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“What is Art?” Responses from 17 Famous People

“What is Art?” Responses from 17 Famous People

What is Art? A question that has been asked so many times and yet interestingly everyone answers it differently, in their own way. Whatever the answers maybe – in this day and age the definition of art is constantly being challenged. For some “Art is harmony” and for some “Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth”. Instead of coming up with another way to define what Art is, let’s look at what ... Read More »

Creative Capital Chooses its President & Executive Director- Susan Delvalle

Creative Capital Chooses its President & Executive Director- Susan Delvalle

Online Source: http://bit.ly/1T7lk4W Ex-director of New York’s Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, Susan Delvalle is now appointed as the President and Director of the NGO named Creative Capital. This non-profit organisation gives grants to the artists. Delvalle will officially take up the responsibilities from June 1st. Every year, a class of artists is selected and awarded with $50,000 funding by the Creative Capital. Along with this, a rough funding of $45,000 is ... Read More »

The Artist’s Magazine Awards Lynn Welker

The Artist’s Magazine Awards Lynn Welker

The Artist’s Magazine selected Lynn Welker as the finalist for its Annual Art Competition. She was titled ‘Artist of the Month’ in May 2016 for her piece ‘Hidden Bridge’. Hidden Bridge by Lynn Welker Source: http://bit.ly/1SYIUAQ Lynn had her path set in the world of painting since the beginning because of her family influences. Though she had pursued other interests, none of them could actually deviate her passion from the art-based life. Lynn grew up ... Read More »

Creativity Soaring High on ArtsMelange Platform

Creativity Soaring High on ArtsMelange Platform

Paintings and sculptures have been associated with the most ancient history of almost every country and region. Without paintings, we would not have been able to understand the legacies our ancestors passed on to their offspring. Most of the ancient history is closely demonstrated in the form of art. Starting from the core – paintings and sculptures helped us learn our origin and history. Moving ahead, people moulded it as academics or hobby but the ... Read More »

Biography of Edmonia Lewis, A Sculptor

Biography of Edmonia Lewis, A Sculptor

Edmonia Lewis- Artist, Sculptor (c. 1844–c. 1907) Source: http://bit.ly/1Zbax89 Edmonia Lewis is known for her sculpture work. Although there is a lot of written work on Edmonia Lewis, very little is known about her early life. Different sources claim her birthdates to be different, but research seems to indicate it around 1844. Born around 1844 in Greenbush, New York, Edmonia Lewis grew up to become a famous neoclassical African – American and Native American sculptor. ... Read More »

“Unless it kills you…”

There is a quote from Alice Neel that I have in one of my journals: “You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of the experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is…unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far.” I’ve always felt a darkly humorous reaction to this sentiment, because yeah, this gig can certainly kill your motivation.  ... Read More »

Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, India

Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, India

Deep, dark and mysterious — there’s a close mouthed lure to ancient caves that eludes the brightness of sunbeams and radiates ancient history. This area is home to the biggest range of caves in India, snuggles among its pleasant Sahyadri, caves of all sizes, shapes and hues. From ancient rock-cut ones to ones with tortuous sculptures that have housed ruling deities since past – these caves are fascinating archaeological legacies. One in every of the ... Read More »

Sergio Roffo’s Life and Paintings

Sergio Roffo’s Life and Paintings

Sergio Roffo, “Towards Big Sur Carmel, CA,” oil on canvas, 18 x 30 in. (c) Sergio Roffo 2016 Source: bit.ly/25lDH9G What could be greater than achieving an internal peace and a sound mind? In this captivating industry of art, majority of artists believe that the creative process is nowhere less than practicing meditation. Creativity in art is not just talks about the colors and canvas but a lot more than that. It talks about the ... Read More »

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