Tag: painting

Madonna and Child (1480) Sandro Boticelli

Mystery of Missing Masterpiece

Mystery of Missing Masterpiece This week we heard of another Art mystery. The Mystery of Missing Masterpiece, Botticelli, Madonna and Child (1485) – a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance.  Based in Florence during the Golden Age, a period during the 15th and 16th century, Botticelli became an important figure under the patronage of the Medici Family. Sandro Botticelli   During his… Read more →

Emirates Skywards Art of Travel 2016

  Congratulations! We would like to announce that Diamond Island, from the collection Magic Forest has been selected by Emirates Skywards Art of Travel 2016 to appear on their 2017 membership cards.   The painting was selected by experts to be shortlisted to just 10 pieces of art from all the entries. The painting was then narrowed down to one of… Read more →

Acrylic Mediums and their Importance to an Artist

An acrylic medium comes in handy for both new and expert painters, and this is why it has always been an important element in an artist’s work. If you need to use acrylic paint, only acrylic mediums can enable you to control the pace at which the paint dries so that you can add in all the subtle details. Other… Read more →

Starry Night

Starry Night, and interactive animation from Petros Vrellis   Petros Vrellis has created an extremely cool interactive visualisation and synthesizer that animates Vincent Van Goghs “Starry Night”, using openframeworks to create a simple and elegant interaction. A fluid simulation gently creates a flowing fabric from Van Goghs impressionist portrait of the Milky Way and night sky over Saint-Rémy in France… Read more →

How to Encourage a Child’s Artistic Flair

  Model Behaviour If, as a parent, you needed to help your child to make more active lifestyle choices, you would play games and walk, swim etc. along with them. Similarly, encouraging a child’s artistic flair is much more effective if they can see the family value art activities. A love of art is more ‘caught’ than ‘taught’. You don’t… Read more →

SHADOWS AND LIGHT

RASHAD ALAKBAROV PAINTS WITH SHADOWS AND LIGHT   Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. The best part is that you can easily create something similar at home – all you need is one or two lamps and some items from your desk. The stunning light… Read more →

An Artist’s Perspective

For many artists perspective is a tricky topic to comprehend. Until now, many artists struggle to come to grips with creating an illusion of depth in their paintings, but in fact perspective more than just depth, it  is “the technique of representing a three dimensional image” that means it must have aspects of height, width and depth. Without this particular… Read more →

A Day without Art

 A Day Without Art   December 1st saw the release of Day with (out) Art: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP.  The 93 min documentary, directed by Jim Hubbard, focuses its attention of the formation of ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), a group of activists, strongly supported by the art world caught the attention of… Read more →

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