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The Global Affordable Art Fair Sensation

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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 …

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Rothko’s Colours: His Spiritual Performers

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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 …

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Vija Celmins’s Photorealistic Double Reality

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  Vija Celmins’s Photorealistic Double Reality   It’s the first Monday of the month again and thus time for the ArtSmart Roundtable, a monthly series of articles by a group of art focused travel bloggers. …

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Huge Colourful Snails Crawling Riga’s Streets

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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 …

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Naoshima, Japan’s Contemporary Art Island

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  Naoshima, Japan’s Contemporary Art Island   It is the first Monday of the month again, which means it is time for the ArtSmart Roundtable – a monthly event during which a group of art …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Art Round Trip The Netherlands

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 …

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

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 …

David Hockney’s iPad Art

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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 …

The Living Room By Roderick Hietbrink

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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 …

Bert Spaan’s City Colour Mapping

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What if you would colour every house on the map based on the age of the building? That’s exactly what Bert Spaan did with the close to ten million buildings in The Netherlands with an …

The Plastic Classics Of Jane Perkins

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 …