Monthly Archives: June 2016

CERIANI SHOW now hosts Musart Boutique

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]     [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Musart Boutique is proud to announce that our favorite items from the store will be featured on the CERIANI SHOW — Mega TV aired daily at 7PM /6C. Argentine superstar and TV personality Javier Ceriani stopped by the boutique at Aventura Mall and was greatly impressed by the art gifts offered […]

Animal Instinct: Build a Covert-Worthy Collection of Animal Figurines

Francois Pompon - Black Panther 1924
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Representations of animals have long been part of artistic expression. However, the arts community has not always shown this trend the respect it deserves.The term Animalier was created by the French press during the 1830s, first in a derogatory manner related to the animal bronzes crafted by Fratin and Bayre. Back then, the general consensus […]

The Kitsch Question: Covetable or Collectible?

Horl - Trilogy (Speak no evil see no evil hear no evil)
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kitsch is a term most of us likely recognize and may even think we have a vague understanding of, but do we really know its definition?Famously, a 1939 essay by the Marxist critic Cllement Greenberg analyzed the art of its time by looking at the conflict between avant-garde and kitsch. He reasoned that artists could […]

The Modern Surrealist Movement

Portrait of Picasso 1947

Surrealism is one of the most well-known artistic movements. Even those of us with only a basic appreciation of art, perhaps remembering our classes at school, will be familiar with the term. As one of the most fascinating areas of art, Surrealist movement remains incredibly influential to this day, inspiring the latest generation of creators. […]

Iconic Furniture DNA: from Le Corbusier to Eames

Eames - Lounge chair & ottoman 1956

Interior decoration is an underrated art form. Choosing the right colours, pieces, and fixtures to suit a specific space, and the tastes of its owners, is a complex process. To create the most stylish, striking décor, experts invest considerable time and energy into perusing a monumental variety of items, exploring countless possibilities and considering myriad […]

Artistic forms of Satire

Cattelan - Toilet Paper

Despite the vast proliferation of art today, with the internet affording creators global reach and free distribution, its power remains undiminished. Satire is, without doubt, one of the most divisive forms of artistic expression, allowing for personal commentary on any subject through a variety of media. From minor topics like celebrity to incredibly sensitive subjects […]

Fashionable Art or Artsy Fashion?

Mondrian YSL

Designing fashion is an art as much as painting, sculpting, or writing – which makes it little surprise that both worlds have crossed-over on numerous occasions. In recent years, collaborations between artists and fashion houses have shown no sign of letting up, with names like Daniel Buren teaming with Louis Vuitton on a collection, and […]

From the Alley to the Gallery

Basquiat - The Skull

To put it mildly, graffiti is divisive. Whereas some people view it as a legitimate art form and a vital form of self-expression, others see it as a blight and a menace. At the Musart Boutique, we celebrate the work of Basquiat, Haring, and other street artists with a range of contemporary art for sale […]

When Geniuses Collide – The Rivalries That Spawned Masterpieces

Picasso vs Matisse

Artists are often known to possess strong egos, but rivalries between talented individuals are nothing new. Over the centuries, numerous artists have fallen out and fought bitter feuds, with strong passions sparking powerful works. Even some of the most revered artists of all time were not above losing their temper with their contemporaries and using their […]