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Artists Find New Ways to Use Photography

March 9, 2014

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As time marches forward into the digital age, there are many artists who choose to hold onto the past.  Some writers refuse the latest technology in favor of a typewriter.  A few musicians prefer to record only in studios that don’t have the latest sound-correcting technology.  And many visual artists choose to use tools and […]

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Chicago Proud to Have Art Pieces Featured in ‘The Monuments Men’

March 7, 2014

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The Monuments Men, which opened in theatres not too long ago, is a must-see for anyone who loves art.  Touted as “the greatest treasure hunt in history”, it follows the story of seven art historians and curators tasked with rescuing thousands of pieces of priceless art from the Nazis at the end of World War […]

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Art Therapy Proven to Increase Patient Happiness

March 4, 2014

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The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago offers a completely unique and inspiring way of healing called, “Art Therapy”. Art therapy provides an escape for those whose minds are overfilled with doctors, prognoses, and therapy.  While illness and injury can weigh heavily on an individual’s emotions, art creates a way for them to get away from it all.  […]

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Chicago’s Push for Public Art

March 3, 2014

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It all began with Picasso. When his piece was unveiled in Daley Plaza in 1967, no one knew what to think of it. Sure, it was out in the elements, but it was art just the same. If there were space, the piece would have been right at home in the Art Institute or any […]

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Omri Amrany and Itamar Amrany Featured on L.A. Live

February 27, 2014

Omri Amrany and Itamar Amrany were featured on L.A. Live during their recent visit to Los Angeles. Check out this great video interview highlighting the works from the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany! The works featured are located at Star Plaza near STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Omri touches on the materials used in […]

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Chicago Art Becomes Accessible to All

February 25, 2014

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For those of us who are able move around independently and without difficulty, it is easy to take for granted how we can experience art around Chicago, from the various museums to street art. Some people who are not able to get around as easily could miss out on all the city has to offer […]

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Story Behind the Faces of Millennium Park

February 20, 2014

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  Everyone who has wandered the paths of Millennium Park knows about the unique structures that reside there.  Some of the most popular are the two structures that show faces and occasionally spout water, which cast shadows over the armies of children splashing in the water on hot summer days. But the story behind how […]

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Claude Monet

February 17, 2014

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Claude Monet.  Just his name brings to mind the Impressionist beauty that he created over the years.  But, as always, behind every interesting piece of art is an even more interesting artist.  Here are some fun facts about Monet. 1. His first name was actually the hyphenated “Oscar-Claude”.  However, his parents always called him “Oscar”.  […]

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Magic from a Ballpoint Pen

February 9, 2014

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When you think of ballpoint pens do you think of doodles in the margin of a high school notebook or high art?  Although some tend to put ballpoint pens firmly in the doodle category, according to an article on artnews.com, many artists are proving them wrong. Creating art with a pen is certainly nothing new.  […]

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Explore World History Through Art

February 5, 2014

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What better way to experience history than through art?  Examining pieces from hundreds or thousands of years ago takes you back to that era – the customs, the beliefs, and the people.  We can glimpse at their lives through the artists’ eyes. If you love seeing history through the eyes of an artist, you’re in […]

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