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Lisbon Hybrid, a series of paintings by Jeffrey Kronsnoble at Clayton Galleries in Tampa.Image from Clayton Gallleries

Art Planner: Portraits of the Museum of Fine Arts and Jeffrey Kronsnoble at Clayton

FACE TIME: PORTRAITS AT THE MFA Ah, the portrait. It seems like such a straightforward art: portray a person as you see him. But things get in the way of verisimilitude — the vanity of the sitter or the ego of the artist, for example. The best portraits balance both impulses in finding an essence in an individual w …

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  1. Art Planner: Portraits of the Museum of Fine Arts and Jeffrey Kronsnoble at Clayton

    Visual Arts

    FACE TIME: PORTRAITS AT THE MFA

    Ah, the portrait. It seems like such a straightforward art: portray a person as you see him. But things get in the way of verisimilitude — the vanity of the sitter or the ego of the artist, for example. The best portraits balance both impulses in finding an essence in an …

    Lisbon Hybrid, a series of paintings by Jeffrey Kronsnoble at Clayton Galleries in Tampa.
  2. Review: 'Disney and Dalí' exhibit a delightful look at two dreamers

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG

    I will never again look at a classic Disney movie in the way I did after seeing "Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination."

    Visitors view the exhibition at the Dal? Museum in St. Petersburg, including Background Painting for Destino (c. 1946, oil on masonite), center.
  3. Three Dunedin exhibits shrink, stretch mind's eye

    Visual Arts

    DUNEDIN

    Prepare to be amazed as creatives shrink the art and stretch the mind's eye.

    Janet Laird-Lagassee’s transparent watercolor on watercolor paper won her first place in the Birds and Animals category in the 41st Annual International Miniature Art Exhibition.
  4. Art Planner: Art Festival Beth-El, 2Cool Art Show, Derek Gores at the Epicurean

    Visual Arts

    FESTIVAL BETH-EL: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

    Stephen Bach, oil.
  5. Famed artist Jaume Plensa brings his huge head sculptures to Tampa

    Visual Arts

    TAMPA — Talk to Jaume Plensa about his art and you are just as likely to have a discussion about gravity, non-corporeal beauty and the protective power of poetry.

    Jaume Plensa touches Silent Rain, which consists of poems made of iron letters.
  6. Review: New exhibits by Brazilian artists capture a nation's tension

    Visual Arts

    TAMPA

    Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and the world's fifth-largest country, so to write that an exhibition of Brazilian art has a deep sense of place is to acknowledge that the place is big. Yet "Histórias/Histories: Contemporary Art From Brazil" at the University of South Florida …

    Caio Reisewitz’s grandly scaled Goiania Golf Club II uses formal beauty to convey the tension between the natural (the tree) and the artificial (the golf course turf).
  7. Art Planner: Jaume Plensa at Tampa Museum of Art and samurai swords at Ringling Museum

    Visual Arts

    MONUMENTAL: JAUME PLENSA AT TMA

    This is a big show in every sense of the word. Jaume Plensa is one of the world's finest and most famous artists working in public spaces. His enormous figurative sculptures, clean and serene of line, belie complex conceptual ideas. An exhibition of his work opens at …

    Jeff Yonkus and Nick Hay move a statue into place at the Tampa Museum of Art, which is hosting “Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape.” The exhibit opens Sunday.
  8. Hundreds watch as Buddhist sand mandala is scattered into the wind and waters of Tampa Bay

    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — More than 800 people were drawn to the "dismantling" ceremony Saturday to see the vividly detailed sand mandala that renowned scholar and former Buddhist monk Losang Samten spent two weeks meticulously building in the lobby of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.

    Losang Samten chants during a ceremony dismantling a finished mandala on Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg.
  9. Suncoast Arts Fest to feature work of 130 fine artists and craftspeople

    Visual Arts

    WESLEY CHAPEL — To support his family, Alan Metzger spent his working years in advertising and various business ventures. Brick Brickel used to be a nurse who helped pay her bills by selling handmade beaded necklaces to friends and colleagues.

    This painting by Alan Metzger is an example of the juried art work at Suncoast Arts Fest.
  10. Review: Two photographers find surfaces and depths in exhibitions at FMOPA

    Visual Arts

    TAMPA

    Two new shows at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts are a good pairing of opposites. On one floor are two series by Gohar Dashti, an Iranian photographer who juxtaposes the spare landscape of her country with peopled tableaux representing the disruptions and loss through years of turmoil. On another …

    Sandra Gottlieb, Horizontal Number 20, archival chromogenic print on Fuji paper.