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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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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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Nori Elahim

Immortalizing Wisdom in Arabic Calligraphy

“And God said “Love Your Enemy,” and I obeyed him and loved myself.” Is a famous quote by the writer, poet and visual artist, Gibran Khalil Gibran; and one of the many quotes that Nori Elhami has curated in her art. Nori Elhami is a Fine Arts Major who works mainly in exquisite calligraphy with metallic and gemstones inspired theme. Her work is associated with lifestyle and luxury.…
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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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The Importance of an Up-to-Date Portfolio

Thomas Boldt writes about the importance of an up-to-date portfolio. If you're like most creative people, you probably hate dealing with paperwork and administrative tasks. You got interested in art because it's your passion, because it's your reason for getting up in the morning, not because you have to do a bunch of management tasks to keep things running smoothly. Unfortunately for all of us,…
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Trends in Contemporary Painting

by Alexis Culotta If art is a reflection of its time, then the art of today is a reflection of the dynamism of contemporary existence. New ideas and new technologies all encourage art's ongoing evolution, leaving one to scramble to keep up with it all. This article is here to help navigate this consistently changing field by identifying some of the top trends in contemporary painting. From…
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Dansaekhwa: Korean Minimalist Painting

Dansaekhwa: Korean Minimalist Painting by Ana Brdar Dansaekhwa (sometimes romanized as Tansaekhwa), or the Korean monochrome art movement, emerged in the post-war South Korea as an effort to reject the realist tendencies that had been established during Park Chung-hee’s totalitarian rule of the 1960s and 70s. This radical reaction to the figurative style of the state’s political…
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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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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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Alfiya Inamdar

Alfiya Looks Through A Window

Alfiya Looks Through A Window takes us on a pictorial journey of the vision the artist had in creating her painting and she shares with us her thoughts and inspiration for Through A Window."As cliché  as it sounds, my ultimate dream would be to visit the Eiffel Tower and experience it as a whole. While painting 'Through A Window' I was trying to portray my vision to everyone out there, a window…
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