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So let me push you to do greater things because you are capable. Let me show you what hard work and determination gets you because following your dreams is truly a path to righteousness. And let me take you through the lives of artists who are just like you. Forget all the money, forget all the fame. We are all simple people with dreams, ambitions and goals that define who we are.

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SEPTEMBER FEATURED ARTICLE

By iMani D.

Creators take your art to the next level. Be the professional you have always dreamed of. Take the risks that have your greatest fears in a choke hold and explore every pathway to make your self into your ideal self. Your optimum self. Your best self. 

Have you ever been told that your dreams are only dreams and nothing more? To get a real focus on how life truly is. And to find a path that makes actual money? Ever heard that the route of an artist is a pathway to flipping burgers or struggling for nothing?

Well here is the thing beautiful creators; You are worthy of all the bountiful pleasures within this life so go out and grab them. If you need to be an artist then be. If you wish to create then do. And when you find yourself deep within struggle then overcome, because as we have all heard

"WHAT DOESNT DEFEAT YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER". 

Larry Carlson

Larry Carlson

Dragula

Dragula

Jan Erik Waider

Jan Erik Waider

Jabari Jacobs

Jabari Jacobs

Jaxson Pohlman

Jaxson Pohlman

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FEATURING

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7 Inspirational Artists To Help You Light Your Fire 

We all know that creating can be a challenge. So let these amazing people guide you on your journey to success.

KAWS

KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly, is considered one of the relevant artists of his generation. Born 1974 in New Jersey and now based in Brooklyn, his instantly recognizable aesthetic has attracted a devoted following of fans all over the world. Famously medium agnostic, KAWS' huge body of work straddles the worlds of art and design to include street art, graphic and product design, paintings, murals and large‐scale sculptures. He made his name in the New York graffiti scene in the 1990s where he frequently tagged walls and freight trains with the letters K A W S. Watch this video to learn more about this artist.
 

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Bobby Hundreds

7 Inspirational Artists To Help You Light Your Fire 

Bobby Hundreds explains how he channeled his love for music and culture into one of the world's most iconic streetwear brands. He used his love for art and design paired with his work ethic to carve his own space in the art and fashion world. Bobby has learned to appreciate his weaknesses and use them as avenues for strength and creation.

 

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer

Max Dupain

Max Dupain

Niko Pekonen

Niko Pekonen

Liza Charlesworth

Liza Charlesworth

Mark Picard

Mark Picard

Matt Molloy

Matt Molloy

Margaret Kilgallen

7 Inspirational Artists To Help You Light Your Fire 

Margaret Kilgallen (1967-2001) discusses the female figures she incorporated into many of her paintings and graffiti tags. Loosely based on women she discovered while listening to folk records, watching buck dance videos, or reading about the history of swimming, Kilgallen painted her heroines to inspire others and to change how society looks at women. Three of Kilgallen's heroines—Matokie Slaughter, Algia Mae Hinton, and Fanny Durack—are shown and heard through archival video, images, and audio recordings. Kilgallen is shown tagging train cars with her husband, artist Barry McGee, in a Bay Area rail yard and painting in her studio at UC Berkeley.
 

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7 Inspirational Artists To Help You Light Your Fire 

Sally Mann

herbert taylor

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Michael Palgut

Michael Palgut

William Eggelston

William Eggelston

Signe Pierce

Signe Pierce

Nur Uretmen

Nur Uretmen

Scott Brownlee

Scott Brownlee

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

Sally Mann is a thriving artist and photographer who's imagery has captivated the art audience of the twenty first century. Her tremendous work is ambiguous, peculiar and interesting. Her subject matter is non over arching art, bridging the gap between art and fun. You may recognize her early "Immediate Family" photographs, of her three children and husband. In her more recent series of landscapes of the deep South, Mann uses damaged lenses to make images marked by the scratches, light leaks, and shifts in focus that were part of the photographic process as it developed during the 19th century.


 

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Kehinde Wiley

New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley did not see himself reflected on the walls of the world's great museums, so he set out to create classical-style paintings featuring men and women of color, often echoing masterworks. His painting has undeniable artistic talent through the detail and colors that allow the work to pop amazingly. His hard road to fame is an amazing journey to prosperity. Inspired by his mother and world around him, this prestigious artist found his way to success.

He states "black men have been given very little in this world, but I as an artist have the power and the will to do something about it". Kehinde is an amazing role model for the world around us breaking social and economic barriers. Moving mountains through art of which the world has never seen the likes of.

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Damian Ortega

From his Mexico City studio, Damián Ortega recounts his early career as a cartoonist and his struggles to find Spanish-language resources on contemporary art as a young artist. Given the 1979 interview "Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp" by his colleague and mentor, Gabriel Orozco, Ortega was challenged to grasp the content in English. Ortega asked an artist friend to translate the book into Spanish and the process morphed the text’s original content into something else profound. "It’s beautiful because at the end it’s Duchamp completely out of context," says Ortega. "He becomes like a Mexican."

From this experience, Ortega founded Alias, an independent book publisher that translates contemporary art texts into Spanish, distributing and publishing books otherwise unavailable in Spanish-speaking countries. "My generation didn’t have any of this information about contemporary art. It was a time when we didn’t have the internet, we didn’t have cell phones. We used to share information through photocopies, through books." Ortega explains the process of translating, recontextualizing, and appropriating as an opportunity to reexamine knowledge and ways of thinking from different perspectives. "In the end, every country gives some special way of thinking."

 

Karl Largerfeld is a famous german icon of the fashion world. Known for his clockwork precision and fashion beauty. He is distinguished by his look and his design. He has created a world of fashion art and amazement for those who love style. He is far more than a fashion designer. He is an artist of image and creation. Influencing iconography of the twenty first century. He mixes writing, art and fashion. Transforming scenes into amazing experiences with hints of humor and social critique. questioning the social culture of our ever changing age. 

 

7 Inspirational Artists To Help You Light Your Fire 

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Wassily Kandinsky: 1866-1944 a Revol

Wassily Kandinsky: 1866-1944 a Revol

By Hajo Düchting The founder of abstract art The Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), who later lived in Germany and France, is one of the pioneers of twentieth-century art. Nowadays he is regarded as the founder of abstract art and is, moreover, the chief theoretician of this type of painting.

Mondrian (Basic Art)

Mondrian (Basic Art)

By Susanne Deicher, Piet Taschen Less is often more - such is Piet Mondrian's approach to art. His main pictorial elements are horizontals and verticals, his preferred colours yellow, red and blue.

Symbolism

Symbolism

By Michael Gibson Part of the "Big Art" series of illustrated texts, this one covers Symbolism.

Henri Matisse (Big Art)

Henri Matisse (Big Art)

By Gilles Néret Matisse, the bard of colour, and Picasso, the breaker of moulds: together, these two giants shaped the world of modern art. They were, as Picasso once said, "North Pole, South Pole."

Picasso

Picasso

By Carsten-Peter Warncke, Ingo F. Walther "The definitive introduction to the scope and range of Picasso's work." The Times, London

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

By Robert Descharnes, Gilles Néret

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887-1986: Flowers

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887-1986: Flowers

The art of American painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is splendid with colour and laden with hidden sensuality. O'Keeffe's name rests mainly on the large-format flower pictures that have assured her an unusual place in the annals of art, between realist and abstract.

Expressionism: A Revolution in Germa

Expressionism: A Revolution in Germa

By Dietmar Elger In six chapters -- The Brucke Group of Artists, Northern German Expressionism, The Blaue Reiter, Rhenish Expressionism, The City and Expressionism in Vienna -- this publication deals with a specifically German artistic revolution, a phenomenon that has quite accurately been described as "the most significant German contribution to 20th century European art.

How Art Made the World

How Art Made the World

In the late nineteenth century, the first discoveries of prehistoric painting were greeted with incredulity. How could there have been such deft and skillful artists in the world over 30,000 years ago? Noted art historian Nigel Spivey begins with this puzzle to explore the record of humanity’s artistic endeavors and their impact on our own development.

The Power of Art

The Power of Art

"Great art has dreadful manners," Simon Schama observes wryly at the start of his epic and explosive exploration of the power, and whole point, of art.

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

A new selection of post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gough's letters, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh put a human face on one of the most haunting figures in modern Western culture. In this Penguin Classics edition, the letters are selected and edited by Ronald de Leeuw, and translated by Arnold Pomerans in Penguin Classics.

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The secret to success in any venture is to never stop learning. Whether a person has earned an advanced degree or is just beginning a new career, it’s always a good idea to continuously be learning new skills.

It’s especially important to sharpen and learn skills that are capable of being transferred from one type of career to another. This ensures that a person will always be marketable in an increasingly competitive working environment. If you are currently considering going back to school to learn some new skills, the following information will help you get started on making a decision that will benefit your career:

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“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. As long as you believe.”

~ Bob Ross

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