The Difference Between the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art

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New York is home to a number of popular tourist destinations. If you haven't done your research, it could take you hours to decide which places would most likely tickle your fancy. If you're into arts and history, however, there are two places that would stand out in your options: the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art.

Each of these tourist spots is famous in its own way. Each offers a variety of activities that is just as memorable as the ones the other offers. It's simply a matter of personal choice that would make one more enjoyable that the other. Let me point out some major differences between these 2 famous museums.

We, start with the Museum of Modern Art also known as MoMA. This holds renowned art collections from world-class painters like Vincent van Gogh who created The Starry Night (1889) and Claude Monet who painted Reflections of Clouds on the Water Lilies (1914-1926).

The Museum of Modern Art is also known to house an unparalleled art exhibits that offer every visitor a comprehensive overview of the modern and the contemporary eras, from innovative European paintings and sculptures of the 1880's up to today's films, designs, and other aspects of performing arts.

The museum's amenities and galleries are just as marvelous as the precious collections it holds. The scenic elements inside include the relaxing ambiance of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden; a combination of modern sculptures, fountains and seasonal plantings. William Kentridge's Five Themes collection is an exhibit that features ambivalent yet alluring subjects that are surely worth seeing. Other must-see venues include Picasso's Themes and Variations, Henri Cartier-Bresson's, The Modern Century, and the PS1 Contemporary Art Center.

As for the American Museum of Natural History, it is known for its modern and historic galleries and exhibits. The museum is also voted as the number 1 attraction in New York by a family travel guide. The museum also has the most significant collections of dinosaur fossils in the world.

The American Museum of Natural History has galleries and exhibits that will give you an exciting experience, such as the planetarium space show, Rose Center for Earth and Space, Hayden Planetarium Space Show, Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, and the Fossil Halls that will make you marvel every time you drop by.

Given the different levels of art that each of these offer, I'd say both the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art are worth taking a tour! They may have different exhibits and collections, but then they can offer a great time and experience that will make anyone keep coming back for more!

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Afro Cuban Art and Grupo Antillano

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In a country as racially diverse as Cuba, it is surprising that, for a long time, Afro Cuban art was not looked upon as desirable. After the revolution, Santeria and other African religious and cultural practices were deemed primitive and counter-revolutionary. This was especially the case in the 70s, during a period of severe censorship in all areas of artistic and cultural life on the island.

In 1978, a group of artists rebelled against the state censorship and formed an art collective under the name Grupo Antillano. Even though the group was active for only five years, it helped establish Afro Cuban art as part of national identity. Most members of the group were painters – Adelaida Herrera Valdés, Julia Valdés, Manuel Mendive, Leonel Morales, Miguel Lobaina, Ever Fonseca, Clara Morera, Manuel Couceiro Prado, Arnaldo Rodríguez Larrinaga, Pablo Toscano Mora, Miguel Ocejo, and sculptors – Herminio Escalona Gonzales, Rogelio Rodríguez Cobas, Ramón Haití, Rafael Queneditt Morales, Alberto Lescay Merencio, Oscar Rodríguez Lasseria, with Esteban Ayala Ferrer working primarily in graphic design. The main driving force of this artist collective was Wilfredo Lam, a world renowned painter of African and Chinese descent. The first exhibit of Grupo Antillano was held in September of 1978 in Galería Centro de Arte Internacional, with seven more to follow in the same year. In the next four years, the group exhibited throughout Cuba and internationally. Shortly after Lam’s death in September of 1982, Grupo Antillano ceased to exist as an artist collective and their last group exhibit was an Homage to Wilfredo Lam in September of 1983.

A retrospective exhibit under the name “Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba”, curated by Harvard professor Alejandro de la Fuente, first opened in Santiago de Cuba in April 2013, continued on to Havana in August of the same year, in the Spring of 2014 will be on display in New York, in the Fall of 2014 in San Francisco and in the Spring of 2015 in Harvard University. Besides showcasing works of original members of Grupo Antillano, the exhibit also includes works by a younger generation of artists who share the same concerns with the original members – issues of history, identity and race. The group of contemporary artists invited to participate in this retrospective includes Belkis Ayón, José Bedia, Eduardo Roca Salazar (Choco), Juan Roberto Diago, Douglas Pérez, Elio Rodríguez Valdés, Alexis Esquivel, Andrés Montalván Cuéllar, Santiago Rodríguez Olazabal, René Peña, Marta María Pérez Bravo and Leandro Soto.

All of these artists – the original members of Grupo Antillano, as well as contemporary Afro Cuban artists, are helping promote this important aspect of Cuban national identity, in visual arts and everyday life. Through their art, which is greatly influenced by African roots of many Cubans, they show us the essence of the unique and constantly evolving Cubanidad*.

* A concept that originated in the 1920s to explain the multicultural and the multicolored people of Cuba.

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Japanese Woodblock Prints – Collecting Ukiyo-e Art

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How many times do you visit an art museum and say to yourself, “I wish I could own that picture?” We all think that art investment is the preserve of the super rich, that Sotheby and Christie are for other people not ourselves. Well, that’s not actually true. Obviously an Andy Warhol or a Van Gogh will stretch most pockets, but there is great art out there, rich in history, beautiful to look at and best of all, because art of the past is a finite resource, an investment that will hold its value.

For me, the woodblock prints of nineteenth century Japan fit the bill for premium low cost investment just perfectly. I run an online gallery that exclusively sells Japanese prints of this period, or ukiyo-e as it is called. I guess I’m biased but I love this work so much (I’ve been a collector all my life) that I not only want to sell the work, I also want to publicise, show it, write about and even make films about it.

First a little bit about the work. For those who think they are unfamiliar with Japanese prints, I’m sure that you will have seen the great wave by Hokusai crashing across drinks coasters or greetings cards, or else the red sides of Mount Fuji on a fridge magnet or poster somewhere. This type of art is actually more visible than you might think. Right now, there are major ukiyo-e exhibitions at national galleries in London, Boston, Oxford and Brooklyn to name just a few.

There’s a lot of history to cram into a short article, but simply put: the Japanese made woodblock printing their principle visual art for two or three hundred years. Japan was isolated at this time and the style of work, the method and the subject matter developed in a strict and easily identified way. The process itself is very complicated and hugely skillful, involving an artist making a drawing and a craftsman carving anything up to twenty blocks of wood from the drawing and printing each block by hand onto paper in separate colours. The final result of the process is an edition of exquisite, many coloured prints.

Subjects can include warriors from history, myths and legends, beautiful women, landscape, poetry or most commonly the great actors and performances of the kabuki theatre. Everything is rich in colour, visually arresting and each print has a story to tell. What about costs and investment though?

Art investment is a little like real estate. You can buy property because you like it or you can buy it because you want to see it rise in value. The ideal is to buy property that you like which is also going to give you a return. So it is with art. Contemporary art is a minefield; there are so many people making things, so many objects in the world and no real measure of what’s hot and what’s not. At the high end, the risk is less daunting because there’s an elaborate network of dealers and collectors to stabilise the market and point you in the right direction. But high end contemporary art is wildly expensive and still attracts risk.

More sensible is to pick a niche genre that you like, where the artist or artists are dead and where there’s a track record of market price and a consensus about value and quality. This is why Japanese prints are such a good buy at the moment.

Like in property, there are high premiums for top pieces which rapidly increase in value and quickly become unaffordable and as a result, ripples spread outward and the market follows in the wake of soaring prices at the heart. For years the market and the experts were obsessed with the classical period of Japanese art, the seventeenth and eighteenth century.Prices for artists such as Utamaro, Sharuku or Hokusai reached astronomical levels. For example an Utamaro print fetched $311,679 in 2002. Naturally the market needed to expand and Hiroshige, the famous nineteenth century landscape artist now commands up to $30,000 – $40,000 for a single print. Increasingly the prints of the nineteenth century have become highly valued and artists such a Kuniyoshi and Kunisada now command high prices. Scarcity of classical period pieces now means that there is increasing interest in this Edo period art making it an excellent time to invest in what is now appreciated as very fine art of the highest order.

One thing people notice is that prints by the same artist vary widely in price… why is this? Condition is very important, remember these are fragile things and it sometimes seems miraculous that they have survived at all. Prints are prone to fading, attack by worms and insects, water damage, damp, fire and careless handling and excess trimming. Condition is paramount for value but also certain prints by artists are considered to be of exceptional artistic value, others are rare because the editions were very small. If you buy from reputable dealers however, then market value will on the whole be fairly reflected in the price. Most of all buy prints because you like them; a good dealer will provide lots of information on a piece: the date, subject matter, who is depicted and so on. Information like this enriches the experience of ownership enormously. It is also possible that your print will be in a significant museum collection; the MFA in Boston has thousands of ukiyo-e prints many of which are online. With an artist like Utagawa Kuniyoshi, there a large number of major exhibition catalogues, coffee table books and so on which may have your print illustrated.

Japanese prints are a world of magical narrative and beauty…take time to look at them and maybe visit Christies on line and look at prices to reassure yourself of the market. I’ve put a link below to our own gallery, the Toshidama Gallery and also a link to our blog which has articles, videos and image resources. Please contact us if you have any request for information on this rich and wonderful art.

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All About the Art of Singing

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Singing is an art and it requires constant practice. For some, singing comes naturally. Some take it up as a hobby. But if you plan to take singing up as a profession then you have to take it very seriously. First learn how to sing.

To an ordinary singer to excel in singing, it is good to start taking training from skilled professionals who are well versed in singing and who possess the knowledge in the art of singing. Others who really wish to take singing as a profession, must first learn to sing by first approaching a skilled professional who offers training. Select the best trainer available. The trainer will train you how to sing well. It may require years of practice to become a good singer. Constant effort will ultimately lead you to success. The more you learn about singing, the more you will excel in your performance. Practice can mould anyone. So practice singing regularly.

First understand the technicality in singing. Enrich yourself with the knowledge of the vocal cords. It is the part that helps you to produce sound. Breathing process plays an important role while singing. A good singer must know when and how to control breathing. A skilled professional musician can guide you on this. Preserve your vocal cords. Take care of your health physically, since singing needs lot of physical effort and strength. If you plan for open performances like POP shows, then your physical appearance added with stage performance will keep you at the top level. You must learn about different pitching modes that one needs to adopt while singing.

Steps to improve your singing:

Just learning how to sing will not make you a professional singer. You have to improve your singing capacity.

– You must be honest and sincere in your effort in the practice of singing.

– Practice the voice mode every day regularly without any excuse, except for health problems.

– To improve your talent in singing you must have the mind to accept any criticism, be it from others or from your self. Feel free to hear and accept criticism. Criticism from others will help you to overcome your blind spots or beliefs. You can go for self criticism by first recording your voice in singing and then rehear them yourself. You can even approach professional singers or your trainer and ask them to assess your singing. Feel free to accept their suggestions and the important thing is to take sincere effort to correct your self.

– For some, certain types of singing modes will suit their voice best. Hear many songs sung in different modes by different people and select the mode that best suits your voice tune.

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Japanimation – The History of Anime

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Manga – Where It All Began

Your parents probably think that comic books started back in the 1930s and 1940s with Superman and Batman.

They’re wrong.

While true comic books have been around for less than one hundred years, Japanese artists have been producing illustrated books for centuries. Today, Japanese comic books and graphic novels are referred to as “manga.”

The famous Japanese artist Hokusai (he lived from 1760 until 1849) coined the term manga in 1815 when he referred to some of his comic sketches as “man” (which means whimsical or careless) “ga” (which means drawings). He was just sketching – and “manga” was born.

(By the way – let’s go back to Superman for a second. I’m willing to bet you don’t read Superman comics… but did you know that collectors pay over $150,000 for Action Comics #1, where Superman first appeared? You may not read Superman, but I’m guessing you wouldn’t mind owning that one.)

In the United States, a lot of people – mostly adults -think comic books, graphic novels, and animation are only for kids. That’s not true in Japan – comics and animation are as popular and widely accepted as books or movies. (That’s also why some Japanese comics are as violent and sexually-oriented as they are. Some series are written and illustrated specifically for adults, not for kids or teenagers.) Also unlike in the U.S., Japanese comics and animation often tell stories about “real” or “normal” people, not just about super heroes or super villains.

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Breathing Paint Fumes – What’s at Risk and How to Eliminate Paint Fumes From Your Air

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 Paint is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to give a room or home a quick makeover. But what do you risk health wise by inhaling paint fumes and how can you eliminate them?

 

What you risk depends on the paint that was used. Oil paint or any paint that contains volatile organic chemicals has elements in it that evaporate easily into the air. Examples are solvents, thinners that maintain an even consistency, and drying agents that help the paint dry faster. These are often the ingredients that off gas and can make paint fumes so harmful.

 

You may first notice a headache, watery or burning eyes or nose, dry throat, light headedness, dizziness, or nausea. This is your body’s way of saying get me out of here and away from these paint fumes! Generally these symptoms will disappear if you are only exposed to the fumes for a very short time. But often paint will off gas fumes for weeks, forcing you and all who live in the newly painted space to continue to inhale these fumes over a long period of time.

 

Young children are particularly vulnerable to these fumes because their respiration is comparatively fast, and their bodies are smaller which means their bodies are subjected to much more of the paint fumes than a healthy adult. Pregnant mothers also risk harm to the developing fetus, and continued exposure can interfere with normal growth and development. Older adults are also more at risk many times because of pre-existing conditions such as heart problems, respiratory conditions such as asthma or bronchitis, and/or an immune system that is in some way compromised.

 

There are paints available now that contain low and even no volatile organic chemicals. They are more expensive, but certainly worth the extra money for the health advantages they provide. But if you’ve moved into an apartment or newly constructed home, you may not have control over the paint that was used, and unless you act, you and your family may in fact be forced to just live in this unhealthy environment.

 

A high efficiency particle arresting (abbreviated as HEPA) air purifier that has a filter that specifically targets and removes these fumes can clear the air and make the air quality in your home healthy again. How does it do this? It is designed to run 24 hours a day to continuously removing these paint fumes from your air as soon as they off gas.

 

By opting for a HEPA air purifier you also get the added advantage of a cleaner that can remove other household particulates that may have resulted from new construction or a home makeover. This filter by definition is designed to remove normal household pollutants such as household dust, dust mites, mold and mildew spores, pollen, pet dander, bacteria and viruses all as small as .3 microns.

 

The best of these air cleaners contain 4 filters built into one easy-to-change canister, each with a different purpose making it a powerful yet compact and very efficient solution to removing paint fumes from your air.

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Cheating Spouse – Tip Off a Friend With an Anonymous Message

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There are a lot of different types of secrets in the world, but the worst kinds are those that are held to protect the feelings, emotions and hearts of the people we love. It’s painful to witness the growing relationship of close friends begin to spiral downward but it’s worse when you discover that one is cheating on the other. The difficulty of the situation tends to be compounded by the fact that you’re likely friends with both people involved.

So how do you tell your friend that they have a cheating spouse?

There’s a lot of fear and worry that comes along with this. When this kind of information lands in your lap you’re likely to cycle through a lot of different questions while mulling over the staggering situation without losing your own head in the dizzying spin:

  • Will my friend believe me?
  • Will he/she get angry with me?
  • What about the one who is cheating, will he/she get angry with me?
  • Should I try to talk some sense into the friend that’s cheating?
  • Should I just leave it alone since it’s not my business?
  • Can I trust the cheating friend with anything anymore
  • Am I certain that he/she is really cheating? What if I’m wrong – I don’t want to wreck their home
  • What if I lose my friendship with both of them if I say something?
  • What if I do nothing and then they find out later that I knew?
  • What will my other friends/family think of me if I get involved?

Yeah, that’s a long list and the questions can just continue on from there. Letting a friend know that they have a cheating spouse is choppy waters to say the least. It’s more like white rapids with a good chance of getting dumped out of the boat.

How do you tell someone you care about then that they are married to a cheating spouse?

The common theme in the questions above, if you look closely, is how talking about the issue will reflect back on the person reporting on the activity. No matter how you personally get involved (or choose not to) it’s still on you. The only true way to avoid getting caught in the middle – where’s there’s a chance someone will try to kill the messenger – is to send an anonymous message or anonymous letter with information pertaining to the cheating spouse.

If you don’t want to blow the whistle directly to the victim, you can also use an anonymous messaging service to let the cheater know that someone else knows – that they hurting their spouse and the other people who care about them.

Sometimes all it takes is the right words to let someone else know that people are watching out for them, that people care. That can be enough to correct the problem.

The worst thing anyone can choose to do is nothing at all. Edmund Burke said it best when he stated “All that is necessary for Evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”.

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How to Dress a Mannequin in 10 Easy Steps

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In the world of Retail Clothing, dressing mannequins and displays are an integral part of promoting Clothing Ranges and accessories. Dressing a garment on a mannequin and setting it within a display has proven to increase sales by up to 70% in some instances – so great idea for promoting poor selling lines! But the sales lift cannot just be put down to better visibility within the store ie dressed on a mannequin – it also has a lot to do with the lifestyle that they create, the way they make the customer feel, think and act when they see the garments displayed on mannequins. Sometimes it can be seen as an endorsement to the shopper that if the store has selected these garments for display then they must be credible, stylish or on trend – so i'll have one too!

When dressed on a mannequin the garment is presented immaculately (ironed without a crease in sight!) And draped on a perfect figured mannequin – then it suddenly becomes something more than just visibility and seeing more of the garment – its about prompting the suggestion to the customer: 'that looks great on those models, i want one of those'.

The average customer is physically shopping when they are in a store, however few of them are actually engaged in shopping mentality – their minds are on a whole lot of other things, such as thinking about what they need to get in for dinner, remembering to pay a bil … etc etc. Most are browsers simply because most are not mentally shopping. For this reason it is the power of display that makes them stop in their tracks and think – wow that looks fantastic !. A dressed mannequin or a display will always catch the customers eye before any garment on a hanger.

Now that we have established the importance of Mannequins and bustforms or tailors dummies, here is ten top tips to a successful display.

Top Tip – Always dress mannequins from bottom to top and the finishing off should always be from top to bottom.

1 – Carefully select garments and outfits to be displayed. It is important that the dressings co-ordinate especially if there is more than one mannequin in the display. Accessories that compliment the selected garments can also add 'finishing off' and 'attention to detail' to a display. Take time to select the outfits because what might seem like a small error of garment choice whilst dressing the mannequin in the back area will be a huge noticeable error out on display.

Note for point 1: Always select the garment size that perfectly fits your mannequin. Do not use oversized garments as these will give an inaccurate image of fit, drape and styling.

2 – Iron or steam thoroughly all garments and outfits to be included in the display. If ironing remember to iron on reverse side of all garments as a sheen will be left on the facing side making your garment look cheap and distressed under display lighting. Displays will amplify the good but also the bad.

3 – Ensure that the mannequin to be dressed has been separated into its separate components at the arms, legs and torso. Always begin with the legs and feet area. Fit the socks and shoes that have been chosen to compliment the outfit put them on the mannequin first before attempting to dress with clothing. The last garment to be dressed should always be the one that is most visible in the display (eg jacket or top, dress etc) – dressing it last will ensure minimal creasing during dressing.

Note for point 3: This will mean that you may have to turn the legs upside down so the feet area are closest to you for dressing. Then flip it back on its feet again to add torso and continue dressing.

4 – Dressing from the bottom to the top, the next item should be the 'bottoms' – skirt, dress or trousers. Note for trousers these should be slotted over both feet just before putting on the shoes – the turned upright again and torso secured. For a skirt or dress the torso would have to be secured back on top of the legs / hip section first before draping the skirt or dress over the head of the mannequin.

5 – To enable smooth dressing of the top section (most visible section) it is necessary to first insert and secure one of the mannequins arms into the shoulder socket on the torso (make sure its the correct arm! Right on the right side left on the left side). After securing one of the arms, open the blouse, shirt etc and slip it onto the secured arm – letting the excess fabric drape from the shoulder whilst you secure the other arm in place.

Note for point 5: If the garment will not open – such as a t-shirt, then it should be popped over the torso before any of the arms are inserted and secured. Once over the head, slip the mannequin arms up the short sleeve if width of arm allows, and secure to shoulder socket. Otherwise slip the arm through the neck and along to the shoulder to secure in the shoulder socket.

6 – The other arm should be slipped down the sleeve (insert from the neck line down the length of the sleeve hand facing downwards. Then once fully inside the sleeve the arm can be secured.

7 – Once the top garments are on and all components in place, the main 'dressing can begin. But first check to ensure that the full mannequin is firm & secure to the base (usually through a hole in the calf or foot for the sprigot to fit in). Once full dressed and styled the mannequin should be handled very little to avoid creasing so positioning accurate beforehand is advantageous.

8 – Dressing and styling should start at the top and work down to the feet. Starting with the neckline and collars, ensure that they are straight and that buttons are lined up symmetrically on each side. For styling purposes collars can be flipped up, or just a single collar flicked up at the ends. If the neckline is straight or styled this will instantly give a good impression.

9 – Continuing down the dressing to the waistline and hips. The styling of the garment will depend on its length and whether it has a fitted waistline or not.

10 – Finishing off and attention to detail are the things that are done lastly but are the most crucial part of the dressing. If the finishing off isn't sharp then the impression is gives to the viewer is untidiness and sloppiness, therefore spending a little more time on the finishing off could reap rewards.

Finishing off starts with standing back from the dressing and identifying areas that are unsightly or untidy – such as: unexpected creasing on items, necklines off center, inside seams on arms facing out instead of in towards the body, accessories not straight or don't match or maybe more required.

Ultimately dressing a mannequin is just like dressing yourself! You wouldn't go to work with one collar in and one collar out or your buttons not in line etc. This how to guide and tips is simple yet crucial to the perception the customer will have on your display, brand and ranging – if displayed well and dressing is sharp this will increase the perceived value of the item and the customer may be willing to pay more for it!

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Modern Abstract Painting For You To Understand, Digest, and Fall In Love With

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The term ‘abstract’ seems so very modern, yet its history goes back to the earlier parts of the 20th century. When we say ‘modern’, we mean the leaning away from representational painting and didactic paintings that occurred with the impressionists and surged onto other movements, such as Dadaism. So let us see what ‘modern’ is and how it applies to modern abstract paintings.

How up to the minute are you? Are you part of the wired generation, those people who are on Twitter and Facebook, those folks who Google themselves every ten minutes to see what the rest of the world is saying about them? Do you ever take a break? If you do, then you most likely think of ‘modern’ happenings occurring no later than the past ten years or so. If you are willing to stretch your mind just a bit more, you will feel comfortable with this statement: For reasons of simplicity, let us consider the ‘modern’ art movement as it existed no more than fifty years ago. ‘Late modern,’ a few people call it, or even ‘post-modern.’

By 1960, abstract expressionism had broken off from the avant-garde and even become a little formal itself, as the means of creating modern abstract paintings became well-known. Pollock’s abstract expressionist methods, for instance, of using very large canvases and spontaneously hurling or dripping paint onto them, moved into the realm of the familiar. Modern art is distinguished from traditional figurative painting by numerous factors: the willingness to experiment with different paints and other materials, the rejection of naturalistic color, clearly visible brushstrokes, and requiring the viewer to work harder at interpreting the art, because of the subject matter rarely hewing to the easily discerned objects such as a hill or a flower.

The first item in our list, the willingness to experiment with different paints and other materials, fits in nicely with modern abstract paintings, mainly because of the rise of acrylic paints. Drying quickly, produced and sold more cheaply than oil paints and requiring minimal cleanup, acrylic paints are the mainstay of the modern artist. Even the artist who switches to oils at a later stage of his work may begin with acrylic paint, or he may choose acrylics for the length of his career. Many factors may play into this, among them the relative lack of odor of acrylics when compared to oil paints.

The second criterion, the rejection of natural color, may be related to the modern sensibility of spontaneous rejection of any true-to-life subject matter in favor of dreamy or fantastic subjects. For instance, on another planet, who could know if the trees there produced violet leaves and flowers that produced sparks? There is a great deal of freedom in modern art, and the visible brushstrokes speak of honesty and a relationship with the viewer that is much more informal than in the past. The viewer is expected to come to the showing of a piece with a certain amount of foreknowledge. Modern abstract paintings reach the audience that they were intended for, a group of people who boldly bring their own interpretations to the gallery. They do not expect anything other than a fully-realized relationship with the artist and a thorough understanding of his work. Modern abstract artists accept the challenge.

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Why Buy Contemporary Art?

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Some people are scared of contemporary art. They look at a painting, sculpture, or installation, and they don’t know what it means. Sometimes, they don’t even know what it’s about. Since the unknown is scary, they become afraid of the contemporary art itself.

However, there are many reasons to buy art to showcase in your home or office, and very few reasons to be scared of it. Once you understand the contemporary art movement, you’ll be able to avoid fear and instead enjoy this medium of expression.

Find a Piece that Fits Your Space in your home or office

When you choose to buy art, you’ll have the opportunity to find the piece that best fits your space and your lifestyle before you make your purchase. Contemporary art comes in all colors, forms, and is made out of all sort of materials. Whether you’re looking for a painting, a sculpture, a collage, or something else, you’ll be able to find a contemporary artist who makes what you need.

In addition, contemporary art deals with all sorts of subjects. Sometimes, you’ll have to research a work to find out what it’s about. However, it’s often pretty clear what the artist is trying to say. If you find a piece that says something you agree with, then you can buy a piece the not only matches your decor but your ideals as well.

Get to Know Local Artists

Buying contemporary art is a great way to learn about and even get to know a local, Australian artist. Many of the people who make contemporary art might even live in your city or town, but you may not hear about them unless you go looking for new art for your walls.

Once you start your search, though, you may find yourself welcomed into a community of artists who want to tell you about their work. Most artists are happy to talk to customers, and will explain whatever you want to know about their work, their process, and more. You might even find one of these people becoming a friend.

If you’re looking for a piece that complements your space, suits your personality, and that comes from an artist you can get to know, look no further than Australian art. Find a gallery near you, or look at one online. Be picky, and don’t buy any contemporary art until you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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Source by Perry Pearson

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