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Painting is not just about painting your dreams or your nightmares; it’s also about painting your present - the reality. And figurative painting is all about that!

Figurative painting is the term, which came particularly in use since the arrival of abstract art to refer to artists that retain aspects of the real world as their subject matter, though in a general sense, figurative also applies retrospectively to all art before abstract art.

 

It is sometimes believed that the popularity of Figurativ...

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The right work can really go to great lengths in ensuring that your space gets the right vibes. However, picking up the perfect artwork for your room can be a pretty daunting task. Be it the price, the medium, the art type, etc. Each and every aspect of an artwork can make you drop the idea. We, in this article help you solve this dilemma.

Decorating the bedroom might seem like an easy job but it’s a more difficult and complex project than you might think. Each thing that goes in the interior of a bedroom creates energy ar...

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Purchasing an artwork for your space can be exciting and daunting at the same time. There are many aspects to consider before your purchase an art work, be it the type, medium, size, price, etc. The make the matters worse, the many options wreck a havoc on your senses and sense of judgement.

Here are a few tips that will help you in the process. 

 

Choose Wisely: The more information you have and more you trust your guts, the better your collection will be. Visiting gal...

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Oil painting are considered a great means of creating enticing and realistic artwork. Oil painting as a medium is really appreciated today, but did you know that it was not prominent till the 19th century? Read the article for more.

 

The concept of Oil paintings is centuries old and an incredibly far reaching artistic practice. In layman’s terms, oil painting is a mixture of pigment, binder and thinner. While pigment is the colour element, the binder (oil) acts as a hold up for the pigmentations to add its ...

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Watercolor painting can be considered one of the most primitive types of painting; they are fun, they are cost-effective and give a lot of possibilities for creative self-expression. Watercolors are water-based and non-toxic, hence making it an ideal tool to teach painting to children. So, if you’re just a beginner or want to get your creative juices flowing, watercolor paintings are a great start! Watercolor being a versatile and flexible medium can yield a variety of results. Despite being a tricky medium to master, there are...

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“Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.”

— Wassily Kandinsky

 

Every story has either of the facets – closed-ended or open-ended.  While the former portrays an objective conclusion, the latter is left more to the imagination, being subjective in nature. Such is the nature of paintings- painti...

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Landscape paintings- as the name suggests, are paintings with a wide view giving a feel of distance. An outdoor scene that evokes a sense of depth can be qualified as a landscape painting. It includes natural subjects like rivers, mountains, foliage etc. or even manmade structures such as buildings and monuments. Dr. James Fox, an art historian, beautifully imagines different landscapes around the world and believes that ‘landscape painting’ is our relationship to the natural world.

Landscape painting has been govern...

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Summary: With the different art forms available today, it is really difficult for a layman to get a grip on the different aspects that are related to art. Through this article we try to educate art lovers on what Contemporary or Modern Art is.

 

So, what is Contemporary or Modern Art?  This term is used to describe the art that is produced during current times (& continues to be) and by artists living today. This was easy to understand, wasn’t it? Contemporary art has developed from the way art was ...

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Art is not only a means to express but also a skill that is widely appreciated and adored. Art in India has always thrown up some interesting talents who have gone on to leave an everlasting impression. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming artist who are bound to make a mark soon.

"I only give expression to the instincts from my soul." - Artist M. F. Husain

Art is a profession that has been in existence since ancient times. Just like a child who loves playing with colours, an artist expresses...

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For centuries, Lord Buddha paintings have been considered as a symbol of bills, prosperity, and wealth. This sentiment is echoed by both Hindus as well the Buddhists

Hindus as well as Buddhists have been considering the presence of Lord Buddha in their homes as a divine and spiritually enlightening for centuries. It encourages people to strive for the sense of peace and enlightenment, just the way the lord had done himself. 

There is also another reason people place the images of Lord Buddha in their home and...

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As the festive season approaches, so does the dilemma on what to gift your loved ones.

As family and friends start gathering to celebrate the spirit of the festivities, many start running from pillar to post to find the right way to show their love and affection. One of the major reasons being that finding the right gift that shows their love and affection is hard to find.

Many people shy away ...

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Raja Ravi Varma is indisputably one of the most famous amongst all Indian artists and is an Indian art legend. He is regarded as the Godfather of Modern Indian painting. When it comes to depiction of beauty of Indian women on the canvas, there is no other soul that can replace Raja Ravi Varma. Today, his paintings are nothing short of a national treasure. Even the modern day artists seem awestruck by the charisma of Ravi Varma paintings.

 

The Indian artist was born...

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Artist of the Month - September 2016

 

“Happiness is the key to success. Just keep doing what you love and follow your passion, success will surely come to you – Anupam Pal”.

Anupa...

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Collecting art has drifted away from being just a hobby to a money churning business opportunity. With the economic boom in India, many have moved a notch higher in the economic affluence ladder. This has not only empowered them to explore their passion but also to invest in opportunities that could help them reap benefits in the future.

 

Art is one sector that has gained a lot from the economic boom and Indian Art Collectors are wasting no time in cashing i...

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As the great pioneer of art Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Likewise, the digital age has dawned upon us, and if you are still waiting for the annual art exhibitions to come around, you are surely letting your masterpiece accumulate dust on its fine details. There were times when would moon over the overtly scrupulous sculptures and respiratory painting in some heritage museum, but we adapted! And with it, our style, imagination and (not to mention) our defining strokes...

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You are an excellent painter, and you do not need to go the gallery path because you are simply tired of them having all the power, or maybe you have tried the galleries plus they've not worked for you. Here's what you need to sell your paintings online. People will not speak about you or what you do in case your work is not extraordinary. Having said that, many artists have started at different degrees of technique. In case your work is remarkable, if individuals are commenting and saying how fantastic it's, you probably have...

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“Art undiscovered is Art lost”

With umpteen problems going on in your life, all you think about is how you can escape this endless cycle of ordeals. But then, you look at an artwork. You stare at it. Your eyes gravitate towards it. Your mind and soul go into abyss. As an artist, wouldn’t you like to spread that overwhelming feeling?

Well, now you can. Selling art online has been a major development in recent times. Internet has become a bridge to connect art fanatics and buyers with art exhibitors. Se...

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Summary: Indian art history dates back to around 2500 BC. Different factors have inspired artists in India to paint. Indian paintings were often inspired by spirituality and sensuality, making it stand out in terms of content and aesthetics, an aspect that is appreciated even today.

 

The history of Indian art is almost as old as its civilisation. Indian art is considered to have originated during the peak of the Indus Valley Civilization, somewhere around 2500 BC. Indian paintings during the time...

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Mixed Media art is a concept which was developed during the 20th century, post the period when modern artists began to bend the rules of traditional high arts such as Painting and sculpture. Mixed media art is well-known by both professional and hobby activities related to art.

Mixed media art signifies the use of different media in the creation of one work. Rather, it is a form of visual arts that makes used of multiple mediums say for example acrylic and watercolor or ink and watercolor etc. Mixed media art is not just limited...

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Figurative Paintings are those paintings that are able portray paintings as seen in the real world. During some periods artists have striven towards creating an effect of an illusion, with images that seem to extend the real, 3D space of the viewer. At other times they have striven for realism - an impression of social reality. Beyond that, there has been virtually no limitation on a figurative painting’s visual possibilities; it has only to succeed in presenting a universa...

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Right from childbirth, an infant gets quite effortlessly attracted to objects of bright colors and shapes and hence tries to grab and sense their beauty. This is his first venture into understanding art.

As the infant grows into a toddler and then a teenager, he develops better understanding, sharpened senses and becomes more aware of shapes, colors and objects in nature. He then takes the next step by trying to scribble or imitate these aspects through illustrations on paper, canvas, or by craft and sculpture.

Later a...

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