Unique Faberge Eggs

Faberge Eggs have always been special to me.  I’ve been searching them out at art auctions since I was in my early twenties.  I did a term paper on the Faberge Company and their history of making eggs for the Russian Tsars between 1885 and 1917.The first Faberge Egg that I ever found at an art auction was actually quite by chance.  The Faberge Egg was not one of the advertised items and was actually a bottle topper.  I instantly fell in love with it and took it home from the art auction ...
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March 3, 2015 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Painter Uses Sculpture Art Materials

Contemporary artist Sarah-Jane Szikora has started using different art materials to sculpt versions of her paintings.The north-east painter announced that she has begun the process of turning some of her most famous work including Smartypants, Smarties and Rude Food into modern sculptures.Szikora's paintings usually contain cheeky confectionary characters such as a gingerbread man wearing trousers made from Smarties and gingerbread women partaking in pole dancing.The painter said that she is ...
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March 2, 2015 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Why Contemporary Wall Art Can Be A Great Choice For Your Home

If you have been looking at canvas paintings, you will have seen that they are available in a range of different styles and mediums. The different terms used to describe art can be confusing, especially since more than one can be applied at the same time to many canvas paintings.   One term that is used to describe many canvas paintings is contemporary wall art. You can have a piece that is contemporary and a still life, contemporary and abstract, or contemporary and figurative. The phrase ...
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March 1, 2015 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

The Apollo Victoria Theatre

The Apollo Victoria Theatre, a 2,208 capacity, West End theatre located in the City of Westminster, was originally built in 1929 as a venue for cinema and variety theatre. Built by Provincial Cinematograph Theatre architects William Edward Trent and Ernest Wainsley Lewis, the Apollo Victoria featured mainly concrete construction, two identical fa•ades, and, along the exterior of the auditorium, horizontal banding. The theatre's entrance uses chrome trimmings and an original Art ...
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February 28, 2015 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Art Auctions for Drawings

Art auctions for drawings are categorized into antique, modern and contemporary.  Antique drawings are any drawings that were produced before 1900.  Modern drawings have to have been created between 1900 and 1949.  Contemporary drawings are drawings that were created from 1950 until the present.There are a lot of contemporary drawings listed in art auctions that never get a bidder.  There are many reasons for this.  One of the main reasons is that the starting bid is set so high that it ...
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February 26, 2015 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Art Auctions: Grotesque Artwork

That there is an overwhelming number of pieces that represent this particular grouping of artwork seems false to believe, but this is happens to be on the rise as we get further into the new millennium, and realize the shedding of our culture’s skins time and again.  Grotesque artwork pulls us back into the human forms we have been born into, and truly seems to give us a reaffirming sense of who we are.  There are many artists, though part of other artistic movements, which have proven to ...
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February 25, 2015 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

How To Choose A Piece Of Art

There's nothing that puts the finishing touches to a room like a piece of art, but if you're just getting started, what do you choose? Here are some of the factors to consider when choosing a piece of art for your home or business. First of all, think about why you want the art in the first place. Perhaps you have seen the work of a particular artist and like it, or maybe you are looking for something by a well known artist as an investment piece. It could be that you want to help a promising ...
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February 23, 2015 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Beautiful Flower Tattoos

Flower tattoos are mostly favored by women, the most popular being the lower back flower butterfly tattoos. Tattoos are like a permanent clothes accessory, so look around before deciding, you might decide on the Hawaiian flower tattoos or change your mind for the Lily flower tattoos. The flower tattoo can allow a lot of detail with all the petals, leafs and tendrils carefully crafted on the body, they make for some great tattoo art.The beautiful flower tattoos will always be one of the most ...
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February 22, 2015 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Looking for Collectible Postcards

I’ve found that the best place to find collectible postcards is at art auctions.  I was at an art auction in Eastlake, Ohio looking for stained glass and found them auctioning a lot of vintage collectible postcards.  I bought the lot at the art auction and it contained almost three thousand beautiful collectible postcards.About thirty percent of the collectible postcards were pre-linen.  These are postcards that were all made before 1930.  The linen collectible postcards were made from ...
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February 21, 2015 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Singapore's New Growth Engines a stimulant to Lifestyle Industry

The global financial predicament has changed the dynamics of many export oriented economies. Singapore has preemptively been altering its economic landscape by striving to seek a balance by installing new engines of growth. It has very efficiently fine-tuned the manufacturing sector which was heavily skewed towards electronics by nurturing other clusters such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, Bio technology etc. It has also widened the service spectrum by encouraging telecommunication sector and ...
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February 17, 2015 Posted in: Art and Entertainment