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The Legacy of Gordie Howe aka, “Mr. Hockey”

The cold weather is here, and so is hockey season. The beloved winter sport is in full swing and if you plan on attending any games then you will get a treat when you walk into the Joe Louis Arena. The facility is home to a few bronze artistic renderings of several NHL Hall of […]

The Man in Black Landmark

The Man in Black landmark will be viewable from two approaching arterial streets and the new pedestrian bridge. The work will rise from the sound hole of the guitar shape that defines the main plaza of the three-acre Legacy Park, collaboratively designed by RRM Design Group and Rotblatt Amrany Studio. Monumental exterior and interior lighting […]

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Our Sculpture Process

We are proud of our artists and all the pieces they create here at Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany. We’d like to share with you a peek behind the curtain on how we create some of our statues. Sculpture Process First Stage: Armature and Rough Cubistic Form Through the use of proportional charts, […]

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Detroit-Windsor Cross-Border Bridge to be Named After Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe has already been immortalized in a bronze statue we were commissioned to do in 2007, but now the name of “Mr. Hockey” himself will also live on, with the Detroit-Windsor cross-border bridge. Canadian and U.S. officials announced the name last month in Windsor, and the “Gordie Howe International Bridge” is set to be […]

How to Have A More Creative Year in 2015

You don’t have to be an artist to be more creative in your daily life. The trend of do-it-yourself crafts are growing every day, and now it’s easier than ever to enrich your world. Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany has a few suggestions to help inspire your new year. The first thing to […]

What to Do During the Holidays in Chicago

In the middle of the holiday season, you may be scrambling for things to do with your family and friends coming to visit.  Whether you’re a seasoned Chicago resident or new to the area, there’s never a shortage of things for you to do or see in the city. There’s plenty of great shopping in the Chicago […]

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Largest Art Exhibit in History Coming to a City Near You

They aren’t kidding when they call Art Everywhere “A Very, Very Big Art Show”.  In fact, it is the largest outdoor show in history.  And it’s coming to a taxi, store, or billboard near you. This art show is unlike any outdoor art show ever conceived.  It involves the public in an online voting process […]

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Could Glowing Trees Really Be in Our Future?

What do you get when you cross a jellyfish with an oak tree? No, it is not some sort of children’s riddle.  This was a real question posed by Dutch designer/artist/architect Daan Roosegaarde.  He wondered at how jellyfish and fireflies got their glow, how he could harness it, and how he could use it to […]

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Rauschenberg Foundation: Changing the World Through Art

When you think of an artist leaving a legacy, you may think of the artwork he or she created through the years.  But some artists are leaving behind more than just canvases and sculptures.  Their legacies are foundations that were created to promote art or better the world in general.  One such artist was Robert […]

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6 Facts About Picasso You Probably Didn’t Know

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

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?

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

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

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’

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]