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Art And Culture In Europe Point To The Future

People have many different reasons for visiting various parts of the world, with climate and sport featuring high on the list. The art and culture in Europe is a really great drawcard for visitors from countries steeped in the European tradition, as well as many others who simply wish to appreciate the delectable diversity offered by our world. While there is often a common root, each country has incorporated a unique spin which reflects the attitudes and tastes which prevail.

Buying Fine Art From A Gallery: Brick And Mortar, Auction Or Online

Get the most bang for your buck when purchasing a work of fine art. There are many hidden and not so hidden costs that you can avoid. Make sure the money you spend goes directly into the value of the painting, print or sculpture and avoid those extra costs that inflate the final purchase price of the artwork you select.

Artist Spotlight: Discovering the Forgotten Frances Watt

Acquiring a body of work as substantial as that of Frances Watt, there would normally be a certain amount of readily available information about the artist. The internet, being the source for worldwide information on the most obscure subjects, places and people, could lead you to assume someone, somewhere will have written something. It is wholly intriguing therefore that a search on Watt brings up practically nothing.

Amazing Things That You Can Do With Your Art Supplies

A creative person can always make something out of just about any beautiful thing. And being creative can do you good things just as long as you have the proper tools to express you artistry whether it could be a mural, a sketch, or an embellished item. The right tools help the artistic individual realise his creative vision and ideas into something tangible so people can see its beauty.

Major Aspects of Fine Art

Fine art can be defined in various ways and there are numerous genres of it in modern times. However, the most ancient forms of fine art included pottery and ceramics. These can be observed in classical art and appeared erratically as art developed.

Future Artists Beware – Computer Algorithms Can Sketch Like You, For You and No Longer Need You

Is your career as an artist numbered? The reason I ask is that I’ve joined a local art group and those who are doing the sketching, painting, and training and teaching of other artists still have some work to do themselves. It might be easier for those teaching new artists to train AI software using visual recognition systems, kind or like training speech recognition software. Interesting indeed, no doubt – okay so, let’s talk shall we?

Dear Human Artist Painter – You Are Not Needed Anymore!

Over the last few years, I’ve studied the encroachment of robotics in human labor markets. No, technology is nothing new to the replacement of jobs, humans make tools for a reason, so do chimpanzees if we really want to admit it. Eli Whitney made the cotton gin and that changed labor needs, today, computers, software, robotics, and AI or artificial intelligence is doing the same. Most of the jobs robots do have been about manufacturing and service and yes, those drones in the military – but what about creative jobs?

Artist Spotlight: ‘Man of Genius’ Samuel Hieronymus Grimm

One of the joys of working with original art is being able to hold in your hand – and pour over in detail – exquisite works which are not far off 250 years old. We have been lucky enough to acquire a fantastic collection of watercolours by 18th century Swiss topographical artist Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733-1794), described by critics of his time as a ‘man of genius’. The fresh colours and crisp lines of these watercolour and pen and ink drawings seem to defy their age.

Art and Culture in Australia and Oceania

A society’s culture is its way of life. This way of life is clearly characterized by several themes and components. Every culture is distinct and separated from another by various factors. Art is part of a society’s culture which defines and distinguishes one society from the other. The art and cultural adaptation of Australia and Oceania are interesting to explore.

Male Life Art Modeling – Why Do It?

Why would anyone want to become a life art model for sketchers, artists, and painters? Well, for one most life art models say it is quite liberating, releases tensions, and gives them a sense of accomplishment, as it is something that most would not do. Perhaps, you could liken it to doing public speaking in that regard. Of course, some do it for the money and there isn’t a lot of competition for such jobs I suppose.

Oil Or Acrylics – Which Is Superior?

Ever since acrylic paints made their appearance in the 1950s, artists have debated whether they inferior or superior to oils. This article looks at their different qualities.

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