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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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Paredolia

Pareidolia

Pareidolia, a blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Inanimate Objects Taking a Life of their Own Have you ever seen faces or animals on walls or even on inanimate objects? Do you have creative ideas popping off the walls? People tend to see faces a lot because we are programmed that way to identify each other and we are face to face with people every day, so there is a high likely hood of you…
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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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Ana Mendieta

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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The Unlikely Trio of Snapchat, AR and Jeff Koons

THE UNLIKELY TRIO OF SNAPCHAT, AR AND JEFF KOONS By Thomas Boldt Messaging app Snapchat is probably best known as the provider of self-destructing texts and goofy real-time additions to selfies and videos, but recently it's been looking to expand its repertoire in the world of 'augmented reality'. This may seem a bit counterintuitive, but Snapchat has a history of making counterintuitive…
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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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Pumpkin

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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The Art of Rayonism

Ana Brdar writes about Natalia Goncharova and The Art of Rayonism. One of the most prominent painters to come out of Russia in the first half of the 20th century, Natalia Goncharova and her groundbreaking style redefined the path of contemporary and abstract art in Russia. Together with her partner, fellow artists Mikhail Larionov, she originated a new art movement called Rayonism. Even…
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SprayPrinter

The SprayPrinter

Check out what Thomas Boldt has to say about the The SprayPrinter. Most of the hype in the world of printing lately seems to be focused around 3D printing. While it can be used in some fascinating ways by sculptors and installation artists, artists who work in two-dimensional media might feel like they're getting a bit ignored by the march of technological progress. A new tech startup from…
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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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