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Picture Framing - How & Why - General Information

Picture Framing - How & Why - General Information

December 06, 2017

A frame is a decorative edging for a picture, such as a painting, photograph or print. The frame on a picture compliments the artwork’s content by enhancing its features, composition and colourations. Frames come in any number of different styles, sizes, colours and finishes - from simple painted wood to hand-finished gold leaf and everything in between. 

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Identifying the Differences between Art Mediums

Identifying the Differences between Art Mediums

November 23, 2017

Art mediums are the materials used by the artists to create a body of work. Oil paint, watercolour, acrylic paint and ink are popular media types, so too are a number of dry art mediums including pastel, charcoal, pencil and graphite.

The base material on which the pigment is applied is also considered an art medium. Canvas art, framed art and works on textiles, cardboard, wood, Perspex, paper, terracotta and a host of other materials are regularly used. 

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Supporting Township Artists

Supporting Township Artists

October 09, 2017

Township art has long been an integral part of South Africa’s long struggle for freedom and was, in effect, shaped and moulded by the politics of social change. Aspirant black artists chose to depict their oppressive realities in robust, colourful mixed media representations which were, and still are, completely unique to the region.

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Elephant Art

Elephant Art

August 24, 2017

The majestic elephant has been visually portrayed in a number of ways, depicting various emotions and personality traits. Big and bold, yet graceful, noble and regal, the elephant represents the exotic and unfamiliar, due to its powerful build and imposing size. Purchasing elephant art is an opportunity to bring the majesty and power of this animal into your personal space.

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Tips on Buying Wildlife Art

Tips on Buying Wildlife Art

August 13, 2017

Africa’s wildlife is one of the continent’s most enduring icons and has been the artistic subject of man for well over 4000 years. Literally thousands of South African artists have created images of wild animals, in a variety of styles and media, over the years.

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Buying Art as a Souvenir

Buying Art as a Souvenir

July 12, 2017

When visiting an exotic location, like South Africa, there’s always the urge to buy souvenirs, either as gifts for family and friends or simply as timely memories of an African safari. More often than not, we end up buying expensive, badly crafted bit and bobs which simply end up gathering dust.

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Art as Décor

Art as Décor

June 29, 2017

There are an ever-growing number of good reasons to buy South African art. Some will buy art simply as an investment tool, whilst others may be intent on re-living the memories of an African adventure, but most will undoubtedly buy South African art purely for its aesthetic value. In a nutshell, art as décor.

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History of Art in South Africa

History of Art in South Africa

June 05, 2017

South Africa has been defined by a number of distinct periods - colonialism, identification of self as African, apartheid, with its associated sanctions and later democracy and the strong emergence of black artists; all of which have had a marked impact on the development of art in South Africa.

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About South African Art

About South African Art

May 17, 2017

South Africa’s wonderful melting pot of cultures has ensured an artistic diversity unrivalled in the rest of the world. Influences range from the simplicity of Palaeolithic dream-art of the San Bushmen to the raw cubism and colourful fauvism of the Masters; Picasso and Matisse.

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A Closer Look at Abstract Art

A Closer Look at Abstract Art

May 01, 2017

The term abstract art is loosely associated with all the prominent art movements of the so-called modern era - romanticism, impressionism, expressionism, fauvism, cubism, minimalism and the action art genre made popular by the likes of Jackson Pollock.

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Influential South African Female Artists

Influential South African Female Artists

April 11, 2017

Over the years, South Africa has produced a number of celebrated female artists who have become popular the world over. Pioneering art works by Bertha Everard, Maggie Laubser and, most prominently, Irma Stern, regularly fetch record prices at international and local auction houses.

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Western Cape Art Galleries

Western Cape Art Galleries

March 30, 2017

Fine Art Portfolio, represents a select group of established South African art galleries, showcasing a vibrant and varied collection of outstanding locally produced visual arts in all the significant genres and styles.

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