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The Beautiful Genre of Environmental Art

Environmental Art is a new trending form of Art. We all know that it takes a special kind of creative sensibility to create great art. However, it takes a different type entirely to incorporate a concept with the natural world itself. From indoor installations to using the great outdoors itself as a set-piece, the concept of […]

Female Nude or Naked Female?

Modigliani, Amedeo. 1917. Reclining Nude The Met

Representing female nudes in the history of art is a canonical subject matter along with landscapes, still life, portraiture and historical paintings. When thinking of iconic female nude artworks one might think of timeless masterworks like the Venetian Renaissance master Titian’s Venus of Urbino (c. 1534) or the Florentine High Renaissance Master Sandro Botticelli’s Birth […]

Celebrate Frida Kahlo’s Birthday: Between Art, Revolution, and Culture

Celebrate Frida Kahlo

Celebrate Frida Kahlo’s Birthday July is the time of the year to celebrate Frida Kahlo’s birthday. “A female Che Guevara”, is how reporter Stephanie Mencimer describes the iconic Mexican female artist, Frida Kahlo. Mencimer compares Kahlo’s icon status to that of the Argentine Marxist Revolutionary, Ernesto “Che” Guevara. However, more than sharing the status of […]

A Sneak Peek into the Underworld of Art Crimes

Art Crimes - Guernica MoMA

The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) founded in 2004 a rapid deployment Art Crime Team (ACT). The 16 special agents are in charge of addressing art and cultural property crimes in a specific geographical area. According to FBI, Art Theft Program Manager Bonnie Magness-Gardiner, following the events of the 2003 Baghdad Iraq Museum […]

The most amazing public art installations worldwide

Public art installation - Ottmar Horl

One of the greatest gifts a city can give to its citizens is the gift of a great public art installation. As one of the prime examples of the success of a city, public art has always been a necessary component for a metropolitan city to flourish and really individuate itself from every other city […]

Projection Mapping – The Next Step in Public Art

As a relatively new field of artistic expression, Projection Mapping has gone from an interesting gimmick to gaining more and more traction in the art community at large as the years go on, and has become a fantastic contemporary showcase of talent and design choice.  By utilizing the space in everyday life – from buildings […]

15 Representations of Art in Cinema

In the past few decades, art in Cinema has been more popular than ever and picking a great movie to watch about a brilliant artist is easier than ever. There has been a concerted effort by Hollywood to create content based on the lives of artists. As a great way to educate and spread the […]

Weird and wild art exhibitions worldwide

Art Exhibitions

No matter where you are in the world, vibrant and expressive art exhibitions exist. Whether it’s right out in the open or tucked away in a little studio, the galleries and museums of the world are all determined to showcase their best and brightest talents to feed the heart and soul of their communities. Of […]

The Development of Western Art

Western Art Evolution

The canon of the western art has a varied and long-lived history. Throughout the ages, artistic schools and modes of expression have been documented and studied, giving us access to all the masterpieces we know and love today. These eras and periods spanned anywhere from several hundreds of years to mere decades, but each has […]