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Mastering the Art of Composition

Mastering the Art of Composition

Mastering the Art of Composition Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Arrangement of objects whether it be a photograph, design or a painting is integral to its success. Objects that are meant to be seen need to be arranged in an aesthetically pleasing manner and therefore in composition you need to pay careful attention to lines, shapes , colour form and negative space to name a…
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Making the Most of Being A Creative

Read what Neleisha Weerasinghe has to say about Making the Most of Being a Creative. Being a creative individual can be very challenging. In this day and age when there are many things pressing on our time and fighting for our attention, it is easy to either get lost in our work or lose out on productivity at the same time. These two elements seem to constantly be at odds with each other. So…
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The Appealing Nature of the Gothic Style

Neleisha Weerasinghe tells us about The Appealing Nature of the Gothic Style. When it comes to the term Gothic, there are many ideas that come to mind, from horror movies to literature, architecture and art to name a few. From these the more popular or well known seem to be the Gothic Architecture style and Paintings that have derived various stylistic forms to distinguish it from…
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The Changing Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art

Changing Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Have you ever wondered what a curated art exhibition is and what a curator really does? Does an artist need such a person to exhibit his or her work? Is the Role irrelevant? Does it add any value or is it simply a glorified post for someone who talks about art? Let's look in a bit more detail as to what the role…
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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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Yayoi Kusama

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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Is Using the Photography of Others Art?

Is Using the Photography of Other Art? This is of course an endless debate but read this blog post by Thomas Boldt to find out more. Our digital world creates a truly staggering amount of imagery. 95 million photos are shared on Instagram alone every single day, and that figure is expected to rise. Google Street View has mapped out massive sections of the real world and made it all freely…
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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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