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An Education In The Arts

An Education In The Arts
For some people art is just something you put on your refrigerator doors. It is something you have to do for schoolwork, or to while your time away. In truth, there truly is something beneath the surface of art that will tantalize every student and teacher. And this is the truth behind art education.

Q. What Is An Education In The Arts?
A. Art Education is the means by which a student gains an understanding of form and design. An education in the arts is typically divided into three areas – the fine arts, such as music, drama, sculpture or painting, the general arts, programs such as education, criminology, etc, and design, such as graphic design, web design, or interior design.

Q. Why Arts?
A. Art has a great power to influence people. It also has a significant effect on the history of man. Art may seem like it is just something pretty, but under the hood it boasts of a pretty powerful engine. One that has shaped the world, and indeed your very life. You can’t go one day in the span of your life without being exposed to some form of artistic design, from the

A wise man once said that an education in the arts is the absolute best education one can have because it exposes you to the most general field of studies. Over time, you will know a little about everything. If you chose a more specialized field, you would gradually learn more and more about less and less. And I’d rather know a little about everything than everything about something, don’t you agree?


1. Express Yourself

Art is by far one of the most rewarding careers because, unlike a career in the sciences or a trade, it allows you to express your creativity. And no two days are the same. The power to captivate and inspire is also very rewarding. Hasn’t the Mona Lisa drawn its share of oohs and aahs? And hasn’t many a tear been shed at the beautiful works of art around the world? Man has always expressed his deepest thoughts and desires in a tangible form. This form is Art.

Industries need artists who have had a good education in Art. Creating labels, stickers, and advertisements for their products isn’t easy. These things require plenty of thought and design. Every detail has been considered to make its effect on the consumer optimal. Have you ever been interested in a product simply because of the packaging? This is art at work.


2. Art Is Everywhere

– Color
– Psychology
– Design esthetics
– Advertisements
– Television & Movies
– Furniture
– Clothing

3. Who Should Study Art?

Almost everyone has gone to art class in grade school or high school. Even those who are not artists can benefit from an Art Education. They will come to appreciate the rich history and significance of Art.

4. I Want to Learn! How do I Sign Up?

Art education is not confined to undergrad studies. It also extends to tutors, art classes, vocational classes and other learning methods. Many schools exist that teach the history, principles and appreciation of Art. These schools carry the tradition of imparting to the next generation the significance of art.


5. The Rewards Of An Art Education

You may be tempted to think you will be able to wing it through a career without any formal training. That is possible, but not likely. Industries are on the lookout for those with professional education. Even with an education from a post-secondary institution, in this field, you never stop learning and keeping up with technology.

An Art Education is clearly important to artists and laymen alike. It may not be the path everyone takes, but it is the path that richly rewards those who take it. The riches here are not only of the material kind but that of a good education and a heightened appreciation of the world around you.




Reni Great Paintings


The Italian painter Guido Reni (1575-1642) is known for the gentle, highly decorative form of baroque classicism he developed. Guido Reni was born in Bologna on Nov. 4, 1575. … During the first years of the 17th century Reni spent much time in Rome.





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Pyrography- Owl -Mandalas-Handcrafted-Wood Burnt Wall Plaque


The Handcrafted Art Pyrography-Wood Burnt Wall Plaque features a lovely picture is produced by burning every detail into a piece of birch veneer plywood. Then, the plaque is then hand-painted with watercolors to draw out all of the details of the beautiful scene and enhance the realism of the design. The picture may also be left in its natural burnt state providing a more rustic leek. An acrylic clear finish is added to bring out the natural grain of the wood and preserve the work of art for years to come.

With its wood burnt and painted or unpainted border, the Handcrafted Art Pyrography-Wood Burnt Wall Plaque is like a picture within a picture and instantly catches the eye when hung on a wall. The work of art bears the signature of the artist, L. Baber, at the bottom right corner of the image.

Measuring 12 inches by 12 inches in size, the Handcrafted Art Pyrography-Wood Burnt Wall Plaque will make a charming addition to the wall of a living room, entry way, bedroom or den. The wall plaque is also a unique alternative to paintings, posters and prints for decorating vacation homes, cabins and offices.

The Handcrafted Art Pyrography-Wood Burnt Wall Plaque is completely handmade and is a true one-of-a-kind work of art. Each one is meticulously handcrafted from start to finish by the artist, rather than churned out along assembly lines by machines.

Handmade pyrography wood burnt wall plaque approx. 12 inches by 12 inches

on Birch veneer/plywood ,

Handcrafted One of a Kind and custom made in Seattle Washington USA

Please keep in mind that all items are handmade one of a kind by a real human beingand not a machine. Some variations and imperfections are part of the handmade process.

I would happy to price you a custom work if you send your ideal.



Various forms of Mandalas

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Thеrе аrе vаriоuѕ forms of mandalas with diѕtinсt соnсерtѕ аnd different purposes. Thе individuаl rерrеѕеntаtiоnѕ rаngе from thе ѕо-саllеd Cosmic Mаndаlаѕ, which transmit thе аnсiеnt knowledge оf thе development of thе univеrѕе and thе wоrld-ѕуѕtеmѕ whiсh represent a high роint аmоng Mаndаlаѕ dеdiсаtеd tо mеditаtiоn; tо thе Mandalas оf thе Medicine Buddha whiсh demonstrates hоw thе Buddhа-роwеr rаdiаtеѕ in аll dirесtiоnѕ, portraying thе healing роwеr оf the Buddhа.


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Buying Abstract Paintings

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Buying Abstract Paintings

Buying and collecting abstract painting can be a labor of love.  I love abstract paintings.  I think that my favorite medium is gouache.  I recently purchased a work from Oscar Bluemner.  The person I bought the abstract painting from had it in storage for over twenty years.  I am going to hang this piece in my office.

I found an oil abstract painting that was dated 1947 that was painted by Louis Bassi Siegriest.  I liked the composition, it felt oddly soothing.  The artist signed the back of the painting.  It was a little out of my price range, but I bought it anyway.

Trade Winds is the name of an abstract painting I bought from the artist Joanne Riddle while I was in Connecticut.  The piece was huge and I had to have it sent by freight to my home.  The blue in the painting was so vivid.  The whole composition was absolutely inspired.

I bought an abstract painting for my sister-in-law last year.  The artist of the piece was Leonardo Nierman and the medium he used was oil.  I bought the piece unframed and took my sister-in-Image result for Buying Abstract Paintings public domainlaw to framer to choose the frame.


I tried to buy an abstract painting from the mayor of our town.  I offered him two thousand dollars for the modernist abstract colorful figure.  The artist used red, white and blue and I wanted to acquire this for my stepmother.  She would have loved it, but the mayor was unwilling to part with it.

My mother has decorated her home in a style that she liked in Santa Fe.  I bought a large abstract painting for her from her favorite artist, Lou Monti.  She has seen his work in a number of homes and always raves about them.  She was so happy when she saw the painting I bought for her hanging on the wall of her living room.

I dated a guy once that had a signed abstract painting by Robert Gilberg on his wall.  I saw something different every time I saw it.  That painting had an attraction that I just can’t quite explain.  He was always buying art and changing out abstract paintings on his walls, but this particular piece always stayed.  I guess he was attracted to it as well.

The abstract painting that I bought for my older brother did not work in his apartment.  I ended up buying a painting that was a little too large for the room it was intended for.  The colors did not work in the only room that worked for its size.

I ended up selling that abstract painting the same place that I had bought it, on eBay!  I ended up making a profit on the abstract painting.  There was more information in my auction about the artist, Richard Diebenkorn, than there had been in the auction that I won.  I think the extra hour of research I spent made the abstract painting’s value increase.

I learned a long time ago that an abstract painting is worth exactly as much as someone is willing to pay for it.  I have friends that just cannot be convinced of this basic truth.  I think that if no one wants a particular abstract painting, then it is worth nothing.

My brother used the money from the sale of the unwanted abstract painting to find himself another abstract painting.  He ended up with an abstract collage that was made in the late 1930s.  I liked it when I saw it and it worked beautifully in his office.

You can find more of my Art at Etsy Gallery