The Creative short-lived art movement, Art Deco originated in the roaring 1920s against the backdrop of scarred recovering Europe. The decorative movement flourished in Europe and the United States during the 1930s, influencing architecture in cities of the twain continents and making a vast impact on fashion and art. The inception of Art Deco surfaced from the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et […]

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In recent years the limitations of Islamic art have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in eastern countries. Artists whose birthplaces stretch to different corners of the world including America and Europe, have taken Islamic art and Arabic scripture and have adapted it to their own needs on paper and […]

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The endlessly stylish monochrome is all about mixing the colours in different layers of materials, textures and adding a different splash of colour. The sleek forever in style trend has been reinvented, refashioned and redesigned many times, despite the different schemes and mood boards the trend never grows out of fashion. Although the simple palette seats three […]

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With makeup we can all agree how painstakingly difficult it is or would be to create symmetrical cat eyes, only a few have mastered this flair to the T. But there are some artists who are taking the art of makeup to a whole new level of inventiveness. They’re swapping paints, crayons and pastels for […]

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Printing has played an important role throughout history. The reproduction of pictures increased in the wake of the industrial revolution. Images printed in multiples were circulated in newspapers, journals, magazines and books. The 18th century publications had been illustrated with copperplate etchings and engravings, whilst in the 19th century a broad array of new techniques were introduced that included […]

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When it comes to decorating your home, poring over numerous colour charts is undoubtedly one of the most exciting things. From the moment you choose your colour theme, to taking the lid off the paint tin and adding the final touches of placing the right canvas in place is even more inspiring.   Choosing the right […]

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The art of engraving involves the incision of a design replicated onto a metal plate, by making grooves using a steel tool with square or diamond shaped end (known as a burin). Another term for the process is line engraving, based on the techniques reproduction of linear marks. Tone and shading can be marked as […]

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The term Impressionist was first used in Paris in 1874 to insult a group of diverse painters whose exhibition was rejected by the art establishment. This group included Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Degas. Their influence spread across Europe and eventually the United States.  The Impressionists marked a momentous break from tradition. Instead of painting in studios, the impressionist […]

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Encourage the dawn of spring by bringing light, pastel colours into your home. There is something comforting in soft tones that can be used to feed a lasting impression to any space from the wardrobe to your wall. Pastel colours instantly make you feel right at home. We love how colour creates an impression that we […]

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Artists spend a lot of time perfecting their art and often tend to neglect the important part of photographing their work. As artists are required to submit work digitally for exhibitions, galleries, talks and public profile pages, good photography offers the first impression to your art.  To sell prints of your artwork it is important to […]

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