churberg (b. 1845), master Finnish painter.
  8. Evelyn De Morgan (b. 1855), English Pre-Raphaelite painter.
  9. Adelaide Labille-Guiard (b. 1749), French history and portrait painter.
  10. Maria Sibylla Merian (b. 1647), naturalist and scientific illustrator.
  11. Marianne North (b. 1830), English naturalist and flower-painter.
  12. Liubov Popova (b. 1889), Russian avant-garde painter and designer.
  13. Faith Ringgold (b. 1930), African American artist, known for painted story quilts.
  14. Olga Rozanova (b. 1886), Russian avant-garde artist.
  15. Rachel Ruysch (b. 1664), Dutch painter of floral still-lifes.
  16. Jenny Saville (b. 1970), English painter and a leading Young British Artist.
  17. Beatrice Wood (b. 1893), American artist, dubbed the "Mama of Dada".
For the full list of female renowned artists, see http://RenownedArt.com/indexfemale.php

New Contemporary Artists
The following artists registered in the last month. To view the work of an artist enter the artist's name at http://DigitalConsciousness.com To see these most recent artists go to http://DigitalConsciousness.com/new/
  1. Adib Fattal. Cities and villages inspired by middle-eastern architecture and life.
  2. Susan Isabella Sheehan. The deepest hidden cores of thought.
  3. Meagan Winterlude Babcock. Fire Art -- art that has been burned.
  4. Benetti Andrea. Symbolic interiors from Italy.
  5. Lisa Ingrey. Non-objective landscape and nature painting.
  6. Dario Mohr. Visual expression of relationships.
  7. Sarah Duke. Conceptual abstracts.
  8. William Everly. Photorealistic portraits from family photos.
  9. Julian CoxARBS. Drawing and sculpture from England.
  10. Monica Palermo. Action abstracts from Italy.
New Artwork in the Galleries
Josef Marsal, Robert Chami and Nicholas Caputi have added new artwork to their galleries. http://DigitalConsciousness.com/gallerylist.phtml

Gabe Kirchheimer
Gabe Kirchheimer, prolific and outstanding Burning Man photographer has a show in Oregon: Chemeketa Community College Gallery Building 3, Rm. 122 4000 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, Oregon April 2–April 30, M–F 10a.m.–6 p.m. Opening reception: April 2, 12–2 p.m. Burning Man Image gallery: http://tinyurl.com/24sl4k Show details: http://www.chemeketa.edu/collegelife/arts/gallery/index.html

Broad Contemporary Art Museum Inaugural Installation
The newly opened Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers visitors the distilled essence of contemporary American art. It provides iconic artworks from some of the most important artists of the last forty years, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Baldessari, Jeff Koons, Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, and Richard Serra.

Richard Serra's minimalist steel sculpture, Band, occupies most of the first floor. It is so large, 13 feet tall, 70 feet long and 40 feet wide that the viewer walks inside it. Interestingly, each of about a dozen plates that comprise Band are freestanding. It's not that the structure once put together holds itself up; it's that every part is free in terms of its gravitational load.

Ad-free Galleries With No Commission.
Artists with Digital Consciousness Gallery Service can create and edit on-line galleries from a control panel. These galleries contain no ads and are among the most prominent pages on Digital Consciousness. Artists may sell artwork from their galleries free of commission. Gallery Service requires registration and $30 a year.
Registration is free and registered artists may create an Artist Page without purchasing Gallery Service. Registered Artists can use the Edit link at the bottom of their Artist Page to edit their Artist Page or to upgrade to Gallery Service.

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