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Interior Design Inspiration: Color in Nature 2018

Interior Design Inspiration: Color in Nature 2018: A blog post by Wendy Dessler Exponential Innovation Gordon Moore once observed a trend in computer circuitry development which led him to postulate that computational ability will double on itself at repeating intervals. This is informally known as Moore’s Law, and the interval happens to be right around 18 months. This exponential…
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year of zayed

Honoring the Year of Zayed

Read about our recently completed Ramadan project Honoring the Year of Zayed. The Mosaic art form has a surprisingly long history, dating back to at least 3000 BC in the ancient days of Mesopotamia. Carefully and painstakingly constructed out of hundreds or thousands of small pieces to create vast murals, mosaics have adorned everything from ancient Greek and Roman homes of the wealthy to…
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Peanuts Snoopy

Good Grief It’s Graffiti!

Thomas Boldt writes Good Grief It's Graffiti! a blog post about the Peanuts Global Art Collective and the public art project. The Great Pumpkin might not be able to make it around the world on a single Halloween night, but this spring will see Peanuts characters gracing streets around the world as part of a new public art project. A select group of seven graffiti artists have been granted…
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Laser cats

What is Lucida?

What is Lucida? Read on to know what Thomas Boldt has to say about the new scanner by Factum Arte. Spread throughout cultural hubs in Europe, a team of artists and conservators have been working on something big. Perhaps it is better defined as something extremely small: the most detailed reconstructions of famous masterpieces anywhere in the world. Using a custom-built laser scanner that was…
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The Meditative Art of Ivan Peries

The Meditative Art of Ivan Peries is a blog post by Ana Brdar about the Sri Lankan artist. The ’43 Group was a Sri Lankan school of painting which yielded its most significant works during the 1940s and 1950s. It is regarded as one of the most influential art movements in Asia at the time, and it’s credited with shaping the contemporary Sri Lankan art scene as we know it today. The key…
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Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Read what Thomas Boldt has to say on Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. Few of us can hope to have an artistic career that takes us to the world stage. Fewer still can hope to transcend generation gaps and delight the modern gallery-going public with a body of work that spans 65 years, but that's exactly what Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is doing this year. After being named one of the most…
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Breaking Tradition

Breaking Tradition is a blog post by Ana Brdar on how the Obama portraits broke with tradition. On February 12th, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, two works of art that have since provoked a strong reaction among art critics, celebrities, political pundits, as well as the general public. Prior to this event, the most controversial presidential…
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Nine Eyes Google

Is Using the Photography of Others Art?

Is Using the Photography of Other Art? This is of course an endless debate but read this blog post by Thomas Boldt to find out more. Our digital world creates a truly staggering amount of imagery. 95 million photos are shared on Instagram alone every single day, and that figure is expected to rise. Google Street View has mapped out massive sections of the real world and made it all freely…
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ArtPrize Grand Rapids

ArtPrize gets Political

Thomas Boldt shares his views on ArtPrize. The world of juried art competitions is always subject to its own inner turmoil, but one of the more unusual prizes has taken on an uncharacteristically political tone this year. ArtPrize is a public art showing and competition that takes place annually in Grand Rapids, Michigan, originally founded in 2009. Grand Rapids is not exactly a cultural…
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Art escape

An Art Escape

It’s the beginning of the year and your New Year’s resolutions are still fresh. The holidays are over and work is getting busy with new projects, new clients and maybe even new colleagues. The pressure is mounting and you'll be seeking avenues to unwind.  How about an art escape? U.A.E. based artist Maria Zheleznova brings together a small group of first-time painters twice a…
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