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Artist Embroiders A Self-Inflicted Sculpture Into The Palm of Her Hand

London-based artist Eliza Bennett began by working in textiles and fashion design, and uses techniques from those realms on her own hands. Her skin becomes cloth, on which she stitches embroidered patterns that trace a narrative

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Jenny Saville. On one portrait I could use this technique to show the layers of family/identity in the layers of the materials over the time and technique.

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Jenny Saville's work - in pictures

What is the importance of scale for contemporary painters? The New York Academy of Art presents an exhibition to address this question with monumental works by Eric Fischl, Jenny Saville, and other acclaimed painters from its program.   The New York

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Plastic Surgery With Magazines by Metra Bruno and Laurence Jeanson

Plastic Surgery With Magazines by Metra Bruno and Laurence Jeanson - This photo to me is trying to show how plastic surgery and the obsession with looking younger has effected the way we see each other, this image to me is more of an editorial image.

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"In the Flesh" - great new series that started on BBC3 tonight. Set after a zombie uprising, treated zombies (now officially called PDS - Partially Deceased Syndrome) are rehabilitated back into society - but not everybody wants them back. I loved this. It was, by turns, gory, funny and moving - and definitely thought-provoking.

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It’s what you don’t get to see and what Portugal-based artist, Cristina Troufa forces you to focus on that makes her work so intense…it’s her ability to draw you in on the perspectives of her subjects. The way she borders them off – choosing to leave certain areas devoid of color seems to harnesses all the emotion of the piece into the features and flesh of her portraits, making them truly live.

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Francis Bacon - Portrait of John Edwards, 1988. 'What attracts you about men?' '... I like their brain. I like the quality of their flesh.' Michelangelo shows the greatest 'male voluptuousness' than any other man has ever done'. We want to live in a state of voluptuousness, and everything else is a falling away.

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