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New Hottest Art Trend

What’s the hottest trend in art today?  It seems that buyers can’t get enough of 20th and 21st century art. Many records have been broken in recent months when it comes to purchasing prices of various contemporary pieces.  A Norman Rockwell painting sold for $46 million, making it the most expensive American painting ever sold.  The record […]

Reinventing the Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree is usually all about tradition.  But by reinventing the tree and thinking outside the box, you can make it into something that better represents what the holidays mean to you. Want to make the Christmas tree entirely unique and all your own?  Here are some suggestions to get you started: 1. Get creative […]

The Art of Wrapping Presents

Whoever said that it’s the thought that counts clearly has never met an artist.  As someone who creates beauty or thought-provoking works, it is easy to want to do more than slap a bow on the top of a store-bought box.  Here is some inspiration to get you wrapping with flair: 1. Ditch the paper.  Instead […]

Biggest Tip for Today’s Modern Artist

Social media has dramatically affected the way we interact with each other nowadays.  So it is no great surprise that it has also affected the way we get people to find and view  art.  As we rely on Instagram and Twitter to find out what’s happening in the world, artists and galleries who don’t join the trend may be […]

Sound Art: Pushing Boundaries and Making Noise

If you attended the Fuentiduena Chapel exhibit produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you would find no paintings on the walls.  Nor would you find sculptures placed around the room.  What you would find there are forty speakers. But the speakers themselves are far from art.  They are merely the tools by which Janet […]

Is Modern Food Art-Worthy?

Long before friends posted their meals on Facebook, artists were showing us what they were eating.  And although it is easy to dismiss a still life of fruit as less interesting than other works, it does give us an almost anthropological glimpse into how society felt about food at the time. And that is exactly what The […]

Solve a Holiday Art Mystery at the Museum

Do you like a little mystery with your art this holiday season?  Well, the Art Institute of Chicago has just the thing for you. Once again, the Art Institute is presenting “Gifts to the City”, a selection of acquisitions and loans that have become a part of the museum’s collection this year.  Two of the most exciting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Lifetime of Discards Inspires New Jersey Artist’s Work

New Jersey born artist, Willie Cole, has created a lifetime of art from everyday objects that are, generally, discarded. Much of the artists work surrounds the African religion of Yoruba in which certain demigods are worshiped in the hope that the devotee will gain favor with the gods. His most recent creations revolve around discarded […]

Van Gogh Unleashed at the Nation’s Capitol

The swirls and brilliant colors of Vincent Van Gogh are currently on display at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. It is the first major showing of Van Gogh’s work in nearly two decades. The show was coordinated by the Cleveland Museum of Art and they will present the Van Gogh show in the early […]

Halloween Art Exhibit Ongoing for October

Take a spooky break from your life and visit the ongoing Ninth Annual Halloween Art Exhibit currently running through the end of the month. The exhibit is located at the 2007 Mars Gallery located at 1139 West Fulton Market in downtown Chicago. The annual Halloween exhibit has always been dedicated to celebrating the holiday and […]

Warhol’s Mystique Continues as Painting May Bring in $60 Million

The legend and mystique of Andy Warhol continues to dazzle. Coming up on the auction block is his 1962 Coca-Cola poster which experts state could bring in as much as $60 million. The black and white painting stands nearly six feet tall and depicts nothing more than a Coke bottle and the Coca-Cola logo. Yet, […]

Fusing Science and Art in a Whirlwind of Color

Trying to fuse two widely diverse disciplines may seem a challenge at first, but photographer Fabian Oefner has done it brilliantly. His creations are causing a world wide stir in the art world as the Switzerland-based artist’s creations are a dazzling mix of color and texture. Oefner explains that he sees science as logical and […]