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Artful Eggs

Artful Eggs

Artful Eggs by Neleisha Weerasinghe When it comes to Easter one of the first things that come to mind is the Easter egg. These colorful eggs are not only sometimes made edible but are steeped in history and cultural significance. Did you know that the tradition of coloring or decorating eggs has been in existence from ancient times? Many faiths and cultures have adapted these traditions as…
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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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The Unifying Role of Abstract Art in Yugoslavia

The Unifying Role of Abstract Art in Yugoslavia Written by Ana Brdar.  In Western Balkans, it is not entirely unusual to run into an enormous, otherworldly statue standing tall in a middle of an empty field, away from the bustling spaces of galleries and museums. These alien-like, concrete giants are, in fact, pubic art that was commissioned throughout the now non-existent country of…
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Naoshima: Where Nature and Contemporary Art Become One

Naoshima: Where Nature and Contemporary Art Become One by Ana Brdar Naoshima is a town composed of a cluster of islands that lies on the rugged coast of south Japan in the Seto Inland Sea of the Kagawa Prefecture. Once a sleepy fishing village with little tourist appeal due to excessive pollution of the waters surrounding it, Naoshima has since transformed into a pilgrimage site for art and…
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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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The Queen of Hearts

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS by Amy Polling is the latest piece of work from this accomplished artist available in our gallery. The artist has for many years been reading the poetry of Kahlil Gibran and his words on LOVE have always been one of her favourite pieces. Finding inspiration in the poets words, Amy went on to paint The Queen of Hearts which expresses the ecstasy of Love as well as the…
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Five Interesting Facts About Famous Paintings

When the art itself is so interesting, there has got to be as intriguing a story behind the creation of it. Here we share Five Interesting Facts About Famous Paintings. 1. The debate of who the lady with the enigmatic smile is has been a highly contested subject for years with some even putting forth the theory of it being the artist himself in drag! However, Leonardo Da Vinci did not have to…
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Aqua Burst

The Artist is Not Famous

'THE ARTIST IS NOT FAMOUS', I hear that a lot as a reason not to buy a painting, that is if you can even consider it a reason! Being in the business and all that, I come across a lot of people who ask about the artist, the person behind the painting, and fair enough, you want the history behind the piece, you may have some connection with a name or where the artist is from, may be you even…
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3D Wall Art

Manisha Andrade, artist on Kobo Art has studied the process of creating 3D Wall Art in India. The unique and creative designs of these works are all original paintings, each piece specifically designed by the artist. Working with ceramic powder and sometimes clay along with adhesives, Manisha applies these to the design created on a hard surface like wood, board, or primed canvas. The artwork…
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World Art Dubai

World Art Dubai

We're super excited to be a part of the inaugural public art fair, World Art Dubai that will play host to several galleries from across the globe and will include paintings, sculptures, photography, performances, installations and a lot more! This first ever affordable art fair is a very important initiative and as a new and online gallery committed to working with early to mid-career artists,…
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