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How To Beat Artist Block

Weve all been there, and others will be. Its truly frustrating to sit down to do the thing you love most, but nothings coming out or the flow is just not there. I used to try and steam roller ahead when that happened, and the result was that I painted crap.My solution is to have many paintings going on at once, and I mean a lot of them. I usually have about 20 paintings going at once, but 6-10 should also work. All of these paintings need to be different from each other in their planned look and even different sizes. The more different they are from each other the better.Its really simple. When youre stuck with one, take it…

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Artists Creative Block – Overcoming the Difficulty

From time to time, most artists have experienced a creative block. Is there a key to overcoming this block to restore our creativity? Let’s look creatively at what artists experience, what it feels like when a block occurs, and how to overcome the artists block. When it strikes, we never see it coming. The feeling is something like this: You’re strolling through a serene forest, the cool breeze caressing your hair and whispering from the treetops above you. The filtered sunlight is fluttering like a nature-made strobe, lulling you to sleep. You see the ocean in the distance and can almost feel the salt spray on your cheeks as you make your way down the needle-laden path toward the shore….

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Tips For Graffiti Artists

Learning to produce great pieces of graffiti art takes time and a lot of practice and dedication. You need lots of artistic ability and plenty of attitude that you can translate into your art. Generally great graffiti art will: – be painted in vivid colours, to create emotive images and grab attention – include graffiti style lettering with letters that overlap and are drawn in 3D In particular the use of the bold style lettering is really distinctive to graffiti art. The images themselves will usually be hard hitting, and be painted in stark colours utilising strong shadows and outlines to add depth and definition. Images usually depict social or political issues close to the artist’s heart. Before you start…

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Realism and Contemporary Art

Despite the many styles and movements in 20th century art, from Minimalism to Dada to Abstract Expressionism, the realistic portrayal of the subject always seemed to be hovering in the shadows, an ever-present constant in the history of art. And as the 21th century begins, Realism is set to move to the forefront once again. It is representational art that brings the world around us onto the canvas; it is a language that even those who are ignorant of art can appreciate. If you follow the history of Western art, you will see that, in its larger trends, it has alternated between representational and non-representational phases, beginning with semi-abstract work, such as the prehistoric cave paintings of Spain and France,…

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Australian Art – Investment Information

Australian Aboriginal art has experienced an exceptional increase in popularity over recent years and it’s not just limited to within the home-country. Internationally the art form is recognized as very unique form of art, it is admired overseas and respected by art critics worldwide. Of late, it has also sprung to the attention of not only art investors but also to the wider audience, as wise buyers realize its high potential in the marketplace. As international attention increases and art critics express their respect for Aboriginal works, all kinds of collectors and potential buyers are becoming aware of the solidness of this investment. This art form is described by renowned art critic Robert Hughes as “the world’s last great art…

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Art Lawyer Who Fights for the Rights. Interesting facts!

The job of a art lawyer in New York is not limited to making contracts but there is much more. Depicting a landscape or a human emotion both in terms of art, and literature is not an easy task. But some have made them their forte. Seeing the popularity of great artist and great writers, people tend to copy their paintings or publish part of their work without any permission and also sell them. This is not all. People on seeing the beauty of the paintings and the dollars they worth out of greed stole them. They may cut the frame and role the piece of art into tube carrier and sell them later on. To avoid this or any…

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What is an Art Gallery?

Art galleries are venues to showcase the works of art of each participating artist. Collections in art galleries are rapidly changing and there is a rapid turnover with the items being sold in the Art galleries as people rush around to buy what has been featured in the last several weeks. Special exhibits are often done and it may include an individual artist or several artists or art guilds to be involved. These individual artists work with their most priced masterpiece in the exhibit. Paintings, sculptures and even photography can be held on exhibit. In this way, art galleries promote the appreciation of the arts. Emerging artists benefit much from the advent of art galleries. They have that zeal and…

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Abstract Art

How can something that represents nothing in particular be so eye-catching to look at? If you have once said, “That is easy to paint…who would pay that significant amount of money for something that doesn’t even relate to anything?” then chances are you do not appreciate what Abstract Art really is. When looking at Abstract Art, you are seeing the most freely formed type of artwork an artist can create. You would think that when looking at art that is non-representational, it would be less interesting to view as you do not know what the artist is truly trying to depict in his or her artwork. This is where the beauty of Abstract Art comes about. This type of art…

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Nigerian Art

Art is an amazing way to get to know a previously unknown culture. It often reflects cultural diversity as well as religious and ethnic origin. There are many unique societies throughout the globe and art is a way to bring them all a little closer to home. Nigerian art is certainly an excellent method to learn more about that ancient and fascinating region. Like many forms of traditional African art, Nigerian art reflects that society’s need for beautiful as well functional pieces. Many of the art forms created today in Nigeria have their roots firmly planted in the traditions and methods of their forbearers. The Nigerian people are proud of their art and artists and it shows in their dedication…

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Portrait Paintings of Oil Colors

Earlier when photography was not invented, portrait paintings of oil colors and sketches were the mediums used by people to get the images of their loved ones made and conserved for future generations. In fact, oil painting portraits were very popular and greatly in demand in earlier times. After the invention of photography, portrait paintings of oil colors became very costly and could be afforded only by the well off people. They became a status symbol for many. Many famous oil painting portraits flooded the markets, but they could be bought home only by very few. Photography introduced a new form of art to people. But it could not take the place of oil paintings in the heart of people….

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