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By John A. Barry

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About this blog: I am the creator of trAction Painting, a process/performance genre in which paint is applied to large surfaces with bicycles, roller skates, and other wheeled conveyances. I have produced works on canvas, plywood, particle board, ...  (More)

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Local Landscapes
Apr 1, 2011 1:10 pm
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Landscape painting has historically ranked low in the genre hierarchy in the post-Renaissance Western world (landscape painting was already well established in China... More
Images of Saint Nick
Nov 29, 2010 12:53 pm
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I'm about to head off for the holidays and contemplate prospects for the coming year and columns. When I return, I plan to start a culinary/visual arts tour of some... More
'Bollywood' On Bollinger
Nov 15, 2010 10:35 am
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The term "Bollywood" (a portmanteau of Bombay and Hollywood) tends to evoke images of "Slumdog Millionaire" or lush, extravagant musical productions. On November... More
Strong Artistic Views
Oct 26, 2010 9:29 am
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San Ramon artist Kevin Davidson (whom I profiled in a past column) recently acted on a whim. He decided to contact the Vatican to determine how to submit his spiritual... More
Art About Art
Sep 21, 2010 7:57 pm
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From the Greek comes the word ekphrasis, meaning description. A synesthetic art form, ekphrasis is a poem written about another form of art—most often a painting.... More
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