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A glimpse into Abstract Expressionism

A glimpse into Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism was started in 1940s New York and was able to rob Paris of its status as the leader in modern art. This movement was able to pull together two very different kinds of artists – one who demonstrated abstract forms and fields of colour on their canvases and those who believed in gestural expressionism.   Concept Behind Abstract Expressionism                         This was ... Read More »

Broadway: Fool for Love

Broadway: Fool for Love

A Tale of a Relationship That is Savage Yet Sensual Two kinds of romance are portrayed on the silver screen and the stage. There is the sugary-sweet, pink-hued kind of romance where the air is filled with melodious, foot-tapping music. And then there is the deep, dark, brooding kind of romance where the air is charged with unvarnished, stripped-down emotions. Daniel Aukin’s Broadway adaptation of Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love depicts the latter kind of ... Read More »

Broadway Musical: An American in Paris

Broadway Musical: An American in Paris

A Theatrical Reproduction That Retains the Charm of the Cine Version While Being Innovative   Broadway seems to have found a love for classic movies. A host of musicals based on Hollywood classics have been produced in recent times; Gigi set the trend, now An American in Paris by Christopher Wheeldon is wooing audiences with its grand and exuberant song-and-dance routines. With ticket prices soaring and competition from tablets and Netflix intensifying, it is now ... Read More »

20 Fun DIY Art Projects

20 Fun DIY Art Projects

Art projects are not only fun to make, but they’re also an extremely affordable way of creating much-loved artworks for your walls. There are a number of project ideas that you can try yourself, each with step-by-step guides available online. The following DIY art projects are simple to make, yet they will add an eye-catching and stylish element to your home. Large Stencil Art from DIY Ready: This tribal inspired stencil art is the perfect ... Read More »

Advice For Planning and Hanging a Gallery Wall in Your Home

Advice For Planning and Hanging a Gallery Wall in Your Home

Gallery walls have become an extremely popular décor choice in homes over the past few years due to many reasons. Not only do they completely transform an otherwise empty space on your wall with your personal memories or favourite artworks and photography, but they also inject personality and intrigue into your home. Organising and hanging a gallery wall is no easy feat however, as it does require planning such as collecting work to frame, choosing ... Read More »

Suzan Drummen and Her Gem-filled Masterpieces

Suzan Drummen and Her Gem-filled Masterpieces

Made from materials such as gemstones, mirrors and chrome-plated metal, Suzan Drummen’s art installations will leave you feeling enthralled. The Netherlands-based artist had been collecting glass and shiny objects for years before she decided to turn them into intricately-arranged masterpieces resembling mandalas, tapestries, and bursts of fireworks. It all began in 2003 when Suzan was exhibiting her paintings but felt the desire to fill an empty space in the middle of the room. She decided ... Read More »

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 »

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