Gustav Klimt’s Judith and the Head of Holofernes

A biblical tale of bravery and liberation taken to a place of lust and empowerment. Klimt’s version is, still today, as controversial as irresistible; revealing sin in sanctity and pleasure in darkness. An ingenious provocation: Powerful, lascivious, unapologetic.

Written by on 14 Sep, 2014
Gustav KlimtJudith I, 1901Öl auf Leinwand84 x 42 cm

The dark night had fallen over Bethulia. A (symbolic) place in Jerusalem about to be taken and destroyed under the orders of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Assyria. General Holofernes had been dispatched to take vengeance of all the western nations who would refuse to worship the king alone, occupying all the territory along the seacoast. Bethulia would be next. News had come to Judith, a virtuous widow who was as brave as beautiful. On that night, Judith left the city surrounded by the enemy’s army and finds her way into Halofernes camp, where a banquet was taking place. As she finds the man who desired her, she attracted him to his tent, seduced him, served him wine to the point of weakness and decapitated him with his own sword. This is the biblical story of The Book of Judith, the woman who set her people free and inspired…

Susan Fischer Named Artist of the Month of September

The German contemporary painter who sees Art as a connection between Source energy and creative manifestation. Art and Healing; Human and Sacred – they all are one before her fingertips.

Written by on 05 Sep, 2014

Susan Fischer, a contemporary artist born in Rudolstadt, Germany, has made from love and nature a source of healing and inspiration. As most creative souls, Susan has been painting since childhood; finding among papers and canvases a blissful haven for a challenging growth. By the age of 17 she started to learn dental technology to create ceramic restorations. A job that could seem so apart from her talent ended up developing her creativity, as her work resembled the one of an artisan or sculptor. Meantime, Susan’s observation of the world never ceased to be a source of ingenuity, where she found a way to renew her energy through the Elements and her all-embracing idea of divinity. She became an artist who sees colors as a source of healing and painting as a way to summon positive energy from Source to canvas. Susan’s art is a form of sacred…

Vincent Van Gogh’s Cafe Terrace – Get lost in bright yellows and deep blues

Traveling to the South of France? Come see the bright yellow café who captured Van Gogh’s attention on a clear, indigo night. A small European Cafe in the city of Arles immortalized by a masterpiece.

Written by on 29 Aug, 2014
Vincent Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace

It was a clear night in September 1888, on a small southern village in France. A starry indigo sky contrasted with an immense yellow light from a boulangerie, casting light on the sidewalk and the paving stones on the road. Vincent Van Gogh – the Dutch in love with sunflowers and starry nights – had to interrupt his intense work to capture that moment. He painted on the spot, a night picture with nothing but light. This distraction happened in Arles, at the Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum. The result is one of the most famous Van Gogh’s paintings. A canvas where he perfected the idea of natural and artificial light through complementary contrasts, dabs of white and discrete pale green reflections. In a letter to one of his sisters, he describes a night painting without black; with nothing but blue, violet and green, along with…

Artist Ingrid Dohm Named’s August Artist of the Month

This August brings more flowers than ever; through a talent that has been delighting Europe and the United States for 30 years. An Austrian painter that has found in Nature her greatest inspiration, in search for the perfect Edelweiss.

Written by on 06 Aug, 2014

Ingrid Neuhofer Dohm is an Austrian visual artist based in Illinois that has been delighting the public for over thirty years with her lively acrylic, watercolor and oil paintings. Ever since a child she has always been fascinated by any instrument that could transport thoughts into shape – being crayons, pens or pencils  – and all the process that would transform lines into images. This multi-award winning artist is well known for her signature floral still lifes along with beautiful landscapes, cityscapes and portraits. Being born in the small town of Stadl-Paura, she grew up surrounded by forests, glens and mountain lakes, being inspired by Nature. During the long summer days, she would venture into the discovery of different kinds of flowers with her siblings. She would climb up the side of the mountains seeking the greatest prize of all, the splendorous Edelweiss that would be outcropping the…

How to Choose Art – Does is have to be so Hard?

It can be hard to choose what to take home, as it depends on ever-changing moods, tastes and tendencies. We try and simplify all this for you. Tell us what is your decoration style, and we’ll tell you what you should be looking for.

Written by on 27 Jul, 2014
how to choose art

We are all unique. This is true on every level, including our sense of style and what we find to be beautiful. With this in mind, we’ve created a guide to try and help those that are looking to decorate their walls with a set of ideas to try and spark their imagination. this is not going to work for everyone, but I hope some of you will find this intriguing. If you are looking for more decor advice and need assistance then we are here to help. please contact us via our Free Decor Assistance page and we will be happy to schedule a call with one of our decorating specialists. You can also download a free PDF copy of this guide. Traditional A welcoming elegant home inspired by the past. You probably love antique furnishings, floral prints and rich wood tones balancing light neutral colors. To…

Let your home choose its art

Knowing what artworks you should take home involves taste, mood and tendencies that change all the time. That’s what makes it so hard to choose. To make it simple, let your house tell you what it needs. Find out what art corresponds to your Decor style, and know what you should be looking for.

Written by on 20 Jul, 2014

1. Traditional A welcoming elegant home inspired by the past. You probably love antique furnishings, floral prints and rich wood tones balancing light neutral colors. The essentials are order, symmetry and freshness to avoid the outdated feel. Lord Frederic Leighton, Rembrandt or Bouguereau are three examples of artists that will give it the ultimate refinement. categories: Traditional, Classical, Romanticism, Impressionism, Symbolist 2. Rustic Your home has an honest cozy feel to it. You probably love reusing wire baskets and wooden crates over rough textiles, patchwork and earth tones. The point of perfection lies between the loose and lush feel of nature and an ever so slight touch of industrial style rawness – balancing the organic forms with sleek surfaces. Cezanne, Van Gogh and Alfred Maurer are a great starting point to complement your decoration. categories: Rustic, Country Landscapes, Post-impressionist 3. Modern You love the mid-century looks…

Artist Mark Bennett Named’s July Artist of the Month

The English figurative painter who turns the passion of music and dance into oil on canvas. Coming from a line of painters to become a rising star in art, and now the featured artist for July among 2500 artists from around the world.

Written by on 07 Jul, 2014
FLAMENCO IV by Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett is an English figurative painter and graphic designer, who for nearly ten years has been capturing attention from galleries, collectors and art lovers all over the United Kingdom and Europe. Since his childhood he has been inspired by outstanding natural beauty. On one side the Cotswolds, with its honey colored stone, rolling grasslands and open skies; on the other Cornwall, with its fishing villages and beaches where he had plenty of beads, paint and clay to let his creativity run free. His creative urge comes to him even before his birth. His grandmother, Sheila Howells and his mother Celia Atkins were already painters from whom he captured this artistic side. His creativity was always stimulated since his early years, being always encouraged to paint and draw, and he soon learned to walk on his own path to become a rising star in the art world. As…

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