Barrie Tullett (UK) - Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology

This beautiful book brings together some of the best examples by typewriter artists around the world. As well as key historical work from the Bauhaus, H. N. Werkman, and the concrete poets, there is art by contemporary practitioners, both typewriter artists who use the keyboard as a “palette” to create artworks, and artists/typographers using the form as a compositional device. The book will appeal to graphic designers, typographers, artists, and illustrators, and anyone fascinated by predigital technology.

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Frida Kahlo (1907 July 6 – 1954 July 13, Mexican) - Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940)
Nickolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. © Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, DF/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Happy birthday to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Kahlo’s jewel-like self-portraits show her penchant for self-exploration and her affinity for reinventing herself. How do you choose to express your identity?
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Frida Kahlo (1907 July 6 – 1954 July 13, Mexican) - Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940)

Nickolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. © Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, DF/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Happy birthday to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Kahlo’s jewel-like self-portraits show her penchant for self-exploration and her affinity for reinventing herself. How do you choose to express your identity?

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Rino Stefano Tagliafierro | on Tumblr (b.1980, Italy) - B E A U T Y

Italian experimental animator and director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro graduated at the ISIA of Urbino and IED - European Institute of Design in Milan. He has made many music videos for major Italian and international artists and collaborated with studio Bazzani for the production of fashion video for designer and with studioN!03 for videoprojection and interactiveinstallations for exhibitions, museums and special events.

Over the years he has had experience in visual art and videomapping with Claudio Sinatti and assistant director, art-direction and compositing with the study K48. In 2013 he gave birth along with other two filmmakers on the project audio/visual Karmachina. He has participated in many festivals and competitions, receiving several international awards. In 2014 he published the short animated film BEAUTY that brings the tradition of pictorial beauty to life.

"An inspiration that returns to us the sense of one fallen, and the existential brevity that the author interprets as tragic dignity, with an unenchanted eye able to capture the profoundest sense of the image. Beauty in this interpretation is the silent companion of Life, inexorably leading from the smile of the baby, through erotic ecstasies to the grimaces of pain that close a cycle destined to repeat ad infinitum. They are, from the inception of a romantic sunrise in which big black birds fly to the final sunset beyond gothic ruins that complete the piece, a work of fleeting time." (Giuliano Corti for BEAUTY Manifesto)

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Bill Viola (b.1951, USA)

Bill Viola is without doubt the most celebrated exponent of video art. For the first time, the Grand Palais will present a wide-ranging group of his works, including moving paintings and monumental installations from 1977 to today. Focusing on both intimate and universal experiences, the artist expresses his emotional and spiritual journey through great metaphysical themes – life, death and transfiguration… An exhibition organized by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais in collaboration with Bill Viola Studio.

Bill Viola @ Grand Palais, Paris 05.03-21.07. 2014