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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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Chicago Blackhawk Bobby Hull Statue Still Stands Tall

When art and sports meet in Cicero, the community gets inspired. In 2011, Cicero, with the help of Wirtz Beverage Illinois, opened the Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink.  Hosting up to 800 skaters on any given winter Friday or Saturday, the ice rink is a way for the community to encourage kids to stay fit […]

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Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany Announces Unveiling of Statue for Four Winds Field at Stanley Coveleski Stadium

Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany is proud to announce the unveiling of a life-size, 6-foot bronze statue honoring Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, Stanley Coveleski. The unveiling will take place at 5:00 pm on opening day, Tuesday, April 8th inside the center field gate at the stadium formerly known as “Stanley […]

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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 […]

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Story Behind the Faces of Millennium Park

  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

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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Chicago Tribune Article Details Rotblatt-Amrany’s Plans for Ronald Reagan Sculpture

“On Feb. 6, the 103rd anniversary of Reagan’s birth, Burke and the committee displayed that design and announced that the “nationally recognized” sculpture team at The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany in Highwood, Ill., would make the sculpture. It would stand 7 feet tall from a base that artist Omri Amrany said might be made […]

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Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. Features Julie Rotblatt Amrany

 “I believe interdisciplinary research and experimentation in art and science is essential to our progress as a human society.” – Julie Rotblatt Amrany   Julie Rotblatt Amrany, one of the extremely talented artists at the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany, was recently selected as the Featured Artist for February 2014 by Art & Collaborations, Inc. […]

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Magic from a Ballpoint Pen

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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Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Designs Ronald Reagan Lifeguard Statue for City of Dixon

The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany will be unveiling the design plans for a Ronald Reagan Lifeguard Statue today, February 6, 2014, at a news conference in Dixon, IL. This day marks Ronald Reagan’s 103rd birth date. The proposed statue will be 7 feet tall and sculpted in bronze. It will depict Ronald Reagan as […]

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Explore World History Through Art

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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European Artists Revitalize Chicago Art Scene

Chicago has seen somewhat of a European invasion into the art scene in recent years.  The Renaissance Society, the Logan Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art have all hired curators from Europe, and all three are doing some very exciting work. One of the most impressive is Solveig  Øvstebø, who is now leading The Renaissance Society.  After Susanne Ghez, who held […]