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Photography Merging with Art Merging with Photography

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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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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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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Watermarking Your Images

Thomas Boldt on Watermarking Images for websites. The Internet is a truly incredible place, where almost any kind of data imaginable is easily accessible with only a few minutes of your time. Usually this is a great help to the world at large, but when you're an artist it can be a little nerve-wracking to take your masterpieces and make them available online. It's a common story among…
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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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world handshake day

World Handshake Day

I hadn't heard of the beautiful concept of World Handshake Day till Kobo artist, Werner Szendi introduced me to it. The original idea took shape  in Ivan Župa's mind when as a child, an old man once said to him: "My son, place your hand here in the sea and you are united with the whole world." And so the tradition of World Handshake Day began, a way and day to maintain and pass on 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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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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