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Canvas prints will make you your own spring

Posted by gedas on Feb 6, 2012 in Articles&News | 0 comments

It’s that time of the year, when every little thing outside is coming

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Picking the right art on canvas for your wall.

Posted by gedas on Nov 14, 2011 in Articles&News | 0 comments

Choosing the right art piece for your wall can make or break a room’s interior design. Choose the wrong piece and it can disrupt the mood and feel of a room. On the other hand, one piece of art might be enough to set the perfect tone for your entire room. There are 3 key considerations you must make with choosing your piece and they are colour, style and size. At the moment  HYPERLINK “http://www.canvasline.co.uk/” canvas pictures, which are easy to personalise and cheap to produce, are very popular wall decorations. Their adaptable quality ensures that you can easily match your interior design to your desired art piece.

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The Tate and National Galleries bring out bumper exhibitions this winter.

Posted by gedas on Nov 14, 2011 in Articles&News | 0 comments

The UK boasts some of the greatest art collections in the world. This winter make sure you catch some of the great exhibitions being showcased at the National Gallery and Tate Galleries. The national Gallery has quite a coup this year, with both a significant collection of Venetian art work entitled “Venice, Canaletto and his rivals” and a collection of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings from when he worked as a court painter.

“Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the court of Milan” is apparently the most complete collection of Leonardo’s rare surviving paintings ever assembled. Whilst many exhibitions have focused upon the inventors many engineering, draughting and scientific qualities, this is assumed to be the first that is solely dedicated to his paintings. As a world first, the exhibition will bring many paintings never before seen in the UK and will be sure to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity, with such classic pieces as ‘Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (The Lady with the Ermine)’, ‘Virgin and Child (The Madonna Litta)’ and Portrait of a Young Man (The Musician).

The exhibition will also house all the surviving preparatory drawings made by Leonardo for the ‘Last Supper’, visitors will learn as to how he planned and executed a painting on such a large scale. The exhibition runs from the 9th of November through to the 5th of March.

The Tate galleries consists of a federation of 4 different galleries: Tate Liverpool, Tate Britain (in London) Tate St Ives and Tate Modern. Whilst the Tate Modern demands media attention through its weird and wacky exhibits, the other Tate’s harbour the nations artistic heritage and are well worth visiting.

The Tate Britain re-entered the public consciousness when Banksy visited the museum to hang one of his own paintings on the wall. The stunt went unnoticed until hours later when the painting became unstuck and crashed to the floor. The picture consisted of a rural scene with an image of police tape stencilled on to it. Arguably currently the most infamous living UK artist, Banksy has targeted the Tate Galleries before at the turner prize where he sprayed “Mind the Crap” on the steps leading up to the gallery.

This winter though, Tate Britain has a exhibition focusing on the impact of immigration on UK art, whilst the Tate Modern focuses on the life of Gerhard Richter as he approaches his 80th birthday. Tate Liverpool explores the impact of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland has had on the art world. The Tate modern in St Ives has a look at Simon Fujiwara; an Anglo-Japanese artist who used to live a mile away from St Ives. The Gallery there continues to draw upon the fabulous wealth of creative talent from the area and from the 18th of Janurary to the 7th of May, it will continue the trend.

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The British Empire and Commonwealth Museum next institution to crumble?

Posted by gedas on Nov 14, 2011 in Articles&News | 0 comments

According to sources close to the Bristol-based British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, the artefacts, photographs and films housed in the now mothballed museum are languishing in damp and humid conditions. The Museum, which closed in 2008, is a Grade 1 listed building and is apparently struggling to properly preserve its some 553,000 pieces.

Katherine Prior, a freelance consultant who previously worked at the museum has highlighted the problems at the site: “There are particular problems with the building which is old and prone to leaks and burst pipes. Previously, when the museum was well-staffed, there were regular humidity and temperature checks on the stores, insect monitoring, etc. I worry that there are no longer the staff there to carry out these checks and vital building maintenance. I’m anxious to know what the current situation is.”

The trustees of the museum now proclaim to be carrying out an independent audit of the copious collection, but do admit there are a few causes of concern about the buildings upkeep. Despite this, they seemed to have made a rash decision to make Anne Lineen, a previous employee responsible for collections care, redundant in June. The Art Newspaper, a predominantly online publication, has also discovered that earlier this year, pallets of documents were removed from storage and laid out to dry in the old exhibition halls of the museum. The museum reported that this was due to a leak from a water cooler in an office above the library.

Despite this, John Mott, the interim chief executive said there was no reason for concern. “The Grade 1 listed building is sound and dry, having had £8 million spend on it by the BECM in recent years. It does not leak and much of it is used as a conference venue.” Well clearly it does leak, as he later stressed that the material affected by leak from a ‘water cooler’ has had to be treated by a conservation company at further expense to the taxpayer. Mr Mott himself is only in the job because of a gross misconduct allegation levelled at the previous chief executive Gareth Griffiths. He was accused of disposing of objects from the collection in an unauthorised manner. This scuppered plans to more the museum to Southwark, London as the subsequent investigation by Avon and Somerset police into the missing objects in ongoing.

On top of this growing pressure, Annamaria Motrescu, the museums ex-film archivist, has expressed concerns about the 1,900 films from the 1920’s onwards, citing the high levels of humidity and cellulose triacetate degradation (vinegar syndrome) as major risks to their integrity. As Mott has stated there are no full time curators present, Motrescu is worried that a part-time film expert just wont be able to effectively review the entirety of the collection regularly enough to ward of vinegar syndrome.

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Banksys art work is the most popular art on canvas in the UK.

Posted by gedas on Oct 30, 2011 in Articles&News | 0 comments

 
The elusive street artist Banksy has been producing his iconic stencils for nearly 20 years now. His previous scope of work has skyrocketed in recent years as more and more Banksys are discovered across the world. The secretive nature of his often illegal artwork has meant that as of yet there is an unknown number of pieces. Many of his most iconic images have however already been identified, and these pieces have been replicated many thousands of times over to don the walls of fans worldwide.
 
In recent years, Banksy has moved into other forms of media in an effort to present his artwork. In the summer of 2009 he opened a hugely successful exhibition in Bristol which reportedly received over 300,000 visitors in 12 weeks. His film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” also won many plaudits and was even nominated for the Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars.
 
It is however his poignant street work that he is most well known for. In 2009 he was embroiled in a graffiti war with an artist known as King Robbo which centred on a series of stencils in London: AristocRat, Global Warming, Fisher Boy, and Wallpaperer. The war began as Banksy allegedly painted over one of King Robbo’s works on a London Underground platform.
 
Although little of the war received much media attention, the war has allegedly devalued Banksys reputation in the graffiti underworld, with one of the paintings depicting Top Cat leaning on a gravestone marking “RIP Banksys Career”. Whilst Fisher Boy was defaced to symbolise his catch becoming “Street Cred”, thereby implying that it has become river/sewer floatsam.
 
This has however done little to impact on Banksys critical acclaim. One of his works originally sprayed at a 2003 street art project in Berlin entitled “Every Picture Tells a Lie”, has recently been retrieved by a Berlin gallery. Restorers removed upwards of a dozen layers of paint and will be on display until October 22 2011. This is a common occurrence with Banksys art, as earlier this year one of his early works; a gorilla in a pink mask, was painted over by the new owners of North Bristol Social Club but later restored.
 
Although many of his artworks are created fully realising their temporary lifespan, (such as his Guantanamo inmate at Disneyland) serious effort goes into preserving his most famous works. His best though, such as his West Bank murals, are regularly reproduced as canvas pictures for posterity. This sub-culture industry has rapidly expanded in recent years as art on canvas became a popular interior design feature. To many in the business he has ushered in canvas art UK, and he was voted Living Britain of the Year in 2007.