Fumiyo Yoshikawa

Fumiyo Yoshikawa
I paint my daughter, Madoka, and her dreams. Madoka means “circle,” a Japanese metaphor for peace, happiness, wholeness, and inclusiveness. When I gave birth, I named my daughter Madoka, wishing her to be generous and peaceful like the sun, calm and gentle like the moon.

Fumiyo Yoshikawa

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THE BIG APPLE: ART AT IT'S CORE

THE BIG APPLE: ART AT IT'S CORE

New York's glowing, shiny outer layer is all the draw.  You set your sights on it, and before you know it,  you've devoured all it has to offer, right down to the core!  With its  dynamic mix of art and attitude, New York is the painter and the muse!

#WorldViewWednesday

#New York

#ExploreYourWorld  

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"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series: China

"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series: China

We continue our #WorldViewWednesday global street art series, glimpsing some of the "silenced" taggers of China. 

In  our first series article ‘Tuttomondo / Street Art Series: Italy’, Elisa de Cagna wrote about street art within the Italian society. According to de Cagna, street art in Italy is a representation of peace and harmony in a culture that considers it acceptable by the people. China’s street art, on the other hand, does not always convey such a positive image of their environment, or an open-arms reception by their government.

 

#ExploreYourWorld  #StreetART  #GreatWallsofChina

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"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series : Brazil

"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series : Brazil

 

Our ART Talk #WorldViewWednesday looks at street art around the world.  Our series continues in Sao Paolo, Brazil, considered here to the be world capital of graffiti!

See, graffiti is no longer the same. This street art, initially considered vandalism, won it’s space! Evidence of this lies in the actions that take place throughout Brazil and the appearence of artists who take this medium and our country's name to other places.

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"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series: Italy

"Tuttomondo" / Street Art Series: Italy

ART Talk's #WorldViewWednesday is looking at street art around the world.  Our series starts in Italy, where it is believed their birth of street art happened here in New York.   Usually called “graffiti artists” in New York, in Italy they became known as "street writers".   They were and are young revolutionaries as artists, and yet considered vandals at the same time because their preferred canvases are public walls, metro and train stations.  Should that be illegal?

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Brazil's Evolution of Art in Education

Brazil's Evolution of Art in Education

Art education in Brazil is an issue that has transformed over time, encouraging students to produce individualistic art and incorporating art in teaching other subjects.

Brazilian law mandates art education be taught elementary through high school and include music, dance, performing and visual arts – often using the core curriculum teachers to do so.  As a result, art is often used to instruct other school subjects. 

 

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Art Centres: Putting Art at the Center

Art Centres: Putting Art at the Center

The school was a previously disadvantaged school that was still {{feeding off}starving on the after-effects of Apartheid.  After some time at the school, I realized that many of my students (40+ per class) had no interest in art at all and had ended up taking the subject by default, when they had failed Biology class. Some of the other students were purposefully failing in order to stay in school for the free meal they received per day.

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EXPLORING ARTS EDUCATION IN ITALY

EXPLORING ARTS EDUCATION IN ITALY

On #WorldViewWednesday, we look at #ArtsEducation across the globe. 

Italy is a culturally rich country.  Even the smallest village has a wonderfully historic aesthetic, where every city hoards marvelous secrets. But what is Italy’s attitude towards the arts and its role in education? Are we certain this country cares enough about the wonderful environment it has and how children are learning from living in the shadows of artistic greatness?

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