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Emily Carr -legendary female Canadian artist March 8, 2019

In the history of Canadian art, Emily Carr is an icon. Born in Victoria, she moved to San Francisco in 1890 to study art after the death of her parents. In 1899 she travelled to England to continue her studies. She spent time at the Westminster School of Art in London and various studio schools in Cornwall, Bushey, Hertfordshire, and elsewhere. In 1910, she spent a year studying art at the Académie Colarossi in Paris.…

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Leonardo da Vinci March 6, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci is thought of as a master in the art world. His depiction of the female form is especially noteworthy. Throughout his entire life, Leonardo da Vinci was passionately inspired by women. At least this is what his canvases tell us. This attraction has perhaps more to do with the way he chose to portray them. As the art critic Jonathan Jones explains in his article for The Guardian. We must remember that…

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Welcome to my sketchbook. March 4, 2019

Vancouver Artist Sam Siegel Hi, I'm Sam Siegel. Welcome to my 'sketchbook'. If you haven't seen my work, I am a Vancouver, BC artist. I paint abstract landscapes, and contemporary modern art. I also operate my own art gallery, 'Sam's Original Art'.  We're located at 1736 West 2nd Ave, near the city's famous 'Granville Island' marketplace. I started Sam's Original Art so I could make high-quality original art available to anyone. At our gallery, we… Continue reading
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Art as Investment March 2, 2019

Did you know that art sales topped $60 billion in 2014, a 67% increase over 5 years? And, 75% of art collectors bought art for collecting purposes. So, is art collecting a valid investment strategy? The truth is, it depends. Collecting may not be right for everyone. And your knowledge about collecting, the art market, and investing all play a factor. Answering these seven questions will help you determine if art collecting is a smart…

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Architectural Art February 27, 2019

Like sculpture, architecture is more than merely the creation of a form in space. Both mediums make use of shadow and light, in addition to form, to help define the viewer’s emotional experience. Only in the case of architecture, though, is the viewer intended to examine the artwork from both an ‘inside’, as well as ‘outside’, perspective. Of course, the ‘utilitarian’ nature of architecture adds an additional challenge that makes it inherently different from ‘pure’…

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Contemporary art February 25, 2019

Strictly speaking, the term ” contemporary art” refers to art made by artists living today. Today’s artists work in a global environment that is culturally diverse, technologically advancing, and multifaceted. Working in a wide range of mediums, contemporary artists often reflect and comment on modern-day society. Viewers are encouraged to set aside questions such as, “Is a work of art good?” or “Is the work aesthetically pleasing?” Instead, whether art is “challenging” or “interesting.” Contemporary artists…

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The Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver an artist’s mecca! February 22, 2019

The Neighbourhood beginning . In the 1960s, beachside Kitsilano neighbourhood was Vancouver’s hippy hangout, drawing comparisons to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Today the Kitsilano neighbourhood still has plenty of culture. But its apartments and houses are now occupied by young urban professionals and families. Many who enjoy a modern version of that relaxed atmosphere. It is also the birthplace of the global yoga brand, Lululemon Athletica. Just over the Burrard Bridge from the downtown peninsula, the…

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5 Benefits of Arts and Culture February 20, 2019

If you can count on one hand the number of times you’ve gone to a museum you’re missing out. The enriching world of culture is there to be enjoyed. The benefits are not as tangible as, say how exercising will help you drop 10 pounds, but the rewards are undeniable. The benefits of arts and culture are profound. Arts and culture Connects You To Humanity And The community You Live In By taking in a…

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Using art to sell a home February 19, 2019

There are many ways to use art to sell a home. Done right art can make a huge difference in the final selling price. But if you are going to use art to sell a home there are mistakes to avoid. 1.  Nothing too personal Remove any artwork that is too personal or offensive to buyers such as nudes, religious-or politically-themed pictures as well as anything else which might not be acceptable to the general… Continue reading
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The purpose of Art February 15, 2019

The purpose of art can be varied. When new visual ideas are first introduced by the artist, they are often shocking. With time the best ideas are accepted.  Let’s look at some of the purposes of art. Likely the oldest purpose of art is as a vehicle for religious ritual. From the prehistoric cave paintings of France, to the Sistine Chapel, art has served religion. For centuries the Church was the primary patron of artists.…

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