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Painting with Eggs: A History of Tempera Technique

Painting with Eggs: A History of Tempera Technique

If painting with a breakfast food doesn’t seem strange, perhaps the fact that the earliest identified egg painting is the portrait of a mummy, and dates back to the 4th century AD, will raise the strangeness factor. At first glance one may wonder if this egged art was some kind of haunted technique, reserved exclusively for a rare type of Egyptian Halloween ceremony. Fortunately this is not the case, as nearly an entire era of ... Read More »

A Trip To The Guggenheim Museum, NYC

A Trip To The Guggenheim Museum, NYC

What Is The Guggenheim Museum? The Guggenheim Museum is an art museum located in New York City. It’s full name is The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, which differentiates it from a number of other lesser-known Guggenheim Museums located across Europe and the Americas. Since its establishment it has become one of the most important museums in the world on the strength of its collection of modern art. What Is Its History? The Guggenheim’s name comes ... Read More »

Expressive Therapy: Healing Through Art

Expressive Therapy: Healing Through Art

Papier-mâché and plastic faces gaze out from the walls of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Adorned in all manners of swirling shapes and colors, the masks serve not only to visually delight visitors, but also to aid them in an inner journey – a journey toward healing.   The visitors to the center aren’t your ordinary gallery-hoppers, but guests of another field. Developed in ... Read More »

A Few Portraits of Malala

A Few Portraits of Malala

Artists Portray an Inspiring Young Woman First, A little background on Malala: Malala Yousafzai was born in Swat, Pakistan in 1997. Her father was a teacher and local organizer for change; he was in favor of established, quality education for all youth in “Pakistan, which has the second highest number of out of school children in the world, and became an outspoken opponent of Taliban efforts to restrict education and stop girls from going to ... Read More »

Jon Rosen and The Misfits

Jon Rosen and The Misfits

A Writer and Artist Shares his Peculiar, Endearing Tribe Jon Rosen’s misfits inspire delight, empathy, and at moments, confusion, frustration and sadness. His characters, conveyed with both text and hand drawn images, entertain us with a mixture of fancy, everyday neurosis and existential dread. On Rosen’s site, (www.misfitsonline.com), fans can see more of his drawings and get personal storied explanations of their origination. In the book, the misfits, available here on Amazon, we are treated ... Read More »

Meet Zhou Chunya

Meet Zhou Chunya

Who Is Zhou Chunya? Zhou Chunya is one of the most important contemporary Chinese artists. He’s known for his expressionistic paintings of floral scenes, nude figures and green dogs. He can be seen as a leading figure in Chinese art’s move from socialist realism to more modern and varied styles. What Did His Life Look Like? Zhou Chunya was born in 1955 in the city of Chongqing, Sichuan. He While Zhou’s life in China is ... Read More »

Calder: Charming Ringleader of Metal and Wire

Calder: Charming Ringleader of Metal and Wire

An introduction to Alexander Calder designed for an online Art History class This particular artist, Alexander Calder, made a lot of both playful and moving (ha, yes, in more ways than one) artworks in the 1900’s. He is a key player in the development of American Abstraction, especially the kind that moves or is kinetic. You will come away from this further educated in Art History and hopefully a wee bit inspired. Images are linked ... Read More »

West End Musical: Bend It Like Beckham the Musical

West End Musical: Bend It Like Beckham the Musical

A Footie Play That Has Less Football and More Feminism and Multiculturalism It doesn’t matter if you don’t know a thing about football. Gurinder Chadha’s production Bend It Like Beckham the Musical, a musical theatrical version of her namesake film in 2002, has more feminism, music, and multiculturalism than football. This play won’t teach you how to take a penalty shot or send your free kick soaring into the net. Rather it is about the ... Read More »

6 Must Visit Art Festivals in the World

6 Must Visit Art Festivals in the World

If you are an art lover, we are sure visiting art exhibitions gives you butterflies and every new brilliant artist gives you a brain freeze but do you know about all the famous art festivals away from your area? Here are some of the must visit art festivals of the world: Venice Biennial This is the biggest and the oldest art exhibitions in the world. Venice Biennial was established in 1895 and is held every ... Read More »

Realistic Portrait Oil paintings by Rajasekharan Parameswaran

Realistic Portrait Oil paintings by Rajasekharan Parameswaran

Rajasekharan Parameswaran was born in Kanyakumari in the year 1964 and is a self-taught painter known for his realistic portrait oil paintings. Inspired by the paintings of Rembrandt and Rubens, he has managed to hold the record for world’s largest painted easel in both Guinness Book of Records and Limca Book. His almost realistic paintings will leave you wondering how he can catch the essence of a person so deeply. From Prince Charles to APJ ... Read More »

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