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Fashion & Art a Potent Potion!

By Beverly Pereira Photography: Courtesy Tarun Tahiliani & The Singh Twins

Tarun Tahiliani’s Spring Summer 15 collection showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015 features motifs, imagery and colours inspired by the celebrated art of the British-Indian Singh Twins…

Fashion and Art are not exactly strange bedfellows. Think Andy Warhol’s portrait of Yves Saint Lauren or Warhol’s iconic flowers that played muse to Prada’s Spring 2013 collection. More recently and closer to home, Tarun Tahiliani has collaborated with the internationally acclaimed Singh Twins, whose works of art play muse to his Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer -15 collection.

The London-born, Liverpool-based Singh Twins, Amrit and Rabindra, describe their work as -past modern’ as opposed to Post Modern, portraying their Indian and British identities through the application of eastern and western aesthetics. Using motifs that represent British Asian life, cityscapes and pop culture, their work is tinged with the personal and the political and can be viewed as a social commentary with tongue-in-cheek humour.

Hugely inspired by this melange, the designer launched a ready-to-wear fashion line at the Wills India Fashion 2014 in Delhi as an ode to the Singh Twins’ art. He has now crafted garments for the Mumbai Lakme Fashion Week that bring to life the Twins’ well-received Indian miniature paintings, detailed black and white drawings and digital mixed medium art that explores an exclusive relationship with their home city of Liverpool.

Tarun, himself, is known to skilfully blend the modern and the traditional and augmenting this with the Twins’ affinity for reviving the age-old technique of miniature painting and the juxtaposition of modern iconography has led to a range of digitally printed separates – kaftans, jewel tees, dhoti skirts, lungi skirts, leggings and dresses etc. Some colour palettes and elements have been creatively reworked by the designer to harmonise with the collection. The twins’ Wheel of Fortune has been incorporated as a whole on to a Tahiliani kurta, while decorative motifs from their black and white Aquarius have been reassembled and colourised within the design of another outfit. Silk kaftans, much like a vast canvas, allow the twins’ paintings to come through beautifully. Saris are rife with colours, featuring borders that carry Persian motifs borrowed from their paintings.

His menswear also features text vignettes, stylised clouds and waves, borders and decorative motifs from several of the twins’ works, offering fashion lovers an artistic take-away, proving yet again that the art and fashion are strong counter-influencers! click here to view images from the collection on indiaartndesign.com

Street Art & Urban Art

Street Art or Urban Art is a popular way for artists to express themselves in cities around the world.

Street Art is art created in public places, artists will use buildings, walk ways and the city streets as their canvas. Typical Street Art forms include Chalk Art, Stencil Art, Graffiti, Paste-ups and Sticker Art. In some cities Street Art is celebrated (e.g. in Australia: Hosier Lane, Melbourne; Mays Lane, Sydney) while in other places it is treated as an illegal art form punishable by fines and in some cases jail terms.

Urban Art is art that relates to the city and city life. It encompasses Street Art and also includes: Fashion or Wearable Art, Paintings, Cartoons, Illustrations, Sculpture, Body Art, Music, Spoken Word, Poetry, Movement and more. You can find Urban Art in the streets, parks, galleries, office spaces; it can even be the way people speak and dress.

Urban Art has a real cool factor, with images of outstanding works being spread far & wide on the internet. While Urban Art may be temporary on the streets or at an event, images will live on, and in some cases will travel around the world.

The first step is to choose the particular form of Urban Art that youd like to add to your event or marketing activity and well work out how to incorporate and promote your brand. We can produce art on the city streets or in private venues, in minutes or in hours, we can conduct art classes for team-building activities and also develop artworks to be used for marketing purposes, e.g. merchandise or client gifts. Zest can provide you with a complete turnkey solution or we can integrate our skills into your existing plans. Currently our most popular forms of Urban Art include: 3D Chalk Art, Speed Painting, Graffiti and Body Painting.

Introspective Drama Art Of Piero Manrique At Agora Gallery

Piero Manrique transforms the landscape of art with his large mixed media pieces. Using his fingertips and brushstrokes, he teases out a deep meaning from different varieties of paint, allowing them to interact to form something totally new. This is process art at its finest, and an expression of the evolving flow of nature. Colorful and ethereal, Manriques work is full of movement and introspective drama.
Piero Manrique was born in Peru and emigrated to the United States when he was a teenager. His art has always been his most natural form of expression.

Exhibition Dates: August 24th, 2012 September 13th, 2012
Reception: Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.
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About the Exhibition

Two exceptional exhibitions are coming to Agora Gallery, with art that will tantalize a variety of tastes and evoke memories in a wide ranging audience. The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition presents the work of those artists who were selected by independent juror Ira Goldberg, Executive Director of the Art Students League of New York to take part in the show. Viewers will be touched by the sincerity and intelligence of these remarkable creations, and intrigued by the diversity they display. In The Kaleidoscope of Color the audience will be plunged into a fascinating world of powerful imagery and lively energy that combines broad scope with intricate detail. The exhibitions will begin on August 24, 2012 and the opening reception will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2012, 6-8pm. The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition will end on September 12, 2012 and The Kaleidoscope of the Mind will end on September 13, 2012.
Featured Artists:

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition
Teymur Agalioglu | Arantxa Alvarez Fernandez | Bujar Babis Arizi | Mauricio Cadavid | Valerie Cordaro | Deborah Danelley | Doug DePice | Hilary Eddy | Juan Pablo Gayoso Mogrovejo | Giovanni Gelardi | Luis Guerrero | Kathleen Knauer | Robert Langstaff | Andre LaRoche | Piero Manrique | Joel Mara | Juan Miguel Palacios | Shelley Powsner | Abby Rieser | Meredith Rose | Mary Sauer | Phil Saunier (“SO”) | Susan Schmidt | Mark Van Crombrugge | John A. Varriano | Katerina Verguelis | Eric W. Shute | Ralph White | Elena Yevseyeva

The Kaleidoscope of the Mind
Joan Benjamin | Marat Kharisov | Fred Mou | Maria Magdalena Oosthuizen | Sharon Ross | Douglas The Boogie Man | Andy White

Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request.

Art Deco A Legacy For Fashion, Architecture, Film And Practically Everything Else!

Today, the art deco movement is a thing of the past, but it is not easy to discount the impact this international design movement has had on history. The art deco movement emerged around 1920 and during the two decades of its hey day, would gain great popularity as a modern and urbane style of design.

At the time, art deco was regarded as an innovative and revolutionary aesthetic. It rapidly infiltrated all areas of the decorative and industrial arts, and at its peak in the roaring twenties, the art deco movement was literally ubiquitous. Its influence spanned every art form including fashion design, architecture, film-making, sculpture and more.

Throughout history, artistic movements have commonly had political and philosophical undertones. What made art deco unique was that it was a major design movement that was purely cosmetic in nature. Art deco was purely ornamental, the sole emphasis bring on the aesthetic effect.

One of the lesser know facts about the art deco movement is the origins of the name ‘art deco’. The history of the term goes back to a major world exposition that was held in Paris in 1925, titled the Exposition Internationale des Arts Dcoratifs et Industriels Modernes. By shortening the words ‘Arts Dcoratifs’, the term ‘art deco’ was derived, however it not until the late 1960s, when when the famous art historian, Bevis Hillier, popularized the term in his book, that the term ‘art deco’ was officially coined and put into widespread usage.

Art deco abruptly declined in popularity around the time of World War II. Around that time the West began the mass-production of art deco interior design items, including everything from art deco clocks, pianos, mirrors, novelty items and more. The mass production over-popularized art deco on the consumer market, and the style soon became too common, loosing its elite appeal. Art deco was no longer new-fangled and posh, but an overrated style.

Today, there are numerous attempts to preserve and restore art deco buildings and vintage art deco items. Vestiges of the art deco movement can be seen in the facades and interiors of private homes and public buildings alike, and these relics continue to inspire us with a nostalgic sense of the past. Vintage art deco specialty pieces, as well as vintage everyday items, like old art deco kitchen utensils, also serve as special reminders of a colorful, glamorous, and forward-looking time in our history.

In recent years, there have been some small, isolated resurgences of the art deco interior design movement, but the movement as a whole has never regained the momentum it had in the 1920s and 1930s. Nevertheless, many people continue to treasure the art deco legacy and to safeguard that legacy for future generations.

Wood Wall Art – How To Improve And Make Stylish Your Home Decor

Everyone loves to have a home that looks great both on the exterior and the interior. This would mean that you would have to pay a lot of attention to the decor of your house if you want to make it look contemporary and stylish. Such a house would have color-coordinated furniture, curtains, carpets, fittings and other accessories in order to complete the look.

All you need to do is to flip through a lifestyle magazine to get a good list of ideas that you could work on for your own home. The best part is that a few simple changes can have a major impact on the final look of the interior of your home. So how do you achieve this look?

There are several different things that you can try, especially if you are refurbishing or renovating your house, or of course if you have just moved in. One such idea that is becoming very popular today is wall art. Wall art is guaranteed to change the look of any room with a few simple pieces. Wall art comes in different shapes, sizes and designs. Among the several different types of wall art are vinyl wall art, which is very durable and can be easily removed when necessary.

Similarly you could always choose to get a professional painter to paint on a wall a design of your choice. There are several types of metal wall art too that would blend well with any other metal fittings you have in the room.

Another common form of wall art today is wood wall art. Wood wall art is being used by a large number of people across the country to accentuate the looks of their rooms. Wood wall art can be found at varying prices depending on the type of wood being used for the wood wall art, and the size of the wood wall art piece.

You could also choose to go for lovely pieces of handcrafted wood wall wart which are usually more expensive. Wood wall art carvings too can be found in several stores. The wood wall art could be a carving of different shapes or even figures and animals to go with the rest of the decor in your room.

Wood wall art, as mentioned above, can also be found for very reasonable prices at different markets, if you do not wish to spend too much on home decor but still want your home to look elegant.

Acid Glass Etching As A Unique Art Form

This technique is often confused with sandblasting, however, acid etching offers many more finishes and degrees of transparency and diffusion of light.

Acid glass etching has been used for centuries dating back to the Victorian times where examples of this art form can be witnessed through mirrors and pub windows during the Victorian era. This type of etching was used to add decoration and color to glass and mirrors. The original process for acid glass etching was to use a wax stencil that was placed on areas of the glass or mirror that the artist did not want exposed to the acid. Artists used Hydrofluoric Acid which is the best type of acid to be used for glass etching yet it is lethal to a human being. When the glass or mirror was dipped into the acid, the fumes that it produced were poisonous and if the Hydrofluoric Acid touched a part of the artists body, it would dissolve the skin and tissue. Many artists have even lost their fingers and hands due to the use of this acid.

Now in the modern era many new techniques are introduced. Chemical creams and solutions are used for glass etching. When compared to Hydrofluoric acid these solutions are very cheaper and they serve better to produce their masterpiece. These solutions and creams are not harmful and they never create side effects to the artists. Thus they can do their work without fear.

There is actually a difference between sand blasting and glass etching. In sand blasting artist need to carve the glass or mirror but in glass etching it is not required. Artist need to spend more time in case of sand blasting and not in glass etching. Nowadays artists use chemicals and not hydrofluoric acid. We can very well find the difference between a glass etching that is done with the help of hydrofluoric acid and with the help of chemicals. The one that is done with the hydrofluoric acid will be very attractive and the other will give a dull look. Sand blasting will also give a good look when compared to the glass etching done with the help to chemicals and solutions. Artists should be very careful while preparing a glass etching. In acid and sand blasting various techniques are available to produce different types of glass etching and sand blasting but in chemical glass etching varieties are minimum and hence there is always a draw back in case of chemical glass itching when compared to the other two types.

This is one of the lost arts and few people are able to offer this technique today. It is also more expensive as it is much more specialised and uses very dangerous chemicals which are potentially lethal. Hydrofloric Acid is the only acid which is corrosive to glass but unfortunately disolves human tissue as well so strict safety precautions need to be adhered to.

Get Quality With Fine Art Gallery San Diego

Through fine art gallery San Diego you will be able to get quality art work that you exactly want that too at reasonable price.

One thing that you will be glad to know is that San Diego has lot of talented artists. This makes it simple for you to purchase the art work. In order to get through a reliable fine art gallery San Diego it is essential for you to do proper research work.

Do you actually know which of the fine art galleries are popular? Searching the best kind of gallery is highly significant that you do not get the supplicate ones especially when it comes to art work. Paintings and photographs are one thing which can be very simply being copied and added over the site. Make sure you do not select this kind of site where they add copied pieces of art.

You need to search for the gallery that offers quality work. The fine art gallery San Diego that you select must be the one that maintains quality aspect. In case you do not find this then you need to switch to another gallery. In the field of art originality plays an important role and so you need to find the original one. You should make efforts to search for the artists that will believe in offering attractive art work that is original.

Searching for the good gallery is not tough mainly through online however at times this can become a bit difficult. The very first thing you need to decide on is the type of art work you are searching for. At online you will find lot of categories such as nature, places, birds, floral and others. You can find according to your need. When you know what you want it will be very simple for you to make the decision.

Through good online fine art gallery San Diego it is possible for you to purchase correct type of art work that too at the right price. At the time of checking online there are some of the details on which you need to pay attention. You need to check on the details of the artists and also check the reputation of the gallery for making the best transactions.

In case you are staying at San Diego then searching for the quality art work from the gallery cannot be a difficult task as it is just few clicks away from you. Make sure that you do not select the gallery that you find first over online rather shortlist a few and select from them.

, l5@rmal>Fourth is inquire about online purchase process

Once you find the gallery that serves work of the artists that you like, you can consider it for making online purchases. Always look for fine art gallery that follows easy online purchase process. Finding fine art paintings for sale is not difficult if you o through above mentioned points.

Buy Russian Art & Paintings To Create Your Own Collection

Russian culture has a long history and tradition. Most of the people talk about various topics like art, culture, politics and Russian history. Russian culture is a beautiful mixture of art, literature, food, tradition, attitude, and so on. In fact, it is widely known for many world-famous Russian artists and artisans. Most of the famous Russian artists and painters had painted amazing and stunning paintings. Today, most of the people are willing to buy museum quality Russian art for exhibitions and trade shows. If you are seeking an authentic source for buying such art, then you can approach an online shop.

In the present era, there are numerous online websites available in the web ocean that specializes in offering Russian art and paintings at extremely competitive rates. When it comes to finding a trusted online website, taking the assistance of the internet is the best option. There is one reputed salon available from where you can get museum quality Russian art and paintings at exclusive rates. They specialize in the works of Russian artists and sculptors of the XIX-XX centuries. If you want to buy the collection of LEON BAKST paintings, then you have come at the right destination.

For over eighteen years, they have assisted in the acquisition of rare and important Russia art by museum, corporate and private collection throughout the United States and Europe. ANISFELD was a famous Russian-American painter as well as theater designer. If you want to purchase his painting, then you can visit their website and place your order. In fact, you can also read a complete Biography of the Artists. They offer their customers Russian art of exceptional quality. They have a certain number of amazing and stunning works of European as well as American artists.

They have amazing inventories such as ADAMOVICH, ERMILOV, KANDINSKY, JAKUNCHIKOVA, MALIAVINE, MAK, POPOVA, STELLETSKIJ, AIVAZOVSKY, ERTE, MAKOVSKI, PORCELAIN, ARKHIPOV, JAWLENSKIJ, STENBERG, ALTMAN, EXTER, SUETIN, KALMAKOV, GEORGE ANNENKOFF, FEDOROVSKI, MALEVITCH, POSTCARDS, BORIS, STEPANOVA, MASHKOV, ANDREENKO, FABERGE, POUGNY, ANISFELD, FALK, KLIUN, LARIONOV, MANE-KATZ, RADAKOV, POZHEDAEFF, ANNENKOV, FASINI, KLODT, MANSUROV, RABIN, TERECHKOVITCH, KONCHALOVSKI, and many more.

A leading expert also helps you to select one work of art in order to create a new collection or to replenish an existing one. They offer an amazing piece of works that create unique investment opportunity for private as well as corporate collectors. They also specialize in providing free and confidential advice, help in buying and selling works of art, help in establishment and replenishment of your overall collection, and expert assessments of individual works of art or overall collections.

Get Best Martial Art And Karate Training At Martial Arts Perth

With the increasing age of earth it has becoming complicated and with the increasing social culture of the people; day by day demand of the people is also going on increasing. In fact now this demand is in such a position; that if someone does not have the proper eligibility to fulfill his demand; then he can easily go for crime to fulfill his demand. It is also seen that those types of people dont have any reparation after crime and in fact for that purpose they never get hesitate to herm others. So in this complicated moment it is important for all to think about their own safety and for that reason it is important for everybody to learn about self defense. So in that case you can have best option by leaning karate or martial art. On the next section you will have elaborate discussion about this point; so lets have a look on the following for details.
Training You Get:
Yes in this complicated world from women to kids everybody has to be concern about self defense. So when the parts come about self defense; then you can get several options like; Bando, Jiu Jistu, Aikido, Brazilian, Hapkido, Kung Fu, Wing Chun, Karate, Judo, Kickboxing, Ninjitsu, Systema, Teakwondo, Wrestling, Sambo, Tai Chi Chuan and many others options. Amount them if you want to get tredy optio then best suggestion for you is that go for taking martial art. Therefore for martial art you can get best solution at Martial Arts Perth. Specialty of this training is that; here you can learn martial art in a traditional way. In addition here you can get raining on several types of martial arts including the above mentioned type. Bruce Lee is known as the hero of martial art and in this center you can learn according to the theme of Bruce Lee.
Other Important Part:
Again here at Perth Karate you can get special training on karate also. Special part of this training is that; here you will not getting training for self defense; but also here you can get enjoyment and fun also. In spite of these; this training is also helpful for body fitness and for weight loosing. Here you can get special training season for kids and women also. Lastly most important part of this training is that; here you will be trained under the supervision of experienced and qualified trainers and including this you can get this best training at affordable price.

Performing Arts Fundraising Ideas

These days the funding is tight for performance arts in schools and Universities. There are ways to supplement the lack of funding. Performance art fundraising can help you raise funds to afford new uniforms for the school band to keeping your art association going.

Here are a few ideas for active fundraisers that you can choose from.

Band Concerts

Local bands are always looking for gigs to play and some press attention. You cant expect the bands to play for free but a little preparation can help both sides get what they want.

Approach a local youth centre, or hall and arrange for a charity event. The planning for the hall may even be looked after with their staff. Arrange a local gig and profit sharing on the night. That way you dont have to pay an upfront fee and be dependant on large crowds. If you are able to get a few local bands to agree to this, which shouldnt be too hard, then your talent is booked for the night.

Theatre Nights

Local productions of many amateur and professional theatre associations have a hard time selling out performances. Ask the production company if your charitable organization or school group could buy an entire scheduled performance at a discounted rate. Re-sell the tickets for your cause.

You may even consider approaching businesses and arranging a meet up with the actors and directors after the performance for their group if the purchase a large number of tickets or for a solid donation.

Fundraising Campaigns

Many campaigns are available through professional fundraising companies. The campaigns should represent your group, the age of the participants, and the time you have to donate to the campaign.

There are many fundraising campaigns that would appeal to a students schedule. They would be able to work a fundraising campaign between classes or for a few hours in the evenings or weekends. Research a professional fundraising company on the web and contact them with any questions.

Variety Shows

Book a church hall or school gymnasium for a night. Mention that you are putting on a performing arts fundraiser and you may be able to get a good deal on the location. Get local musicians, buskers, actors and specialty acts of any kind. Many artists are glad just to be able to perform. To entice them to participate make sure there are as many radio, TV and newspapers coving the event as you can get. The exposure is good for the performers but draws attention to your cause as well.