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Portrait artists have a hard time trying to capture emotions, moods, and moments. One standout, self taught portrait artist lives with his wife in a Marion home, where the living room walls are filled with portraits. His best work is “Faces,” a montage of an American tap dancer, an actor a scientist, the composite between three famous comedians, the traditional cast members of a long running science fictionTV series, a former TV reporter, various rock stars, athletes and entertainers, and his friends. He does it by capturing pictures from videos, which can create really funny faces. He filled a year and a half of rendering faces of people who influenced him onto the single montage.

Aside from the montage, he has individual portraits of the lead singer from Babes in Toyland, a Russian gymnast, and a songwriter. He favors pencil, graphite, and charcoal for his works. Conte crayon and colored pencil pieces were next. The subjects of his first work in colored pencil were himself and his wife, a native of Kobe, Japan. He mixed and matched American and Japanese wood block print styles. On top of the wedding photograph, taken at City Hall in December 1996, he added personal and Japanese symbols.

The couple’s three cats, obviously not at the real wedding, are in the drawing. One mask from Japanese opera is said to ward off evil spirits, and he uses this as the face of the first cat. Good luck comes to those in a certain position, and he draws the second cat in it.

Instead of what they actually wore at the wedding, he drew them in kimonos. The kikyo flower, her matriarchal symbol, covers his wife. He decided to draw in a gingko tree, past the third cat, behind the vertical blinds, outside the room. The gingko is a sign of longevity, and the artist thought of including it after seeing a tree at the University of Iowa.

This 1997 drawing marks the first time the couple worked together. It was his wife’s job to develop and critique ideas. According to the wife, the drawing means so much to them. The artist says he would like to expand into landscapes, but he will always add people, as they are his favorite pieces to draw.

Four of his pieces have been published in a book, one of which serves as the cover, but he has not had his own exhibit. A staff member showed his work to the book editor. The artist received an email of commendation by the editor on his technique, unique combination of portraiture and architecture, and expression of complexity with humor. Action heroes and rock stars were his favorite drawings as a child, and he has matured since then. His skills are so refined that he can portray on paper any image or impression. Anything he sees, he enhances with his own changes.

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Concepts Of Art In The World Today

The use of the words contemporary art can be explained as any style of artwork that has been created in the present era or since the end of World War II. The artists that try to make these paintings use many different media and techniques. They hope to take the artistic process and and with it their self-expression into new ground. Therefore the art in the twenty first century is being used to connect with the people in ways that may be unusual to those who see it.

In order for these artists to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves they draw upon a lot of different sources for their inspiration. This usually includes the use of themes from their ethnic heritage, popular culture, events in the political arena, models from classical times, and intensely personal experiences. In this way they can express how they see the world in which thgey live, whether it be beautiful, ugly, or have an edge of cruelty. So they can show other people what they have felt.

One form, of art, that today’s art uses is the permanent marking, or tattooing, of the body. In this manner a lot of individuals have been able to find the opportunity to show their inner feelings, thoughts, desires, or ideas. Others though ocassionally disagree about whether or not this type of expression can truly be considered in any way artistic and therefore look at those who have tatoos unfavorably. But then again, creating controversy is in some ways one of the aims that many creative persons wish to achieve.Another medium that is used in this modern age to express one’s artistic side is photography. The images captured through the lens of a camera can ocassionally be made to fit the photographer’s whim or idea of the abstract.

Other photos are often shot when the artist is in the right place at the right time. Therefore allowing that person to capture a profound and moving event for posterity’s sake.Another form of expression is one that has been around for many eras, including the classical one, is the use of pigments to create any sort of picture that comes to the mind of the artist. Thus it is the act of painting a scene on canvas, paper, or any other medium with water-based, oil, oracrylic paints. The images that are depicted can range from a simple and innocent still life to representations that are a bit disturbing to those that see them. Drawing has also been used to capture many modern images. Thus what the eye sees the hand of the artist can reproduce through the lines that are drawn on a page. Here too what ends up being the finished product is filtered through the unique perspective of the individual that makes it and so shows their ideas and thoughts on the painting.

Sculpture also is another form whose practitioners have found new ways of sharing what they need to with the world around them. The materials used in the making of their masterpieces can include plastic, metal, marble, wood, or anything else that would lend itself to the vision of the individual that is caught up in the creative process.Art in the twenty first century then is rich in new ideas and new ways of expression. The artists that are compelled to make these works do so in the hope of enriching the world they live in by the messages within them.

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Wall Hanging Quilts A Specialized Art Form Of Quilt Making

 Wall hanging quilts are created in multiple patterns for catering to a selective market. These patterns could begeometrical, floral, and abstract or life forms. Repetition of designs is not common and each one is exclusive. Weaving of wall hanging quilts is not easy as it involves enormous time and patience. This is a highly specialized and creative art form which has been perfected by few communities scattered in different territories of the globe. Apart from these few areas this weaving and knitting form is rarely practiced in a universal scale.

Unlike other quilt forms, wall hanging varieties are different both materially and appearance wise. As these are hung from walls they need to be lighter as compared to bed quilts or rugs. The purpose being predominantly decorative they must be eye catching and distinctive. Wall hanging quilts are always the best of the lot as far as looks go. The patterns stand out and add a separate dimension to your interiors. For making these light fine fibers and base cloth are used. Traditionally natural fibers like silk, rayon, wool, and cloth were used. It is not that these are not used, but very selectively.

Natural fibers lend a fuller appearance to a wall hanging quilt which is the basic purpose of it. However being costly relative to artificial yarn and requiring greater care they are not used in abundance. Quilts made from man madefibers are longer lasting and less costly because of which they are sold more.

Be it woven from artificial fibers or natural yarn a wall hanging quilt is crafted with great care. It is a fine art that needs enough time to be created. Quilt making as a profession or passion is not widespread but only bound to some communities. In most cases quilt making is prevalent in certain areas where it is being practiced for generations. The craft of quilt making perfected over centuries is being recreated commercially by the use of cheaper and more durable artificial materials.

A full sized wall hanging quilt requires a long time to be made and often is a team effort where every member of a family gets involved. Of course the best looking quilts are woven by the most experienced craftsmen in a community. Specially ordered quilts are created with great care and spaced over several days.

Quilt making has never been a very organized form of occupation or economic activity. For most of these weavers, quilt making is a pastime wherein one’s creative brilliance is represented. After the introduction of artificial fibers in making wall hanging quilts there has been a significant change in the life pattern of these weavers. Many have taken up this art as a full fledged occupation. The use of artificial fibers has also enabled in making quilts that are affordable and having greater marketability.

In many countries trade councils are making conscious efforts to increase marketability of these quilts by exporting them at attractive prices. Even government departments are spending time and effort in educating weavers in matters relating to the benefits of mass production and marketing.

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Breathe Arts Services

 History says that India has produced a large number of exquisite artworks and a vast majority of them have got huge appreciations in the global arena. The contemporary & modern Indian art market is booming with the Indian economy.

Breathe Arts is a dedicated intermediary between the IndianArt Market and the art source and is committed to defining trends in the Industry. It offers premium services for private sales, online sales and art advisory for contemporary & modern Indian Art, helping patrons create and develop a unique art collection as well as facilitate sale of art worksprivately and through the online mode of sale. We welcomeconnoisseur and critic, to this exclusive global community.

Investment or eye-candy, for the fledgling and seasoned collector, Breathe Arts offers respected opinions, attractive pricing and efficient online transactions. Breathe Arts is also the safest art trading platform in the industry with unique escrow facilities for high value transactions that lend our clients the highest level of security.

Breathe Arts is a online platform that offers some highly respected opinions in the field of Contemporary & Modern Indian Art. Breathe Arts is among the pioneers to revolutionize Indian Art industry with first ever online curated exhibitions with access by invitation only. Breathe Arts promotes a wide range of paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations of Indian artists in the emerging, developing, established, and blue chip range at attractive prices.

Breathe Arts launched its online Gallery in 2010. With the spreading global appeal and demand for Modern & Contemporary Indian Art, Breathe Arts has affiliations in London, Duseldorf, New York, Dubai, Sydney.

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If you wish to add or acquire a contemporary, modern or tribal Indian Art work then Breathe Arts is the place to be! Breathe Arts facilitates trade of art through transparent transactions offering respected opinions, attractive pricing and efficient online transactions. Breathe Arts is also the safest art trading platform in the industry with unique escrow facilities for high value transactions that lend our clients the highest level of security. Breathe Arts offers a wide selection of 600 works of art ranging from of paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations of Indian artists in the emerging, developing, established, and blue chip range at attractive prices.

In addition to online sales, Breathe Arts also facilitates private sale of art works through its global network. If you wish to acquire or sell any contemporary or modern Indian art work, apart from our varied online collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures and film memorabilia, we can source or sell the same for you with equal effeciency. With an extensive knowledge of the industry, we can get you a fair valuation for your artwork and can facilitate connections between our buyers and sellers globally to result in quick sales turnaround.

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If you already have an art collection, we study and understand your collection to help you short list the options, organize and record your collection on a software, get fair valuation based on current market values, and fill gaps if any in your collection by helping you acquire the right works at fair prices. We also provide a comprehensive set of options and information to guide decisions on expanding your collection.

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Recreating Modern Art

 Has all modern art already been made? It does seem an odd claim, but experts of art history may take you to task if you disagree. However “modern art” is used to identify a particular style of work which could attract the Modern Artlabel, just as a new building could be described as cubist influences, or a design could look renaissance-like. In fact, the style that associated itself as Modern Art encompasses many varying formats and styles, and it’s fair to say that almost all of today’s artwork, design and visual art is influenced more by this than by art styles that go back further in time.

All modern artists will usually have chosen their media before starting on their creative way, be it as a hobby or craft or even as a living. Such an enduring and well-liked movement took in effectively every medium and branch of artwork, from sculptors working wood to painters brushing, splashing and printing their masterpieces. Attempting to reproduce a piece of modern art would conflict with the essence of the style, which was to work without a defined end-game and let the creative process flow, as far as permitting randomness or nature to play its part in the end result. Most of the time art is about evolution rather than revolution, with the attitudes and tastes both working to influence and being affected in reverse, a process that happens slowly.

There have been many great art movements and styles in over time, so we can pick various of a mix of genres to take our influences from. A painting like Munch’s The Scream was a revelation in its day, but is now a commonplace image that most people have seen numerous times and even know who created it. Many subsequent artists have used it’s influenced to create their own works, without degrading the original. And we can say the same of Pollock’s Number 1A, Jasper John’s Flag, Warhol’s Pop Art or anything by Modern Art’s most famous and prolific contributor,Picasso. None of their work is especially outrageous to today’s critics, but when released were the source of huge debate and fuss.

So if you are thinking of creating some modern art today, you have to ask yourself whether you want to capture the actuality of what has gone before or capture the spirit of the works in their day. It’s obviously going to be much easier to do the former! Can you imagine, now we’ve already had pickled sheep, Emin’s Stuckism, empty spaces and oversized furniture, coming up with something that stands alone and doesn’t relate of older works? Of course, every artist wants to be the one who comes up with that unique item of work that inspires other artists and maybe even creates a whole new direction, but it’s now obvious why the term Modern Art has more to do with a period in the past rather than a general term for everything new. The New York MoMA is the place to experience all that is “modern” in art. However successful you may be, you’re journey with modern art will be great fun.

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A Horse Sense of Art

Getting a horse to pose is impossibility for most people. Pasadena, California, is the home of the only lady in the world, an equestrian photographer, who can get them to pose, and her portraits are featured in celebrity homes. She has grown from the girl who borrowed a camera from Pasadena City College (PCC) to the woman who follows tracks and shows and boasts pictures of the Olympics in Montreal and British Princess Anne.

She graduated from Pasadena High School and then went to PCC for photography classes, for which she practiced on horses. After all she had been practically living in a saddle atEaton Canyon Riding Stables since she was 10 years old. On weekends, she would take her borrowed camera to snap pictures of stable horses for her homework. Her hobby transformed into a full-out career after her first photo sold, and she left behind music, art, and journalism.

Her first two mentors hired her after a horse show in Santa Barbara, and they made her focus and pose horses at shows, tracks, and state fairs all over the country thereafter. Another famous pair took her on, and they traveled all over California. Her mother takes care of business nowadays, while she shoots using her Swedish camera with German lens.

She catches them at just the right moment, when making a six-foot jump or nosing it to first place. Then again, her formal photos, of horses on all fours, are also refreshing. Some horses consider being photographed pleasurable. Just turn toward some horses with a camera and they immediately perk their ears or raise their heads. There are other horses that won’t move a muscle to help you.

Taking even a horse photo can be tricky. The photos most sold of hunters and jumpers are those mid-air with their legs bent at just the right angle. With their front hoofs in action and an over reaching hoof with their hind legs, Tennessee walkers look best. A low slide is the best angle for a stock horse, and high head and legs is the best angle for a saddle horse. An endangered South American species, for whom endless attempts are being made to multiply them, called the Peruvian Paso, is the subject of many of her most famous works. Their best angle is with their forelegs rolled toward the outside. With the aid of their riders in traditional white ponchos with elaboratebridles and saddles, they have become a photographer’s dream.

Through her work, she has met many celebrity horse enthusiasts. Photography has brought her face to face with royalty. After photographing Princess Anne at the Montreal Olympics, she found herself standing next to Her Highness, the Queen. She asked Queen Elizabeth how it felt to watch her daughter take the high jump, and she said it made her quite nervous. Not long ago for a change of career pace, the photographer, who in her spare time swims,back packs, bicycles, pans for gold and sometimes even rides a horse, took on an industrial job snapping pictures offorklifts.

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