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Timely and timeless, global and local, beautiful and provocative, contemporary art challenges us to look at our world in new ways. Contemporary artists grapple with the complex issues of our time, ask tough questions, and make works that delight, amaze and sometimes unsettle audiences worldwide. Yet rarely are we provided…
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Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 1
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Part of the Series: Artists of Vision Series
Popularly known as "Salazar," Roland Rose is a unique artist who inspires others artists and lovers of art with his commitment to "pure" art, which he explains is, "painting what's inside you; painting what you feel, " In this insightful biography we see his abstract-expressionistic paintings confirm his devotion to…
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Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 4
The premiere hour features four distinctly different artists whose works pose questions about the role of emotion, regret, fantasy and nostalgia in contemporary art. Laurie Simmons' first feature film, The Music of Regret, gave her an opportunity to bring her photography to life. Staging scenes with puppets, ventriloquist dummies and…
Art 21 - Season 8
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Identity
Part of the Series: Art21 - Season 1
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