Tips For Creating An Amazing Gallery Wall

The hottest Wall Decor trend of the year is by no doubt the Gallery Wall - A Potluck of style that has taken home decorators by storm in 2014. So how can you get one done? What makes one Gallery Wall cool and another a big heap of chaos? Read on for answers to help you take the journey of Wall Decor bliss...

Written by on 18 Dec, 2014
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The hottest thing in wall decor is by no doubt the Gallery Wall. Home decorators across the US are flaunting their artworks and collections in the most dramatic and creative fashion possible with a big wall with artworks and artifacts arranged together. By using an entire wall and meaningfully arranging each artifact, home decorators have been turning mundane walls into the center-of-attention of their home. Out of the clutter, the Gallery Wall brings on balance. The art you want to flaunt will definitely be noticed when it is so creatively displayed. With that said, their are some rules of engagement when it comes to Gallery Walls. They are not ‘required’ per say, however, highly recommended and definitely help to bring on a bit of structure to your creation. Here are five tips that will help bring many admirers to your awesome new Gallery Wall: 1. Create a Theme…

Top Ten Contemporary Artist for 2014 Released by Artist Become

Artist Become releases its Top 10 Contemporary Artist List to showcase which artists and their respective styles were the hippest and most desirable on the Market in 2014.

Written by on 16 Dec, 2014
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The online art gallery, Artist Become (ArtistBe.com) has just released it’s Top 10 Contemporary Artists List for 2014. Leading the pack for the second year straight is Polish artist, Justyna Kopania with Belgium artist Pol Ledent holding second place two years in a row as well. Artist Become is an online artist community that showcases original art of both established and emerging artists around the world. “We are continuing our massive growth on Artist Become,” said David Sasson, CEO of overstockArt.com, the online art gallery that owns and manages Artist Become. “We celebrated our third year in existence and more than doubled our number of member artists and original works of art on display on the website. In addition, Artist Become artists have been gaining more and more popularity.” Kopania is one of the 2500 artists showcasing their art on Artist Become. Of those artists, 1200 were new…

Art Travel Guide: North Carolina Museum of Art Offers Rodin, Jewish Art, and More

Raleigh, North Carolina is a city of innovation, and its spirit is reflected in this unique art museum and massive outdoor park.

Written by on 10 Dec, 2014
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Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, part of the globally recognized Research Triangle Park, and home to the one-of-a-kind North Carolina Museum of Art. In 1947, the state issued $1 million for the museum to purchase art. State funding had never been granted to a museum before, garnering the budding museum nationwide focus. The NCMA features a permanent collection with artworks from periods spanning 5,000 years. This collection contains Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, Greek and Roman vase paintings, Egyptian funerary art, American art from the 18th to 20th centuries, international contemporary art, African art, ancient American art, European portraits, landscapes, and still-life works, more than 30 Rodin sculptures, and one of only two permanent installations of Jewish art in the US. The museum park is also unique because, at 164 acres, it is the largest museum park in the country. Several walking and bicycle trails lead…

The Duchess of Alba: Aristocrat and Muse

The House of Alba's Connections to Goya and Picasso

Written by on 08 Dec, 2014
THE DUCHESS OF ALBA: ARISTOCRAT AND MUSE

Fabulous riches, a privileged life and titles beyond compare set the 18th Duchess of Alba apart from more than the regular folk. The recent passing of the Duchess at age 88 was felt the world over. Known to friends as Cayetana, the Duchess of Alba didn’t count her wealth in terms of euros in the bank. Her family’s fortune included priceless works of art that Spain restricted the sale of. The historical significance of the works in the House of Alba’s collection means that the family must keep them within their domain. Not only are the artworks significant in themselves, but the Duchess (and at least one of her predecessors) are rumored to be part of art history. During the 18th century the 13th Duchess of Alba was artist Francisco Goya’s muse. She was thought to be the model for the artist’s ‘La Maja Desnuda’. The portrait of…

Gallery Walls: New Depth To Wall Decor

Don't just put a painting on the wall, be creative.

Written by on 06 Dec, 2014
Gallery Wall Example

We add beautiful pieces of art to our homes to add character to a space and to express ourselves, so it stands to reason that we may want to approach our wall decor in a fresh, expressive way. Here are some wall decor trends that encourage groupings of artworks into Gallery Walls and pairings complementing works of art. A Group of Paintings We traditionally think of finding one perfect painting for a space and focusing on it, but perhaps a grouping of similar or complementary paintings would fit the room best. Think of artists from all over the art-spectrum that, hung just right, will highlight each other’s uniqueness and style. Combine Decor Styles and Mediums Pair a singular painting and other objects, such as photographs, wall lights, mirrors, and shelving to add depth, functionality, and new opportunities to be creative. A bold painting would look great with subtle…

Art Travel Guide: Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art

Embark on an Artistic Journey in the the City of Steel...

Written by on 04 Dec, 2014
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Pittsburgh may not exactly seem like an art mecca, but visitors to this Western Pennsylvania city will find international flare stateside at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Although it’s known as the “Steel City”, the museum that was founded by the steel magnate Andrew Carnegie is far from industrial. The first gallery opened its door in 1895. One year later the museum the first “Carnegie International” exhibit brought the art world to Pittsburgh. In the years since, the museum has become home to artworks that range from ancient antiquities to contemporary classics. Fine Arts Collection The Carnegie’s fine arts permanent collection includes works from America, Asia and Europe, prior to 1945. Located in the museum’s Scaife wing, this collection spills out over 12 individual galleries. Organized by time period, some of the most well-known world artists are featured in the fine arts collection. While the works on view…

Top 10 Most Popular Art for 2014: Vincent van Gogh Remains on Top with 3 Paintings on the List

Just released: the Top 2014 art from overstockArt.com and Van Gogh has first place with the alluring, “Cafe Terrace”. Finishing second is Claude Monet’s elegant “Garden Path at Giverny.”

Written by on 03 Dec, 2014
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Here it is, the Top 10 Art for 2014 from overstockArt.com, which is a widely known art gallery in the online space. The artist in first place, two years in a row, is Vincent Van Gogh with his inviting painting, “Cafe Terrace”. He has three paintings listed in the Top 10 art for 2014. This year’s list is a star studded event, with world famous artists such as Claude Monet (in second place), Gustav Klimt, Pierre August Renoir, Frederic Leighton, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Katsushika Hokusai. “Cafe Terrace at Night” was painted in 1888 in Arles, France at, you guessed it, a coffee shop. Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” taking third place for top selling art this year is a staple in American decor. He also has a sixth place winner, “Branches of an Almond Tree.” Van Gogh’s spirit lives strong through his work. It’s almost hard to…

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