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Rubin Museum of Art organize Masterworks Jewels of the Collection

Rubin Museum of Art organize Masterworks Jewels of the Collection.

The Rubin Museum of Art organizes exhibitions that give a sight into the unexplained world of the Tibetan art. The exhibits contain works from Nepal, Bhutan and parts of India, China and Mongolia to give a broader perspective as Tibet, predominantly through Buddhist art, was connected culturally to these countries.

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection began on 11th March, 2011 and would continue till 31st December, 2012. It consists of the number of Buddhist and Hindu deities depicted in a series of manners and mediums.

A millennium’s worth of work is attributed in the museum’s new long-term exhibit on the diverse artistic traditions of the Himalayas. Visitors will see Buddhist and Hindu deities depicted in papier-mâché, textiles, stone and wood, as well as life-size photos of 18th-century wall paintings from the Dalai Lama’s secret temple in Tibet. The form, art and iconography of Buddhism went through major transformation thereas local religious beliefs, icons and narratives were incorporated within the tenets of this religion. the Tibetan form of Buddhism shows influences of at least four major religions including those from the various other Buddhist sects.

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection presents life-size facsimiles of an entire sequence of murals from the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas’ Secret Temple near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, providing an exceptional opportunity for viewing Himalayan art at its most lavish.


March 21, 2012 Posted by | Art, News | , , , | Leave a comment

London Festival of Photography Prize 2012 accepting entries

London Festival of Photography Prize 2012 accepting entries

London Festival of Photography Prize is a chance for photographers to submit projects for addition in a world-class exhibition celebrating the annual festival theme. This impressive prize will achieve critical praise for the chosen winners. All entry will be seen by a judging panel of internationally well-known experts.

Projects combining photography, moving image, sound and graphics have become important parts of online journalism and story telling. The emphasis of the prize is on visual storytelling. Two winners, one for each category, will be flown to London for the exhibition and festival opening and each presented with a cheque for £1,000. The theme
intends to explore the changing boundaries between the public and the private, as both physical and metaphorical concepts, and the social consequences of these shifts. This prize aims to salute those practitioners and discover who is creating the most exciting multimedia projects today.

The Prize is open to all members of the public aged 18 anywhere in the world and over on the date of submission. The deadline is Thursday 29 March 2012, 11.59pm BST. Exhibition will be on dates: 1-17 June 2012 at TBC, Central London. For more information visit the London Festival of Photography Prize website.

March 9, 2012 Posted by | Art, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

London International Creative Competition 2012 call for entries

London International Creative Competition 2012 call for entries

LICC calls all visual artists to submit their creative work for inclusion in the LICC AWARDS CEREMONY. Submit your innovative works of art for inclusion in the London International Creative Competition. London International Creative Competition™ (LICC) is a vehicle for facilitating contact between uniquely talented artists and an international audience. Your artwork is juried by a board of internationally esteemed artists, writers, curators, gallery owners and other luminaries of the visual arts. LICC has no limits and encourages you to push the envelope of your creativity. The finalists and shortlist will be published in the LICC Annual Awards Book, on the website and announced to the creative arts and media outlets worldwide. The 15 Final Selection winners will recieve the LICC trophy and their work will be presented at the LICC awards ceremony in London, one prize-winner will be chosen by the jury to receive the £2,000 cash prize.

Categories for the competition are: advertising design, architectural design, audio/music, environmental design, fashion design, graphic design, illustration, installation art, interior design, net art, painting, performance art, photography, sculpture, textile design, video and film, web design, writing, and other creative designs.

Prize: £2,000 cash prize, work published in LICC’s annual Book of Creative Designs and receives the much sought after LICC Trophy at the LICC Awards Ceremony in September 2012. The usual deadline is April 30, 2012, and the entry fee is £20 single or series for professionals, and £15 single or series for students.

Send all submissions to:
Awards Inc, 550 North Larchmont, Suite 100, Los Angeles, Ca 90004. For more information and to submit your entry, please visit

March 7, 2012 Posted by | Art, Designs, News | Leave a comment

Doorways and Passages Photo Contest 2012 by Profotio

Profotio is looking for creative images “Doorways and Passages” that best stand for what may be seen on either side of doors and what happens in their passageways. A door or doorway can lead us to an unknown aim full of surprises and mystery, or it can lead us to home and safety. A door can simply be a way of leaving one room and entering another room.

The competition is open to all photographers worldwide 18 years and older. Color and/or Black and White images will be accepted. winner of the contest will get $300 cash prize, last date of image submission is April 3, 2012. For the first 4 images there is a $15.00 entry fee. First place receives $300.00, Second Place: $200 cash prize, Third Place: $100 cash prize. The winning image will be featured on the homepage slideshow. Up to six images may be submitted. Contest ends April 3,2012. 3 The winning images will be featured on the homepage slideshow.
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February 21, 2012 Posted by | Art, News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DreamWorks Animation announces plans for new studio in China

Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc plans to build a production studio in Shanghai. DreamWorks Animation announced Friday a $330 million Chinese joint venture. DreamWorks Animation will team its California-based studio with three Chinese companies to operate a studio in Shanghai. The Chinese firms are China Media Capital (CMC), with plans to include Shanghai Media Group (SMG) and Shanghai Alliance Investment (SAIL). The deal was announced while Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping was visiting Los Angeles and wrapping up a U.S. visit.

“We are incredibly proud to establish Oriental DreamWorks alongside CMC, SMG and SAIL in this groundbreaking and historic alliance to create the leading Chinese-branded family entertainment company,” said DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. The new studio will be called Oriental Dreamworks and will launch business operations in Shanghai later this year. The Chinese companies will hold about 55 percent of the new studio, and Dreamworks Animation will own about 45 percent. The US company said DreamWorks Animation has enjoyed box office success in China led by its blockbuster “Kung Fu Panda” franchise. The company has made a total of 23 animated feature films, including the “Shrek” and “Madagascar” franchises, as well as “Kung Fu Panda” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. is an American animation studio based in Glendale, California that creates animated feature films, television program and online virtual worlds. They have released a total of 23 feature films, including the series of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. DreamWorks Animation is the second highest-grossing brand of all time, its films having grossed a total of $3,750.1 million.

February 18, 2012 Posted by | Art, Designs, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arts auction house Christie’s 2011 art sales hit record

A fine arts auction house Christie’s on Sunday announced 2011 sales of £3.6 billion / US$5.7 billion, compared with 2010. The London-based auction house sold 3.6 billion pounds.

Christie’s, the world’s largest auctioneer, saw its global art sales drop to 2.1 billion pounds in 2009 from 3.1 billion two years early. According to the London-based auction house the private sales away from the buzz and publicity of the salerooms jumped 44 percent last year to 502 million pounds. Steven P. Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Christie’s said: “Christie’s ability to curate and offer sales of art to a growing audience has led to continued demand across geographies, collecting categories and at all levels. This is a very encouraging set of results”.

Post-War and Contemporary led the art categories with auction sales with with sales of 736 million pounds $1.2 billion. The second category was Asian Art which increased by 15% $ and totaled record annual sales of $890.1 million and the most lucrative category, contributing 735.7 million pounds at public sales, an increase of 22 percent. Contemporary art has topped auctions at Christie’s. The highest price of the year at Christie’s was for Roy Lichtenstein’s “I Can See the Whole Room!…and There’s Nobody in it!” an auction record for the artist.

Christie’s is an art business and a fine arts auction house. Christie’s was a public company, listed on the London Stock Exchange from 1973 to 1999, after which it was taken into private ownership by Frenchman François Pinault. Christie’s main London salesroom is on King Street in St. James’s. It has a second London salesroom in South Kensington and primarily handles the middle market. Christie’s South Kensington is one of the world’s busiest auction rooms.

February 15, 2012 Posted by | Art, News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Victor Pinchuk Foundations Future Generation Art Prize 2012 announced

A new $100,000 prize for artists under the age of 35 is being announced by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. Nicholas Serota, the director of the Tate, Richard Armstrong, the director of the Soloman R. Guggenheim Foundation, artists Da mien Hirst and
Jeff Koons, and the Ukrainian collector Victor Pinchuk, who is the chairman of the board for the prize. It was established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and is organised by the Pinchuk Art Centre.

It was established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in order to discover, recognize and give long-term support to emerging artists. Hirst, Koons, Marcelle, Armstrong, Serota and Pinchuk launched the prize in a webcast yesterday, a suitably futuristic medium for launching a prize which has its sights firmly fixed on what is to come. Application for the prize is open to artists of all nationalities, styles and mediums. Entry is open to artists up to the age of 35. Applications available online from February 6 to May 6, 2012.

The winner will receive a total of $100,000: $60,000 as a cash award, and $40,000 toward the production of new work. An additional $20,000 will be allocated to fund artist-in-residency programmes for up to five other prize-winners. The best get advice and resources for new work and a chance to present themselves to the world. The Cinthia Marcelle was last year’s prize-winner. Twenty short-listed artists will be announced on June 22 and receive an exhibition at the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev. Their works will be posted online and a winner will be announced in December along with up to five runners-up.

Pinchuk. Richard Armstrong said: “Everybody can apply, from everywhere. The best get advice and resources for new work and a chance to present themselves to the world. For me this is an exciting social investment, creating inspiration for societies.”

February 15, 2012 Posted by | Art, News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Walker Babington utilizes unconventional tools for art

Walker Babington utilizes unconventional tools for art.

Walker Babington creates work on canvases of discarded wood and metal. Walker Babington lives in San Francisco, California from Annapolis, Maryland. He studied at International Stunt School. Babington studied photography in college, but left just short of his degree.

Walker Babington uses to make his art with blow torches, a flame thrower, a metal grinder, an ice pick, old forks and knives, and melted crayons. Walker uses scrap pieces of wood, discarded doors, and cast-off metal parts from an array of items, including his old Chevy Suburban.

“I do art and kind of live art. It’s just as much about the artist as it is about the art. Being wacky and doing crazy things, moving everywhere…the more preposterous my life is the better my art sells…the more people are interested,” said Walker Babington.

Walker Babington burns, rusts and scratches these surfaces to make portraits and pictures. Walker’s fire-centric art he calls “pyrography” or “torchtraiture.” Babington fell into this unique form of destructive creativity accidentally. He’s lived in art collective in San Francisco and sold his work by the roadside in Costa Rica. Babington’s art is voraciously modern, traditionally classic, and resourcefully futuristic.

February 12, 2012 Posted by | Art, News | , , , | Leave a comment

Landscape Photography Tips for Beginners

Landscape photography is a type proposed to show different places within the world, sometimes vast and endless, but other times tiny. This popular style of photography is practiced by professionals and unpaids alike. Landscape photography is an image that captures different spaces within the world not only the land but also the see view but it should looks like never ending view.

Landscape photography is lonely of the a good number sought in replication of types of photography at this time upsetting the photo souk and conclusion landscape photography tips can help change your average skills into the skills of an expert.

There are a lot of courses in nature landscape photography you can take that will tutor you the basics and take you on a real life workshop. Try and use the beautiful warm golden hours of early morning and late afternoon. Search for solid primary colors. Close a single eye to assist in termination the modern event you hope to capture. Subject matter, location, lighting and timing are also very important aspects in any type of photographic work, but mostly so in landscape photography. Emotion is one more quality that plays a part in landscape photography. Laughter, despair, hope, hopelessness, proud, age- a human face tells it all.

You must select the camera, lenses, and tripod that suit your style of traveling and general lifestyle. Who are interested in certain birds and animals in nature, can learn all lot on these courses. Landscape photography art is all about creativity that comes from your mind.

February 7, 2012 Posted by | Art, Fashion | , , , , | Leave a comment

Tips For Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography can be the most difficult and worthwhile field of all. Animals and pets are less likely to follow way and professional photographers really have to use all their skills and timing to take remarkable images.

One aspect of pets and wildlife photography, is to create natural images in their natural environment but patience is key and professional photographers will have bounty. There are some simple things you can do that can help you take better wildlife photos no matter what sort of camera you have, or how specialist you are in photography.

The best way to do this is to take your photo at the subject’s eye level. Sharpness is a must for any wildlife photograph that is going to be accepted or published. You should always consider the background in a wildlife photo. National park can boast of Wildlife animals like Jackals, Leopards, Tigers, Jungle cats, Wild boar, Chinkara just to mention a few. If the eyes in your wildlife photo are sharp and clear, the photo will probably work. Spend time in the right places for wildlife photography.

Taking photographs at eye level will also produce good superiority cherished photos of pets or wildlife. Simply get as close to the subject as possible and zoom in with your largest lens. Be patient when taking your wildlife photos. Capture your subject in the best possible light.

February 4, 2012 Posted by | Art | , , , , | Leave a comment