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Benefits Supervisor Sleeping

Benefits Supervisor Sleeping is a 1995 oil on canvas painting by Lucian Freud depicting an obese, naked woman lying on a couch. It is a portrait of Sue Tilley, a Job Centre supervisor, then weighing about 127 kilograms. Tilley is the author of a ...

                                               

George Besson

George Besson was a French art critic, and the founder and director of Cahiers dAujourdhui. His wife was Adele, portrayed by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in Portrait of Adele Besson. In 1971 the Bessons donated their art collection to the French state a ...

                                               

Body fluids in art

Depicting objects of popular respect in art which includes body fluids can trigger public protests due to such materials historic association with dirtiness. The outcry about the Piss Christ photo is an example. In addition to the obvious difficu ...

                                               

Body Pressure

Body Pressure is a 1974 performance piece by American artist Bruce Nauman. The performer is instructed to press their body against a wall in various positions; Nauman says that it "may become a very erotic exercise". The piece was re-interpreted ...

                                               

Bond paper

Bond paper is a high-quality durable writing paper similar to bank paper but having a weight greater than 50 g/m 2. The most common weights are 60 g/m 2, 75 g/m 2 and 90 g/m 2. The name comes from its having originally been made for documents suc ...

                                               

Bongsan Art Fair

Bongsan Art Fair is a festival in Daegu, South Korea. The festival, which is held in mid-October, is also the countys only art festival. The Bongsan Art Festival is held simultaneously at 16 art galleries within Bongsan Culture Street and offers ...

                                               

Bonk Business

Bonk Business is a fictional corporation created by Finnish artist and sculptor Alvar Gullichsen. The "products of Bonk Business" are absurd machines, such as the paranormal cannon, that have no apparent use, and which are built by Gullichsen. Th ...

                                               

Botsina

Botsina means lantern, lamp, torch, or spark in Aramaic. Many times the reference, in Jewish sources, is to that which enlightens spiritually.

                                               

Bottle cutting

Bottle cutting is an activity in which a person cuts a bottle using one of a variety of techniques, to create a new product. Techniques can include sawing or using hot wire. Around the late 1950s and early 1960s, some restaurants began making gla ...

                                               

Boyaca International Cultural Festival

The Boyaca International Cultural Festival is one of the major international cultural events held annually in Colombia. The festival presents works in various arts such as music, theater, dance, literature, Academy, Visual Arts, Cinema - Audiovis ...

                                               

Brain Cell

Brain Cell Repulsion is a mail art project begun by Ryosuke Cohen in June 1985. The project is a networked art project where individual artists contribute stamps, stickers, drawings or other images. These are sent through the mail to Cohen, who a ...

                                               

Bray Arts Show

Bray Arts Show is an annual event held in Bray, a town in north County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland, showcasing artists and performers related to the cultural arts sector.

                                               

Bristol board

Bristol board is an uncoated, machine-finished paperboard. It is named after the city of Bristol in the southwest of England as that is where it was first produced. Common sizes include 22 1 ⁄ 2 in × 28 1 ⁄ 2 in and its bulk thickness is 0.006 in ...

                                               

British Art Fair

The British Art Fair is a London-based art fair presenting modern, post War and contemporary British art. A number of galleries exhibit at the fair each year. In the past, the fair was held at the Royal College of Art in South Kensington, west Lo ...

                                               

Alfred Bruyas

Alfred Bruyas was an art collector and a personal friend of many important artists of his time, among them Gustave Courbet. He donated his collection to the Musee Fabre, in Montpellier. Born Jacques Louis Bruyas, he was the son of a wealthy banke ...

                                               

Bulletism

Bulletist or bulletism is an artistic process that involves shooting ink at a blank piece of paper The result is a type of ink blot. The artist can then develop images based on what is seen. Salvador Dali named this technique. Leonardo da Vinci, ...

                                               

Bundeskunstsammlung

The Bundeskunstsammlung - The Federal Collection of Contemporary Art, is a collection of modern works of art held by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany. Based on the principle that creative arts play an important role in democratic ...

                                               

Buon fresco

The Buon fresco, Italian for true fresh, is a fresco painting technique in which alkaline-resistant pigments, ground in water, are applied to wet plaster. It is distinguished from the fresco-secco or a secco and finto fresco techniques, in which ...

                                               

C6.org

c6.org was an international media art and street art collective centred in London active from 1997 to 2010. The group combined graffiti, new media art and performance art with political commentary throughout the 90s. The founder of the group Leon ...

                                               

Cangiante

According to the theory of the art historian Marcia B. Hall, which has gained considerable acceptance, cangiante is one of four modes of painting colours available to Italian High Renaissance painters, along with sfumato, chiaroscuro and unione. ...

                                               

Carnation (painting)

Carnation, in painting, refers to the representation of color of flesh. It is also used in describing a painting or drawing to signify the undraped parts of a figure.

                                               

Central Asian art

Central Asian art is visual art created in Central Asia by the largely Turkic peoples of modern Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Tibet, Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of China and Russia. The ar ...

                                               

Chadam

Chadam is an animated web series by artist Alex Pardee based on characters he created for a number of The Useds album artwork and distributed by The WB and Eye Suck Ink. Chadam is produced by Jason "Jace" Hall of HDFILMS Inc. The short series pre ...

                                               

Chair of Reniseneb

The Chair of Reniseneb is an Egyptian wooden chair dated to the 15th century BC. The chair, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, belonged to the Egyptian scribe Reniseneb.

                                               

Chalcography

Chalcography, are engravings on copper plates used for printmaking and for illustrations in the production of books. The Monte dei Santi di Dio by Antonio Bettini is the most ancient book bearing chalcographies, printed in Florence on September 1 ...

                                               

Chalkboard art

Chalkboard art or chalk art is the use of chalk on a blackboard as a visual art. It is similar to art using pastels and related to sidewalk art that often uses chalk. Chalkboard art is often used in restaurants, shops or walls.

                                               

Charity of St Thomas of Villanova

                                               

Les Chasses de Maximilien

Les Chasses de Maximilien or Les Belles chasses de Guise is a set of twelve tapestries, each showing a different hunting scene symbolising a different month of the calendar. All the scenes are set in the Soignes Forest near Brussels and the tapes ...

                                               

Chiaramonti Caesar

The Chiaramonti Caesar is one of the two accepted portraits of Julius Caesar from before the age of the Roman Empire, alongside the Tusculum portrait. The bust has influenced the iconography of Caesar and given the name to the Chiaramonti-Pisa ty ...

                                               

China International Gallery Exposition

The China International Gallery Exposition is an annual art exhibition held in China which showcases modern art and design. First held in April 2004 at the International Science and Technology Centre in Beijing, the CIGE had doubled in size by th ...

                                               

Chrysanthemum exhibition

A chrysanthemum exhibition is a flower show that takes place in various parts of Japan every autumn from October to November. Other terms used are also" Chrysanthemum Festival” or" Chrysanthemum Competition”.

                                               

CIOPW

CIOPW is a collection of artwork by E. E. Cummings published in 1931. The title is an acronym made from the initial letters of the five media Cummings used to produce the collection: charcoal, ink, oil, pencil, and watercolours. Images at. CIOPW ...

                                               

Cirebon mask dance

Cirebon mask dance or tari topeng Cirebon is a local indigenous art form of Cirebon in Java, including Indramayu and Jatibarang, West Java and Brebes, Central Java. It is called mask dance because the dancers use masks when dancing. There is a lo ...

                                               

Clay Figure Zhang

Clay Figure Zhang is a famous folk art in Tianjin, China. It was created by Zhang Mingshan during the Daoguang reign of the Qing dynasty.

                                               

Coney Island waterboarding thrill ride

The Coney Island waterboarding thrill ride was a work in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City conceived by conceptual artist Steve Powers in mid-2008. As originally conceived, Powers saw the public watching volunteers undergoing actual waterboar ...

                                               

Conjectural portrait

A conjectural portrait is a portrait made of a historical figure for whom no authentic contemporary portrait is available. The depiction, then, may be variously informed by written accounts of physical appearance, conjecture based on the subjects ...

                                               

Conservation science (cultural heritage)

With respect to cultural heritage, conservation science is the interdisciplinary study of the conservation of art, architecture, technical art history and other cultural works through the use of scientific inquiry. General areas of research inclu ...

                                               

Conte

Conte, also known as Conte sticks or Conte crayons, are a drawing medium composed of compressed powdered graphite or charcoal mixed with a wax or clay base, square in cross-section. They were invented in 1795 by Nicolas-Jacques Conte, who created ...

                                               

Coquille board

Coquille board, also known as stipple board, is a type of drawing paper with a pebbled texture. Used with a soft crayon or carbon pencil, coquille produces a shading effect similar to stippling, and is useful in works to be reproduced in print, s ...

                                               

Cosmic Starcruiser

The Cosmic Starcruiser is a one of a kind luxury art bike designed by cosmic artist Jack Armstrong and artist Kelsey Fisher with a Million price tag. The Cosmic Star Cruiser was created over a period of 6 months. Organiser Artaaj of the Big Boys ...

                                               

Cow Wallpaper

Andy Warhols Cow Wallpaper was the first in a series of wallpaper designs he created from the 1960s to the 1980s. According to Warhol, the inspiration for the cow image came from art dealer Ivan Karp: Another time he said, "Why dont you paint som ...

                                               

Cowles Art School

Cowles Art School was a studio building on 148 Dartmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, that was established in 1883 and continued operation until 1900. It was one of the largest art schools in the city, having several hundred scho ...

                                               

Croquis

Croquis drawing is quick and sketchy drawing of a live model. Croquis drawings are usually made in a few minutes, after which the model changes pose or leaves and another croquis is drawn. The short duration of the pose benefits models because th ...

                                               

Cyberarts

Cyberarts or cyberart refers to the class of art produced with the help of computer software and hardware, often with an interactive or multimedia aspect.

                                               

Dan Kwian

Dan Kwian is a village and subdistrict in Chok Chai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province. It is known for its pottery and handicrafts. The village name Dan Kwian means toll station or check point for oxcarts.

                                               

DeFence

deFENCE is an interactive conceptual art project for freedom of cohabitation, designed in such a way as to include each beholder personally. In tradition of Marcel Duchamp, the two main roles of this exhibit are the work itself, and the person wa ...

                                               

.detuned

.detuned is a demoscene project by the German demogroup.theprodukkt, released on the PlayStation 3. It was initially released on September 17, 2009 in Japan as.detuned: Gumi Senpai no Fushigi Kūkan, and on October 15 worldwide. It is the second d ...

                                               

Dipper (container)

An oil dipper is used to hold a supply of turpentine, oil or painting medium. Used in oil painting, it can be clipped onto the edge of the wooden palette.

                                               

Djerassi Artists Residency

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is an artists and writers residency in Woodside, California. Sitting on a 583-acre ranch with a 12-sided cattle barn converted into artist studios.

                                               

Double-sided painting

A double-sided painting is a canvas which has a painting on either side. Historically, artists would often paint on both sides out of need of material. The subject matter of the two paintings was sometimes, although not normally, related.

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