3 Ways to Learn About Art Without Any $

I have no idea how Art became known as the hobby of the well-off because I have enjoyed plenty of art on a shoe-string budget. I've seen amazing shows, had magical days and come away with a myriad of inspirational ideas for little to no money. Here are three ways . . . drumroll, please.… Continue reading 3 Ways to Learn About Art Without Any $

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Why The 5 Most Iconic Works of Art Are Iconic

Why do certain pictures resonate? Birth of Venus, Mona Lisa, Soup Cans, American Gothic, and The Scream. Beauty? Mystery? Scarcity? Someone else told them it was good? Mostly, these images become recognizable because they were circulated. They were either appropriated and used in print ads such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus or Wood's American Gothic.… Continue reading Why The 5 Most Iconic Works of Art Are Iconic

5 Movies about Art or Artists Netflix Should Stream and Keep Streaming

There are "Art" movies about "Art" or the "Art world" that would appeal to a lot of people. Watch a movie, what a great way to learn! Netflix has a small collection of movies about art and artists, but I do think a larger offering would allow more people to understand art. A lot of artists are… Continue reading 5 Movies about Art or Artists Netflix Should Stream and Keep Streaming

5 Most Iconic Works of Art (and why . . . in the Next Post)

1.Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli, Uffizi Gallery, 1484–1486 The Birth of Venus (Italian: Nascita di Venere [ˈnaʃʃita di ˈvɛːnere]) is a painting by Sandro Botticelli generally thought to have been painted in the mid 1480s. It has long been suggested that Botticelli was commissioned to paint the work by the Medici family of Florence, specifically Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco… Continue reading 5 Most Iconic Works of Art (and why . . . in the Next Post)

5 Netflix Movies About Art That I Liked

Netflix needs more movies about art and artists. Netflix needs an artistic genre. But given the slim pickings, here are 5 movies I did like about art or an artist on Netflix: 1.Finding Vivian Maier Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were… Continue reading 5 Netflix Movies About Art That I Liked

How the Heck to Hang Art

We all know the beautiful photos on Apartment Therapy or even Men's Magazine that show the office or apartment with artful arrangements of photos and paintings. How do they do that? Here's five sites that will show you how: 1.Emily Hendersen's "How to Hang Art Correctly" She tells you what is too high, too low… Continue reading How the Heck to Hang Art

5 Places to Buy Real Art For less than $100

1. Student Art Shows are a great place to buy artwork at reasonable prices. Often Alumni are loyal to the school they attended and will contribute pieces. Lots of pieces can be found for under $100. Mass College of Art has gorgeous blown glass art that would be so much more at a store or gallery.… Continue reading 5 Places to Buy Real Art For less than $100