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, Art Directorships in Large Markets

Art Directorships in Large Markets

  Art  Directorships in Large Markets     With the explosion in commercial fine art industry in the last decade, art firms are always on the lookout for art directors who can cement the company’s reputation in an ever-changing industry. Art directors are essentially creative managers…

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, Commercial Art in the Digital Age

Commercial Art in the Digital Age

  Commercial Art in the Digital Age     Simply put, the Internet has vastly changed the nature of fine art education and art jobs in the digital age. Graphic design has become an ever-changing landscape of computer programs with a high turnover, compelling commercial…

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, Rube Goldberg Competition: Where Art and Engineering Meet

Rube Goldberg Competition: Where Art and Engineering Meet

    Rube Goldberg Competition: Where Art and Engineering Meet     Rube Goldberg was perhaps best-known for his cartoons, which often depicted over-engineered machines completing a variety of simple tasks (hence the name, “Rube Goldberg Machine). Rube was also an engineer and an inventor,…

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, Kinetic Art and Sculpture

Kinetic Art and Sculpture

    Kinetic Art and Sculpture     Kinetic art is defined as any art that either contains movement as a part of its operation (i.e. a water sculpture featuring cascading water) or depends upon motion when it comes to affecting the viewer’s perception. Kinetic…

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, Photorealism in Painting

Photorealism in Painting

    Photorealism in Painting     Photorealism was an art movement that strove to reproduce objects on the canvas in almost microscopic detail, with artists adhering to representational verisimilitude (representing objects as they appear to the eye) as was within their particular skill sets….

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, French Symbolism in Art and Literature

French Symbolism in Art and Literature

    French Symbolism in Art and Literature     Symbolist art emerged in the late 19th century as a reaction against the literal visual interpretive style that had prevailed for decades. Symbolism as an art movement was concerned with evoking feeling and emotion in…

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, Neo-primitivism and the Hybrid Aesthetic, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau

Neo-primitivism and the Hybrid Aesthetic, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau

    Neo-primitivism and the Hybrid Aesthetic, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau       As the use of modern technology skyrocketed in the early 20th century, so too did the industrial renaissance lend its influence to a wide variety of disciplines, including music,…

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, US Regionalist Art: 1920-1950

US Regionalist Art: 1920-1950

    US Regionalist Art: 1920-1950         Regionalism was an art movement popular in the United States (particularly the Midwest) from approximately 1920 to 1950. Regionalist art arose in direct opposition to the prevailing European Modernist aesthetics of the time, which featured…

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, Maximalism and the Reaction against Minimalism

Maximalism and the Reaction against Minimalism

    Maximalism and the Reaction against Minimalism       As with so many art movements throughout history, Maximalism was birthed as a direct reaction against its countermovement, Minimalism. Whereas Minimalism emphasized simplification in all visual arts techniques (cleaning up lines, restricting the color…

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, Pixel Art in the Gaming Industry

Pixel Art in the Gaming Industry

    Pixel Art in the Gaming Industry         As computer-generated 3D art has become mainstream in movies (think Pixar and Dreamworks) and television, more conventional animation and art techniques have gradually seen their market share shrink. One such form is pixel…

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, Historical Giants of Abstract Art, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Delaunay

Historical Giants of Abstract Art, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Delaunay

      Historical Giants of Abstract Fine Art, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky and Delaunay         Abstract art, in the purest sense, uses a kind of visual language to present concepts that can be independent from real-world visual references. That is, an abstract…

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, Reviving Fine Art Movements Online

Reviving Fine Art Movements Online

    Reviving Fine Art Movements Online     Living post-Internet in a digital age, it’s perhaps easy to think each new art movement births itself spontaneously in an art forum online. Instantaneous communication has made connecting with other artists simpler ever before. Hosting digital…

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, Bob Ross’s Happy Little Trees: A One-man Painting Revival

Bob Ross’s Happy Little Trees: A One-man Painting Revival

Bob Ross’s Happy Little Trees: A One-man Painting Revival     When he left the Air Force after almost twenty years of service, Bob Ross embarked on an eleven-year journey producing The Joy of Painting, a simple how-to instructional series on oil painting that aired…

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, High Society, Royalty and Aristocracy, Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter, Commissioned by Kings and Queens of Europe in the 19th Century: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Very Important to See!

High Society, Royalty and Aristocracy, Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter, Commissioned by Kings and Queens of Europe in the 19th Century: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Very Important to See!

      High Society, Royalty and Aristocracy, Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter, Commissioned by Kings and Queens of Europe in the 19th Century: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Very Important to See!           What was the amazing talent, which allowed…

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, Contemporary Folk Art in the US

Contemporary Folk Art in the US

Contemporary Folk Art in the US     In many major metropolitan areas in the US, young artists are leading urban folk art revivals that hearken back to traditional techniques used by settlers in the time before the Industrial Revolution. The market for hand-produced crafts…

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, Art Deco and the Rise of Technology

Art Deco and the Rise of Technology

Art Deco and the Rise of Technology     Art deco, to put it simply, is a style of visual excess that first rose to popularity in the years after World War I and remained a cornerstone of the international art community for decades. Even…

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, Dada, Dadaism and Early 20th Century European Avant-garde Art

Dada, Dadaism and Early 20th Century European Avant-garde Art

Dada, Dadaism and Early 20th Century European Avant-garde Art     Dadaist art (dadaism) rose in reaction to the destruction caused by World War I. The world saw an unprecedented rise in the level of technology used in war: mass-produced semi-automatic weapons, as well as…

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, Futurism within Art Movements

Futurism within Art Movements

Futurism within Art Movements       Futurism, like so many other art movements, was a product of its age. As the early 20th century continued to propel us forward into new technologies, artists began to confront this phenomenon spilling over into their works. Futurist…

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, The Lasting Effects of Cubism

The Lasting Effects of Cubism

         The Lasting Effects of Cubism     Avant-garde art in the early 20th century featured Cubism, an art movement that originated in Europe with the works of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso and later joined by such talents as Robert Delaunay…

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, Art and the Singularity: Will Artificial Intelligence Creative Robots Change Art?

Art and the Singularity: Will Artificial Intelligence Creative Robots Change Art?

Art and the Singularity: Will Artificial Intelligence Creative Robots Change Art?         We tend to think of robots as primarily industrial, largely because that has been their primary function up to this point. From the automobile industry to the agriculture industry, most…

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, Dale Chihuly and the Art of Blown Glass

Dale Chihuly and the Art of Blown Glass

Dale Chihuly and the Art of Blown Glass     Glassblowing is a complex art form with a history of use in a wide variety of industries. Historically, most glassblowers were tradesmen producing functional, practical pieces for sale as utensils and containers, especially in the…

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, 19th Century French Impressionism

19th Century French Impressionism

19th Century French Impressionism     Impressionism as an art movement boasts some of the most recognizable names in art history, including Edgar Degas and Claude Monet. Beginning in 1874, the Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Printmakers put on an art exhibit in Paris…

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, Street Art / Graffiti Art and Neighborhood Identity

Street Art / Graffiti Art and Neighborhood Identity

Street Art / Graffiti Art and Neighborhood Identity       Historically, street art has a more unsavory reputation, once simply labeled as graffiti and considered something to be removed. This was especially true during the steep rise in US drug-related gang activity in the…

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, Advances in 3D Printing Technology and Software: What do they mean for Art?

Advances in 3D Printing Technology and Software: What do they mean for Art?

Advances in 3D Printing Technology and Software: What do they mean for Art?     The digital age, defined as the period immediately following the advent and widespread proliferation of Internet access in homes across the world, has obviously had enormous and long-lasting effects on…

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, The Pop Art Movement in the US

The Pop Art Movement in the US

The Pop Art Movement in the US       The US pop art movement was born in New York in the 1960s when artists such as James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol began co-opting well-known imagery from popular culture. Anything and everything was fair game,…

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, Salvador Dalí and the Evolution of Surrealism

Salvador Dalí and the Evolution of Surrealism

  Salvador Dalí and the Evolution of Surrealism       Perhaps one of the most widely recognizable names in the history of art, Salvador Dalí was long at the forefront of Surrealism, an art movement that emphasized the expression of the subconscious mind. Surrealism…

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, Transitioning between Two Major Art Movements

Transitioning between Two Major Art Movements

  Transitioning between Two Major Art Movements   Historically, the period between any two major fine art movements has been tumultuous, fraught with young artists proliferating a wide variety of experimental styles, with major metropolitan fine art scenes constantly birthing new schools of thought. Typically,…

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, Major Metropolitan Fine Art Scenes in the US

Major Metropolitan Fine Art Scenes in the US

Major Metropolitan Fine Art Scenes in the US     The nature of fine art movements in the digital age is such that they are constantly in flux, adapting to social media campaigns, rising and falling on the whims of trends that turn ever faster….

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, 3D Printing and Contemporary Fine Art: What’s in Store?

3D Printing and Contemporary Fine Art: What’s in Store?

3D Printing and Contemporary Fine Art: What’s in Store?     3D printing has already fundamentally changed the manufacturing industry by giving production capacity to individuals, but how will this new technology affect the art world as it becomes more mainstream? 3D printers, both home-based…

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, Avant-garde Art in the Digital Age

Avant-garde Art in the Digital Age

  Avant-garde Art in the Digital Age     For young artists, the dawn of the digital age meant a fundamental re-shaping of how art was brought to the public. The Internet now hosts countless online art forums, art galleries, and markets, all designed to…

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, Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution

Romanticism and the Industrial Revolution

  As with most major art movements, Romanticism first developed as a reaction to the dominant movement of its time: Neoclassicism. Neoclassicism, the dominant art form in Europe during the second half of the 18th century, emphasized harmony, simplicity, and evenly developed proportions, Romanticism, on…

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, The Rise of Minimalism

The Rise of Minimalism

Abstract expressionism dominated the US art scene throughout the 1950s as artists sought, in true Romantic fashion, to express their personal emotions through their art. As with any large art movement in American culture (or elsewhere), there were fringe groups that did not adopt the…

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, “You Live Forever Through Your Students” : Artist Joseph Culotta Inducted as Distinguished Fellow of Texas Art Education Association (TAEA)

“You Live Forever Through Your Students” : Artist Joseph Culotta Inducted as Distinguished Fellow of Texas Art Education Association (TAEA)

  “You Live Forever Through Your Students” is the mantra of Houston Artist Joseph Culotta, who was recently inducted into the highly distinguished group of Fellows of the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA).  The ceremony of induction took place on November 14, 2015, at the…

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, Art Therapy in the Modern Workplace

Art Therapy in the Modern Workplace

  Art Therapy in the Modern Workplace In its truest form, art therapy involves a psychologist overseeing a patient who engages in creating art. The creation process itself is meant to be therapeutic, allowing the patient to concentrate on a single task to the point…

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, The Digital Art Movement

The Digital Art Movement

  The Digital Art Movement   As personal computers have become the dominant form of modern media, they have profoundly changed entertainment, research, the storing and dissemination of knowledge, and (perhaps not so surprisingly) how we create art. While computers began to affect movie production…

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, How an Art Movement Takes Root

How an Art Movement Takes Root

  How an Art Movement Takes Root We’re all familiar with the concept of prevailing trends, whether they be in fashion, music, or fine art, but how do such trends come about? Who exactly is present at an art movement’s birth, and how does it…

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, Art, Literature, and Music: How Movements Drive One Another

Art, Literature, and Music: How Movements Drive One Another

  Art, Literature, and Music: How Movements Drive One Another   In the historical past, authors, musicians and artists frequently patronized each other’s gatherings in order to gain a sense of what was currently happening in other artistic mediums as well as to fill their…

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, Historical Art Revival in the American Southwest Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo, Navajo, Apache

Historical Art Revival in the American Southwest Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo, Navajo, Apache

Historical Art Revival in the American Southwest Five major Indian tribes compose most of the native population in the American southwest: the Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache. The artistic traditions of the  Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache  tribes have gradually been incorporated into…

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, Rare and Major Mark Rothko Retrospective at Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Only U.S. Venue For This Exhibition

Rare and Major Mark Rothko Retrospective at Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Only U.S. Venue For This Exhibition

  Rare and Major Mark Rothko Retrospective at Museum of Fine Arts Houston Mark Rothko, recognized as one of the foremost figures of the Abstract Expressionist vanguard, has an unparalleled exhibit “Mark Rothko: A Retrospective” at the acclaimed Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from September…

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, Top Ten in Philippines Artist Jun Martinez Renowned Globally for His Fine Art Masterpieces

Top Ten in Philippines Artist Jun Martinez Renowned Globally for His Fine Art Masterpieces

 Top Ten in Philippines Artist Jun Martinez Renowned Globally for His Fine Art Masterpieces Artist Jun Martinez is recognized around the world for his vast contributions to the world of fine art.  The fine art award-winning masterpieces of this impressionist artist Jun Martinez are widely…

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, Bullet Shell Art is Unstoppable: Works of Artist Federico Uribe shown by Adelson Galleries

Bullet Shell Art is Unstoppable: Works of Artist Federico Uribe shown by Adelson Galleries

  Two weeks ago, attending the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, held at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, we discovered that the most intricate, breathtaking, avant-garde fine art can be made from bullet shells, color pencils, pencil erasers and plastic fasteners. That…

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, Houston Fine Artist J Antonio Farfan is a Force To Be Reckoned With

Houston Fine Artist J Antonio Farfan is a Force To Be Reckoned With

Houston Fine Artist J Antonio Farfan is a Force To Be Reckoned With Renowned Houston fine artist J Antonio Farfan is a force to be reckoned with.  The fine art work of artist Farfan ( http://artist.com/j-antonio-farfan/24/artworks/ )  are indeed mesmerizing, but when gazed at from different…

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, Dazzling Artists and Artwork at The Cynthia Corbett Gallery Exhibit at Texas Contemporary Art Show 2015

Dazzling Artists and Artwork at The Cynthia Corbett Gallery Exhibit at Texas Contemporary Art Show 2015

  Dazzling Artists and Artwork at The Cynthia Corbett Gallery Exhibit at Texas Contemporary Art Show 2015 Last week, at the Texas Contemporary Art Show, hosted at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas, we had the absolute pleasure of meeting Ms. Cynthia…

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, Artist Joseph Culotta presented by The Gallery Girls Draws Large Art Crowd to Swank Interiors

Artist Joseph Culotta presented by The Gallery Girls Draws Large Art Crowd to Swank Interiors

Artist Joseph Culotta / The Gallery Girls Draw Large Art Crowd to Swank Interiors   It was a wonderful and stimulating evening of fine art and discussions last night, with some of Houston’s finest art lovers, at Swank Interiors, Houston TX.  Celebrated abstract artist and…

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, Important Event to Attend: YOUNG MASTERS (The Cynthia Corbett Gallery): DIALOGUES

Important Event to Attend: YOUNG MASTERS (The Cynthia Corbett Gallery): DIALOGUES

THE CYNTHIA CORBETT GALLERYYOUNG MASTERS: DIALOGUESContemporary works inspired by the Sphinx Fine Art Old Master Collection12 – 24 October 2015Sphinx Fine Art125 Kensington Church StreetLondon, W8 9LP( Young Masters is a not for profit initiative of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery) It is with great pleasure that we announce…

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, World Renowned Neurosurgeon / Artist Dr. Curtis Dickman Donates Major Gift (Muhammad Ali Painting) to Humanity and   Recognized by www.Artist.com

World Renowned Neurosurgeon / Artist Dr. Curtis Dickman Donates Major Gift (Muhammad Ali Painting) to Humanity and Recognized by www.Artist.com

World Renowned Neurosurgeon / Artist Dr. Curtis Dickman Donates Major Gift to Humanity and   Recognized by www.Artist.com  www.Artist.com would like to honor outstanding artist and world renowned Phoenix neurosurgeon Dr. Curtis Dickman, and recognize his significant philanthropic contributions to fellow human beings and all humanity. …

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, Texas Contemporary Art Fair Review, Houston, TX  2015

Texas Contemporary Art Fair Review, Houston, TX 2015

Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX  2015 October in Houston is something to look forward to.  The weather is getting cooler, hurricane season is coming to an end, and it is time for the city’s art lovers to get ready for the Texas Contemporary Art…

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, Fifth Annual Houston Fine Art Fair a Success!

Fifth Annual Houston Fine Art Fair a Success!

The fifth annual Houston Fine Art Fair was held at the NRG Center this year (September 9-12, 2015), and it was a vibrant and fulfilling event for artist.com to attend. Rick Friedman, the founder and owner of the Houston Fine Art Fair, is to be…

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