The ever changing collection has grown to a selection of approximately images. So you are sure to find something here to lose the blank wall look in your home and fill it with a smile. Currently there are greetings cards on sale in the UK. It is possible that you have met Clint or seen his work at an art event, in a gallery or on one of the numerous published items over the years. We currently sell original paintings and prints in over twenty locations throughout the year, as well as at our local regular pitch at Stratford-on-Avon on the Waterside Upmarket most Sundays. He is always busy with the need to create new designs and ideas, which are drawn up in a sketchbook the translated into the finished artwork in the studio.
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Your first reaction upon meeting Yue Minjun might be, yes, it is indeed he! The face with the enigmatic, jaw-breaking grin, perhaps the most recognizable image in contemporary Chinese painting, is a self-portrait. Yue said in a recent interview, and he smiled, though in a gentler, less face-splitting fashion than the man in his paintings — the one who drifts Zelig-like past various familiar backgrounds making a sardonic, or perhaps ironically despairing, comment on the passing scene. Yue, 45, was in New York in October for the opening of an exhibition of his paintings and sculptures that continues through Jan. A few years ago, Mr.
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License this image. With a Smile is composed of brightly coloured pieces of torn film posters glued onto canvas. Within the multiple layers of text and imagery, fragments of Italian words, suggestive of the locations or dates of film screenings, are discernible. For instance, Roma denoting the city of Rome appears in red near the top of the canvas, while the bottom left-hand corner includes a section which seems to feature clipped versions of the words maggio the month of May and domenica Sunday. The Italian artist Mimmo Rotella began to develop his interest in collage techniques in when he moved back to Rome after two years in the United States. Rotella explained how the ripped posters that lined the walls of Rome inspired his work:. In he developed an experimental form of poetry based on phonetics, and he continued to write and perform poems throughout his career. Given its engagement with mass media imagery, With a Smile might additionally be viewed in the context of pop art. Further reading Tommaso Trini ed.