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Busking Bumbershoot

Busking Bumbershoot

Oh, sweet Bumbershoot. Bumbershoot is a homegrown Seattle classic, a three-day summer arts and music festival encompassing all of Seattle Center (you know, where the Space Needle reigns supreme). I rocked out to Kings of Leon, nodded my head to Sage Francis, and got my groove on to Zap Mama. But the best part of the day […]

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The Art of Sadness – Showcase

The Art of Sadness – Showcase

Everyone gets sad. We all are susceptible to negative thoughts and feelings sometimes. Sadness is a normal emotion that has the ability to make life more engaging. Some of the greatest art in the world was created because the artist was so entrenched in his emotions of sadness, that it bled on to a canvas […]

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What is Art?

What is Art?

What is art? Art, to me, is the appreciation of anything set aside from reality. Dictionary.com defines art as being something that is appealing or more than ordinary in significance. Art is the story of a culture. Whether the art topic is Michelangelo’s David or Colors by Joe Shmoe, it all symbolizes one-thing and that’s the […]

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Art simply will not die

Art simply will not die

Commonly, people say Visual Arts and Visual Art sales since 1980 is similar to the flicker of a flame, waning and then strong, at best. This is because, statistically, yes, the arts are down, but this is only relative to multi-million dollar art sales taking place day after day. Like art itself, the market is […]

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Culture

Alejandro Santiago’s “2501 Migrantes” in Oaxaca

Alejandro Santiago’s “2501 Migrantes” in Oaxaca

Several years ago the Mexican artist Alejandro Santiago began sculpting 2500 not-quite-life-sized human figures out of clay. Hewn in part with a machete and daubed in the colors of peasants’ clothing, the crude but ingeniously expressive figures are lifelike both in their collectivity and their subdued individuality. They gaze at you in a way that many more […]

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¡Cuba! Art and History from 1868 to Today in Montreal

¡Cuba! Art and History from 1868 to Today in Montreal

With Fidel Castro’s recent resignation announcement, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts ¡Cuba! Art and History from 1868 to Today couldn’t come at a more interesting time. The United States imposed embargo on Cuba in 1963 cut off US-Cuba political relations and strained even the ones on a more personal level. Canada has been more accepting to the […]

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DOGWOOD DAZE

DOGWOOD DAZE

My color for 2007? A glorious red informed with brown, what the 1960s Sherwin-Williams catalog would have termed “Autumn Red.” Not that it signified for me the end of summer or the onset of winter. No, it is a glorious burnt red, older and more cautious than brilliant scarlet, richer and more alive than dull […]

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The Only Amazing Manga Museum in the World 2021

The Only Amazing Manga Museum in the World 2021

Kyoto Manga Museum, famed for its geisha girls and global warming protocol, is also home to the only museum catering to manga, i.e. Japanese comics of wide-eyed heroes and heroines. The Kyoto International Manga Museum opened in November 2006 in a refurbished primary school and houses approximately 200,000 manga books and assorted historical items. On any given […]

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Photography

Nude Art Modeling: I Take Off My Clothes for Money

Nude Art Modeling: I Take Off My Clothes for Money

My self is standing to attention, because it’s freezing. My feet are turning a plummy purple, and while 5 minutes ago I could still wiggle them and get that itchy-ootchy pins and needles sensation, at this point, I can no longer move them. I can’t even turn my head to look at them, because my […]

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Waiiit a second…

Waiiit a second…

Thought I would quickly share a very unique photography portfolio I ran across today. The artist’s name is Mark Jenkins, and the work is quite creative. Many of the pieces are some types of odd insertion into everyday life. I’m sure some of those shots would take all day to catch. Got to love a commitment […]

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Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

The Artist: Richard Learoyd The Show: Presences, at the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco May 5 – June 25, 2011 Both visually and psychologically revealing, the photographs of British artist Richard Learoyd probe the limits of image-capture. Learoyd’s subjects pose inside his camera: a specially designed camera obscura-type mechanism consisting of two small rooms. In one, the subject sits illuminated […]

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10 Controversial Art Pieces

10 Controversial Art Pieces

Throughout most of our lives, art has become progressively more controversial. There is a direct correlation between the acceptance of controversial art within society and with the artist’s production of it. This is simply because some artists exist in a world that consists of a never-ending quest for their next great piece of controversial work […]

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Design

Light, Color and Nature’s Play: Tord Boontje

Light, Color and Nature’s Play: Tord Boontje

Tord boontje annabel. thumbnail Light, Color and Natures Play: Tord BoontjeSpring is in the not so far off distance — or at least that is what I tell myself to ward off rainy images of March — and with it come the pleasant reminders that the world is alive and beautiful: flowers, cherry blossoms, warmer […]

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Inspired Hotels: 6 unique spots to book a room

Inspired Hotels: 6 unique spots to book a room

I get tempted to book last minute flights when I come across hotels like these. Although only the beginning in a world of design hotels, they should provide some inspiration for planning your next trip. Propeller Island City Lodge, Berlin, Germany More of a museum than a hotel, the Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin […]

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Fashionably greening your wardrobe

Fashionably greening your wardrobe

Green fashion has taken on a new meaning, as seen at the New York Fashion Week which ended last Friday. If you think wearing sustainable, eco-friendly clothing means donning drab, unattractive styles, you are highly mistaken. Even high fashion has gone down the environmental path, so here’s a little sampling of designers and shows to […]

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Jared Nickerson

Jared Nickerson

Jared Nickerson (aka j3concepts) is an amazing artist. His skill and popularity is very widespread. He is steadily rising to one of the most popular vector artists online. Interview Hey Jared, thanks for taking the interview, and congrats on being the very first featured artist on ArtCulture.com! Hey, I appreciate the opportunity. How did you […]

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Nude Art Modeling: I Take Off My Clothes for Money

Nude Art Modeling: I Take Off My Clothes for Money

| February 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

My self is standing to attention, because it’s freezing. My feet are turning a plummy purple, and while 5 minutes ago I could still wiggle them and get that itchy-ootchy pins and needles sensation, at this point, I can no longer move them. I can’t even turn my head to look at them, because my […]

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Busking Bumbershoot

Busking Bumbershoot

| February 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Oh, sweet Bumbershoot. Bumbershoot is a homegrown Seattle classic, a three-day summer arts and music festival encompassing all of Seattle Center (you know, where the Space Needle reigns supreme). I rocked out to Kings of Leon, nodded my head to Sage Francis, and got my groove on to Zap Mama. But the best part of the day […]

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Alejandro Santiago’s “2501 Migrantes” in Oaxaca

Alejandro Santiago’s “2501 Migrantes” in Oaxaca

| February 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Several years ago the Mexican artist Alejandro Santiago began sculpting 2500 not-quite-life-sized human figures out of clay. Hewn in part with a machete and daubed in the colors of peasants’ clothing, the crude but ingeniously expressive figures are lifelike both in their collectivity and their subdued individuality. They gaze at you in a way that many more […]

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The Art of Sadness – Showcase

The Art of Sadness – Showcase

| February 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Everyone gets sad. We all are susceptible to negative thoughts and feelings sometimes. Sadness is a normal emotion that has the ability to make life more engaging. Some of the greatest art in the world was created because the artist was so entrenched in his emotions of sadness, that it bled on to a canvas […]

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Light, Color and Nature’s Play: Tord Boontje

Light, Color and Nature’s Play: Tord Boontje

| February 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Tord boontje annabel. thumbnail Light, Color and Natures Play: Tord BoontjeSpring is in the not so far off distance — or at least that is what I tell myself to ward off rainy images of March — and with it come the pleasant reminders that the world is alive and beautiful: flowers, cherry blossoms, warmer […]

Continue Reading

What is Art?

What is Art?

| February 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

What is art? Art, to me, is the appreciation of anything set aside from reality. Dictionary.com defines art as being something that is appealing or more than ordinary in significance. Art is the story of a culture. Whether the art topic is Michelangelo’s David or Colors by Joe Shmoe, it all symbolizes one-thing and that’s the […]

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