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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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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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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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Valley of the Moon

The Powerful Message Behind Remedios Varo’s Surrealist Art

Read what Ana Brdar has to say about The Powerful Message Behind Remedios Varo’s Surrealist Art. The Mexican-Spanish painter Remedios Varo is arguably one of the most intriguing figures in the Surrealist art movement of the 20th century. Born in the small Spanish town of Angles, Varo went on to study art at San Fernando Fine Arts Academy, where she was first introduced to Surrealist…
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Online Business

Challenges and Benefits of an Online Business

Ana Brdar writes about the challenges and benefits of an online business. When it comes to running an online business, there is somewhat of a misconception that doing web-based commerce is easy and does not require a lot of effort. And while it is true that in the internet era pretty much anyone with a computer can set up an online business, this does not mean this type of endeavor does not…
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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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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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Tropic Wonder

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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Sanaa Merchant

Inside the Studio of Sanaa Merchant

Today we go inside the studio of Sanaa Merchant which is always exciting. This super talented artist is artistically gifted and technically knowledgeable and I'm always looking forward to see what she comes up with next. An adept calligraphy artist, a skill she continually works on to grow and perfect, her latest work is an amalgamation of collage and typography letters, something new that she…
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MENA Art Award

This is the second year of the MENA Art Award by international law firm Clyde & Co and forms a part their global corporate responsibility programme supporting local communities and organizations. Introduced last year to encourage emerging talent from across the Middle East, this initiative provides an opportunity for artists to communicate with the corporate community and showcase selected…
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