Antique £100 million Caravaggio painting found in a watery attic in France

By on May 9, 2016 in Artists

This might very well be THE discovery of the year within the art community around the world.  A very dark yet intriguing painting by both Italian artist and murderer Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) was found by accident in an old leaky attic somewhere in France. Enigmatic, fascinating, rebellious and dangerous The work of art found in the attic in France was remarkably well preserved given the room in which it was found. The painted canvas shows us the beheading of Holofernes by Judith. Given the condition of the canvas, it’s 400 year old history and the fact that it’s a one of a kind artwork by Caravaggio the estimated selling value of the piece should be around  £100 million according to art experts. During his lifetime Caravaggio was considered rather ‘enigmatic, fascinating, rebellious as well as dangerous’. Besides his dark and...

Let’s take a look at Dismaland – Banksy’s very own art theme park

By on Sep 29, 2015 in Artists, Expositions

So in case you haven’t heard, good old Banksy decided to open up his very own theme park in which visitors are taken on a journey through some kind of anti-disneyland. The saddest place on Earth When arriving in the teeny tiny town of Weston-super-Mare in south-west England you’ll be greeting by a gloomy dead-eyed looking girl welcoming you to ‘the saddest place on Earth’. Just like we’d expect from Banksy this place is nothing less than a satirical yet creative take on the beautiful dreamworld that amusement parks like Disneyland portray. Dismaland is Banksy’s largest exhibition to date and shows you something you would expect from the world famous artist who is known to explore topics such as war, refugees and political corruption through his artwork. Don’t worry, there are indeed a couple of rides in the theme park but most of the visitor...

England’s 124 year history of footballing failures is being sold for £425,000

By on Mar 26, 2015 in Artists

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created an ‘interesting’ granite sculpture showcasing nearly 124 years of England’s history in footballing failures. The artwork was auctioned for an astounding £425,000 as part of Sotherby’s Bear Witness sale. ‘A piece which talks about pride, missed opportunities and death’ According to Cattelan the piece is something that talks a little bit about things like pride, missed opportunities and even death. The artist is internationally known for his somewhat satirical work such as a sculpture depicting Pope John Paul II being hit by a meteorite. The granite sculpture starts of with England’s first notable defeat to Scotland in Glasgow (2-1) in 1874 and goes all the way to the 1998 World Cup defeat in against Romania (2-1). Somewhere in the middle of the black stone we can even find the infamous 2-1 loss to Argentina in...

Famous Banksy mural mistakenly destroyed by authorities

By on Oct 15, 2014 in Artists

Last week authorities in southern England admitted to removing a famous Banksy mural after getting complaints about the graffiti from locals. Later they admitted to not knowing who’s work it actually was. Oops… Banksy At Clacton-on-Sea we (used to) find a mural portraying pigeons carrying signs with anti-immigrants texts written on them such as ‘immigrants not welcome’ and ‘go back to Africa’. The world famous artist is quite known for fetching attention with his often provocative, satirical yet insanely creative works although his true identity remains a mystery up until this very day. The work in Clacton-on-Sea was removed after authorities received an increasing amount of complaints about the ‘racist’ nature of the graffiti on the wall. Tendring Council spokesman Nigel Brown is letting us know that they did make a ‘mistake’...

Canvas Photo Design: An Up and Coming Art Form for All

By on Feb 1, 2014 in Tips

Canvas Photo Design is developing into an art form that more people – professional artists and newbies alike – are getting quickly glued to as a way to decorate their homes, savor memories, and use as an imaginative diversion from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The art is a relatively inexpensive hobby (not to mention easier to land than artwork from known artists exhibited in museums and galleries), and there are so many different ways to engage in it. Printing artwork on canvas has become increasingly easier, too, with today’s printing companies and the use of super-advanced digital cameras and other devices. Plus, there are a slew of ways to play with the art form and come up with all sorts of results. For instance, manipulating shapes, or adding words or drawings to your design can turn a simple work into a fabulous one. All you need to start, is a simple stretched...

Mr. Brainwash – Graffiti Artist

By on Oct 30, 2013 in Artists

Mr. Brainwash – Graffiti Artist

Creating Tattoo Art – A Way To Express Yourself

By on Oct 26, 2013 in Tips

In today’s society, people are focusing much more on body art. Tattooing is becoming more and more popular with each passing day. In fact, there are so many people wanting to learn how to become a tattoo artist; that classes are now offered at local community colleges. However, it is not enough to simply put a needle to someone’s skin and start adding ink. There are many things that anyone who wants to tattoo needs to know, and many tools they need to have. First, learn that if you can’t draw very well you need to improve that skill. Drawing is one of the most important parts of tattooing, in most people’s opinion. Next, you will need to purchase sanitation and sterilization products. You can easily find these on the internet or at your local shop. After purchasing those products, a beginning tattoo artist should have two machines: a liner and a shader. Now...

The Salvador Dali Museum – Florida

By on Oct 17, 2013 in Artists, Expositions