No matter who is on your gift list this holiday season, hand painted paintings and contemporary canvas art prints can make great presents that are a bit more thoughtful than most. From sprawling landscapes to classic reproductions to abstract shapes, these unique and collectible pieces make beautiful additions to any collection or room. If you want to give a work of art as a gift this holiday season but don’t know which to choose, these general questions will help steer you in the right direction Who are you shopping for? An older adult will have much different art preferences than a teenager, just like a male may have different tastes than a female. Younger men and women often like brightly colored paintings with animals or abstract shapes, while older people may prefer something a bit more subdued, like a nature scene. What are his or her interests? Consider…
A step-by-step guide to finding the perfect piece of art based on their style and personality.
Written by Amitai Sasson on 28 Nov, 2013
Holiday Art Shopping Spree! Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday and Cyber Monday Promotions; Plus a Holiday Pin It to Win It Sweepstakes
overstockArt.com is kicking-off its holiday season events with several promotions throughout the coming Thanksgiving weekend. Highlights include 50% off Secret Gallery, and an innovative $500 Gift Card Pinterest Sweepstakes.
Written by Amitai Sasson on 28 Nov, 2013
overstockArt.com today reveals its slate of holiday promotions and innovative Pin It to Win It sweepstakes. The online gallery is kicking off the holiday shopping season with a variety of promotions running on Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday and Cyber Monday, plus the “overstockArt.com Art for the Holidays Pin It to Win It Sweepstakes.” The overstockArt.com ‘Art for the Holidays’ Pinterest Sweepstakes is a new and innovative Pin-It to Win-It style contest. Entry is simple; a customer just needs to create an “overstockArt.com Art for the Holidays Sweeps” board using their account on Pinterest, pin five images from a selection provided by the online retailer to the board, and then register the board here. The sweepstakes runs through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 and the winner will receive a $500 overstockArt.com gift card good on everything in the store. “We are thrilled to celebrate our customers – new and…
Authorities finally reveal images of art recovered in a Munich apartment, rumored to have been "degenerate" art seized by the Nazis during World War II
Written by Tiffany Chaney on 24 Nov, 2013
Learn from the best - The following are 20 quotes/tips every aspiring artists should hold on to. Find inspiration from master artists of the past and see what they think should be a part of the creative process.
Written by Tiffany Chaney on 17 Nov, 2013
Everyone seeks advice. specifically, artists have a tendency to always second guess themselves more then others. Insecurities and the luring question of “is this really great art?” is an ambiguous and extremely difficult questions to carry around in one’s gut. The good news is that you are not alone. Artists have been faced with this question from the dawn of art itself. The great ones often spoke of the art process and what makes their art so very special. The following is a collection of artist inspiring quotes. Think of them as tips to help you get into the artist mindset and hopefully it will make you a better artist and a more confident one. Know in your heart that what you have created is nothing less than a masterpiece that hopefully one day will adorn the walls of the world’s greatest art museums: “To create one’s own…
A powerful re-telling of the boxing fight for the 1923 heavyweight championship of the World between the Argentinian Champion Firpo and the United States own Jack Dempsey.
Written by Tiffany Chaney on 12 Nov, 2013
An Infograph showing how to choose art for every room in your home based on the colors of the art.
Written by Amitai Sasson on 11 Nov, 2013
It’s easy to identify a painting that you’re fond of, but it’s a bit trickier to find a painting that works well in a specific room of your home. These expert tips will help you choose a painting that adds to your space and works with the existing décor. Lively Living Areas In the living room, something bold and eye-catching works best because this room generally has an open layout and is full of lively activity. Colors like green and purple are great choices, as they brighten up the space and add a pop of color to even the most basic furniture. Place a gallery wall of paintings above the sofa, or lean a series of same-sized paintings on a shelf or media cabinet. One long, horizontal painting on a large, blank wall also makes a beautiful focal point. Cooking & Dining Decor Classic still life paintings of…