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The Best Art Materials Out There (according to artists)

The Latest By September 21, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

It can be hard to know what art materials to use and even harder to discover what materials work best for you. To gain insight into the best art materials out there, we asked a few of our artists what their go-to’s were for paint brushes, paints, canvas, sketchbooks and packaging materials, and why. When it comes down to it,…

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The Online Art Market Series Part IV – The (Forgotten) Artist Experience

Art Market, The Latest By July 7, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

When I read this report it struck me at the end that they did not include the voice of the artist–a key component in this art selling equation some might say (not sarcasm). How is it that they interviewed buyers, gallerists, and online platforms, but not artists?  What did artists have to say about all this? What were their struggles…

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Persistence of Memory

Basics: Surrealism

Uncategorized By January 28, 2016 Tags: , , 1 Comment

The Basic Rundown Fantastic and unbelievable, Surrealism presents us with images we may never have, even in our wildest dreams, imagined. Works earning the stamp of surrealism break the rules of the universe, toss our world upside, and offer up unexpected delight. Salvatore Dali, widely accepted as the father of Surrealism, best displays its true essence in his melting clocks seen in…

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The Scream by Edvard Munch

Basics: Expressionism

Uncategorized By January 28, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

The Basic Rundown Expressionism is like a vivid opinion. What does that mean? Expressionist works take the natural world and distort it using unnatural color, dynamic brushstrokes, and subjective ideas about how things should be. You probably know more about expressionism than you think, as the haunting and iconic face-grabbing painting ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch falls into this category. There’s a…

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