The Global Affordable Art Fair Sensation

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Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

The Global Affordable Art Fair Sensation If you compared it to other sectors the commercial art world was backwards, I used to go around art fairs in London in my twenties and I felt I wasn’t being catered for. There I was, with no formal art training but the desire to buy art, and no one was on hand to … Read More

Rothko’s Colours: His Spiritual Performers

Pal UjvarosiArtSmart Roundtable, Contemporary Art, Mark Rothko, Modern Art2 Comments

Rothko Purple and Brown

Rothko’s Colours – His Spiritual Performers Each month there is an opportunity to discover a new topic or new events via the ArtSmart Roundtable, a series of articles by a group of art interested travel bloggers. This month the theme is ‘colour’ and our theme will cover Mark Rothko’s colours explaining his career, especially with his newly opened exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum in … Read More

Huge Colourful Snails Crawling Riga’s Streets

Lydian BrunstingArt Projects, Contemporary Art, Europe, Latvia, Riga4 Comments


Huge Colourful Snails Crawling Riga’s Streets   During the month of May, 2014, Riga’s citizens and visitors were surprised by some huge colourful snails crawling the city’s streets, making their progress surely but slowly, every day appearing a bit further from their previous location. The interaction between the 14 snails in total and its audience – basically everyone passing by – … Read More

The Undersea Art Exhibition

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Recently the Great Barrier Reef – world’s largest coral reef system – was housing a unique art event: the Undersea Art Exhibition. As the name already reveals, the art exhibition took place underwater, at the Marine World activity platform of the cruise-company Reef Magic in the outer Great Barrier Reef, and was only accessible for those venturing out diving or … Read More

The Ninth Florence Biennale

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Tomorrow the doors open up at Florence’s ‘Fortezza da Basso‘ for the ninth Florence Biennale, or to use its official name: ‘La Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze‘. The Florence of Michelangelo and da Vinci, the city of the Medicis, will for an eternity stay connected to the Rennaissance. Since the Florentine art scene has for centuries been linked with … Read More

Art Taking Over Amsterdam This Weekend

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This coming weekend Amsterdam has again some nice events on offer for the art lovers among us. Below we’ll feature two events that will take a dominant place in the Amsterdam art scene coming days and will be worth checking out: PAN AMSTERDAM Last weekend PAN Amsterdam opened its doors for its 27th edition in Amsterdam Rai. The art fair, … Read More

Art Round Trip The Netherlands

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Art Round Trip The Netherlands

With a country as small as The Netherlands it’s almost a pity to stay only in its biggest tourist draw Amsterdam and its surroundings. Although the average tourist might not venture much further than Volendam or Kinderdijk, for the art lovers among us there are usually some great exhibitions organised in other parts of the country, as is again the … Read More

Record-breaker: Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud”

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What is worth exactly US $142,405,000? Obviously, Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud”, a triptych (a three-panelled painting) that depicts Bacon’s friend and rival, Lucian Freud (son of the one and only Sigmund), sitting on a wooden chair against an orange background. According to the New York Times, the piece was purchased by art dealer William Acquavella on behalf … Read More

David Hockney’s iPad Art

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David Hockney

Where the younger generation of artists will probably shrug their shoulders when they hear the term ‘iPad Art’, for many artists who have been around for a longer time ‘iPad Art’ may still sound somewhat intangible. There are always exceptions of course and David Hockney, one of Britain’s most famous artists, is one of them. In the past two decades … Read More

The Living Room By Roderick Hietbrink

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The Living Room

Yesterday’s storm left a trace of damages in among others the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Fallen trees, sunken houseboats, people crushed by trees or other objects falling down, it is something we didn’t experience in our tiny country for a long time, at least not since the early nineties when the last storm of this size visited the Netherlands. … Read More

The Plastic Classics Of Jane Perkins

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Jane Perkins Plastic Classics: Vincent Van Gogh after Van Gogh's own Self-Portrait

You can be an artist – and you can be a “re-maker”. That’s what Jane Perkins calls herself. Well, we think it’s a pretty fun art project and original in its own rights: old masters work is re-done by simply re-purposing ordinary objects like buttons, toys, clothes pegs and anything else she comes across. The idea is to put an … Read More

The Art Toast Project

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The Art Toast Project by Idafrosk

The Art Toast Project is an ongoing food art project by Ida Skivenes. The Norwegian artist uses pieces of toast as her canvas and makes edible versions of major art works by famous artists, such as Munch’s Scream, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and a Frida Kahlo. As per the latest update on Ida’s blog, there have been 15 art toasts made … Read More