The Beginner’s Guide To Knitting And Cross Stitching

July 5, 2013

Sewing is a popular art form that is perfect for creating useful items that are also aesthetically pleasing. For beginners, there are many resources available that can help them to learn how to knit and cross stitch beautiful wall hangings and garments. If you are interested in learning how to knit or cross stitch, then here is a simple guide for how you can get started.

First, you will need to learn about the tools used for these activities. Knitting will require the use of (more…)

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How To Get The Most From Photoshop

May 12, 2013

Photoshop is an amazing piece of software. With it, it’s possible to create life-life recreations of pictures or paint a beautiful landscape completely digitally. The software is intuitive but there is a lot more to the program than first meets the eye. There is a wealth of information online on how to learn Photoshop but the most important thing is to practice and play with each different setting as often as possible. If digitally painting, it is imperative to purchase a good drawing tablet.

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Three Things To Remember When Purchasing Art

March 24, 2013

Purchasing art can be a great way to add some charm to your home. It can also be used as a financial investment that will help pay for your retirement. Regardless of why you are buying art, here are some things to remember before making that purchase.

1) Make Sure That It Is Real

There are too many fake pieces of art and reproductions on the market. If you purchase an expensive painting that turns out to be a fake, it will be worth almost nothing. Therefore, it is important to verify its authenticity before making the purchase.

2) Get Insurance For Your Investment

If you are paying hundreds or thousands of dollars for a painting or sculpture, you want to make sure that you won’t lose that investment if it is damaged. You should look at a site such as http://www.insurancetown.com/ for your insurance needs. Having a good policy can come in handy if your painting is damaged in a fire or a flood or it falls off the wall.

3) Buy From An Artist Who Will Always Be In Demand

The value of your art can rise or fall dramatically depending on who created the work of art. Therefore, you want to buy work from an artist who is universally respected. This will ensure that the value of your piece stays the same or goes up in the future. Just like any other investment, you don’t want to buy something that is hot today but could be cold tomorrow.

Purchasing art is a great idea if you know what you are looking for. Remember that you want to purchase something that will keep its value, something that is real and don’t forget to get insurance for it. That will allow you to protect your investment for as long as you own a particular piece of art.

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Ten Must See Art Museums Throughout The US

October 20, 2012

The United State of America is filled with culture from around the world. This gift of sharing so many cultures in one big melting pot has provided some of the absolutely best Art Museums around. While there are many to choose from, these are our top ten favorites.

First up is the National Gallery of Art in famous Washington DC. The Renaissance art is stunning!
Second we would choose the Philadelphia Art Museum in Pennsylvania. This wonderful art exhibit is house in an art masterpiece itself.
Third, is the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Their amazing roof (more…)

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Ten Greatest Paintings And Sculptures Of All Time

October 17, 2012

Determining the ten greatest paintings and sculptures of all time is a daunting task. Often interpreted, Leonardo da Vinci’s classic “Mona Lisa” is one of the most recognized and viewed paintings in the world. Two other da Vinci masterpieces, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and a biblical rendition, “The Last Supper”, are also among the world’s greatest examples of artwork. The boldly colored, “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, hangs in New York’s Museum of Modern (more…)

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Most Popular Pieces Of The Twentieth Century

October 13, 2012

Most Popular Pieces Of The Twentieth Century

The most popular pieces of the Twentieth Century took place in New York City in the mid to late Sixties. This was an era of exploding resources and inventive, if not radical new ideas.

There was one particular source or art movement that created a lot of stir and one that seemed to correspond perfectly with the times. That art movement was called Pop.

Some of the pioneers and leading artistic components of Pop (more…)

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Essential Tools For The Beginning Artist

October 11, 2012

Starting out as an artist is a tough task. There are plenty of artists who will tell you exactly what you need for this medium or that medium, but what they will not tell you is what tool you will need regardless of what medium you will be working with. The one essential tool any beginning artist must have is a thick skin.

It may sound harsh telling a budding artist they will need a thick skin, but it is true. A new artist must (more…)

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Who Are The Most Influential Artists Of The Past Century?

October 8, 2012

Who Are The Most Influential Artists Of The Past Century?

Over the past century there have been many art movements and many artists that have helped shape the path for all the art to come. However, there has been one artist who has pushed the envelope further than anyone else during his time, and as a result creating a long lasting effect on all of the art the came after. This artist is Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp was a French artist who helped pioneer Dada and (more…)

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