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“Love Rhymes with Everything” Book Event & Sanctuary One Benefit – Sunday, February 26th at South Stage Cellars

Join us at South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville this Sunday from 1:30 – 3:30 to celebrate the release of my […]

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To manifest life

You get the sense from some creative work, Proust’s maybe more than anyone who ever lived, that the author of the work considered everything in some sense magically interesting or valuable–and this is where language offers no adjective for what a work of art actually conveys, the isness of things. It isn’t that what’s being represented is valuable, […]

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Iluminations of illuminations

I came away from the current show at Oxford Gallery craving more excellent oils from Ray Hassard. His pastels are masterful and the latest work he’s been doing in Florida may be better than anything he’s done in the past: the way he captures the light so that it gives a sense of depth and […]

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Dana Feagin Art News – February 2017

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So What The Hell Is A Vignette?

Not to worry, I didn’t know either. My complete lack of formal art education does sometimes have its down sides. But I do know a fair amount about internet marketing! So I know that the best way to launch my new business, as a full time professional portrait artist, is to grow myself a large […]

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Doppleganger

Work in progress from Bill Santelli, for the upcoming Doppleganger group show at Oxford Gallery. I’m half done with my offering for the show, and the undone half is making me nervous. Maybe that’s fitting, given the theme.

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The truth and the lie

The hardest task in life is to know yourself. In his essay on Piero della Francesca’s Resurrection, which Huxley called the greatest picture in the world, he makes this astute observation, but he saves his greatest wisdom until the end. The last sentence should be tacked to the wall of every painter’s studio: “Is Fra Angelico a […]

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Submission

  Reading this passage recently offered me a slightly different way to think about the title of Houellebecq’s latest and more compelling novel, Submission. The word “difficult” here worked like a droll, understated punch line, which is how most of the wit works in Houellebecq. From The Map and the Territory, Michel Houellebecq: Many years later, when […]

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A minimalist Turner

Last week, two days before the Inauguration, I somehow managed to fly into Washington D.C. and then back home the same afternoon without seeing any signs that our new President was about to ascend to his office. It was an uninterrupted ride from Dulles to Embassy Row, near Georgetown, where I had a meeting with one of […]

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Turning Pro

“ This young woman recounted to me that one afternoon, after his poetry class, Jack (Gilbert) had taken her aside. He complimented her work, then asked what she wanted to do with her life. Hesitantly, she admitted that perhaps she wanted to be a writer. He smiled at the girl with infinite compassion and asked, […]

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