Hossein Khosrojerdi, Iranian painter, sculptor and graphic designer

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Hossein Khosrojerdi is a leading Iranian artist and designer and a noted historical figure. He was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1957 and was educated at the Beaux Arts School of Tehran, receiving a diploma in 1975, and at the Fine Arts Faculty of Tehran University, from which he received a degree in 1985.

Khosrojerdi has been exhibited in numerous museums and has received numerous prizes and accolades, including the Grand Prize of the Sharjah Biennial in 2001.

Hossein Khosrojerdi was at the forefront of Iranian political activism in the 1970s and 1980s, and following the Iranian Revolution in 1979, he was designated the official artist of the newly established Islamic Republic.

Khosrojerdi’s canvases vacillate between the surreal and the expressive. He is amongst those of his generation in Iran who moved away from the Eastern focus on aesthetics in the arts. It is the concept behind his works which is Khosrojerdi’s mode of, and reason for, artistic expression. On many levels his art is philosophical, exploring the notions of thought, remorse, regret and introspection, and above all, the importance of humility and self awareness.

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French Cancan Paintings and Drawings

«Le French Can-Can», Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1889-1962)

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The can-can (sometimes unhyphenated as in the original French cancan) is a high-energy and physically demanding music hall dance, traditionally performed by a chorus line of female dancers who wear costumes with long skirts, petticoats, and black stockings. The main features of the dance are the lifting and manipulation of the skirts, with high kicking and suggestive, provocative body movements. .

The Infernal Gallop from Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld (at the end of this post) is the tune most associated with the can-can.

The cancan first appeared in the working-class ballrooms of Montparnasse in Paris in around 1830. It was a more lively version of the galop, a dance in quick 2/4 time, which often featured as the final figure in the quadrille.

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“Le chahut” (1889), Georges Seurat

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Jane Avril (1893), Henri Toulouse Lautrec

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Poster (1897)

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‘The French Cancan’ (1899), Pierre Vidal

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French Cancan (1900), Joaquin Sunyer

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Danseuse de cancan” (1901), Pablo Picasso

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Postcard 1910

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«Français Cancan», Jean-Gabriel Domergue (1882-1955)

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French Cancan, Michel Guyon

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French Cancan (2004), Jean-Luc Lopez

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French Cancan (2007), Bénédicte Becquart

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French Cancan (2013), Patricia Molinaro

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French Cancan (2013), Aurore Franc

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French Cancan, Jean Renoir’s movie (1954)

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… and some photos

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Street Art All Over The World

Banksy – UK

David Walker – London

Digbeth Birmingham – UK

Hopare – Paris, France

MTO – Rennes, France

Patrick Commecy – France

Xav, Spain

3D Snake ,by SOKRAM – Spain

Vhils – Portugal

Alice Pasquini – Italy

Steve Locatelli – Ghent, Belgium

Ernest Zacharevic – Lithuania

Nikita Nomerz – Tula, Russia

El Mac – Los Angeles, USA

ROA – Pilsen Chicago, USA

Baltimore, USA

iHeart – Vancouver, Canada

A’Shop Crew – Canada

Mexico

Eduardo Kobra – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Andre Muniz Gonzaga (aka “Dalata”), Brazil

Franco Fasoli – Argentina

Valparaiso – Chile

South Africa

DALeast – Johannesburg, South Africa

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Dakar, Senegal

El Seed – Tunisia

Mouhim Simo – Casablanca, Morocco

Beirut, Lebanon

Syria

ICY & SOT – Iran

Lahore – Pakistan

India

India

Hua Tunan – China

Robbbb – China

Suiko – Japan

Indonesia

Fintan Magee – Australia

Rutledge Lane – Melbourne, Australia

 
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1 Tunisian Village = 150 Street Artists from 30 Nationalities

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What happens in Erriadh (Tunisia) is unique. The island of Djerba – known as ‘Island of Dreams’ – has invited 150 international artists to take part in the street art project “Djerbahood”, curated by Tunisian-French artist Mehdi Ben Cheikh. In July and August 2014, artists from about 30 nations travelled to Erriadh to create murals. One of the oldest villages in Tunisia, it has become host to one of the biggest meetings of the modern street art scene.

Walls, windows, doors, gates, and other flat surfaces were covered with a huge variety of murals, many of which were inspired by the rich heritage of Erriadh, one of the oldest villages in Tunisia. From a colorful depiction of a turbaned man, to a palm tree playfully painted next to its live counterpart, to a wide expanse of wall embellished with a beautifully abstract motif, each work of art aims to draw attention to the traditional surroundings with the hopes of infusing Erriadh with new life.

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Website: Site officiel – Djerbahood

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Creative Art from Stones Find on the Beach by Italian Artist Stefano Furlani

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Stefano Furli (43) in his words :

To be born and to grow up in Fano (Italy) means to live in symbiosis with the sea and its stony, sandy shores. And one of the most amusing games in there, is the research of little stones of unusual shapes, similar to something or someone.

As a father, tied to traditions, I passed down this exciting passion to my son Davide, when he was three. Quickly fascinated by what nature can give, and with the right amount of imagination, he did his best finding such particular stones with strange geometry. By assembling them together, under the beach umbrella, we have started creating compositions more and more detailed and complex. The problem was, that after making them we’d have to watch them being destroyed at dusk.

Losing these, what for the two of us were, little artworks led me to the idea to put the stones on a wooden base, making them become real pictures.

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Website: Sassi d’Autore di Stefano Furlani

Facebook: Sassidautore

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