Author: Svetlana Tretiakova

Ethiopia Finally Seeing the Return of Magdala Treasures Looted by British Soldiers

A collection of Maqdala objects looted by British troops in 1868 became the bone of contention in April 2018, as the Ethiopian government pushed for restitution.Although the British museums contend that they do not have the authority to fully restore ownership to the Ethiopian government, the collection has finally been handed over to the present…

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A Cursory Look at How Interior Decorators Effectively Pull Together Custom Paint Colors.

Many wonder how professional interior decorators use two or three custom paint colors and succeed in creating a pulled-together look in home interior spaces. Actually, even interior decorators find choosing a color palette a daunting task because there’s an endless array of interior paint colors available as choices. Still, their approach to narrowing down the…

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The Importance of Logistics in the Art Industry

Logistics is very much a part of the art world especially in online art marketplaces that connect customers to various types of independent artists. Apparently, managing and controlling the flow of artworks from point of origin to various locations across the globe have challenges of their own. Jennifer Daniel, who oversees all outbound and inbound…

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British Museum’s Exhibit Sheds Light On How Nero Came to be Depicted as Evil Ruler

The infamous Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus is widely known for being the callous fifth emperor of Rome who payed the fiddled while Rome burned. Currently at the British Museum is an exhibit called “Nero: The Man Behind the Myth” to run up to October 24, 2021. Through an email, Project curator Francesca Bologna, clarified…

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Controversy Blows Up Over Proposed Garden of Aluminum Animal Sculptures in Miami

Controversy has been brewing over city plans to permanently install large-sized aluminum statues of cats and dogs in Maurice A. Ferré Park in Miami, Florida. Aside from the shady process by which the $896,000 contract for the sculpture was approved, members of the local art community in Florida do not agree that the theme is…

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SF Art Institute Looking to Sell Diego Rivera Mural

The San Francisco Art Institute has been facing financial difficulties made even worse by the pandemic, and is now planning to sell the Diego Rivera Mural. However, as word of the art institute’s plans to sell the 1931 artwork began to spread, the decision to do so has been receiving backlash from San Francisco’s public…

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Google Arts and Culture App Adds Fun Art Filter to One’s Learning Experience

Users of Google Arts and Culture app can have better enjoyment of the educational and cultural stuff they discover, by way of a new Art Filter selfie tool. As everyone knows, live face filters and all sorts of video effects are quite amusing and fun to use when engaged in not-so-serious video chats with friends.…

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Horses in the Art World: Symbols of Perfection and Power

The art world has long recognized horses as symbols of perfection and power, and we often witness real life examples of those traits in horse racing arenas. In fact, a 3-year old thoroughbred that goes by the name of Art Collector, reminds us of numerous awe-inspiring horse art collections. Art Collector made news this week…

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Public Digital Art : Concept and Innovations

Public Digital Art is that branch of digital media arts in which skills in the use of computer technologies, improve visual experiences in viewing public media ads. The most popular example of public digital advertisements are what ordinary people see in electronic billboards. Aside from the use of electronics, the other hallmarks of a public…

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Covid-19 Case Disrupts 2020 TEFAF Art Fair

The 2020 exhibit of The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) had shut down ahead of schedule because an exhibitor tested positive of Covid-19. The 10-day art, design and antiques fair held annually in Maastricht, Netherlands, which opened last March 05 was scheduled to conclude on March 15, 2020 (Sunday); but shut down last March 11,…

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NY City Withdraws Proposal to Relocate Di Modica’s Wall St. Bull Next to NYSE

Last week, the New York City government withdrew plans to move the iconic bronze statue “Charging Bull” out of its current location in Bowling Green Park, to a place near the New York Stock Exchange. The withdrawal came after the The Bull’s artist-creator Arturo Di Modica filed a protest against the relocation plan. The city’s…

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Native American Beadwork : Still Flourishing Through Its Application in High Fashion

Native American artists today carry on with traditional craft work, while adding elements that reflect their personal visions and interpretations. A number of Native American art works are mostly found in non-urban regions, as they continued to flourish even after colonial times. Basketry, leathercraft, traditional weaving, headdress and mask making were commonly adorned with traditional…

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More Artists Refuse to Exhibit Artwork in Tear-Gas-Tainted Whitney Biennial

More artists refuse to have their name and their artworks linked to the museum tainted with what fellow artist Michael Rakowitz call as “toxic philanthropy.” The move by the artists is in line with the calls for resignation of museum board vice chairman Warren Kanders, whose main source of wealth comes from being the chief…

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A Glimpse at the Revival of Renaissance Monastery Quilling as Modern Visual Art

Quilling, the paper craft art developed by French and Italian monastery nuns and monks during the Renaissance period, has been seeing modern-day revival for several years now. Some simply call it paper-rolling or scrolling, or paper filigree art, which basically,describes the simplicity of the paper crafting technique.   Originally, nuns and monks used the gilded…

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