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Italian Renaissance Art May 17, 2019

The Italian Renaissance began in the 14th century in Italy, and lasted for more than 300 years. Renaissance is from the word Rinascimento, meaning ‘rebirth’. It represented a rebirth of Classical ideas in the pursuit of ‘true’ reality. The ‘Early Renaissance’ basically spans the 15th century. That’s when artists, such as Fra Angelico and Botticelli, began to experiment with realism. Following the Early Renaissance, the ‘High Renaissance’ lasted from about 1490 to 1527. That’s when…

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The Benefits of ‘Enjoying Nature’ March 22, 2019

In today’s world of powerful technology, people sometimes feel a need to simplify their lives, and get back to nature. In fact, studies show that enjoying nature can have huge benefits in all parts of our lives. There are so many ways you can take advantage of the benefits of nature. Here are just some of the benefits of enjoying nature… 1. Helps to relieve stress The demands of work or school can often be…

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Public art and the value of making art available to all March 16, 2019

Cities gain value through public art displays – social, cultural and economic value. It adds meaning to our cities and creates uniqueness. Public art is accessible for everyone, it provides a bridge between the past, present and future. How public art shapes a city People chose their homes, by how unique the city is. It is important what our towns look like. And it is important to have a certain community identity. This allows us…

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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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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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What inspires you as a Vancouver Artist? December 31, 2018

What inspires me as a Vancouver artist is the beauty of the area. I love to explore the natural beauty of the area. The beauty of Kitsilano, the mountains of Whistler, the glory of Howe Sound all inspire.  I bring that beauty to my work. The Blog Art Vancouver asked local artists what inspires you as Vancouver artist?  Dominique Bieger: “What inspires me? Well, an art critic in Milan recently stated, after looking at my art collection:…

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New light show synchronized to music wraps North Vancouver’s art gallery December 17, 2018

The exterior facade of The Polygon Gallery at the Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver has undergone some changes. It now doubles as a new dynamic public art installation that uses light and sound. In a colourful display unlike any other in Vancouver. The show significantly improves the outside of the building. Having the effect of illuminating the whole place. Multi-coloured lights line the exterior the art museum as part of a new public art piece…

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Art in everyday life. November 29, 2018

Finding art in the everyday There was a great article in the Delta Optimist recently about seeing art in everyday life. I agree with. The ability to see art in the world around you is a beautiful thing. Can you see beauty in the sunset? In the rising tides? What about the dance of a child? To see art is to see beauty in what others see as dull.  Art in the Vancouver landscape I…

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