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Power of colours – the colour red

The colour red: Red is preferably used when our vital forces are weakened. Red stimulates all processes in the body, stimulates metabolic activities and has a strong influence on the vegetative nervous system. The warm red also has an invigorating and positively reinforcing effect on an emotional level. It increases the sensuality, the conscious experience and feeling and the expression of uninhibited passion. On a mental level, the energy of the colour red gives us a strong will, determination and stamina.

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The history of art prints

Printing technology and in particular art prints have a long history. Nowadays the term “art print” is mainly used for the reproduction of works of art with modern printing methods. The prices for art prints vary as much as for works of art.

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Decorate with pictures

Pictures on the walls make it cosy and give the rooms a personal touch. Not only the motifs are important, but also the placement and arrangement. These great tips help with the wall design with pictures. Continue reading…

What is an art print?

There will be two answers to the question “What is an art print?”, which result from how strictly the person in question deals with the term. In common usage, art prints often refer to pictures or posters based on a famous work.

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4 typical beginner errors in flower photos

Flowers are beautiful. Some like certain varieties better than others, but most people agree that flowers are beautiful. This is partly because they have beautiful bright colours, especially when the sun shines through the somewhat transparent petals, and partly because flowers are always symmetrical. We find these well-ordered forms combined with bright colours beautiful.

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Beach Art

Dutchman Theo Jansen builds kinetic art objects that run independently driven by the wind. The filigree machines look like beings from another time, from another world. Continue reading…

Claude Monet – His Life

Claude Oscar Monet was born in Paris on 14 November 1840. He grew up in Le Havre, a town on the north-west coast of France. Monet began painting there. Already at school Monet was known for his caricatures.

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Fragments of a Utopia: Mosaics in the Post-Soviet Space

They are monumental, sometimes of a naïve folkloristic nature, and often show exciting abstractions – pictorial works of a vanished era. Lukas Verlag has now published a volume with mosaics that have been used to embellish railway stations, theatres, cinemas, stadiums and bus stops in the republics of the former Soviet Union. Katja Koch and Aram Galstyan set out on an expedition and followed the tracks of these colourful testimonies. Their journey is documented in this incredibly well done illustrated book with very thoughtful texts.

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From Cellini to #Metoo: A Replica

It was one of those experiences of reading that excited me so much that my Saturday awakening process was significantly shortened: Benvenuto Cellini, a representative of Mannerism, could be regarded as a prototype role model for artists in the Spacey category, according to Kia Vahland in the Süddeutsche Zeitung in an article. The feuilletonist short-circuit takes place by means of a concise thesis between papal Rome and the Hollywood of today. On the one hand, it thus provides a quasi-explanation of the current #Metoo debate, but on the other hand it unrestrainedly serves clichés. Continue reading…

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