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6 Facts About Picasso You Probably Didn’t Know

April 16, 2014

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Pablo Picasso is known worldwide for his intriguing paintings..  Here are 10 fun facts about Picasso that you probably didn’t know: 1. Pablo Picasso wasn’t his real name.  Well, not his entire name, at least.  His whole name, all 23 words of it, is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios […]

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Leave the Art Work to the Bees

April 4, 2014

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Canadian artist, Aganetha Dyck, freely admits that she doesn’t do most of the work to create the art that carries her name.  And yet, her exhibitions have been shown all over the world without a complaint from the real creators.  In fact, they are happily buzzing about her work that is currently on display at […]

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Does Luck Play a Role in an Artist’s Success?

March 25, 2014

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Why is Starry Night considered an amazing work of art? Why is the Frozen movie’s song, “Let it Go” so popular? Why do some artists make it and some don’t, even though they have similar talents and background? It’s easy to say that Starry Night is popular because it is a unique masterpiece, that “Let […]

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Chicago Art Legends and Legacies

March 18, 2014

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The Art Institute of Chicago not only celebrates the art pieces that line their walls and displays, but they also celebrate the artists who have created them.  The museum has done so again by bestowing the Legends and Legacy Award on another great artist.  This award is reserved for living African American artists who have […]

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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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