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Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel

by Administrator on Sep 30, 2011

Sistine Chapel (Latin: Sacellum Sixtinum; Italian: Cappella Sistina) is the best-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. It is famous for its architecture and its decoration that was frescoed throughout by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio and others. Under the patronage of Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted 1,100 m2 (12,000 sq ft) of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. He resented the commission, and believed his work only served the Pope's need for grandeur. However, today the ceiling, and especially The Last Judgement (1535–1541), is widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievement in painting. The chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored the old Cappella Magna between 1477 and 1480. During this period a team of painters that included Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli and Domenico Ghirlandaio created a series of frescoed panels depicting the ... Continue reading →

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Giovanna Casotto Biography

by Administrator on Sep 30, 2011

Giovanna Casotto is next to Ilona Staller(Cicciolina) one of Italy's most popular TV actrices, but she also is an comic art artist, already auteur of « Expériences Interdites », « Les Désirs de Vénus », « Mauvaises Habitudes » et « Chambre 179 », is one of the most published artists of the collection « Selen presents ».She's the first femal erotic italian illustrator, she's not only an illustrator, but she draws herself in all the "Selen-covers" in the most explicit erotic scenes , she's also an actrice who acts in those stories. because of her fantastic realistic drawings( of herself and her best friends), the artwork of Miss. Giovanna Casotto is one of the most beautiful you will find in that catigory. The quality of here autoprtaits are so beautiful and fantastic realistic that everyone who likes the comic art must see or have this. Giovanna Casotto got hooked on erotic comics in 1994, after meeting feet-fetish artist Franco Saudelli. With Saudelli she learns to draw and they start ... Continue reading →

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Pastel Pointers | The Need for Feedback

Pastel Pointers | The Need for Feedback

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

Painting is a lonely endeavor. The bulk of artists’ creative lives are spent interacting alone with their subject matter and artwork. While many of us put considerable effort into listening for what a painting might be saying to us while we are painting, the only voice we really hear is that of our internal critique. This critical voice serves a good purpose. It is at times our coach, teacher, mentor, and cheerleader. The problem is that the internal critic is only as wise and nurturing as the artist. To create a balanced sounding-board for our internal critique, it is imperative from time to time to seek feedback from external sources. This feedback can be attained in a multitude of ways. If you participate in an organized instructional gathering, a critique will generally be part of the curriculum. Depending on the class structure, these can be open to student participation or just the instructor’s opinion. A social artistic group that regularly meets can also provide a ... Continue reading →

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For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story

For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you're reading the opinion of an enthusiastic optimist: one of the few living souls in the music industry who still believes that the music industry is not dying…it's just coming alive. There are many (many) people who predict the downfall of music sales and the irrelevancy of the album as an economic entity. I am not one of them. In my opinion, the value of an album is, and will continue to be, based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work, and the financial value that artists (and their labels) place on their music when it goes out into the marketplace. Piracy, file sharing and streaming have shrunk the numbers of paid album sales drastically, and every artist has handled this blow differently. In recent years, you've probably read the articles about major recording artists who have decided to practically give their music away, for this promotion or that exclusive deal. ... Continue reading →

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The Art of Humor in Advertising

The Art of Humor in Advertising

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

Editor's note: Humor in advertising is a delicate method of attracting a viewer's/listener's attention to the client's product. Done right, it achieves success. Doing it right means not only engaging the prospect but getting them to remember the product. On a national level who can forget the Budweiser Frogs and Wendy's "Where's the Beef" on television. The VW Bug intro campaign was a great one in print. Advertising & Marketing Review decided to explore the art of humor in advertising with some locally successful people. We invited Tom Evans, Creative Director at Morey-Evans to talk about humor on radio. The agency is responsible for the Good Times Burger spots. Don Stroh has been successfully creating direct marketing cartoon humor and addresses that issue. David Emrich of Post Modern, approaches the subject from the production standpoint. Enjoy their comments and learn more on the art of humor in advertising. What is funny in radio is a question ... Continue reading →

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7 Quick Landscape Composition Guidelines
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7 Quick Landscape Composition Guidelines

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

Visit most any photo site on the web, and the vast majority of images you'll see are of people, nature and architecture. These are the overarching topics that are then subdivided - people in foreign lands, formal portraiture, kids, etc. / landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, etc. / cityscapes, isolated iconic buildings, close ups of buildings and their reflections, etc. While the text and sample images of this article focus on landscapes, the same principles can be applied to most of the listed subjects above. So study the following hints and tips and think how you can substitute Subject A, B, or C into each. It's All About the Light: The most dramatic light occurs at sunrise and sunset. The color is warm, it reveals shape and texture due to the low angle, and if there are clouds, the colors can be spectacular. While being out at sunset isn't much of a sacrifice, getting up at the crack of dawn can be a struggle. But if you don't, you'll miss some of the best light of ... Continue reading →

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Drawing Basics: Do This To Advance Your Art

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

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Essential Pastel Techniques: Turn Your Pastel Painting Problems Into Beautiful Paintings!

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

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How Music Affects Teens

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

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Review: Anne LeBaron's unexpected body of work can amaze at REDCAT

by Administrator on Dec 10, 2014

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