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Inside the Lives and Works of History’s Most Iconic Landscape artists

Whether it’s skies or shorelines, meadows or mountains, landscape art has been one of the world’s most-loved genres since Dutch realist artists got to grips with it in the 17th century. In this blog post, we will take a look … Continue reading

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Why Original Art is a Great Investment

It’s a commonly held belief that you have to be rich to own your own original artworks. It isn’t true – you can buy gorgeous original pieces of art at all price points – and an investment in an original … Continue reading

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Five of the Most Iconic Paintings of the 20th Century

Throughout the history of painting as an art form, there have been several revolutionary paintings that sparked new art movements or invoked a new way of thinking about the world. We’ve compiled five of these revolutionary works of art for you. Continue reading

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Three of the Biggest Art Movements of the 20th Century

In art as in life, the 20th Century was one in which things moved quickly; the world of modern art exploded and art became a much greater part of the average person’s life. Continue reading

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The Art of Framing

While we’re often taught it’s what’s on the inside that counts, the relationship between a frame and the picture resting inside of it is a great deal more nuanced than that. The adage, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ … Continue reading

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The Gamepiece as a Confession of Human Brutality

A sStill life painting is mostly thought to concern itself with inanimate objects such as household furniture and implements, or food items like fruit and bottles of wine. Yet animals also find their way into still life, often in the … Continue reading

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The Hidden Movement in Still Life Art

Although still life art traditionally depicts inanimate subjects for the purpose of admiration, observation and, for some, even meditation around the subject matter of the work, there are many examples where hidden movement is also suggested in the piece.

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A Moment in Time: What Can Still Life Paintings Tell Us?

Some of us may think of still life paintings and remember sitting in an art class at school staring at a bowl of fruit, but that’s not the real story. Still life paintings can be incredible snapshots of a moment … Continue reading

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Escape With 20th Century Still Life Paintings

Artists are often thought of as mirrors on the world around them, reflecting their time and society. With 20th century still life paintings however, artists used their works as a means to offer escape.

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Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: 20th Century Still Life Paintings

Even to the most discerning art collector, the words ‘still life’ still represent a large body of work produced before the 20th century. Flowers, fruit and similar themes dominated the artists’ choice of subject. Talented still life artists who painted … Continue reading

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