This year we decided that it was time for another makeover, and the flooring had become the elephant in the room. Employing our, “Go big or go home” philosophy, we decided that the carpet had to go.
If you ask around the gallery who’s idea it was originally to make
the leap to laminate, you will find it a point of prickly contention. Hint: It was Matt, because he’s the boss.
Sit down and I will tell you a tale. About a painting, a man, and his friends.
As told to us by the client who owned the painting “The Young Thunderbird”.
Finishing a painting is not like finishing a horse race. Usually no one, including the artist, knows for sure if its finished. There are no lords and ladies in fine dress to congratulate you, no big wreaths of flowers, no gold cup. Creating a painting is a lonely pursuit right to the end.
So with all this internalizing and loneliness how does an artist know if they have truly finished a work
“Discoveries is about shapes and rhythms, people and places, anything that I thought might make a surprising photograph. My hope is that these discoveries will cause the viewer to pause a moment to contemplate the visual richness of the world around us.
While I freely added filters and textures when I felt they enhanced the mood or created a more painterly experience, all of the images are from actual photographs of real scenes that happened to catch my curious eye."
Did you know Steffich Fine Art has a “thing” for the Shamanic Art of Norval Morrisseau? I did, but until today I never knew why.
If you look around our gallery you will see a little bit of Norval everywhere, he is omnipresent, in fact he is our most requested artist. Despite this, I had never heard the story behind our gallery’s Morrisseau obsession.
There is a certain stigma around the artist's model, also known as a life model.
Of all the jobs one can do nude it is surprisingly modest. The working relationship is completely dependant on trust. An artists working with a model has their reputation to consider, should their conduct be less than professional it could ruin their chances of ever working with another model, and alienate them from their community.
This responsibility falls on the shoulders of the model as well, their conduct must be equally impeachable.
Art in a corporate setting is used to reflect the corporate culture and what is unique about that particular company.
During the Second World War the Canadian Government partnered with the graphic design company Sampson and Matthews to produce art that would promote and brand Canada to the world. The project proved to be one of the most valuable morale boosters of the Second World War. The prints were distributed in military posts around the world. One of largest publicly sponsored art project in Canadian history.
In this article we will discuss first, why the study of art and art history is important to art appreciation;secondly we will look into several modes of study and lastly we share our “short list” of favorite books and media to get one started on these subjects.
Why is the study of art important to art appreciation?