Art & Artist Stories
The Artistic Value of Christmas Decorations
In a broad sense, anything that needs artistic skill and creativity can be counted under art. So then, are Christmas decorations art? It might not come as a surprise, but centuries ago, Christmas ornaments, cribs and cards were considered art forms enjoyed only by the elite who could afford to commission them. Are they still regarded as art? Sadly, the ornaments and artefacts that adorn homes, streets and workplaces during Christmas are considered only decorations and not art today.
8 Miniature Artists Who Shrink the World onto our Palms
Miniature art can be created in multiple forms using a wide range of materials and art supplies. It is patronized by art societies around the world and is often executed with extreme detail, taking days to complete. There are several acclaimed artists who create miniature sculptures. From gardens in potholes to nature in test tubes to hyper-realistic streetscapes and animal sculptures, here are eight miniature artists who shrink the world onto our palms.
Art Related Guinness World Records to Inspire YouBe it an interest to preserve an art form, earn a name for themselves and their community or fulfill the personal dream of achieving a world record, artists who don't shy away from attempting spirited large-scale artworks, make their way into the Guinness World Record list. The list is never final or absolute, everybody has a chance. If you are an ambitious artist, this list may be the inspiration you need to create a world record of your own.
Working Magic on Faces and Canvases - Dr.Soham Mitra
“We tend to put knowledge in different boxes. But such distinctions should never exist” - Dr. Soham
Making realistic portraits, one stroke at a time - Truptika
“If you think art doesn’t fetch you enough money, take it up as your backup career for weekends. But don’t quit”. - Truptika
I found my home in art - Sangamalika
“If you fight for it, you really want it. If you are dropping it, it’s not because they made it hard for you, it’s because you didn’t want it hard enough” - Sangamalika
The Artist who fell in love with colors - Madhumika Sankar
“Give yourself a chance to make mistakes, they teach you a lot!” - Madhumika Sankar
Light, circles, and more - Rachelle Kearns
“If you want to be an artist, paint, paint, and paint. It takes a while for the work to get better. You have to do the work for it to be something” - Rachelle Kearns
All you need to know about Resins
If you are an artist, you would have definitely heard about ‘Resin Art’. While the resin is used for many purposes, it is also used to create amazing art pieces. Resin is a blend of unique chemicals that turns into a hard form to make durable material. This can be used to create artwork, particularly to protect it from wear and tear. This blog will give you a glimpse of the history of resin, the different types of resins available out there, how to choose the right resin and how it can be applied in arts and crafts according to your requirements.
A Perfect Blend of Reality and Illusion - Akshita Gandhi
“As an artist, you will be exposed to praise as well as criticism. However, what really matters is, while people are busy deciding whether your work is a success or not, you need to be back in your studio creating more work.” - Akshita Gandhi
The Story Behind Expensive Japanese Brushes
I went through many hardships and experienced a great deal of frustration before finally succeeding in making brushes that I could feel proud of creating.
- Yoshiyuki Hata, The Third Master, Traditional craftsperson of Kawajiri fude brush
From Motors to Strokes - Venkatesh
"To be good at what you want to do, you need to fall in love with learning" - Venkatesh
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