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Life through a Digital Lens: The Evolution of Photography

Camera Selfie

Recent developments in digital technology have rapidly and unalterably changed the course of photography. With huge numbers of the world’s population now possessing smart phones, we constantly carry around a tool that allows us to both take and consume photographs 24/7. This has in turn shaped the way that we see and understand the role…

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Important Ideas that Changed Art Forever – Cubism

Pablo Picasso

Art in all its forms is constantly evolving. Sometimes this process is gradual, over the course of hundreds, or even thousands of years throughout the course of human history. Occasionally, an idea comes along that sets a new precedent for the way that Art is created. Its birth changes everything, and the course of artistic…

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A Moveable Feast: The Joyful work of Matthew Carden

Matthew Carden’s prestigious, playful and warm-hearted photography is widely collected and internationally renowned. A widely respected pioneer of miniature and food photography, he combines these skills with a passion for pop culture icons and paraphernalia. Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s, his subjects are drawn from a huge personal archive of…

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10 Photorealist Artists you need to know

Doug Bloodworth He organises comics, guns, sweets, Starbucks cups and other consumer items into arrangements that are then photographed from exciting angles. This creates dynamic artworks that make you look at familiar objects in unfamiliar ways. His other exceptional talent lies in his ability to paint surfaces and textures. A dedicated attention to detail and…

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Photorealism – Technical Mastery and Effortless Style

Mark by Chuck Close

Photorealism is a style of art that attempts to create images that resemble photographs as closely as possible. By definition, its artworks must involve working from photographs, and the success of a photorealistic artwork is often measured through the talent and ability of the Artist to achieve this photographic effect. Extraordinary technical skill and a…

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What is ‘Art’? Why do People Collect it?

What is Art?

Are you imagining white-walled galleries? How about rich women in pearls buying a sculpture worth your entire college education? Traditionally art is divided into categories of Sculpture, Painting, Printing and Drawing. These distinctions have been kept in place securely for thousands of years, until recent developments occurred that blurred these archaic rules before completely smashing…

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