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Andreas Gursky 99 Cent II, 1999/2009 C-Print, diasec 207 x 325 x 6.2cm © Andreas Gursky/DACS, 2017 Courtesy: Sprüth Magers Ah Hayward Gallery, we’ve missed you terribly. Some of my favourite exhibitions I’ve ever visited have been staged your hallowed, Southbank walls – Pipilotti Rist’s gloriously bonkers moving image works, David Shrigley’s wryly hilarious takes…

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Mine’s pink. Could you tell? 😉 Your favorite color has a lot to say about you. Check out this infographic. Does it ring true for you? What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You? Does your color explain your nature? Check these insights. Black You strive for power and control in life, but are often…

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Some artists are very good at blogging – most are not. I get endless questions about what to write about, how to blog, and whether blogging can be effective for artists. Chk out a list of our favorite art bloggers, as well as a handful of artist blogs that we recommend. If you are an…

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After reading countless stories to my young twin boys I liked the idea of being able to read them a book their dad had written.  Creating a book also seemed like a fun, creative project.  After coming up with an idea and writing it out I wasn’t sure what the next step was.  How do…

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Artist credit : Bufaloo (Instructables) This Instructable is a guide to using watercolors and ink to illustrate a picture. The green wispy things are spirits attracted to the witch’s light. Spirits like glowing lights. I like Halloween but I try to avoid the scary parts of it. I remember watching horror movies during the Halloween…

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  3 things that Feng Shui says is an absolute No-No when it comes to decorating a space. A work of art highlighting these elements may be unnaturally beautiful or bear the mark of a great artist, but to secure your happiness and the flow of positive energy in a space, you should avoid putting…

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in 2016. Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images. More than any year in recent memory, 2017 promises to be a spectacularly messy and uncertain year. Brexit, terrorism, and the immigration crisis threaten the existence of the European Union, as German chancellor Angela Merkel faces tough opposition as she runs for a fourth term. Meanwhile,…

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A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. In common use, “mandala” has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates…

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Take Your Digital Photography to the Next Level! Compose in Thirds To use the rule of thirds, imagine four lines, two lying horizontally across the image and two vertical creating nine even squares. Some images will look best with the focal point in the center square, but placing the subject off center will often create…

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Picture catalogues are old fashioned. What’s new? For the first time in the world Shivi Art India had introduced video profiles of our artists…Watch out for our Amazing Shakti artist video profiles…Bless them n us with all your good wishes for the success of our show Shakti – Woman of Substance

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Can anyone Imagine what percentage of artists are even marginally successful in the industry? These stats come from Next Big Sound’s 2013: The Year In Rewind.   NBS tracks an extremely large number of artists’ online activities, or in their words, “more artists online than anyone else in the world”. NBS used social media benchmarks…