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A Quick Guide to Acrylics

A Quick Guide to Acrylics by Thomas Boldt. Acrylic paint was first invented at the turn of the 20th century and has gone on to become one of the most popular and widely-used paints of all time. Renowned for both the quality of its color and its flexible nature, fast-drying acrylics are the tool of choice for many beginner hobbyists and professional painters alike. Whether you're a novice…
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Photography Merging with Art Merging with Photography

Read about Photography Merging with Art Merging with Photography by Thomas Boldt.  Art is both incredibly forgiving and incredibly strict. When a new medium is invented and forges its way into the limelight, the so-called art world isn't always at its most receptive. There are still those who believe that art reached its pinnacle with the European Old Masters, and that anything created since…
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Ana Mendieta: The Body and The Earth

Ana Mendieta: The Body and The Earth by Ana Brdar The Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta is one of the most important names of feminist art, as well as a pioneer of utilizing the body and natural elements in order to explore wider ideas of exile and alienation. Mendieta was born in Cuba on November 18th 1949, into a politically engaged family. Her great uncle was the president of Cuba,…
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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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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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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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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: 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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