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Looking at the art of the impressionists January 30, 2019

Impressionism is an art movement in France at the end of the 19th century. The Impressionists were a group known for their innovative painting techniques and approach to colour.   Impressionists and colour   They were excited by developments in colour theory.  They also abandoned the idea that the shadow of an object was made up from its colour with black added. And instead, they believed shadow is made of colour. For example, in an…

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What is beauty in art? January 28, 2019

What defines beauty in art? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. A popular quote from the 3rd century and true to anything you happen to be beholding. Literary genius, Shakespeare expressed this perfectly, in his play Loves Labours Lost of 1588 – Good Lord Boyet, my beauty, though but mean, Needs not the painted flourish of your praise: Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye, Not uttered by base sale of chapmen’s tongues When it comes to…

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Art prodigy Advait Kolarkar at only 4yrs old. January 23, 2019

Success at an early age When he’s not playing with dinosaurs or reading a book, art prodigy Advait Kolarkar uses paint, canvases and imagination to create internationally recognized abstract artwork. The preschooler is already selling his paintings for thousands of dollars and has had his art featured in three exhibits — a great example of how important it is for parents to encourage their children. Mother Shruti said in an interview Sunday that Advait first…

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Meet Artist Elisabeth Anisimow January 20, 2019

I was so lucky to have parents nurture my interest in art at a very young age. It is good to see another young lady being encouraged to be creative. Elisabeth Anisimow, Child Prodigy         Meet Artist Elisabeth Anisimow, an 11-year-old child prodigy who uses art to merge the real world and that of the imagination. Her dreamy works reinterpreting the masters of old but with a modern twist- Elisabeth’s masterpieces features…

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Helping Mount Saint Joseph Hospital January 18, 2019

We are so pleased to be donating Burrard Inlet to the Scotiabank Feast of Fortune Gala. Helping the Mount Saint Joseph Hospital is indeed an honour for us. The 2018 Gala raised almost $1 Million for the foundation! Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 5:30 pm is the 12th annual Scotiabank Feast of Fortune. An incredible celebration of Chinese New Year that combines amazing food creations and spectacular live entertainment. As well as a highly-anticipated live auction…

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Using Art in Medicine: How medical schools are including art classes. January 16, 2019

“What the heck does Impressionist art have to do with medical communication?” It’s a question that Dr. Michael Flanagan often gets after telling people about “Impressionism and the Art of Communication,”. The seminar he teaches to fourth-year medical students at the Penn State College of Medicine. In the course, students complete exercises inspired by 19th-century painters like Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. Ranging from observation and writing activities to painting in the style of the artist.  Medical schools and…

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How helpful is art for home sales? January 14, 2019

Depersonalizing a home is a crucial step when it comes to preparing a house for sale, so it’s no wonder most home stagers ask sellers to take down family photos, kid’s artwork and other odds and ends hanging up on the walls. For many buyers, these items can distract them from focusing on what’s important – like square footage or storage. But a blank wall can be just as detrimental, leaving a space feeling empty, boring…

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Art Therapy and Autism January 11, 2019

Art therapy promotes mental and emotional growth through art making. Art therapy’s goal is building life skills. As well as addressing deficits and problem behaviors, and promoting healthy self-expression. Clients are encouraged to explore and express themselves using art crafting attractive artwork is not the goal (though it may be a happy by-product). Art presents an Alternative to Verbal Communication Art therapy for Autism is a natural fit to help people express themselves . Verbal…

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Vancouver buses become mobile examples of public art. January 9, 2019

Your next trip on a public transit bus could have you feeling like you are inside a work of public art. Because of a partnership by a Translink and the Contemporary Art Gallery. More public art is coming to Vancouver.  In a very exciting and dynamic way. TransLink is adding pieces created by five Canadian artists on 30 buses beginning this month. This uniquely Vancouver event is good to see. The Artists. Each wrapped bus…

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Investing in art Vancouver January 4, 2019

Investing in art is a great way to boost your portfolio. Canada Revenue treats art in much the same way it treats other investments. In most cases, half of the gains on the sale of art are taxed just like any other capital gains, but there are further incentives for owners who donate their works to charity.    Investing in art for the first time can be an intimidating experience. Huntington T. Block, underwriter of Fine…

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