Friday, November 10, 2006

Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was born in Tulln Austria, fist studied art classiclly but was bored by the conservatism. In 1907 he met Gustav Klimt who inspired him and greatly influened his art. His work is relatively unknown and was diregarded by critcis, as being pornographic or to erotic. It wan't untill the year of his death that the merit of his work became relized. When his solo show in Paris met univrsal acclaim. His highly expressive figure drawings and paintings might be what he is most well known for today, but his range is evident in his collection of landscapes, and posters advertising art shows.
His character was questionable being accused of indecent relationships with his models, and they thought his art was to erotic and therfore corrupting the youth, although his character should not be considered into the merit of his artistic talent.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Picasso and Dali

Although Dali was not a big fan of Picasso's work, which is evident in his writing, they were friends. Most people don't know this. At one point Dali's wife Gala was visiting Picasso, and she knew that Picasso had quite a big ego about his work, and especially giving it away. Picasso said to Gala, "you can have any painting you want, here in the studio". Gala being very shrewd and knowing of Picasso's ego, she chose one of the very small paintings, knowing that if she picked one of the big ones it would piss Picasso off.

In the future, when Dali was moving to America, he was short of money at one point. He needed to borrow a few hundred dollars. And who did he go to, he went to Picasso. And Picasso lent him the money to move to America. Because Dali knew that he would be taking a ship to America, he produced a body of very small work, so he could travel with the pieces.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Art Site updates

We have gone over the Http:// site and made some major changes to the look of the index page. We have put the text into a clean neat scrool down box instead of filling the whole page. let us know if this is good or if it is not.


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Art blog suffer because of life

sorry my posts have been few and far between life has been so busy we will get thinks going again soon. we have been getting alot of SEO work but need a bit more to go full time so the job also takes me away from my love creating these great sites and bloggs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

"Americans spend more then they earned in 2005"

"...U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis dished out some discouraging news recently, saying that Americans spent more than they earned in 2005 ...".

"That's the first time that's happened since the Great Depression. "

whole article

This is frightening but also a sign of the economy. Why on our ART and SEO site, well once again money is an issue for all of us to deal with. Starting with ourselfs. How do we best prepare for retirement, or get rich or attain wealth or financial freedom? Well it is not a quick and easy answer but in a word EDUCATION Financial Education. We will come back to this topic as well as write many bloggs and sites to help with this.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Andy Warhol - Father of Pop Art

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol considered the father of Pop Art, thou he was not the originator of the style, he was by far the most famous Pop Artist of all time. Second and not half as famous was Roy Lichtenstein. Warhol is also attributed for bringing Pop Art to the US.

Pop Art began in Britain from the infiltration of US goods an marketing brought on by the shortages caused by World War II. The British not being use to the Big Bright American brands found them funny and different. In a parody of the US Marketing images and slogans came Pop Art. Hence Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup and his Marilyn Monroe.

Although considered light in subject matter some of Andy’s work had a darker side like Warhol’s depiction of the Electric chair or the Kennedy assignation.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh Dutch Master Post Impressionist painter and mad man. Talk about a true artist to the bone. He was poor as can be yet kept on painting with a speed and ferocity never seen before. He would create several masterpieces in a single day. There is something strange something different about this brilliant man and his works. His drive and passion to continue when he could not afford food he lived on coffee with cream and sugar to survive. His brother an art dealer Theo could not sell a Vincent Van Gogh his own brothers work.

He was way ahead of his time and ours. His colors were brash and strokes thick and rough compared with the pristine pastels of the Impressionists like Claude Monet and Pissaro before Vincent. He created many self portraits, landscapes and flower works like the famous Iris

We have a collection of his works as well as other masters like Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci, Andy Warhol and many others.

Today he is one of the most expensive artists in the world to acquire a piece from.

Why SEO on an Art Blog

Hello there,

The question why discuss Search Engine Optimization on a site for Art. Why Not . Since when does art have rules and restrictions first

Seccond Ethical SEO is and can be very creative with content writing and creative word and link placement.

But the most important is that Artists need to come up in our world. this belief in the poor artist forever must end. As artist we must learn to market our work to get it out to the world. Websites bloggs and marketing can help and SEO is pat of this toolbelt. Unless one wants to die with a huge pile of amazing paintings in a garages somwhere that no one will ever see.

So for this reason I am a big Proponent of artists knowing some basic marketing skills. We have also optimized so more people can see it.