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Beginning a Collection of Contemporary Art Decor

Collectors Should Buy What they Like and Know Abstract Art Prints are Far Superior to Posters

Contemporary art decor serves as an unapologetic self-expression in your home. Whether you are an avid conformist or outspoken maverick, a personal art collection clearly articulates thoughts, convictions, and inner beliefs that are hard to fully verbalize with words. If you are at the beginning of your art journey, knowing the best place to begin may seem nebulous. There is no proven and predetermined process that will provide you a path to respect and success as an art collector. There are however, helpful tips and concepts that will help you start out in the right direction with your collecting. Continue reading Beginning a Collection of Contemporary Art Decor

Contemporary Art and the Impact of Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism, Action Painting and Contemporary Art

Long hailed as the leader in modern art, Paris would take 2nd place to New York during the emergence of a new contemporary art movement that flourished in the 40’s and 50’s. Many European artists fled Europe to escape political unrest and fascist regimes in the 1930’s, bringing with them strong Surrealist ideologies and methods. Surrealism with its focus on the unconscious, would inspire American artists and encourage artistic experimentation with myths and symbols that is inherent in Abstract Expressionism. Continue reading Contemporary Art and the Impact of Abstract Expressionism

Do’s and Don’ts of Art Gallery Etiquette

Avoid Offending Art Galleries and Artists by Following these Tips

The passionate and innovative nature of contemporary wall art may encourage spectators to express their thoughts and ideologies in radical, vocal ways. Unfortunately, some art viewers have mistakenly taken the liberty to express their non-conformist ways during art exhibitions and art gallery tours– leaving guests and artists perturbed and offended. Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of Art Gallery Etiquette

The History of Abstract Art

Various Cultures and their Interpretations of Abstract Art

Throughout the centuries, the creation, depiction, representation and evolution of art has depended heavily on a culture’s beliefs, daily lifestyle, religious convictions and natural resources. For example, artists in China, Japan, India and Europe enjoyed access to metal, good clay, brushes and pigments. This allowed them to develop more elaborate techniques that created concise illusions of natural things and spiritual concepts. Adversely, in Africa and Oceania where the limitation of materials and harsh climatic conditions created barriers for artists, artistic and spiritual themes were often represented through symbolism and idols that related to concepts. Continue reading The History of Abstract Art

Native American Art: Traditions & Their Origins

Native American Art by John Nieto
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Native American Artists Weren’t Always Recognized as “Artists” 

The emergence of contemporary American Indian art has garnered recognition from nationally and globally acclaimed art institutions. Yet, the word “art” reveals one of the basic differences between European and Native American ideologies. Traditionally, Native Americans did not adopt art as a major way of life as European cultures in the West did. Apart from a few small groups, the word “art” and “artist” was not even present in traditional American Indian languages. Continue reading Native American Art: Traditions & Their Origins

Exploring and Understanding Contemporary Native American Art

 The Importance of Native American Art

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When you behold the captivating art décor of contemporary Native American artist John Nieto, you instantly recognize unique elements engrained in each masterpiece. Traditional Native American themes are affectionately portrayed with daring, audacious colors and vivid imagery; creating a sense of nostalgia and cultural dignity in every art piece. Bold strokes and primary colors give character and depth to each painting. Nieto adapts traditional linear techniques when adding detail and intensity to his etchings and drawings. The methods and sentiments towards each art piece he creates cause his work to stand out. Continue reading Exploring and Understanding Contemporary Native American Art

The Symbolism of the Bear in Native American Art

Native American Art and its Historical Symbolism of the Grizzly Bear

You’ve been told to run and hide at the site of them, but did you know that bears are a symbol of strength, family, vitality, courage and health for traditional Native American tribes? Native American art and legends are filled with bear-like influences, and often hold strong symbolism.  Today, the bear has a strong influence in modern contemporary art.  Continue reading The Symbolism of the Bear in Native American Art

What is a Giclee Print?

What Makes a Giclee Print Different from Other Artwork Reproductions?

For art lovers, contemporary giclee prints can be a smart way to begin a modern art collection. Giclee prints provides the best form of color accuracy above any other form of reproduction, and also lasts the longest when taken care of. Giclee print is the closest and strongest form of art reproduction, and will strongly mimic any original modern art piece that you love. Continue reading What is a Giclee Print?

Add Color to your Summer Decor with John Nieto Paintings

Brighten up the Room With Nieto Fine Art

Contemporary art in home

The sun is out and it’s time to break out the summer decor! John Nieto’s contemporary wall art is full of rich, vibrant color schemes and can add the right amount of pizzazz to any room. But if you’re wondering how to incorporate the best color combinations into a room without overwhelming the senses, apply these general rules when decorating your home. Continue reading Add Color to your Summer Decor with John Nieto Paintings

Development of Fauvism and Its Influences

Development of Fauvism and Its Influences

Developed in France during the 20th century, Fauvist Style Art combines simplified form with exaggerated colors to display more profoundly the deeper sentiments of a painting. Fauvists believe that color should describe how an object looks and simultaneously display the feelings an artist has about it’s painting. Continue reading Development of Fauvism and Its Influences