Monday, September 22, 2014
In 1986, the year before his death, Andy Warhol continued his appropriation of classic American icons and images with his "Cowboys and Indians" series, a portfolio of ten graphic screenprints representing traditional figures and figureheads of the American West. Here, Warhol intersperses recognizable portraits of well-known American "heroes"-- Teddy Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, General George Custer, and John Wayne, --with less familiar Native American images and motifs in his ironic commentary on Americans' collective mythologizing of the historic West. These works possess many of Warhol's stylistic hallmarks, such as his characteristic linear reiteration and his use of famous images resonant in the collective American consciousness.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Award Winning Artist Clara Berta is now accepting new students for her upcoming classes!
Successful artist and art instructor.
Learn from a pro in a supportive environment.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Abstract art also known as mixed media art, has been around since the start. Splashes of color and
primitive linework can be seen in works by some of the best known museum artists and when the work
is organic and clean, it can provoke thoughts and emotions in a similar way to realistic or impressionistic art.
A good example of a successful abstract artist is Jackson Pollock who died at an early age due to a car
accident, his memorial was held at the Museum of Modern Art. For an artist, being rememberd at MOMA is
as good as it gets.
Today we find that interior design is relying more and more on abstract or mixed media because the client
does not have to worry about images that might influence or affect viewers in a negative way.
Colors are now being researched to find what affect they have on humans. Blue as an example is said to be
an inhibitor to hunger or "good for dieting"
An example of a successful Los Angeles abstract painter is Clara Berta who holds regular events, shows and
has work in a prominant Los Angeles Art gallery.
The nice thing about abstract, you can drip, throw or brush your way to success!
Friday, August 22, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
By Chris Witkowsky
Leon Black-owned Phaidon, a publisher of books and digital products in creative arts, has agreed to buy Artspace Marketplace (artspace.com), an online market for fine art collection. The acquisition increases Phaidon’s access to global art collectors.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Night Café (French: Le Café de nuit) is an oil painting created by Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh in September 1888 in Arles. Its title is inscribed lower right beneath the signature.
Self Portrait with Beret and Turned up collar
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn 15 July 1606– 4 October 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age when Dutch Golden Age painting, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres in painting.
Oscar-Claude Monet 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Find out more about art classes with award winning artist Clara Berta, who conducts
workshops in her studio loft downtown Los Angeles.
workshops in her studio loft downtown Los Angeles.
Clara Berta is an award winning artist who places works in both commercial
and residential settings.
Find out more about Clara's workshops by sending an email or
calling direct at:
Saturday, July 26, 2014
This is an original drawing with pencil acrylic pencil and acrylic paint
on paper. Hand worked by artist Dan Twyman
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Friday, July 25, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral
CAPE CORAL, FL - $20 million in world renowned artwork is on display right here in Southwest Florida. Picasso, Dali and Warhol - those are all names you can see in a new art exhibit in Cape Coral.
"It's probably the most financially valuable commercial exhibition that's taken place in Southwest Florida history in a fine art gallery," Modern to Pop and Beyond Exhibition curator Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz said.
The world renowned artwork now hangs at Gallery 928 in the Westin Cape Coral Resort.
"We have very special security systems within the space here, not unlike what you would find in a museum," Spoutz said.
It's an exhibition of modern to pop art and beyond that showcases dozens of famous photographs and famous paintings.
"This is the last photo shoot that was taken of John Lennon before he was assassinated," Spoutz said. "These are by Salvador Dali who's one of the founding surrealist artists."
And it is all for show and for sale; with some of the most expensive pieces selling for upwards of $4 million.
"It's absolutely incredible to have a piece of history like this here," Spoutz said.
Exhibition creators say the big price tags will bring buyers from around the world to Southwest Florida.
"People purchase it for social and political status. Or, of course in many cases, they purchase it because they just love it," Spoutz said.
The exhibit is free to see. It starts Friday night at 6 p.m. and will run until January 2, 2015.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
This is a one of a kind original.
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obtain original or limited edition works by this artist.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
When you think 'Boston arts,' the big names come to mind, like a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, or a night at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. But the vein of cultural influence runs much deeper than the obvious art institutions in the city. In fact, the 2014 Arts Factor report, culled by ArtsBoston and longtime partner and sponsor Bank of America, found that the arts in Boston is a $1.4 billion sector.
The first-time study, according to ArtsBoston's Catherine Peterson, proved just how powerful of a force Boston's art scene is in the city.
"[It] really shows what a powerful impact we have on the region, beyond what people do know already," said Peterson. "There's an incredible wealth of variety here in Boston, and it's letting people know that there's a rich, vibrant cultural community that they can take part in."
Peterson also echoed one of they key points made by the Arts Factor study: Boston boasts more arts and cultural organizations per capita than any other U.S. metro area, with 50 organizations for every 100,000 residents. This intensive community pumps $1 billion worth of direct spending into the community through admissions, with an addition $450 million dollars coming from revenue earned outside of admissions.
Bank of America's Bob Gallery said that from a business standpoint, the arts not only draws people from other industries and students in, it keeps them in the region. Peterson added that the number of jobs that the arts brings to the city aren't going anywhere, either.
The arts sector adds 26,000 jobs to the Boston economy, and according to Peterson, "those jobs aren't going to be outsourced."
To put some of the numbers that the Arts Factor found during research into perspective, the report found that enough people visit Boston's art institutions to sell out Fenway Park 488 times, meaning 18.3 million attendees per year are utilizing the city's art and culture resources. Meanwhile, and speaking of sports, 4.5 times more people visited art and culture institutions than Boston's sports teams – the Celtics, Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox – put together: 4.5 million sports attendees versus the 18.5 million art attendees.
And contrary to popular belief, engaging in the arts doesn't have to be expensive. According to the data, 40 percent of people who visited for free. According to Peterson, the median cost of admission throughout 2013 was $16 due to the number of free events, made possible by partnerships with companies like Bank of America, which, according to Gallery, "realize the public good, the economic impact and the public good of supporting arts and culture."
To learn more about the Arts Factor report, and some of the stats they discovered, check out the infographic below, and visit ArtsBoston to download the complete report.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Artist Nichole McDaniels
Nichole creates impressive works on canvas using stencil, custom hand
worked backgrounds and a heavy resin that is melted into the canvas.
Must see in person to appreciate!