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Artist Profile: Anila Agha

Artist Profile: Anila Agha by Thomas Boldt The internet has an incredible power to remove boundaries in a number of areas of life, and few people know this better than Pakistani-American artist Anila Agha. Originally born in Lahore, Pakistan but finishing her art studies with an MFA from the University of North Texas in 2001, Agha recently found herself receiving a great deal of free press for…
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The Art of Rayonism

Ana Brdar writes about Natalia Goncharova and The Art of Rayonism. One of the most prominent painters to come out of Russia in the first half of the 20th century, Natalia Goncharova and her groundbreaking style redefined the path of contemporary and abstract art in Russia. Together with her partner, fellow artists Mikhail Larionov, she originated a new art movement called Rayonism. Even…
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The SprayPrinter

Check out what Thomas Boldt has to say about the The SprayPrinter. Most of the hype in the world of printing lately seems to be focused around 3D printing. While it can be used in some fascinating ways by sculptors and installation artists, artists who work in two-dimensional media might feel like they're getting a bit ignored by the march of technological progress. A new tech startup from…
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Yayoi Kusama

The Colorful World of Yayoi Kusama

Read about The Colorful World of Yayoi Kusama by Ana Brdar Yayoi Kusama is one of the most prolific artists to emerge from Japan in the postwar period. The body of work that she created over the last five decades is extensive and diverse, and it helped establish Kusama as a creative force who has transformed and continues to influence the world of contemporary art, fashion and…
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The Groundbreaking Abstraction of Helen Frankenthaler

by Ana Brdar Helen Frankenthaler, one of the most prominent painters of the postwar period, mastered a distinct style of painting that left an indelible mark on the landscape of American contemporary art. Influenced by the artist of first-generation Abstract Expressionism such as Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Lee Krasner, Frankenthaler introduced her own technique that broke away from…
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Artist Portfolio

Building Your Online Portfolio

Building your online portfolio by Thomas Boldt Self-promotion is probably one of the most important tasks for any type of artist, but it's not always as easy as we'd like. It's an old story: a fantastic artist has an impressive body of work, but somehow manages to remain completely undiscovered simply due to not being temperamentally suited to show off their own work. Some artists are great at…
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Rethinking the Idea of the ‘Starving Artist’

Ana Brdar explores rethinking the Idea of the 'Starving Artist'. The concept of a passionate, yet unrecognized artist, one who rejects material goods and “bourgeois” lifestyle in fear of compromising their artistic integrity, is neither new nor unfamiliar. In fact, the origins of this phrase can be traced back to La Vie de Bohème, a 19th-century novel by the French author Henri Murger,…
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Copyrighting your Art

Read recommendations by Thomas Boldt on Copyrighting your Art. As mentioned in my previous post, the internet is an incredible, wondrous thing that has completely revolutionized the way the world works. It's possible to speak to people half a world away instantaneously, sharing art and music and ideas - and for the most part, we're all better off for this collaborative ability. Unfortunately,…
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Our Visit to the Sharjah Art Foundation

Our visit to the Sharjah Art Foundation was planned only to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibition (what an opportunity!), not because one didn’t want to see the other work on display but just that one didn’t know about it or frankly too much about the foundation itself other than its general location (possibly our ignorance more than anything else). We got there is bit earlier than the 4pm…
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Paik Nam June – Pioneer of Video Art

Ana Brdar on Paik Nam June - Pioneer of Video Art The Korean-born artist Paik Nam June is often hailed as the “father of video art” for his visually intriguing feats that combine highbrow aesthetics with media, pop culture and the avant-garde, technology and philosophy, a blend that drove him to create a thought-provoking body of work that has been inspiring artists to this day.…
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