Figurative in the News

Young Figurative Painters Hit the Market at SP-Arte - Artsy

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 02:26

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Young Figurative Painters Hit the Market at SP-Arte
Artsy
While more established galleries brought the geometric abstractions that have become staples of art fairs across the country, a group of younger dealers are betting on paintings that are much more colorful, figurative, and in some cases hyperrealist—a ...

Does literally ever mean figuratively? - Daily Mail

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 16:22

Does literally ever mean figuratively?
Daily Mail
Literally is often misused or is it? Our video takes a longer look at the meaning of literally. Dad gunned down in front of daughter,... Read More · 2:51min · Waleed Aly takes aim and slams the... Read More · 1:56min · Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn on ...

Giants and Brewers lineups as they prepare to lift the (figurative) lid on the 2016 season - San Jose Mercury News (blog)

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:48

San Jose Mercury News (blog)

Giants and Brewers lineups as they prepare to lift the (figurative) lid on the 2016 season
San Jose Mercury News (blog)
There was a time in sportswriting when nothing was more fashionable than alliteration, and the less subtle the better. A vestige of those days is the phrase “lid lifter” to describe opening day. They will not be lifting the lid on Miller Park. It's 34 ...

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Nathan Hale students study figurative language - nwitimes.com

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 15:04

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Nathan Hale students study figurative language
nwitimes.com
While the music was entertaining and caught their attention, the students were learning the fundamentals of figurative language. Figurative language is using words in an unusual or imaginative manner; similes and metaphors as well as personification, ...

Syria soccer player scores literally and figuratively painful own goal with his face - SB Nation

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 22:33

SB Nation

Syria soccer player scores literally and figuratively painful own goal with his face
SB Nation
Japan has qualified for the last five FIFA World Cups and won four Asian Championships. Syria has never been to the World Cup and never advanced past the first round of the Asian Championships. So it would suffice to say that the Syrians were content ...

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Playoff run starts early – both literally and figuratively – for Flyers - PhillyVoice.com

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:39

PhillyVoice.com

Playoff run starts early – both literally and figuratively – for Flyers
PhillyVoice.com
The Flyers season has arrived at the unexpected final countdown of 10 games, a neat package of must-watch TV featuring dramatic head-to-head matchups against the Detroit Red Wings, New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins (twice). Imagine if the ...

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John Oliver dismantles Donald Trump's border wall (figuratively speaking) - Washington Post

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 15:17

Washington Post

John Oliver dismantles Donald Trump's border wall (figuratively speaking)
Washington Post
Warning: The above video contains some adult language and themes. There are fewer bigger applause lines for Donald Trump supporters and few bigger punchlines for Donald Trump opponents than his big, beautiful border wall. Trump will build it, and ...

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Local Happenings: Pleasanton's Firehouse exhibits area figurative painters' work - Contra Costa Times

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:10

Local Happenings: Pleasanton's Firehouse exhibits area figurative painters' work
Contra Costa Times
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies in a live, youth theater production. Presented by Civic Arts Stage Company in partnership with Bay Area ...

RNC spokesman: Trump 'speaking figuratively' about convention riots - Politico (blog)

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 17:27

Politico (blog)

RNC spokesman: Trump 'speaking figuratively' about convention riots
Politico (blog)
CNN host Carol Costello pushed back, remarking that she did not think Trump was speaking figuratively when he told the network's morning show that in the event he comes up short of the nomination, "I think you'd have riots. I think you'd have riots.”.
RNC Spokesman: Trump Was Just 'Speaking Figuratively' When He Predicted RiotsMediaite
RNC: Trump was speaking figuratively when he said there'll be riots if the nomination's stolen from him An error ...Hot Air

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Figurative Painting's Market Boom, in 5 Charts - Artsy

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 03:01

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Figurative Painting's Market Boom, in 5 Charts
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Though immensely popular for most of history, figurative art experienced a bit of a lull in the 20th century while abstraction and those who championed it dominated the market. But in recent years there appears to be a major shift back towards ...

Robert Zakanitch has been working on the moon. Figuratively, of course. - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 19:48

The Journal News | LoHud.com

Robert Zakanitch has been working on the moon. Figuratively, of course.
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Robert Rahway Zakanitch continues to work on the moon. Figuratively, of course. For his current show at Nancy Hoffman Gallery in Chelsea, “In the Garden of the Moon” (on view through March 5), Zakanitch, who works from a studio in Yonkers, has made ...

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Mango Tango to Present Figurative Paintings, Ceramic Sculpture at New Show - St, Thomas Source

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 20:39

Mango Tango to Present Figurative Paintings, Ceramic Sculpture at New Show
St, Thomas Source
Mango Tango Art Gallery on Raphune Hill will unveil “Figurative Exploration” at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26. The exhibition will showcase the paintings of Mel McCuddin and the ceramic sculpture of Mandy Thody. Both artists have worked with the gallery ...

Figuratively Speaking - Global Times

Sun, 02/21/2016 - 15:16

Figuratively Speaking
Global Times
... - the number of bidders who took part in an auction for 8,363 Shanghai car plates on Saturday, a record high in history. Statistics from Shanghai Automotive Trade Association show the ownership of private cars in Shanghai reached 2.09 million as of ...

13 Ohio artists show off their figurative efforts in painting, print and sculpture - Columbus Dispatch

Sun, 02/21/2016 - 13:46

Columbus Dispatch

13 Ohio artists show off their figurative efforts in painting, print and sculpture
Columbus Dispatch
Figurative works by 13 Ohio artists make up "Go Figure," an eclectic exhibit at the Riffe Gallery. “This exhibition gathers a diverse, multigenerational group of artists who depict a rich and deeply insightful interest in observation and narrative ...

Travel Troubleshooter: Traveler has bumpy ride, figuratively, on Lufthansa - Sacramento Bee

Sun, 02/21/2016 - 11:07

Travel Troubleshooter: Traveler has bumpy ride, figuratively, on Lufthansa
Sacramento Bee
Q: I experienced several mishaps when I was flying from Rome to Dallas on Lufthansa. I'm trying to get a refund for part of the flight, and I hope you can help me. The segment between Frankfurt and Chicago was booked in premium economy. I went to the ...

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2016 Fiat 500X shows growth for brand -- literally and figuratively - The Oakland Press

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:24

2016 Fiat 500X shows growth for brand -- literally and figuratively
The Oakland Press
Like most people, my first thought when I hear the name Fiat is of a car so small that it barely exists — its basic “cinquecento” (aka 500). But as the brand expands in America, it knows it has to grow — and that's where its latest vehicle, the 2016 ...

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These New Headphones Will (Figuratively) Massage Your Brain - Your EDM

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 01:34

These New Headphones Will (Figuratively) Massage Your Brain
Your EDM
Technology is always advancing at the speed of ingenuity, but you've got to think, there has to come a point where most of our ideas have already come to fruition, right? Not to knock creativity, but we've already got the massage chair, television, and ...

Video game active ambient music and figurative silence - Gamasutra (blog)

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 22:30

Video game active ambient music and figurative silence
Gamasutra (blog)
I use the word "silence" as a figurative key word to a larger interpretation of synonyms: to be supressed, hushed, tone down, or abstain from musical ideas that demands attention. Since music (sound) cannot litterally be silent (absence of sound), I ...

Figuratively Speaking - Global Times

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:55

Figuratively Speaking
Global Times
... - the number of inbound and outbound tourists who traveled through Pudong International Airport on Chinese New Year's Eve, an increase of 14 percent on last year, and a record high over the past decade. On February 13, 122,600 passengers departed ...

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Umbrella shop oil painting wins top figurative art prize - The Guardian

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 01:30

The Guardian

Umbrella shop oil painting wins top figurative art prize
The Guardian
An oil painting of a workshop scene at Europe's oldest umbrella shop has won one of the most prestigious prizes for figurative art. The Columbia Threadneedle prize was created in 2008 to breathe life into a more traditional art genre which, with the ...