Expressionism is an art form that has been around since the early 1900s, giving us an alternative to realism. Expressionism depicts emotions, whereas realism focuses on accurate details of nature or of contemporary life. The two types of art are almost exact opposites, yet in the works of some modern artists, realism and expressionism seem to occur simultaneously. While the two working together in the same painting may be deemed impossible, one artist has given us several brilliant paintings that accomplish just that. Yann Houri, a young French artist who is passionate about photography and drawing, portrays an explosion of emotion throughout his works by combining the two. Even though he isn’t the first painter to join the two rivals together, his innovative approach to the industry has brought forth violent and emotional works of art that can be described as breathtaking.

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In case you were not in Atlanta this weekend, Music Midtown has finally returned home after a six year hiatus. The line-up was not as impressive as it has been in previous years, but nevertheless, the crowd employed a consensus that Music Midtown should be stationed in Atlanta for many years to come. Rock fans far and wide pitched tents, and brought coolers and blankets as they camped out all over Piedmont Park in an effort to get the best view of two stages soon to be occupied by The Constellations, Young the Giant, The Joy Formidable, Manchester Orchestra, The Black Keys, The Postelles, Walk the Moon, Band of Skulls, Cage the Elephant, and Coldplay. There was a wonderful turnout for the opening acts, beginning with The Postelles, who kicked off the show at one o’clock.

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