Monthly Archives: November 2013

zoolights

Celebrates the Holidays with Lincoln Park Zoo

With the holidays right around the corner, we won’t have to wait long until beauty of the season is revealed.  One of the best ways to take in the holiday sights is to find trees that are decorated in their holiday best. But why see yet another evergreen illuminated with tiny rainbow-hued lights when there […]

Bart Starr Statue

Timeless Creations Unveils Final Two Packers Heritage Trail Sculptures in Downtown Green Bay

Saturday November 23rd marked the second part of the unveiling of Timeless Creations’ sculptures to commemorate the Green Bay Packers, placed along various stops on the Packers Heritage Trail near downtown Green Bay, WI. The unveiling followed the AT&T Green Bay Holiday Parade, and attracted spectators from near and far. Among the speakers at the […]

artspeak

New Art Movements Are Given Definition

While art is globalizing, digitalizing, and expanding out of the studio into other disciplines, a new, evolving vocabulary is coming into being.  But as it does, there needs to be a way of standardizing it so that artists, curators, and fans can have a common bank of terms. Luckily ArtSpeak, a book by Robert Atkins, does […]

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A Man with a $1 Billion Art Secret

A quiet man in a tiny apartment in Munich had a $1 billion art secret.  And, until recently, no one had a clue. Cornelius Gurlitt was traveling by train when Bavarian customs officers stopped him.  They found he was traveling with large amounts of cash.  How did this eccentric man, who had neither family nor job, get […]

woman art

Changing Gender Bias in Art

Nearly all of the major New York art museums are featuring white male artists in their main exhibits this fall.  But that is really nothing new.  What is new is that artists are standing up this autumn and telling the world that such gender bias is still here and still unacceptable. Women have been pushed to the […]

translation

Art Becomes More Accessible With Translation

When looking to buy a piece of art, people outside of the art world can feel overwhelmed when they first hear the jargon of artists and galleries.  Is it good when a piece is deemed “accessible”?  Is it a complement to call a painting “honest”?  Is there something better to say than a sculpture is […]

Jackie Chan with "Battle for Harmony" Sculpture

The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Unveils “Battle for Harmony” Sculpture in Bronze to Honor Jackie Chan at the Jackie Chan Film Gallery, Shanghai, China

The artists from The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany are proud to announce the official unveiling of their “Battle for Harmony” sculpture in bronze. This piece is a tribute to world-famous actor Jackie Chan, and is installed at the Jackie Chan Film Gallery in Shanghai, China. The unveiling took place Friday, November 8th on site […]

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Art Vandalism Takes a New Perspective

Art is often created with the intention of making the viewer think.  But what if the art piece has been vandalized?  Does the art have less meaning, or does the destruction actually give it increased interest? This is the question that the gallery, Tate Britain, wants you to ask when you visit their latest exhibit.  Titled, […]

african art

African Art: The Next Big Thing

Thoughts that African art is all tribal talismans, wooden masks, and carved statues are quickly becoming a thing of the past as it surges in popularity in a variety of forms. For quite a while, the international art scene has been dominated by the Eurocentric attitude that gives most awareness to European and North American […]

Nelson-Rockefeller

Rockefeller Collection Being Shown all Year

Nelson Rockefeller had been an enthusiast and avid collector of primitive art for most of his life despite the fact that many museums did not take the form all that seriously. Especially the legendary Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Anything pre-Columbian or primitive never received open arms there. Until this year; Beginning […]