How does oil painting start?

Now many persons know the dafen village in Shenzhen. And the handmade oil painting is just from Chinese dafen village. But do you know really the history of the oil painting. Oil painting is a really art form. You would not respond when any person asks you if you are acquainted with any famous painter. But I believe that you must not realize several famous oil paintings. The oil paintings started in the Middle East between the 5th and 9th centuries. During the 15th century it grew to become an ...
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October 31, 2014 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Distinct choices for collectors in Modern Art and Pop Art

Let's put it this way: art collectors can be extremely picky.  They know exactly what they want and they will do anything to get the pieces they want to add to their art collections.  And that includes doing a whole lot of research as well as spending a great amount of time and money in order to achieve their goal.   With distinctive tastes that could range right from rich and vibrant, to smoldering erotica, even within Pop Art and Modern Art, collectors can find distinction and variation to ...
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October 30, 2014 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Oil Canvas Paintings: Create A Timeless Painting

When we walked into the museum the other day, we noticed some oil canvas paintings hanging on their wall. These were breathtakingly beautiful! We couldn't seem to get them out of our mind. You see, we are a painter and love taking oil paint and putting a picture on canvas. We believe this really is art at its finest. There are so many techniques you can use with painting. If you have chosen to paint on canvas, then you have made a great choice. Canvas is a great choice as you can paint on it ...
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October 28, 2014 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Taking The Fear Out Of Oil Painting

For anyone that has thought about learning how to paint, or has started to learn how to paint; there usually exists some degree of fear, anxiety, and vulnerability issues. This is natural but debilitating, and it need not be. Oil painting is the best, but the hardest medium to work with. But dont be afraid of it. Its an amazing medium. Very sensual and versatile. Once you get a feel for its characteristics, you will be able to get the most out of it and discover how wonderful it really ...
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October 27, 2014 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Model Railroad Layouts: Make a Great Impact With Yours

Model railroad collectors consider the act of designing and constructing track plans to be a fine art. This is because you need to exercise a number of elements of art and design when looking to set up your model railroad layout. This includes sculpting, modeling, building and painting as well as electronic engineering to some degree. One of the most common mistakes made by individuals especially beginners is that they purchase a model train set without taking the availability of space into ...
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October 26, 2014 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Art and the cold winds of cuts

With the cuts in government funding for the arts the climate in the art world is growing distinctly chilly but artists have been busy creating since the dawn of time. On a warm afternoon in 1940 in southwestern France two young boys hunting rabbits discovered the cave painters of Lascaux when their  dog chased a hare down a hole beside a downed tree, and they followed. Once underground, they stepped into an 18,000 year old gallery of paintings and art.Those early artists did not have ...
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October 25, 2014 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Cape Ann Art In Massachusetts

Cape Ann is a rocky peninsula in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean. The cape is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Boston and forms the northern edge of Massachusetts Bay. Cape Ann includes the towns of Gloucester, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport but the city of Gloucester makes up most of the cape. Gloucester is America’s oldest seaport. Gloucester has one of the finest harbors and the busiest fishing ports. It has rich history, natural beauty, incredible ...
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October 24, 2014 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

A Guide to the Most Significant Art Movements of the Past 500 Years

Renaissance The Renaissance (meaning rebirth) was a cultural movement that started in Italy in the fourteenth century, and spread throughout Europe. In art, the style of painting became highly realistic, and attempted to mimic nature as closely as possible. Baroque The term Baroque is often applied to art of the whole ...
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October 23, 2014 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Art Tapestries

Art works by famous artists generally inspires the creation of Art Tapestries. Tapestries are the creative expressions weaved in the textile depicting various images like landscapes, animals, nature forms like trees etc. Tapestries are a part of our ancient legacy but are admired even today for their uniqueness and exquisiteness. Tapestries-tapestry.com is a site that displays a vast collection of this wonderful art along with the different types and styles of this ancient art form. Art ...
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October 22, 2014 Posted in: Art and Entertainment

Attractive Wall Stickers and Wall Art

People are interested to buy various art forms to give their homes the attractive look. If you are looking for the wall art you can find various attractive and eye-catching pieces at this site   www.canvasdesign.co.uk. You will find the best of wall art herein. You can upload your pictures to the site which will be transformed into the <a href=http://www.canvasdezign.co.uk/>Wall Art</a> creations. These are attractive and nice looking wall art will be appreciated by all of your ...
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October 21, 2014 Posted in: Art and Entertainment