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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

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

Non-Traditional Places to Hang Artwork

Decorating with Wall Art

Does your Bay Area home need an aesthetic update? Consider this intriguing solution: hang art décor in unconventional locations. Here are some non-traditional places to get creative with art prints and explore the possibilities hidden in your home’s structure: Continue reading Non-Traditional Places to Hang Artwork

Reasons to Buy Art From Local Galleries

Tips for Collecting Art

Art pieces can go a long way toward creating a comfortable home atmosphere or brightening up an office at work. Buying local art supports small artist communities and diversifies your home collection, potentially connecting you with up-and-comers whose work is on the verge of becoming internationally recognized and celebrated. Continue reading Reasons to Buy Art From Local Galleries

Why Art Makes the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

Saying “I Love You” with Wall Art

Shopping for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be a stressful. Even if your loved one is easy to buy for, you want to choose something that stands apart from the traditional bouquet of roses and heart-shaped box of chocolates. Art is one of the best options to be sure you are giving someone a unique gift that will last a lifetime. Whether you purchase an original work or an art print, here are some reasons why giving art is the best way to show your love on Valentine’s Day. Continue reading Why Art Makes the Perfect Valentine’s Gift

Win a John Nieto Open Edition Print!

Enter our #WinANieto contest for a chance to win your a John Nieto Open Edition
print of your choice!

  • When: January 28, 2015 – February 25, 2015
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What Is a Giclée Print?

Contemporary Giclée  Reproductions Explained

contemporary giclee printsA Giclée print is made with an ingenious process that’s similar to the one that a standard inkjet printer uses to spray or squirt ink. This process preserves the hues and color tones of the original image without using screens or other similar devices. You can print on many types of materials, including canvas and paper. The prints can be quite big – a meter wide or wider – and the light fast inks used can stay clear and true for over two decades.  Continue reading What Is a Giclée Print?

How to Start an Art Collection on a Budget

Collecting Contemporary Art

One of the most enjoyable and fulfilling aspects of owning a home or renting an apartment is embellishing it with your personal style. Displaying giclee prints, paintings, sculptures, and other artwork you love creates a unique and welcoming atmosphere for guests and housemates alike. Continue reading How to Start an Art Collection on a Budget