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Advice for Artists: The Good, Bad, Inspirational and the Plain Bizarre

The Latest By November 1, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

  Advice for Artists   In the case of artists in particular, people always seem to have a ton of opinions on what should or shouldn’t be done, whether it’s a sensible or foolish road to go down, or how to achieve success. This advice can come in many forms- good, bad, inspirational or plain bizarre. We decided to ask…


Fighting the Mythical Creative Block: Five Simple Steps by Penelope Przekop

Artist Post, The Latest By October 26, 2017 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

This week, we decided to ask one of our artists, Penelope Przekop,  to write a piece on how she deals with so-called “creative block”. Read what she had to say below. Many artists are consumed with the urge to create and the notion that their lives are defined by it.  Like other creatives, there are moments, days, years, when we…


World Art Series: 7 Contemporary African Artists To Know About

The Latest, World Art Series By October 12, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

With a rich and diverse culture spanning thousands of years, art from Africa has inspired art around the world for centuries. More recently, Africa has become home to a rapidly growing contemporary arts scene. This year in particular has been huge for the arts landscape there, with a string of exciting events occurring: Africa’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa…


6 Creative Apps for Artists

The Latest By October 5, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

  Inspiration strikes when you least expect it, and while physical sketchbooks are great for jotting down ideas, they aren’t always the most convenient things to have on hand. Now, with apps that allow you to sketch and design on the go, all you need is your phone or tablet to bring a stroke of inspiration to life. The apps…


World Art Series: 8 Modern Artists from Southeast Asia that you should know about

The Latest, World Art Series By September 27, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

  Much of art history is dominated by the Western tradition, with the art that we are most frequently exposed to coming from the Western World. And while the West has an undeniably rich and diverse history of art worth delving into, we often don’t get to see enough of art from different parts of the world. In an effort…

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…


Basics: Abstract Art

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

The Basic Rundown Abstract art, in its truest form, is rebellious. It doesn’t get caught up in the “What is it?” of it all, but rather forges a new path into the unknown. Unrecognizable brushstrokes, colors, shapes, and form work together in mysterious ways, steering our imagination into over-drive. Abstraction, generally accounts for a lack of representation of object or…