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Approaching Sacred Places with Contemporary Artist Joy Hilley.

Approaching Sacred Places with Contemporary Artist Joy Hilley.

When there’s pain in your life what do you do? As you are reading an art blog and I'm presenting you my art studio neighbor and artist, Joy Hilley., you may think we are about to offer you creative ways to answer this question (but no). However, there's a way of looking at life that is restoring, and we are going to dive in as I introduce you to Joy.   ''B E A U T Y   W I L L   S A V E   T H E   W O R L D'' Penned by Fyodor Dostoevsky, best expresses Joy Hilley’s sense...

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CATRINA "The Day of The Dead Muse"

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CATRINA "The Day of The Dead Muse"

 “Día de Muertos” is a Mexican Holiday and it’s main character is no one but CATRINA. This is biggest Catrina of the world. Being 49 ft 2 in. Located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 2022. Unknown Artist. Not only artists, generally speaking every Mexican and their mama has at least once or twice painted their face during this time of the year. This is the time to take out the face paint, and draw some "Catrina" makeup ART on our faces! 1. photo by MaloMalverde During this day, and quite frankly during whole season, you will find skeletons plastered EVERYWHERE. You can spot some on tee shirts, murals,...

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The Unfolded Story Behind Red Dots in Art Galleries and Art Fairs

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The Unfolded Story Behind Red Dots in Art Galleries and Art Fairs

The Red and Round Stickers… We find them besides an artwork at an art gallery or an art fair and they symbolize that the piece has been sold. Still, galleries leave the sold pieces hung during the rest of the collectors’ event or the art fair for people to know it’s not available.  Their history has been hard to track; some say red stars were used in this matter way back since the mid-1800’s at the Royal Academy in London. Others allege that the red dot tradition is American, and that it started sometime around the 1950’s.  However, it is...

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The Anonymous Artist, Banksy!

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The Anonymous Artist, Banksy!

Any Guesses? Before we go on with this blog about Banksy, I'd love to share with you a true story! Once upon a time, a group of local artists where sitting in a room talking about ART. Artist A) Hey guys!... If you had the chance to fight an artist with boxing gloves, which one would you punch?  Artist B) Jeff Koons.  Artist A) LOL yes, me too.. How about you, V? While these two artists were hating on Jeff Koons success, I automatically believed this was my one chance to meet Banksy. First of all, I'm not a hater but if I had...

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Art or Vandalism? STREET ART

Art or Vandalism? STREET ART

Expression has been the very functionality of art since the beginning of human history. The trades from ‘’Lascaux Caves’’ in France, where the first forms of human settlement exist, were MADE ON THE WALLS! So this makes us wonder if street art existed for a long time before the one we know... Ref 1. Lascaux Caves, National Geographic, 2018. Street art comes from the phrase “to take to the streets”, in which it literally promotes going out to the street or more specifically, going to the public space. It was a genre of artistic production that was greatly popularized in the...

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