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London 2012 On Canvas - Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Its time for celebration, The Queen's celebrating her Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics are coming to the city of London. 2012 is a very busy year for England, the celebrations for the Queen's Jubilee are on-going and it's only 44 days till the start of the Olympics. The focus is currently on London and afer a seamless Jubilee weekend everyones now looking forward to the Olympics opening ceremony.

The Queen celebrated 60 years on the throne from the second of June to the fifth. All over the UK people held street parties and celebrations to mark this momentus occasion. 

On Sunday June 3rd, a Diamond Jubilee pageant was held on the Thames, this consisted of up to 1,000 boats assmebled from across the UK, the Commentwealth and around the world. The Queen travelled in the Royal Barge which was the centerpiece of the flotilla. Sadly the weather wasn't the best, it was windy and wet the whole afternoon.

On Monday the 5th there was a fabulous concert at Buckingham Palace, the concert was hosted by Rolf Harris and had many great performers such as Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Madness, Elton John and many more. 

The celebrations continued onto the Tuesday with a service at St Paul's Cathedral, lunch at Westminster Hall, a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace and finally a Balcony appearance, Fly Past and Feu de Joie. The Queen later addressed the nation with a small speech thanking everyone involved and how heart warming it was to see everyone enjoying the celebrations.

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The next big event to hit London is the Olympics. The Olympic tourch relay started in Land's End in Cornwall and will go through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages and be held by 8,000 inspirational people before finishing in London on the 27th of July. 

The theme for the opening ceremony has been annouced, it's called Green and Pleasant and is to represent the British countryside. The ceremony will boast the worlds largest harmonically tuned bell, real farmyard animals grazing, familes taking picnis, people playing sports and even real rain, that's if they need it, each nation will all also have their national flower on show.

The artistic director Danny Boyle said "The Ceremony is an attempt to capture a picture of ourselves as a nation, where we have come from and where we want to be." It looks to be an interesting opening and hopefully it will be one to remember.

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the London 2012 logo, there are plenty of people who think it's a solid ground for a visual identity and those are who completely hate it. The logo itself is to inspire and engage with a global audience, also to be one of the most cohesive Olympic brands in history. Do you think the 2012 brand has the grounds to be remembered?

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The Future Of Canvas Prints - Monday, November 08, 2010

The Future Of Canvas Prints



We are all affected by the world around us along with the leading lights who have made our taste what it is now. None of us survive free from external stimulus as much as we think we are all individual. No more than a step backwards to add perspective is necessary to make out 70’s fashion or music from the 80’s for example. Whatever has set the bar inescapably makes each generation create new and exciting concepts and promote our culture. With no tastes there would be no Abstract or Cubist art, and of course no dance or rock music.

With each generation a great deal of typical fine art looks extreme as well as extraneous. The question many the youth are asking themselves is: “Is this really me?” Increasingly individuals look to drawing to inspire, support, in addition to promoting brightness during these testing times. They are hunting for contemplatively calculated objects they can individually associate with and also items that will heighten the contemporary trends in interior decoration. These issues urge the trends in wall art onward and custom size and colour alternatives for large canvas art are increasingly looked for as well.

Banksy, born in Bristol, England, is one of the foremost forward-looking artists who takes the challenges of customization and personalization on the road to a different plane. His art takes the appearance of graffiti which he paints on communal structures making sure that the public can be a part of his painting. One of his equals is a mysterious Frenchman famous simply as “Space Invader”. In a similar style to Banksy he also travels the globe building up pieces in public places for all to notice. His painting embraces the present trend of retro resurgence by taking characters from the famous 1980’s computer game and changing them into wall art. He furthermore produces more formal exhibitions utilizing Rubik’s Cubes - embracing the craze for all things retro and vivid colours to facilitate contrast with the fresh, minimalist décor.

The innovative generation of creative people illustrate the feedback against old fashioned drawing by bringing it out of galleries as well as into the public domain. The rebellious artwork of Banksy and brilliant blocks of colour that Space Invader makes use of show what young people would like from painting today. The techniques they utilize reflect the part of youth that wishes to be rebellious and, as always, seen as different to their peers. It is all the rage chiefly as it is approachable to the youth and it is a metaphor for how young people feel about art. Canvas art prints must in essence embody who they are and also who they hope to be.
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Banksy And His Impact On The Art World - Monday, November 08, 2010

Banksy And His Impact On The Art World



A lot of people think of artwork as a way of passing on desires, and not usually language, the means by which we state beliefs. Regardless of the line there is distinguishing art and language, Banksy canvas art paints over it to see it fade away, then covertly repaints it in the weirdest of places. His pieces, whether he puts them on public buildings, reveals them in galleries, or displays them in museums covertly, are filled with imagery morphed into metaphors that cross every language and culture. But who is Banksy? We might not know his actual name, but his art is unquestionably the product of a talented individual. His refusal to be interviewed face to face or even to divulge his real given name has grown his charisma over the years. In the United Kingdom Banksy-lovers allege to know the artist’s actual identity on a reasonably consistent basis. While he has been captured on cameras occasionally, he is sharp enough to keep his identity a mystery.

Banksy canvas prints are fantastic and hilarious, yet so straightforward and clear that even kids can hit upon the gist in them: even when six-year-olds don’t get the first thing regarding culture, they have little hassle observing that something is amiss when they are shown a drawing of the Mona Lisa carrying a rocket launcher. The majority of creative people can be neurotic, decadent snobs utilizing imagery for their own catharsis, but Banksy separates himself from his painting, using imagery to instil the emotions of displeasure and distrust of authority that everyone can face once he prompts them to ask themselves "what does that mean?" If it drives people to feel as well as consider, he has accomplished his goal.

Just as controversial as his methods is Banksy’s take on the art community at large. He has been known to deride other artists for their decadence and “inferior” art techniques. He has even had a go at the individuals who buy Banksy canvas art. In the aftermath of a 2006 Sotheby’s auction of some of his images, he produced a painting of an auction on his official web site that included the phrase "I cannot believe you idots actually buy this shit." He is a vocal adversary of the organized art world, even though he increasingly produces some painting that is more conservative than his humble roots. By way of his talent as well as his commitment to artwork and his personal ideas, Banksy has become perhaps the best known unidentified painter ever. The public still don’t know his true name or where he will make a statement next, although just mentioning his pen name brings a look of recognition to the face of anyone who knows anything about modern art.
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The First Painting Of The Sun - Monday, November 08, 2010

The First Painting Of The Sun



The history of humanity's depiction of the sun is a sustained and glorious one dating back thousands of years. Nowadays it is nothing special to have sunset canvas art in your home, but why do people find them so interesting? The first people well-known to produce depictions of our neighboring star are the prehistoric American Indians who lived in what is now Brazil. The region including Pedra Furada was acknowledged a world heritage site in 1991 owing to the wide range of early artifacts going back over 10,000 years. They discovered geologically occurring dyes in order to paint by means of reds, yellows and white - displaying wildlife, humans, and the sun through outstanding accurateness.  These days not a lot remains of their cave artwork and archeologists can only speculate at the means in which they enjoyed and the value they placed in depictions.

The first pervasive cultural portrayal of the sun was by the Egyptian people, in modern day Nekhen they made numerous shrines and temples to their sun supreme being Horus from 3800-2890 BC. They praised the sun in the role of the creator Supreme being, an all-powerful individual whom they recognized in the leading recorded settlement of the first 1000 years of the Egyptian kingdom. Horus took the form of a falcon, with his eyes instead of the sun and moon. This representation continued in the structure of their art - the more significant a figure the larger it would appear. For illustration the Pharoah would always be shown as the biggest person in a picture but he would be dwarfed by the manifestation of Gods such as Horus. Colour, also, had comprehensive consequence - blue and green stood for the Nile and living, yellow stood for the sun deity therefore any observer would instantaneously know what the painter was trying to say.

The first American societies also displayed the sun as a supreme being, the Aztec ancestors named the sun Tonatuih and depicted him as a brilliant sun-like disc including human qualities. The Aztecs ended up bewitched by the sun and furthermore meticulously watched it, and had a solar calendar second in correctness only to the Mayans'. The Mayans in addition praised the sun, naming him Quatzequatel and constructed the sun pyramid in what is currently Mexico to honor him. They shared a tradition together with several other early civilizations that he would be the cause of knowledge of tranquility as well as harmony. Therefore now you recognize the historical explanations why we all have an attraction to the sun and why a sunset canvas is not just nice to take a look at but also a substantial part of human history.
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Pop Art Canvas Prints - Just A Passing Trend? - Monday, November 08, 2010

Pop Art Canvas Prints - Just A Passing Trend?



Pop Art is almost the most significant fine art styles of the 50's and 60's. The Pop artists turned to pop culture and advertising for subjects to fashion figurative images that defied the modernist hierarchy. Separating form the sixties modernist convention of abstract expressionism, Pop Art canvas prints appeared to certain observers to be meaningless and reactionary. However, they essentially signify a significant period in the history of twentieth-century artwork. Pop art canvas art separated from more staid techniques of classic fine art during the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, creating vastly separate ideas of artistic representation.

In pop art, a vivid reflection of popular society is mirrored in lurid colours and fussy, occasionally hardly identifiable artistic features. Urban culture, rubbish, patchwork, comic books, street art and photograph mosaic are typical design fundamentals that had been broadly utilized by designers and trend-setters a few years ago. During the early 60's the heterosexual world was starting to understand the camp mindset. Due to the fact camp was observed as the victory of style over substance, when the Pop artists elevated their detested media canvas prints to the sector of "high art," they put on show the camp attraction to, and dedication to the marginal.

As a visual art trend pop art canvas prints in the mid Fifties began merging contemporary art into the more sophisticated advertising world. The community in America didn’t have a huge jump to make into pop art works of art, the distinctive and striking works of art which appeared from the pop art fashion are ones which are able to even find importance now. Pop Art witnessed its design aesthetic gradually vanishing following the late 60's. Slightly ironically it was eclipsed by abstract expressionism and assimilated by the same capitalist advertising sources it had used for its primary inspiration. Pop art canvas prints will be forever credited for a legacy of brash fashion concepts, and camp publicity campaigns.
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What Is Triptych Wall Art? - Monday, November 08, 2010

What Is Triptych Wall Art?



A triptych canvas is a work of art that is split into three separate pieces, or three engraved wood panels that are joined together and folded. Today paintings along with prints might be created on to as much as 7 or more separate pieces known as polyptych, or multi-piece pictures. The central part is usually the largest and it is flanked by two narrower connected works, though you will find triptychs of level-sized panels. A canvas print of flowers is specifically right for this set-up as the flowing stems and vibrant petals are often distributed over a more impressive field with minimal loss of any important definition. If the form is horizontal in the depiction up to seven parts could be applied - taking the person’s eye from end to end, running seamlessly throughout the image.

The pioneers of multi-piece fine art were Belgian artists who exhibited immense interest in the plants and paid attention to precise details. They displayed authentic blossoms as found in the center section of the 3 panel Adoration of the Shepherds. Devised by Hugo Van Der Goes for Italian investor Tommaso Portinari, three panel set triptych art emerged in Florence in 1483 and was seen in the church of Sant'Egidio. This kind of first-rate examples of three panel set prints stimulated not just the church-goers at the time but additionally a whole plethora of impending artists.

The 3 piece canvas style progressed from basic Religious art, and was soon a accepted standard set-up for altar images from the Middle Ages onwards. Its geographical range was from the eastern Byzantine churches to the English Celtic temples in the west. The Celtics used to be a tough people, from time to time wild wildlife like lions and tigers are included in the Celtic flower canvas art creations. Moreover, the majority of Celtic flower prints are reflective in character. They rarely have any visual, blatant connotation. They are vastly multifaceted in composition and need a close scrutiny to perceive their significance.
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Joseph Turner - Master Of Seascape Painting - Monday, November 08, 2010

Joseph Turner - Master Of Seascape Painting



J.M.W. Turner remains to be one of the best European painters of seascape canvas art. His paintings are gloomy in color however expose his fixation with defined effects of radiance and weather patterns as in storm clouds and rainbows. He is widely known as "the painter of light". Although he was highly renowned for his oil painting, Turner is additionally regarded as among the founders of European watercolour landscape painting.

A dedicated band of experts researched the artwork of old masters like JMW Turner and Rembradt to figure out the amount of actual pollution injected into the air. The scientific archives of eruptions in Mount Tambora, Indonesia, in 1815, and Krakatoa in 1883 together with others were analyzed. The eruptions distributed a shroud of dirt and acid on all sides of the planet and sent world temperatures tumbling, resulting in failed crops in addition to several famines. News reports from the time describe beautiful sunsets for several years afterwards, as the depleted brightness was dispersed by large particles thrown far above the ground in to the sky.

By analysing the use of colour in his seascape canvas art illustrated prior to and soon after such type of eruptions, the experts state they can estimate the quantity of particles in the atmosphere at the time. The Slave Ship is also a renowned seascape picture by Turner, it was firstly exhibited in 1840. The water is depicted by means of the subject of 19th century slave industry. In what's thought to be a flawless illustration of visual metaphor the violent might of the ocean is reflective of the autocracy of the white slave masters. This disturbing artwork fascinates us by way of its strong hues. The technique by which he binds the water and sky around the outlying vessel is moreover seen to be masterly. The most surprising section of the picture is that in the lower piece of the piece, arms of black slaves can be noticed still in chains.
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