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Celebrating 25-year Anniversary of NeoPopRealsim Art Style Created by NADIA RUSS: 1989-2014 & 10-year Anniversary of the NeoPopRealist 10 canons for happier life: 2004-2014

Twenty five years ago, in 1989, in her Moscow’s apartment, Nadia Russ (aka Nadia Maloleneva) began her serious experiments with ink pen and brush. Knowing the art history and the past artists’ achievements, she had a goal to create a new art style of visual arts. She succeeded, the NeoPopRealisim was born then. Today, NeoPopRealism is 25!

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All the Pretty Selfies Are Here to Stay

Barak Obama took a selfie. This made headlines, not because he took it, but because he took it while attending the funeral of Nelson Mandela. It makes us realize how natural and almost unconscious an act it is. Like checking your messages on your iphone We do it all the time, without even thinking. Are these portraits a passing fad, or are they here to stay? Do they have a place in the art scene discourse? Alicia Eler interviews some artists who think they do.

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We’re all poorer when art is locked up

Every artist wishes to sell his work, if only to make enough money to make another painting. Selling one’s work to a collector and becoming financially independent is a dream. Of course, artists do not only wish for the money, but for the interaction which occurs when their work is exhibited. However, it is the art market which determines which works should be on view. Some collectors keep their art hidden away because rarity of work fuels prices. How does this affect the artist and the viewer?

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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol blurred the lines between personal artistic expression and celebrity culture. He specifically created many copies of the same piece so as to question the value of the artist’s personal touch as opposed to the value of the collective. In keeping with this, many of his pieces were not created by him personally, but by his assistants. It isn’t a far jump for collectors and their lawyers to question the authenticity of the work.

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Neoclassical Art

Neoclassical art is a particularly orderly, unemotional, and severe form of art that emerged sometime around 1760. There is an emphasis on historically correct costumes and settings, austere lines, and perfect composition. It had its roots in Roman and Greek art and was founded mainly on the writings of the German archeologist and art historian […]

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Mayan Art

Mayan art refers to the artworks done by the ancient Mayan civilization. It involves any painting, architecture, wood carvings, sculptures and figures made from wood, stone, stucco, and precious gems like jade, weaving and textile, and even their literature. These art pieces are considered as precious artifacts these days and are in the care of […]

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Romanticism Art

Towards the end of the 18th century and the start of the 19th, a new era for the arts was discovered, focusing more on individualism and emotions. The Romantic era was first implemented in Europe, perhaps the biggest art capital in the world during the time. This art movement, known as Romanticism, also highlights and […]

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The 10 Greatest Painters Of All Time

It’s almost impossible to choose from hundreds of spectacularly talented painters and narrow down a list of the greatest painters of all time. The task is particularly harrowing because these painters of the past and present come from so many different time periods and art movements. In our humble opinion, these are, in no particular […]

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Most Famous Impressionist Paintings of All Time

Impressionism remains to be one of the most discussed art movements of all. It marked the beginning of a new era in art, moving against Realism and giving birth to modern art movements such as Cubism and Surrealism. There are several famous impressionist paintings. What is Impressionism? The art movement was developed in the 19th century […]

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Paula Scher

Paula Scher is a graphic artist from America, who is often described as the “master conjurer of the instantly familiar” and is one of the most influential artists. In 1991, she became the first-ever female principal in Pentagram, a popular design firm. Her clients were prominent people and company, so it’s no wonder that her […]

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Luis Royo

Luis Royo is a Spanish artist who is best known for his fantasy illustrations. His works have been published in several books, comics, and magazines such as “Heavy Metal. He has also made several artworks for music album covers, Tarot cards, and video games. His works were illustrations of partly clothed women in fantasy and […]

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Henry Darger: Artist, Outsider, and Protector of Children

Henry Darger Jr. was a self-taught American artist whose Magnus opus, a work of literature awash with many drawings, began at age 19. He is well known for his manuscript, titled “In the Realms of the Unreal”, which grossed over 15,000 single-spaced pages. It also includes a collection of more than 300 different paintings he […]

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Maud Lewis

Maud Lewis was a 20th-century Canadian painter and folk artist. She is best known for creating irrepressibly lively, colorful, and almost childlike artwork depicting her rural surroundings with joy and affection. She is one of the most popular artists in Canadian history. Born in 1903 in rural Nova Scotia, Lewis’s life was not one that […]

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Venus of Urbino by Titian

The Venus of Urbino (1534) shows a young woman, completely nude, reclining on a bed or a couch. The room in which the subject poses and the furnishings in it suggests that the setting is a luxurious Renaissance palace. The painting is also known as the Reclining Venus and the subject is traditionally identified with […]

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