Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Southampton City Art Gallery

Southampton City Art Gallery can offer something for everyone, whether you're young or old, a lifelong fan or going to a gallery for the first time. Exhibitions and displays range from ancient culture to the cutting-edge and the Gallery is internationally renowned for its impressive art collection, spanning six centuries of European art history. The Gallery is housed within a beautiful example of 1930's municipal architecture.

Thousands of visitors explore the exhibitions and displays every month and, through a programme of educational activities, we aim to provide opportunities for greater access, involvement and understanding of art, for people of all ages.

The Southampton City Art Gallery has a Permanent Collection of over 3,500 works of international reputation. The Collection, which spans six centuries from the Renaissance to the present day, has been 'Designated' by the Government as having special national significance.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Advancement of Marine Artists

Marine artists hired by firms often start with relatively routine work. While doing this work, however, they may observe other artists and practice their own skills. Craft and fine artists advance professionally as their work circulates and as they establish a reputation for a particular style. Many of the most successful artists continually develop new ideas, and their work often evolves over time.

Many artists freelance part-time while continuing to hold a full-time job until they are established. Others freelance part time while still in school, to develop experience and to build a portfolio of published work.

Freelance artists try to develop a set of clients who regularly contract for work. Some freelance artists are widely recognized for their skill in specialties such as cartooning or children’s book illustration. These artists may earn high incomes and can choose the type of work they do.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia began to collect European and American painting and sculpture in the 1970s. At this time it became clear that the Gallery's mission would be to show works of art from all the cultures of the world, not only that of European Australians, Europe being the continent from which most immigrants have come to Australia. The collection includes works from every continent, concentrating on the cultures that underpin contemporary life, those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

In 1992 the Gallery published a catalogue written by Michael Lloyd and Michael Desmond, European and American Paintings and Sculptures 1870-1970 in the Australian National Gallery. The catalogue is now available here.

In October 2002, twenty years after its doors opened to the public in 1982, the Gallery is publishing more of its collections of 430 paintings and sculptures made by European and American artists on its website. It will be possible to examine all these holdings, from a handful of examples of the art of ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy to many works of art made in the last decades

Monday, April 14, 2008

Eureka Fine Art Gallery

For nearly 110 years, the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery has been the home of the original Eureka flag. This flag, with its bold design of white on blue based on the constellation of the Southern Cross, was first flown in Ballarat during the ‘troubles’ of 1854, when the diggers made a concerted effort to resist the despotic and corrupt local arm of the colonial Government.

The flag was made as a banner for the Ballarat Reform League at some point in time after the first meeting of this group on 11 November 1854. It was first raised on public view at the Monster Meeting at Bakery Hill on 29 November 1854 when the diggers protested against the administration of the Gold Licence. On the following day, Peter Lalor swore his famous oath beneath the flag, which was then taken to the site of Eureka Stockade.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fine Arts Collection

The Fine Arts Program manages GSA’s Fine Arts Collection to ensure its safety, accessibility, preservation, and appropriate use in order to enhance and promote high-quality work environments for federal agencies and the public they serve.

The Fine Arts Collection, one of our nation’s oldest and largest public art collections, consists of permanently installed and moveable mural paintings, sculpture, architectural or environmental works of art, and works on paper dating from the 1850’s. These civic works of art are located in federal buildings and courthouses across the United States. An additional 15,000 small moveable New Deal works of art are on long term loan to museums and other nonprofit institutions. Maintained by GSA as a part of our national and cultural heritage, the Fine Arts collection serves as a reminder of the important tradition of individual creative expression.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Unique Fine Art Gallery and Gifts

Fine art galleries are now available for people reference. More sample image will be shown vallejo gallery along with other available artwork. There you will find unique art galleries of unusual original artwork featuring a variety of subjects and digital techniques. Fine art and mosaic image lovers will enjoy the exceptional quality of the mosaic style pictures. Abstract art lovers will find stereographic images that are truly exceptional. The giclée images are available in mutiple sizes, either framed or unframed.

Monday, April 7, 2008

New Interactive NGAkids Still Life

The new NGAkids Still Life interactive encourages young artists to explore the world around them by arranging artistic elements and everyday objects into multi-dimensional works that mirror those of the old masters. But there are surprises in store, as some of the objects unexpectedly spring to life! Experiment with spatial arrangements, size variables, and perspective angles, then switch modes and add layers of textured "brushstrokes" to create a more painterly, abstract image. This Art Zone activity is suitable for all ages.

Friday, April 4, 2008

A Black Family Onboard Titanic

Miss Louise Laroche was an Honour Member of the Titanic Historical Society from the beginning until her death in 1998. Since she could not speak English, correspondence over the years was thin. When a young man from France joined the Titanic Historical Society who spoke fluent English, Edward Kamuda asked Olivier Mendez if he would pay her a visit and her story was published originally in the Titanic Commutator in 1995.

The Titanic Historical Society receives inquiries from time to time asking if there were any black passengers onboard. The answer is yes and contrary to popular assumptions, the family traveled in second class.

Oh, yes, I can eat cake. I'll even offer you some when you come!" Mademoiselle Louise was laughing on the telephone. My question was simply that of someone conscious of an elderly lady's health, I wanted to meet her in person and telephoned for an appointment.

Looking at the photographs taken in 1910 by Louise Laroche's grandfather, Monsieur Lafargue, one cannot imagine the small house where the last French lady survivor of Titanic was living was still there wedged in between a modern glass government building and a row of older homes.

When I rang the door bell a lady wearing a shawl came down the stairs in the small garden and walked toward me. Her step was not sure on the cobblestones covering the yard. Mademoiselle Louise smiled as I remarked about the weather. "Never mind," she answered, "it's not too cold."

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

National Gallery of Art Seeks Paintings

As part of a worldwide initiative, the National Gallery of Art is seeking information about drawings, watercolors, and paintings on paper in public and private collections by the American artist Mark Rothko (1903–1970). The National Gallery of Art is publishing a multivolume catalogue raisonnĂ©, Mark Rothko: The Works on Paper, which will document more than 2,700 objects that are largely unknown to both art specialists and the public. Demonstrating the range of Rothko's creative achievements, these volumes will be the definitive historical record of Rothko's oeuvre on paper for decades to come.