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There's one thing that we all love here at HoldUp, and that's great art. Our site is dedicated to exploring the best of what's happening in the world of art.


Where to Find Beautiful Arts and Crafts

What are 'arts & crafts'? Generally, the term 'arts & crafts' refers to handmade products that have been designed individually with the intent of creating a piece of artwork or a decoration. People engage in arts & crafts as artisans and crafters - that is, those who make their living by producing and selling handmade objects - as well as countless hobbyists who do it just for their own enjoyment. Of course, there can also be a hidden benefit if you can make your own gifts rather than having to ...

 


An Overview of the Major Movements in Modern Art

When it comes to visual arts, the second half of the 19th century ushered in a whole new age of modern art that would change the way people thought of art forever. Prior to 1850, most experts would agree that artists strove to represent their world and the people in it as realistically as possible. This should come as no real surprise since photography was not in existence yet and people of all classes relied on artists to create accurate representations of their loved ones as well as cherished landscapes a...

 


Is Graffiti An Urban Art Form?

You can travel almost anywhere in the world, and you will probably see graffiti. Although graffiti art is usually more common in big cities, the reality is that it can occur in almost any community, big or small.The problem with graffiti art is the question of whether it's really art, or just plain vandalism. This isn't always an easy question to answer, simply because there are so many different types of graffiti. Some is simply a monochrome collection of letters, known as a tag, with little artistic me...

 


Learn about art in the modern age.

I visited a museum in spain today. What is very neat is that I reside in North America and did not need to fly there! Yes, the incredible minds of the workers at Google have made it possible to use Google Earth and travel to historic and treasured places around the world. This satellite imaging tool was credited with helping adversaries of the Iraq War be successful by giving real time access of sensitive information to the wrong element,when first introduced. What started as real time visual became pictu...

 


Spiritual abstract art - Uplifting and heartening art for the soul

Vesna Milinkovic is the creative mind behind the abstract art pieces that don the walls of the Vesna Art Gallery in London. A visit to this gallery will certainly give you some much needed inspiration and be an experience that is uplifting to the soul; a healthy dose of these is most welcome in this day and age. Better yet, especially if you are not a Londoner, you can invest in one of her paintings on canvas and have this liven up a designated wall in your home.Spiritual art Vesna has been in the making fo...

 


Can you define the meaning of Art?

Art allows a culture to communicate its ideas and values to future generations. Tiling, weaving, border decoration, and other such systems allow cultures to survive and propagate themselves. Dictators and autocrats have attempted to control the creation and display of art since the beginning of history. People are easier to control if their artisitic horizons are narrowed to the rulers' preferences. Art allows people to express meaning through craft, and potentially lets them share nontrivial insights a...

 




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