Famous Art Works and Hidden Mystery

2018-02-28 18:05:35
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The World Has Art Hidden In Every Nook And Corner

Did you know that the Mona Lisa has a plethora of secrets planted in the painting by none other than Leonardo da Vinci? Many have seen and many more have heard of the Mona Lisa which is undoubtedly the most famous painting by the master Leonardo da Vinci. It is also probably the most famous portrait in existence. However, it is certainly secretive as you will come to know about its hidden mystery.

Weird Paintings, Art secrets and Hidden Mystery!

The Mona Lisa is not the only example of art that contains secrets. There are a huge number of famous paintings  and weird paintings with hidden messages. There have been many artists over the ages that had hidden messages or other art within their work. For some artists such as Van Gogh, those messages were simply a way of showing off their incredible genius. For others such as Pablo Picasso paintings, hidden art was simply a way to get over financial trouble. There are even cases where the art was deliberately hidden in order to prevent art controversy or eliminate a controversial element like John Singer Sargent with his 'Madame X'.

Mona Lisa's eyes

The Mona Lisa

When there is a painting as famous as the Mona Lisa, chances are that people will look closely into it. While you may want to edge closer to the painting for appreciating its beauty better, you may be stunned by the hidden messages and contemporary art that seem to appear out of nowhere. Researchers have magnified the portrait and uncovered some amazing facts.

The right eye of Mona Lisa contains the letters 'LV' which is certainly the initials of the painter, Leonardo da Vinci. The letters in the left eye are harder to decipher but they seem to be either 'CE' or 'B'. In the background, the arch of the bridge seems to contain the number '72' or it may be an L and a 2. These may not make any sense but are definitely cool.

According to an artist, the Mona Lisa contains a number of other images that only appear when the picture is viewed at the right angle. For example, viewing the portrait upside down will reveal a question mark formed by the highlights of the portrait. If you tilt and view the picture at an angle, you will be stunned by the sight of the Mona Lisa smile which begins to seem more like a grin. Tipping the picture on its side will lead you to discover images of heads of animals including a lion, a buffalo, an ape and a horse. It is certainly a rather controversial claim but it does have a few merits.

Van Gogh

One of the most incredible things about Van Gogh is not just his prolific body of work. It is how he managed to cram hidden art and messages into many of his paintings. One of the versions of the 'Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin' contains the head of a donkey hidden in the beard. It is believed to be a depiction of the biblical scene where Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey. While biblical scenes were often hidden by Van Gogh, it was not always biblical allegory that found its way to his work. For example, 'The Dance Hall in Arles' of 1888 has 'Japan' hidden into it.

The Path of Illumination

It is not only in abstract art or contemporary art that we find hidden secrets. Apparently, the Vatican City has its own secret hidden into its streets. This theory was put forward in the book, 'Angels and Demons' by Dan Brown. According to it, Bernini hid a secret path while redesigning the city of Rome. Called the 'Path of Illumination', you need to discover the path by following clues hidden across the city in its buildings, sculptures and water features. It starts at the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo and ends at the St. Peter's Church which is apparently the Church of Illumination. While the existence and authenticity of such a path is debatable, the fact remains that you will end up visiting a number of beautiful spots in the city by following it.

Art Drop: Making Art More Interactive

While hiding art in other art is not new, hiding them in various locations for sport certainly is. In fact, there is even a day dedicated for it called Art Drop Day which occurs on the first Tuesday of every September. Art Drop Day 2015 was held on the 1st of September.

What is Art Drop?

Art drop is an activity where painters, sculptures and various other artists hide their work in a spot of their choosing and leave behind clues for others to find it. The pioneer of this movement is Jake Parker.

When embarking on an art drop trip, the artists drop off their work in a location. Then, they proceed to take a picture of the work or the location and upload it to social media networks as clues. Other people or artists will try to decipher the clues and hunt for the work. Once located, the person can keep that art for sale or hide it.

The movement is not always about a scavenger hunt. For many artists, it gives an incredible opportunity to meet other artists that they might not have otherwise met under normal circumstances. The movement goes on to show the remarkable versatility of art as a form of expression.

Controversial and weird paintings

What Do You Know Of Art Controversy?

As mentioned before, art is certainly versatile. However, it can be quite controversial at times. Given below is a list of some of the most controversial events surrounding art

'The Music Lesson' by Johannes Vermeer is supposedly all about the lust between a young girl and her teacher.

'Madame X' by John Singer Sargent originally showed the lady with a slipped shoulder strap. Public outcry led the painter to paint the strap in the proper location.

'Myra' by Marcus Harvey is a portrait of Myra Hindley, a child murderer. What is striking is the use of a child's handprints to create the portrait.

Different philosophers and laymen had their own views about art. Even the artists view their work different as shown by the controversies surrounding their work. As for the viewers, some simply admire the skill of the artist while others try to search for hidden meanings in art. Either way, the prime aim of the artist is generally for the viewer to enjoy the finished work and they are ready to put art for sale.

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Surrealism Exposes Wealth Inequity And Beyond.

2018-02-28 13:27:22
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People often say wealth is power. This is frightening because most of the wealth in the world is concentrated in the hands of a select few. The amount of wealth owned by the 80 richest people in the world is the same as the amount of wealth at the hands of 20% of the poorest people in the world. 

That is to say 80 people in this world have as much money as their disposal as 1.4 billion people. This gives them a perverse power over the rest that they can exploit. This shocking gap has deep repercussions on our society.


The ever-widening wealth gap

With a wealth gap so wide; there are obvious and tangible issues such as mass poverty and crime. It has one large impact on us that is intangible. We often ignore the fact that the wealthiest people in the world have control over the media. This leads to media manipulation as well as mass manipulation where we are shown exactly what they want us to see.

Therefore what we think of as our reality could easily be just an image created by this media influence. Reality is the conjectured state of everything as exists, rather than what it appears like. Reality is relative; a beautiful game of perceptions that is real.

We assume it is the 'I' in me who does everything and is responsible for all outcomes. The 'I' takes care of my present and my future. My life revolves around the word 'I'.

What happens when I face the reality?

Am I just a puppet and being managed by politicians, businessmen, and the so called powerful people? 

Am I being controlled by corporate owned media? 

Reality does not just bite, but it also kills. The artist has intelligently portrayed the sufferings of the poor and the happiness of the rich in his oil paintings, a fine art way to expose the brutality of the real world.

Human beings are gradually turning into puppets and greed is pushing everyone down; there is constant manipulation of the masses by the politicians and businessmen.A Surrealist painter by the name of JJ Banerjee has captured on canvas the huge wealth gap to depict the reality of the world that we live in.

Surrealism


Surrealistic Art at ShowFlipper

'Musk Seller: A perfidious drama' is one of Banerjee's creations at ShowFlipper. The dark hued landscape shows the harsh reality of the present world in its 39x32 canvas. He has depicted the privileged rich controlling the masses in the form of a dark and gloomy puppet show.

The backdrop is a dark cityscape with vultures flying overhead in hope of feeding on the bodies, which is considered as an ill omen in a typical Indian society. There are hands that are controlling the strings of the puppets and the center of the painting has an emerging hellfire that fails to reach upwards to punish the deserving evil doers.

The canvas is strikingly captivating to a casual onlooker and has several hidden messages that reveal the brutal truth of the society that we live in

The painting urges the common man through to rise to the occasion! A battle has been cast by the rich section, to widen the barrier that separates them from the poor. The photo art creates an air of belief amongst every common man to step up and deliver.

Art & reality meet in this nightmarish scenario which cannot be ignored for long. The call to action is made through art.

According to the artist, it is not the quest for supremacy, but equality.

Banerjee has strong opinions about the society. "A man holding power and position, has the ability of feeding us as well as starving us. This makes us helpless enough to bow our head towards them. I want to pass the message through my paintings to people and tell them to fight for themselves and not sacrifice their rights." he says.

SF Studio: Making a Difference in Society.

ShowFlipper is one such place where every artist might want to be! Be it fabric art, fine arts, abstract art or digital art, if you are not here, you are bound to miss a greater section of audience!

Having effectively captured the ugly truth onto one canvas his other works of surrealism also have similar projections of reality. His paintings on SF Studio possess naked surrealism and have attracted the attention of several art lovers worldwide for the dramatic and explosive messages that they portray.

Banerjee has several other artworks like 'after the atomic war' which shows the depiction of human beings that are distorted and disfigured. Its Surrealism sends across the bold portrayal of what greed, anger, and negativity does to us. (visit here for image.)

'Vendetta of the paradoxic spree' in the Sahara Art section is another creation that is disturbing yet fixating and core shaking. All of his works are a bold display of reality that has the capability to make a person think deep. One cannot help gazing into the depth of the painting. His show speaks for itself and attracts numerous people to collect his work on their screen.

Another great collection of Surreal Digital Art by Tom Repasky is here

3d Art, 2d Art, Surreal Art, Abstract Art, explorations of the human psyche through metaphysical digital art short stories, poetry, quotes, near death experience (NDE) The computer art of Tom Repasky

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Romance Unleashed on the Fine Art Canvas

2018-02-28 12:56:40
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Romance meets Fine Arts!

Love has always been a matter of great interest. It is a vast subject that not only covers romance between two individuals, but also the feelings that erupt from one's heart towards other aspects, like nature, animals, food, adventures, children, friends etc.

It is wisely said that love knows no boundaries, nor religions! There are plenty examples that support this claim. You don't have to learn new languages to express your love towards others! It is a magical experience that displays emotions from your attitude. The way you talk, greet, care, sacrifice says it all! It is a sheer delight that keeps you afloat of all the negativities surrounding your physical world!

Many scientific experiments too have proved that there are neurological changes in the brain patterns that makes an individual behave differently when involved romantically with anyone. The human mind plays a pivotal role in shifting gears when you fall in love! There is positivity, energy, fun and moreover respect involved when the pheromones of love and romance get released!

The Romantic period was the movement of music art and literature that originated in Europe towards the end of 18th century. It was the time that wherein art was seen as a special emotion that found differentiation between relegion, science and had a major impact on historiography.

Today, love goes beyond eternity, which is far ahead of any science and religion! Manjiri uses her canvas to allow her lovely little delights of colors with acrylic painting, oil painting, contemporary art and paint to express something that needs no words! A feeling that takes shape on her paint board has mesmerized art admirers around the globe!

Her oil paintings and arcylic paintings that reveal the desire of greatest feeling on earth is portrayed fantastically! The Fine art and contemporary art comes alive with the glorius use of brush strokes that play elegance on the canvas!


Contemporary art finds inspiration in love

Manjiri Kanivde is a romantic at heart. She believes an artist can be inspired from anything. "Inspiration can come from a wet umbrella on a hazy rainy day, or a garden sculptures that withstands the  on a rainy night!”  she says. Her belief is that she derives inspiration from all the places that she has travelled to and everything around her that she finds beautiful. She loves to paint projections of love and her show on SF Studio shows a display of romanticism.

It is known that creativity cannot be bought and a true artist will vouch for that fact. No amount of money can replace the respect that a painter receives on an outstanding work of art. Perhaps, the biggest compliment to an artist is when another artist chooses to use their creations for other artwork.

It can be of any art forms of art like digital art, contemporary art, abstracts, fine art , oil paintings and arcylic paintings etc.  In Manjiri's case, it was Frank Bango who used her painting, 'Romance in the Rain', as the cover for his music album 'Touchy, Feely' in 2013.

She paints full time now and feels that it is much more rewarding than a full time job. Her paintings depict mostly love. Her creations 'Romantic Interlude', 'Autumn romance' and 'Walking in the sunshine' show strong reflections of love. 

"No amount of money earned in the corporate world, can give me as much satisfaction as I get when my work is appreciated by my collectors." says Manjiri, who has actively sold acrylic paintings and oil paintings worldwide and has a large number of regular collectors.

Romance is something that connects souls and a piece of fabric with the name of your soul mate can work wonders! You can also use handcrafted jewellery to bring the gorgeous smile on your companions face!

It is no wonder many philosophers have used poems as a medium to express their feelings. A booknovel or a blissful poem can make your day! Manjiri is a core passionate and romantic person who uses colors to do the wonders!

Carrying the legacy of photo art and art work

Her core persistence to pursue her passion for art led her to becoming a full time artist. If you have to express yourself to someone in a way that can leave you speechless, Manjiri's art work have the ability to do all the talking for you.

Her photo art stand out from the crowd owing to the rich and luxurious effects they offer to the viewer! Classic, elegant and creative; landscape paintings and acrylic  paintings of Manjiri has been the talk of the town lately

Her presence in the various art galleries has helped garner her name in every nook and corner of the globe! There is no wonder her art forms has taken the world by her side!

Manjiri’s exclusive art work on ShowFlipper

The paintings of Manjiri are a profuse part of ShowFlipper! They treasure the value of love and passion in every pixel and creatively involve the soul of the user towards them! The blissful use of brushstrokes on the canvas makes every creation a special one! 

The mesmerizing beauty of the emotions that blossoms in the season of love are confined by every inch of her canvas. They reveal the story of hearts that are piously built to love! Some of the great fine art paintings can also be found at Art Gallery Worldwide - fine art oil paintings

Her acrylic paintings are the ideal gift for that special someone when you have something to say that cannot be expressed in words. Acrylic paintings perfectly capture the emotions you are trying to express. Acrylic paintings are simple and beautiful paintings will undoubtedly impress your significant other. You can buy art made by her on her show 'Romantic paintings' on ShowFlipper.

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Spiritual Healing Leads to Inspirational Art Work

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A Greived Soul And Fine Art

Art is a medium that allows people to express emotion. An artist can portray their dismay or disappointment. 

This helps them gain closure when certain things don't go their way. Not many people know that painting is a kind of spiritual healing that many artists resort to.

They use a blank canvas and a brush to express their emotions, that gives rise to abstract art and fine art that helps to heal their souls. 

Most of us mourn our losses with tears, but an artist uses colors to vent out deep emotions. Oil paintings, a very common yet powerful art work breaks the jinx of destruction caused to the soul.

Painting to heal your soul is not uncommon. An entire field of psychology deals with counselling through art. It is known as art therapy.

Art therapy gives the artist, “Inspiration”

Inspirational mixed media artist, Judith Iris Quate, lost her son to a lifelong ailment of cerebral palsy; she turned towards painting to heal her bruised soul. She had initially resorted to painting as a healing process.

Using the canvas as a therapist, she vented out all the love and affection into it. Her paintings have strong usages of red to signify the strength of her love. 

She blended these colors with images of her son along with a lingering thought or a quote.

Each time she put up a new painting, we would be amazed at the depth of emotion it portrayed. You can shop for the paintings of Judith, at www.showflipper.com

""Judith""

Inspirational Art Creations

"I believe that mourning is something we all do differently" she wants to send out a message through art; she says,"It is not just about the art, it is about what the art says". 

Her show named 'Inspiring Creations' on ShowFlipper is dedicated to her son with the tagline,"In the memory of my son Jason who inspires me every day".

She continues to paint from her heart, which sets an inspirational creation apart from other paintings that you see at the galleries.

 She also makes handmade bags and greeting cards that have the similar touch of love and emotions. We have never seen Judith create an artwork that is conventional.

Her shows are splashed with the colors, an oil painting with a difference, along with inspirational quotes and messages that are a rare combination. Her works are a form of inspirational art that can appeal to mothers all over the world.

The importance of Karma

In 1976, Dr King published his groundbreaking book, You too can heal.  This led to a lot of controversies, especially in the circle of spiritual healers, who perceived spiritual healing as the gift of few. 

 Dr King believed that some may not be very receptive of the healing. As Dr George King said, Miracles are not performed by God for man, but by Man for GOD.

The contemporary art form has too been used extensively that decodes the values of Karma. Karma, has been an will be in the nature till apocalypse!

Spirituality and Art

In the field of psychotherapy or spiritual healing, we encounter art therapy. You paint to heal your soul. You use your creative process of making art to express yourself. Inspirational art work or happy art is a way to stay inspired, happy and beautiful.

Inspirational art motivates, instigates and encourages creativity in you. Beautiful paintings or art can actually inspire you to stay positive and creative. 

Art therapy attempts to use humanism to reconcile the emotional human conflicts.  It focuses on the creative and contemporary art making process itself. 

 The creative process involved when one is actually trying to express herself creatively can reduce stress and  improve self confidence.

Visit this good read that attempts to cure the soul with art therapy!

This provides individuals with a deeper understanding of life and even oneself.  Art therapy can be involved in art through acrylic painting or art photography.  Whatever it is you do not have to be an expert in the art.  To define the colors of life, go ahead and pick up that color.

Art Therapy

Express yourself in postcards you create yourself. Design your own thank you cards and send them to friends. You can also Google some African art and try your hands on it.

Music is said to stir your soul.  So, listen to music and close your eyes to view what this music is inspiring in you. Read it, explore yourself.

The underlying statement is, never get stuck at one place.  You can be unhappy today, but it is not worth to be unhappy throughout your life. Do some art, express yourself and be happy and beautiful.

""One""

ShowFlipper for Art!

Judith's characteristic feature is disability awareness and she strives to spread that with her shows. 

Having witnessed the kind of treatment that physically disabled children have to undergo, she writes special messages and quotes on her paintings saying that every child is beautiful, unique and different. 

Her creations also send out the messages of acceptance towards children who are special. Each of her artistic depiction echoes that 'Every child is special.

ShowFlipper has been a great resource for everyone who is involved with art and related subjects!
It is a horizon for fine arts, abstract arts, paintings, poemssculptures and so on! 

You can feast on the art works of the ShowTainers who are talent heads in their respective fields!

Visit www.showflipper.com ,a place that has the best art creations of all times! You can also shop art works at the best rates and make your day!

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