Culturally Enriching Cuba Holidays For Art Lovers With 11th Havana Bienal Fair This May-june

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Its no secret to anyone that Cuban art, and contemporary Cuban artists for that matter, have been drawing attention from the worldwide art scene over recent years, gaining wider and wider recognition all over the world. This is why the 11th edition of Havanas Bienal (or Biennial) fair taking place from 11th May to 11th June this year will be attracting massive crowds of art lovers, connoisseurs and curious travellers on their Cuba holidays wanting to get a glimpse of Cubas largest art fair.

This massive art event and exhibition is famous for showcasing the work of Cuban avant-garde artists and also gives visitors the opportunity to purchase fine art pieces. During times that Cuban art is making a big come-back (work by Wilfredo Lam, a Cuban painter from the 20th century recently sold for a whopping $3 million US dollars at the 2010 Art Basel Miami Beach Fair), this years fair in Havana looks promising and wont fail to wow visitors.

A four-mile installation titled Behind the Wall will be set up at Havanas iconic Malecon seawall promenade for this years edition of the fair, featuring some striking art-work that will not fail to catch the attention of passers-by.

Esterio Segura, a Havana-born artist and one of the most recognised avant-garde exhibitionists at the fair will mount his Homemade Submarines at the Malecon esplanade which consists of classic American cars from the 50s with wings) and will also position a fibreglass artwork of massive proportions overlooking tourists arriving to their Cuba holidays in Havanas international airport.

This art festival will be open to all art-lovers, industry professionals and holidaymakers enjoying holidays in Havana during the fair exhibition. The Havana Bienal not only celebrates Cuban art but also Latin American art, with a few pieces from Latin American artists also displayed at the fair.

If this kind of art fair sound right up your alley but you cant afford to go on holidays to Cuba this May or June on such short notice than you can also get to enjoy the best of contemporary Cuban art at the largest exhibition of art in Cuba in the UK being showcased this month in Scotland. The Beyond the Frame, Cuban Contemporary Art fair will be open from 7-13th May 2012, from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Special guests at the event exhibiting their art include Cuban artists Lesbia Vent Dumois, Gustavo Diaz Sosa and Kcho, one of the most highly acclaimed new Cuban artists.


San Diego Art Galleries A Great Option To Shop Art Pieces

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In case you are confused about whether to shop for art pieces through San Diego art galleries online or the normal local galleries.

Today the times have changed to a great extent due to the revolution of IT. Due to this the world has actually come very close. This does not require you to travel to the art galleries as you have the alternative of online San Diego art galleries. When you prefer online medium you will be able to save your time of travelling to the local art gallery. On top of that you will also not feel that you are missing some of the favorite art exhibitions.

Online San Diego art galleries are the ones that solved the problem of getting through the numerous artists that actually majority of the art lovers like. These artists will be from your nation or region or from other country. At these online galleries different kind of numerous art pieces will be displayed to the world to admire.

When online galleries are concerned they offer big platform for any kind of artist that would like to display his or her work for the art lovers. Traditional art galleries have limited amount of space and this is the reason why they cannot display the work of many artists.

One of the good things about these online galleries is that there is no official timings or hours to check out these galleries. However on the other hand traditional art galleries have a mandatory timing that you need to abide with. This is something makes an art enthusiast to be worried about visiting the favorite art gallery.

The gallery that you will check out will have detailed information regarding the artists that have work at their galleries. However this is not the case with the traditional art galleries as you will have to ask to the people about the artists and also their guidance to solve the questions in your mind.

The process that involves in buying art pieces through San Diego art galleries is smooth and efficient enough. In top of that you get the opportunity to browse the gallery for the time you would like. In case you want to buy a certain art piece then you can bid on that art work through simply clicking on the bid button. On top of that the payment method is also very simple and secured. The personal details of the online buyer is not published to other buyers it is kept private.

When you are buying an art piece through an online gallery the only thing that you need to make sure is that you buy from the gallery that is genuine and reliable.


Affordable Artwork Investing

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Many people think of art simply as something to hang on their walls or add to the decor of a room. However the value of an original oil painting does increase over time which makes art colleting both an enjoyable hobby and an investment much like stocks or real estate. In fact many financial experts consider art collecting to be much less volatile than many other types of investing. Unlike stocks, which can become entirely worthless if the company goes out of business, as long as you keep the artwork in good shape it is highly unlikely to ever be worth nothing. Unlike real estate artwork is less dependant on economic forces. For the most part if you own artwork from a recognized artist and keep your original oil painting, or limited edition art print, in good condition you can only expect the value of the work to go up. Art only ever becomes worthless if the artwork itself is destroyed beyond repair.

Why then dont more people invest in original oil paintings? Many people have the idea that original oil paintings are too expensive for the average person to own. If you have gone into a local art gallery or attended a large scale art auction you may have been surprised at the high prices. Like in most things dealing with a middle man can add a lot onto the price of any item. In an art gallery the gallery itself takes a large, sometimes even majority, percentage of all sales and for art auctions the venue does the same, as well as having to pay for the auctioneer and insure all the artwork.

The best way to get investible quality art for an affordable artwork price is to cut out these middle men. Buying original oil paintings direct from the artist insures that you get a great deal on your art and that your money is going directly into the hands of the creator of the artwork. Leonid Afremov has both an online art gallery and does online art auctions from his own website. Many of these are $1 art auctions- and unlike large scale auction houses there is no reserve. If the high bid stays at $1 the bidder wins the artwork, there are no hidden fees to drive up the price or loopholes so the sale can be cancelled.

Another option to make sure that affordable artwork gets into the hands of the people who really appreciate it and not just the people with the most money in their bank accounts are Afremovs limited edition art prints. These archival quality art prints of some of this artists most popular original oil paintings are of a limited run, are hand embellished by the artist himself, are signed and numbered by the artist, and come with a certificate of authenticity. These limited edition art prints are another great investment to consider.


How To Start Selling Clip Art Online

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Think about all of the ads you have seen on the Internet or in print. How many of them are just plain text? And of those that were plain text, how many do you actually remember the details of? Probably not too many. Your eyes wont stop on a quick scan through a collection of ads if there are just big blocks of words. Thats where clip art comes in. If you are an artist, selling clip art is a great way to earn some extra cash.

Basically, clip art is a ready-to-use picture or image that slips easily into a group of words on a page. The images arent just pictures of items and people but also headlines, borders, and other little designs to make an ad more interesting to the eye. People can purchase clip art almost anywhere these days, but if you want to sell clip art online, heres how to get started.

To start selling clip art successfully, the very first thing you need is a source of clip art. Makes sense, right? That means even if you arent an artist you can partner with someone who is to get the original designs. The best clip art has very few details and is very simple. Think of images that would be appropriate for mail-order ads, classified ads, and online ads. If you design and you end up affiliate products of your own design, you may want to think about getting a copyright.

If you dont want to sell your own clip art designs, look for copyright-free clip art that allows for various sellers. But because other people will be selling the same clip art, you have to get creative with your advertising and marketing. Think of places where you might want to see clip art and advertise there. You could also join an affiliate network to make the most of Affiliate Marketing online.

Another great way to start selling clip art online is to find a reputable web portal that can make it easy on both you and your customers. PayLoadz is a payment platform and gateway that allows retailers like you sell all sorts of digital goods, including clip art. You can set your own price and accept various forms of payment including Google Checkout and PayPal. Getting started with PayLoadz is quick, simple, and free. Why not start now?

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National Art Gallery

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Built in the year 1907, this intricately designed red brick building is an integral part of the Government Museum. Situated in the Egmore region of the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, it was designed by Henry Irwin and built by T. Namberumal Chetty representing an Indo-Saracen structure. This magnificent red sand stone edifice bears impressions of Mughal architecture and was first famous as Victoria Memorial Hall. >

The National Art Gallery hosts hundreds of valuable paintings from different eras and schools of India. Some of the traditional paintings include a fabulous collection of Tanjour paintings. This refers to a certain style of painting acquired during the Maratha period usually depicting deities and saints on exotic media such as ivory and glass. These paintings, flamboyant yet with their own touch of elegance, with their gold gilt and gem set technique are a true national treasure. There are also a number of handicrafts from the 11th and 12th centuries as well as medieval sculptures and scriptures. The paintings from the Mughal period are magnificent. The rock and cave art gallery hosts a number of paintings collected from various rock sites such as Alambadi, Vellarikombai and Keezhvalai.

A splendid collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, the pioneer of modern Indian art of the 19th century is displayed in the contemporary art gallery. He primarily painted scenes from Hindu mythology and introduced the technique of large bright areas of colour in his portrays and landscapes. Another national treasure, these paintings have been placed under fibre optic lighting in the gallery. These not only give dramatic effect to the pictures, but also reduce Ultra-Violet and Infra-Red rays which are harmful to the longevity of the paint. The Dichoric Halogen lamps installed in 2001 were the first for museums in India. The National Art Gallery holds within its brick red walls hundreds of invaluable treasures of Indian art and a pride and joy to every Indian patriot.

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Dokra Craft What Is The Process In Which Dhokra Art Receives Its Shape

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In this article you will learn the finer nuances of making Dokra craft.

How to make Dhokra art?

The brassware images and hollow brass objects are cast using the process of lost wax or cire perdue. First the Dokra artist has to envisage the image he wants to create in his mind. For that he has to meditate hard. Once he is sure and confident that he has the full image in his mind, he will try to give concrete shape to the image he has in his mind in wax.

That is why it is said that the essence of Dokra craft is to first give shape to the desired model or object in a soft bed of bees wax individually.

This wax figure is encased within a hardened core of clay that is pretty close to the replica of the object that is about to be cast. Usually sufficient quantity of molten material or molten metal is poured into the clay encasing through a hole at the top.

These layers of refractory soft material will be poured all over the model in wax and then the whole thing will be left to dry. Either the mold will be heated and dried in the furnace or it will be left in the sun to dry. Either ways, the mold will get hardened as it dries up.

When the mold is being heated the wax in the wax model is lost or it vaporizes and melts in heat. That is why it is called the lost wax technique. During the process of heating up, the wax that gets burnt out or lost was placed between the mold and the core.

When the wax vanishes, the molten metal flows down the wax channels and takes the place of the lost wax. This molten metal will get hardened while staying between the molds inner surface and the core.

The wax models negative impression is captured in all its details in the molds inner surface. The hollow interior of the figurine is produced by the hollow core. When the whole thing is fired, the mold and the hard core turn soft and spongy and the Dokra artist can then easily remove them.

The finished Dokra/Dhokra product is given a final round of good polishing, expressive features are added and its smoothed down to increase the beauty and luster.


Tinga Tinga Is One Form Of African Art

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Tinga Tinga is an African art which was found in the 1960 by Edward Said Tinga Tinga in the south of Tanzania. Tinga Tinga African art make use of bicycle paint and energetic colours in order to depict the animals of the African country.
In earlier times, African art was considered as the black art but, changing times has affected this art very much and it has completely changed. All the African paintings depicts the African culture and its nature, all the expert painters are trying to make new experiments with the cultural of the Africa and it is really gaining popularity.
African art has made African paintings and handicrafts made by the African people so popular that now along with depicting their culture these artists are earning more and more profit with these artistic materials.
African paintings first and foremost focuses on the natural art like human life which reflects the life of the rural areas, which comprises of the everyday things like mother showing affection and love to her children, kids having fun. African paintings also depict the wildlife including lions, giraffes, and elephants. There are large number of websites showing African art and culture in African paintings.
Tinga Tinga paintings are the most famous category of the African paintings. As there are four main themes of African paintings which are very touching and popular:

– Couple theme: a couple themes in African paintings are used to represent the founders of their community. Shrines and sculpture were popular art for special occasions; this theme is most liked by the people because of the reason that it signifies power and proud.
– Mother with her children: most common theme in the African art is mother and children; this African theme depicts the importance of the relation of mother and children.
– Man along with weapon or some animal: this kind of theme in African art reflects the status of the individual in order to show the respect for the ancestors, and this theme is the symbol for the strength and prosperity.
– Stranger: stranger in an African culture may be used to represent country or community.

Todays technology is finding skill all over the world; this becomes the reason for many African artists are now well known personalities in the worldwide. People can also invest in the business of arts; you just have to consider the signatures and dates of the collectors so as to get the increased value for traditional pieces. You can take help of websites to advertise your painting, but you should first check about the website that whether that website is not having more ads because if website will be giving more advertisements then you should avoid using that website as in that case your advertisement might get ignored.


A Look Into The Diploma Of Graphic Arts Multimedia

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A graphic designer is a skilled individual who is see working on websites, advertisements, logos and much more. Youngsters can fulfill the required amount of education for various careers by completing the degree in graphic design. Various instructions are available at multiple levels allowing various students to enter the program right for their preferred career.

Graphic design is undoubtedly an excellent career choice, yet jobs here are not too easy to find nowadays because of the current economic slump but it becomes crucial to mention that jobs are always available for talented graphic designers. Graphic jobs are the top paying and friendly jobs for youngsters.

A graphic designers job requires a bachelors degree to start with; therefore of youre still busy with family commitments, a full time job or anything similar to this then look through these questions and figure out whether a graphic arts school/college available online should be the right choice for you.

Before the start of the graphic arts- multimedia course, students should be able to decide the course structure that they are interested in. Instructions that can be entered at multiple levels include some of the following:

Certificate program
Diploma Programs
Associates Degrees
Bachelors Degrees
Masters Degrees

The course has been designed to train in four main areas of the Graphic arts and Multimedia sectors in the market:

Graphics (pre-press)
Photography
Videography
Web Design

The modern Graphic artist is able to understand and apply skills across the many social media available today, along with real skills in design, creation of design and concept art with vector skills to put together design components. The Diploma offers all of these skills and areas of media to expand employability options available to a graduate.

The most important question that comes up on this note is what are the types of graphic design courses that are available for candidates?

The answer to which is simple and here: Candidates who are pursuing Graphic Design and Multimedia courses can either choose to work as freelancers or work for just one company or organization. Both jobs pay well but the regular jobs offer more job security while freelance work offers more freedom and flexibility.

The various instructions that are given to you are in view of making a successful career in graphic design and multimedia and once everything is followed in the right manner, it will eventually lead to ultimate success.


Chanel Replica handbags Cloning is an art.

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The Art of Living Enters Strategic Partnership with OneMedPlace

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September 15, 2009, Coral Springs, FL The Art of Living with Marilu Henner has entered into a strategic partnership with OneMedPlace to provide a multi-platform distribution pipeline for quality, educational television programming featuring the latest developments in the world of health, science and medicine.
“As our viewers already know, The Art of Living is much more than just a venue for ‘feel good’ stories. One of the defining goals of the program is to create public awareness of the ever-growing number of scientific breakthroughs that carry the potential to change human lives.” said Jim Nicholas, Vice President of Production for The Art of Living. “If ever there were an organization with a parallel purpose, OneMedPlace is it.”
“Our mission at OneMedPlace has always been to leverage the global communication reach of the Internet to foster dialogue between emerging healthcare companies and the resources that can contribute to their success,” said Justin Schreiber, Vice President of Business Development, and OneMedPlace. “Engaging a recognized leader in educational programming will only help fulfill our commitment to bringing ground-breaking scientific achievements to the organizations that can help make them life-changing realities.”

About The Art of Living with Marilu Henner
The Art of Living with Marilu Henner is a preeminent lifestyle show, covering health, travel, dining, fashion, interior design and family life, among other topics. The show is dedicated to keeping all members of the family well-informed, and airs on a variety of national and regional networks. For more information, please visit www.watchartofliving.com.

About OneMedPlace

OneMedPlace (OMP) is a virtual community for those involved in bringing innovation to the market. It is one place to find the latest innovations in health and medicine and a portal to access the best information available for strategic and financial investors.

Anchored by a database of over 7,000 companies, OMP provides an integrated set of research and multi-media communications tools which facilitate communications among those building the companies shaping the future of health and medicine.

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For Emerging Companies & Technologies, OMP offers access to potential partners, investors, and resources critical to success. For more information, visit www.onemedplace.com.