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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.

Empathetic Magic: this category of my blog includes articles and videos about Empathetic Magic, my upcoming series of portraits.

Rules that aren’t laws / Des règles qui ne sont pas des lois

2017 . 09 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

Gwenn Seemel

I want to get better at questioning the world. J’ai envie de questionner le monde plus souvent.

Inspiration for a body of work / L’inspiration pour une collection d’œuvres

2017 . 07 . 17 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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How I came up with Empathetic Magic. Comment je suis arrivée à La magie empathique.

Recommended reading and watching

2017 . 07 . 06 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Virgie Tovar

Art is never born in a vacuum, and a complex series like Empathetic Magic requires much research, including this excellent anthology by Virgie Tovar.

Studio family / La famille en atelier

2017 . 07 . 03 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

painting by Gwenn Seemel

I make many paintings at the same time. Je travaille sur de nombreux tableaux en même temps.

Round paintings / Des tableaux ronds

2017 . 06 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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Why Empathetic Magic is in circles. Pourquoi La magie empathique est en cercles.

Promoting your art effectively / Promouvoir son art de manière efficace

2017 . 06 . 22 - Comments / Commentaires (4)

Gwenn Seemel on Bust

How I got four articles in two weeks. Comment j’ai réussi à avoir quatre articles en quinze jours.

IRL opening + online opening! / Vernissage dans la vraie vie + vernissage en ligne!

2017 . 06 . 14 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

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Pictures from the opening and the announcement that the series is officially online! Des photos du vernissage et l’annonce que la série est officiellement en ligne!

Every person is a work of art. / Chaque personne est une œuvre d’art.

2017 . 06 . 07 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

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Formed by the world as much as by ourselves. Formée par le monde autant que par nous-mêmes.

Tippy toe hugs

2017 . 06 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (6)


Being gentle with others and with ourselves is good goal for every life.

Unintended audience

2017 . 06 . 01 - Comments / Commentaires (8)


As I get ready to open my new show, I’m thinking about how to communicate with the people who are not a part of my audience.

Observation, beauty, imagination, and why

2017 . 05 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (6)


Making art and questioning America’s fixation on violence.

[version française]

L’observation, la beauté, l’imagination, et le pourquoi

2017 . 05 . 29 - Comments / Commentaires (0)


Créer de l’art et demander pourquoi les américains sont fixés sur la violence.

[English version]

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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...

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