overstockArt.com Releases Its New 2015 Spring Art Catalog

The Spring Art Catalog is one of several online tools overstockArt.com is launching to simplify shopping for Home Decorators.

Written by on 19 Mar, 2015
overstockArt.com Announces Release of Its 2015 Spring Art Catalog

overstockArt.com released its 2015 Spring Art Catalog today. The new online catalog, which showcases an impressive line of hand painted fine art reproductions, is the latest addition to the retailer’s multiple online resources available to simplify shopping for the busy home decorator. overstockArt.com’s Spring Art Catalog features more than 500 best-selling hand-painted oil paintings divided into Art Collections, Canvas Prints from up-and-coming Artist Become collection, as well as a selection of museum quality frames to best compliment your chosen work of art. The catalog is highly interactive allowing users to zoom in on the art, view product descriptions and more images of the product by clicking on the “tag” link on each painting. It is a full catalog with full color and links to all of the products featured. The 2015 Spring Art Catalog can now be accessed in four ways: 1. Access the 2015 Spring Art Catalog…

Add a Splash of Gold to Your Decor

Shimmering, sparkling and glittering metallics take over home style in 2015!

Written by on 15 Mar, 2015
THE GOLD DECOR TREND

Gold’s glamorous, sleek and richly classy all at the same time. Decor featuring this metallic sheen is in for 2015. Style trends featuring gold as an accent color are popping up all over the globe. Achieving this lux look can be done easily without a total home overhaul. Instead of splashing metallic paint onto all four walls or buying an entire bedroom set that shows off the color, gold accents highlight the space without overpowering it. A bedside table coated with a gold sheen or a decorative dish in the metallic hue add a splash of luxury. If you’re looking for a way to connect the accents a painting that pulls in the gold color adds an artistic flare. The “Luxury Line” of art features hand painted oils on canvas, with gold embellishments adding to the artistry. Gustav Klimt’s masterful pieces in the “Luxury Line” lend rich accents…

Elwira Pioro Named ArtistBe.com’s March Artist of the Month

A native of Kielce, Poland, Elwira’s abstract expressionist paintings mingle sleek and contemporary style with weathered, organic looks. Using a unique blend of colors and textures, Pioro is a self-taught artist whose work truly stands out. It is with great honor that Artist.Be.com recognizes Elwira Pioro as March’s artist of the month.

Written by on 03 Mar, 2015
SHARKDOG by Elwira Pioro

Elwira Pioro was born and raised in Poland. She was creative from a young age, sketching in charcoals and painting in water colors, she used art as a way to escape from the reality of growing up in a communist country. As she grew into a young adult, Elwira spent time as a figure model and studio assistant for her aunt. Inspired by her aunt’s career as a fine artist, Pioro began painting seriously after her high school years. In 1996 the artist moved from Poland to the U.S. Soon after arriving in America she had a baby boy. At this stage in her life Elwira put art on the back-burner, spending her time providing for her son. She was later diagnosed with a brain aneurysm that changed her life in more than one way. The years that followed brought recovery from brain surgery and a renewed desire…

Vincent Van Gogh to Captivate Europe in 2015

The entire European continent is devoting this year's artistic events to commemorate Van Gogh and his legacy. The activities include exhibitions and festivals across the entire year celebrating 125 years of inspiration.

Written by on 24 Feb, 2015
Van Gogh - Self Portrait

2015 marks the 125th anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh‘s tragic death. The troubled painter, who was never recognized for his art during his lifetime, is the cornerstone of exhibitions, garden installations, tours and more throughout the year. Falling under the banner “125 years of inspiration,” Van Gogh Europe features exhibitions in some of the most influential museums. One of the earliest Van Gogh exhibits of the year opened in December of 2014 and continues through March 18, 2015 at the Fondation Custodia in Paris. Titled Goltzius to Van Gogh, it features drawings and paintings from the P. and N. de Boer Foundation. Another exhibition which began January 25, 2015 is an exhibit at the BAM (Fine Arts Museum). ‘Van Gogh in the Borinage, The Birth of an Artist’ runs through May 17 in Mons, Belgium. With 70 of the artist’s early paintings, the exhibit chronicles Van Gogh’s life…

Atelier De Jiel Named Artistbe.com’s February Artist of the Month

Hailing from Seillans, France, painter Atelier De Jiel is a contemporary artist whose work features bold shapes and vibrant colors. Self-taught, Jiel recreated master works of art as he found his own style of painting. It is with great honor that ArtistBe.com recognizes Atelier De Jiel as February’s artist of the month.

Written by on 15 Feb, 2015
black-cat-on-roof

Having exhibited his art across France, Atelier De Jiel is an up-and-coming French ‘New Age’ painter. The artist began drawing in childhood, while living in Le Mans, but didn’t start seriously painting until 1998. On a trip to the doctor Jiel picked up a magazine in the waiting room. He happened upon an article on Van Gogh. The centerfold image featured Van Gogh’s Doctor Gachet. He pulled the page out and took it home. Fortunately, he had bought a canvas (that was still unused) several months prior to this. He used the canvas to recreate Van Gogh’s work. Jiel kept on painting, recreating many master works by notable artists such as Cezanne, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin and others. Using famous art, Jiel practiced his painting skills and gained a sense of precision. Even though he had never taken a class or seriously studied art, a gallery in Cannes accepted…

A Gauguin Shatters Records and Becomes Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold at $300M

Gauguin's Tahitian Masterpiece, 'When will you marry', has been sold to the Qatar royal family for a record breaking $300 Million.

Written by on 09 Feb, 2015
Gauguin painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m

A magnificent Paul Gauguin painting from 1892 “Nafea Faa Ipoipo” (“When Will You Marry?”) of two young Tahitian women has been sold for an unimaginable price of nearly $300 Million (or £197M) by the Qatar royal family collectors. This new price tag has shattered the existing record surpassing the $259 million the Qatar nation paid three years ago for Paul Cezanne’s “The Card Players.” This time Qatar bought the painting from a Swiss family, Staechelin, who owns an impressive collection of impressionist art dating back from the turn of the previous century. The trust owns a major collection of about 20 impressionist and post-Impressionist works of art. “Nafea” is part of the collection and has been on loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel for almost 50 years. The Kunstmuseum closed its doors last week while it undergoes renovations. Some say the sale is a result of a ‘falling-out’ the…

Sotheby’s Breaks London Record for Art Sales

February's Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Auction Reaches Over $280 Million in Sales

Written by on 09 Feb, 2015
Monet leads historic London sale event at Sotheby's

Sotheby’s recently broke a London record for the highest total auction sales. The February 2015 auction featured Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist works by notable figures in art history such as Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec. The auction brought in a total of £186.44m or $280.18 million in U.S. dollars. Claude Monet was the star of the night, with five works sold together for £55.74m. The highest selling Monet of the night was the 1908 Le Grande Canal. Selling at £23.7m (or $35.6 million U.S.), this was a record sale for one of the artist’s Venice view paintings. Other works by Monet sold in this record-breaking auction included the 1887 Les Peupliers a Giverny. The 1871 L’Embarcadere and the 1888 Antibes vue de la Salis. The works on sale represented a range of Monet’s work, covering nearly his entire life as an artist. Not only did the auction…

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