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Art And Culture

Articles covering a wide range of art and culture topics, from history of art to reviews along with general arts news and issue of interest to contemporary artists and art lovers alike.

Famous Black Paintings and the Artists Who Created Them

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The color black does not reflect light. In fact, the color absorbs light, along with our dreams, our fears, our terrors and nightmares. For artists, black paintings often represents our deepest, darkest thoughts and secrets. Perhaps this vulnerability makes it…

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Seeing Red: The History and Meaning of the Color Red in Art

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The color of danger, scarlet passions, power and prestige — red has commanded the attention of artists for centuries. From the Paleolithic period to the contemporary, this archetypal color has been utilized by artists to access the extremes of human…

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A Blank Canvas: Famous White Paintings and the Artists Who Created Them

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For an artist, the color white is a blank space. Traditionally, white paint is a mixer, something to add to real pigments to lighten the hue. But is white a neutral or a base color for artists, or is it…

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How to Create an Artist’s Successful Facebook Page

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Are you an emerging artist looking to sell more art by gaining visibility online? Or perhaps you’re a full-time professional artist in need of a hassle-free website that gives you a professional online presence. Whatever your situation, a Facebook artist page…

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Great Artists and the Color Yellow in Art Through History

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The color yellow is the black sheep of the primary color family.  While red signifies luxury and passion and blue the beatific and ethereal, yellow denotes illness and malady.  And artists have made maximum use of this meaning throughout history.…

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True blue: a brief history of the color blue in art

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We delve deep into the colour that has captured the imagination of artists for millennia.

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What is Non-representational Art?

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Is your painting abstract or non-representational art? Does it matter?  In the Artworld,  yes, it does matter.  Understanding and being able to explain your work – and that of your peers – is a vital part of being a professional…

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Why Film Photography is Making a Comeback

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Digital photography is approaching its third decade in the mainstream, but film photography is making a comeback.  So what’s the enduring appeal of this 200-year-old medium, and what can it do for you and your art practice? Like vinyl records,…

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The Nude in Art: the most natural expression of humanity

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What is more natural than the human body?  Nude, the body is flesh wrapped in bone laid bare for the human gaze to contemplate.  Is it any surprise that capturing the nude form has been the ultimate goal in art.…

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What is Beauty in Art? And Does it Still Matter?

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What is beauty in art? It’s an eternal question which tests our ideas of history, culture, geography, politics, race, religion, time and place.  But the question remains: should art be beautiful?  And if it should, what does beauty in art…

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