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Susan Copich: Beneath the Veneer of Suburbia

'Witching Hour' by Susan Copich

Susan Copich is a renowned American Photographer, famous for her provocative and insightful series ‘Domestic Bliss.’ These artworks are tragicomic instances that reveal her hidden thoughts and inner darkness. The photographs are at once stark, funny and brutally honest metaphors and portrayals of suburban American life, and touch on something much deeper within the human…

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Important Ideas that Changed Art Forever – Abstract Expressionism

Jackson Pollock - Autumn

What is Abstract Expressionism? Abstract Expressionism is a form of painting that championed individual self-expression as the central driving force for creating a work of art. It developed in the 1940’s and 1950’s in the US, and is easily recognisable for its large-scale canvases and gestural brushwork. In most examples, the artworks were created by…

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An Interview with Doug Bloodworth

Doug Bloodworth - Monopoly

Doug Bloodworth is a well-respected and highly renowned photorealist Artist. He delights in depicting such beloved and familiar touchstones of Americana as Keebler fudge stripe cookies, M&Ms candies, Coke bottles, Monopoly games, Batman comics, and The New York Times crossword—in mid-attempt—all blown up to large 4-foot-by-5-foot canvases. The hyper-real depictions of the pop culture flotsam…

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Important Ideas that Changed Art Forever – Minimalism

Tilted Spheres

Key Artists: Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, Robert Morris, Sol LeWitt What is Minimalism? In New York City in the Mid 1960’s, artists such as Donald Judd and Dan Flavin were beginning to become disillusioned with the principles of abstract expressionism. Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, artists at the forefront…

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Why is Art such a Valuable Investment?

Art Auction

According to the 2015 TEFAF art market report, the international art market is now worth more than 51 Billion Euros. In 2015, Pablo Picasso’s ‘Women of Algiers’ (Version O) was sold for $179,365,000 at Christie’s auction house. The painting had been expected to exceed $140 million, but the final price was far higher than anticipated…

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Ideas that Changed Art Forever – Land Art

Nancy Holt "Sun Tunnel"

Bored with the confines of traditional mediums, a selection of Artists in the 60s, 70s (and beyond) turned towards the vast and untamed places that existed beyond the confines of the gallery walls and the city limits to create Land Art. They began to travel into the vast deserts and expansive wild places across America.…

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Art Fairs: Reflecting and Shaping the Market

Art Fair

What are They? The major art fairs are huge dates in the international calendar of the Art World.  Prestigious occasions such as Art Basel, TEFAF (the European Fine Art Fair) Art Miami, dOCUMENTA and Frieze bring together artists, galleries, curators, critics, collectors and art enthusiasts from all around the world. They are opportunities for galleries and…

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10 reasons why you need creativity in your life

Creativity

Creativity is a vital and essential aspect of progress, innovation and success. As Einstein said ‘Creativity is seeing what others see, and thinking what no-one else has ever thought.’ Here is why developing your creativity will benefit you in everyday life. Cathartic qualities A creative pursuit can become a great outlet for venting steam in…

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