May
14
2015

Picasso Painting Breaks Record at 179.4 Million Dollars at Auction

Picasso's Painting Is The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold   Pablo Picasso This past Monday, Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" sold at auction in New York for $179,365,000. The painting is considered to be one of the Pablo Picasso's most important works.  "Les Femmes d'Alger (Version O)", translated to "Women of Algiers (Version O)" is the final painting in a series painted between 1954 and 1955. The 15 part series of paintings created by Picasso are considered to be some of Picasso's best work due to the vibrant cubist depiction of nude and semi-nude women.    "Women of Algiers (Version O)"  The original seri... [More]
Feb
19
2015

Please Do Touch -New Exhibit Allows the Blind to Touch Famous Pieces of Art

Madrid's Prado Museum Introduces Unique Art Exhibition for the Blind Guests feel a textured version of Velazquez's "The Triumph of Baccus" (image courtesy of Museo Nacional Del Prado) The Museo Nacional Del Prado (Madrid, Spain) opened its first exhibit for the sight impaired recently which allows people to touch recreated famous classical masterpieces. For the visually impaired, this is one of the first exhibits of its kind to cater to the audience with the intention of allowing all people sighted and non-sighted to experience famous paintings. It also might be one of the first exhibits where "touching the art" is actually encouraged i... [More]
Feb
6
2015

AKUA- Pushing the Limits of Printmaking and Beyond

Originally created by professional printmaker Susan Rostow, Akua Intaglio Inks and Liquid Pigment Inks have pushed artists well beyond the boundaries of traditional printmaking. These revolutionary inks possess unique working properties that allow artists creative opportunities unlike anything else on the market: Formulated to dry through absorption not evaporation, Akua Inks possess incredibly long open times meaning artists don't have to rush through their work. Soy- (Intaglio) and gum- (Liquid Pigment) bases make for easy soap and water clean-up and a completely non-toxic working experience. Inks are fume free, removing the need for ... [More]

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