Vibrant Visions – The Influence of Pop Art in New Zealand

Abstract - The 80's Pash by Christian Nicholson

Pop Art emerged in the 1950s and 1960s as a vibrant and rebellious art movement that sought to blur the boundaries between “high” art and popular culture. Originating in the United Kingdom and the United States, it drew inspiration from advertising, comic books, consumer products, and mass media, reflecting the post-war era’s burgeoning consumer culture.…

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Exploring the Vibrant Palette: New Zealand Abstract Art Dynamic Canvas

Abstract Painting - Love by Lorraine Rastorfer

Abstract art is a dynamic and multifaceted genre that defies conventional representation, opting instead for a visual language that transcends literal interpretation. At its core, abstract art is characterized by a departure from realistic depictions, favoring a focus on the intrinsic qualities of line, shape, color, and form. By stripping away the need for recognizable…

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Why Hire Art for Your Spaces

Why Hire Art For Your Spaces

Importance of Aesthetics in Your Corporate Space Aesthetics play a pivotal role in corporate spaces, significantly influencing the overall atmosphere and perception of a company. Thoughtfully curated aesthetics can convey professionalism, creativity and attention to detail, leaving a lasting impression on clients, visitors, and employees alike. By creating visually appealing environments, corporations foster a sense…

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Art Supplies Auckland

art supplies auckland

Where to buy Art Supplies Auckland – Art supplies Auckland can be found in a range of locations offering a wide range of products for both professional and hobby artist. Gordon Harris Established in 1975 by Gordon and Ann Harris, they have an impressive range of art supplies and are well worth a visit if…

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What’s the “big deal” with Abstract Art?

Why Abstract Art?

What’s the “big deal” with Abstract Art? Do you admire abstract art, but don’t know why?  Abstract art looks like “nothing”… You may look at it and think “a child did it” OR It doesn’t look like it took long, how is it worth all that money? Do any of these comments sound familiar? Then…

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Art Classes Auckland

Art Classes Auckland - Mobile Art Gallery

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint?  There are a large number of options in Auckland where you can learn various techniques for painting from oils to acrylics.  No matter whether you are a total beginner or wanting to learn some new techniques to improve your artwork, there will be a course suited…

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Famous Artist’s Painting Quotes

Gerhard Richter on Paitning

Gerhard Richter – Painting Quotes Painting quotes by famous artists are always interesting to read as they represent a short but thoughtful representation of value and what drives the artist. Gerhard Richter who has had a long career, has much to say about painting and the art world that he captures so well and in…

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NZ Abstract Artist Bee Doughty-Pratt’s Painting for Retiring Governor General

Bee Doughty-Pratt

Farewell Gift For Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae NZ Abstract Artist Bee Doughty-Pratt’s painting ‘Fractured Light’ was a farewell gift for Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae.  Sir Jerry Mateparae, and his wife, Lady Janine Mateparae had this serene painting installed in their Kapiti home.   NZ Abstract Artist Bee Doughty-Pratt painted ‘Fractured Light’ which was given to…

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Selling Artwork : Tips to Sell Your Art

How to Start Selling Your Art So, you love making art and would love to make a living from it, but selling artwork can be difficult. As a gallery that is built on the renting and selling of art, we have 3 top tips for you. Selling Artwork Top Tip #1: Finding the Right Gallery There…

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All About Painting and Photography

Why Paint? What better way to start talking about Painting and Photography than to look at the festival of photography. The Auckland Festival of Photography has prompted a question that has haunted painters for a long time… why paint? Particularly when it can take seconds to capture something with a camera. One of the wonderful things about art is how it…

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