5 Steps To Art Appreciation

Appreciating art is a pleasurable experience and should be one that nurtures your creative spirit and creates beautiful memories. But most of us are overwhelmed by the prospect of a trip to an art gallery and feel a little inept to appreciate fine art. A simple approach and a little bit of research can make your experience with art much more enjoyable and also help you develop your own unique art sense.

Art 39 Basel: THE International Art World Fair

Tomorrow, Art 39 Basel kicks off with a vernissage for invited guests. The 39th edition of Art Basel takes place in the museum-rich city of Basel (Switzerland) from June 4 through June 8, 2008. As the world’s premier art show, Art Basel is the annual meeting place of the international art world. This year’s 300 […]

Moscow World Fine Art Fair’s Art valued at $1.6b

6,000 artwork and 60 galleries – strong, the Moscow World Fine Art Fair is in full swing. It started May 28 and will go on till June 2. There are fine art works by famous European artists like Marc Chagall, Leger, Magritte, Picasso, Renoir, Egon Schiele, Nikki the Ste Phalle, and of worthwhile Russian artists […]

Pop Art Forerunner Robert Rauschenberg died at 82

The American artist Robert Rauschenberg passed away May 13 at age 82. Rauschenberg gained fame in the 1950s transition from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. Several of his works — including “Canyon,” which featured a stuffed bald eagle affixed to a canvas; “Monogram,” a stuffed Angora goat on top of a painted panel; and “Bed,” […]

Famous Vogel Collection of 2500 artworks to be gifted in 2008/2009

A dream is coming through for 50 art institutions around the nation, as the renowned Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection of 2500 works of contemporary art is gifted and distributed among America’s 50 states, art museums around the country are getting excited. The Dorothy & Herbert Vogel Collection’s focus of the collection is on conceptual […]

How Is A Bronze Sculpture Made?

I’m sure I can safely assume you’re not wondering how one carves or molds a sculpture. Although the carving and modeling methods require great skill, the techniques used are fairly simple- you basically use tools and your bare hands to “add” or “subtract” material until you get your desired product. Once you have carved away […]

Art Education @ Art Schools in the US

I’m often asked what in my opinion the best art schools are in the United States. So, I researched the topic before making my careful selection. Of course, some schools are better for film and others for fine art/paintings, and others again for art history. And this list is no more than my opinion after […]

Abstract Painting – Art Without Meaning ?

Abstract Painting has meaning, not the borrowed meaning of depicted objects. Rather the important and different meaning of high art from the most creative of pursuits.

America’s Top Museums & Art Galleries L-Z

J. Paul Getty museum, Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art, New York City Museum of Fine Arts Boston Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with works of art. The museum display the art from many cultures and from different […]

America’s Top Museums & Art Galleries A-K

My list of US-based art museums and public galleries, in alphabetical order. Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Housed in a renovated seven-floor warehouse building, the Andy Warhol museum displays more than 500 works of art in film, paintings, prints, and drawings, offering a comprehensive presentation of the development of Warhol’s work. The artworks displayed are drawn […]