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The Art of Good Neighboring

There’s a movement afoot in our modern society — a movement toward civility. Toward friendliness. Toward the sharing of ideas and support. No? You may disagree… One might think, and justifiably so, based upon a sampling of pop headlines and poorly curated news feeds, that this bold claim is wildly off-base. Nevertheless, there is a […]

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Happy Accidents

If you’ve been following our social media channels, you’ve seen us talking about accidental art. This above, is a snow-covered fence in Terschelling, The Netherlands. We’ve had a few inquiries and so, we thought this might be a great time to explain and introduce the concept. Life often presents us with moments — a wrinkle […]

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Through the Lens: A Brief Interview with Ricardo Jorge Reis

May is Photography month! Every year around this time, we at Emillions Art like to highlight a photographer and chat with them about fine art imagery and the creative process. This year’s installment features Portuguese artist, Ricardo Jorge Reis. If you take some time to peruse the portfolio of this unique and visionary artist, you’ll […]

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Notre Dame: A Monument for Cultural Humanity

Above: art by first graders in 2018 inspired by the rose windows of Notre Dame Cathedral. Monuments are curious things. We build them to remember, to commemorate, to honor, celebrate and mourn. It’s easy to see these odes to history as scenery; the backdrop to our busy lives. The obelisk, the building, the sculpture — […]

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Jeffrey A. Dering, Ancient Mountain Music

Art is Process: A Brief History of Jeffrey A. Dering, Part 2

We’ve been getting acquainted with Jeffrey Dering this March on the Emillions Art blog. Jeffrey is an accomplished artist and businessperson — having worked around the world to create experiential environments for his clients and their customers. We are endeavoring to take a closer look at the inner workings of his art — and the […]

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An Art Student Study: Part 2

We wanted to take a look at art students and discover what motivates and excites them as they look ahead to a career in fine art. This is part 2 of a two-series blog. You can read Part 1 here. — When you think of an art student, what type of person comes to mind? […]

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Art Is What Curiosity Looks Like

A Brief History of Jeffrey A. Dering This is Part 1 of a multiple part series. You can read Part 2 here. In every artist’s story, there are series of leaps, pauses — steps forward, backward and off to one side. Growth and exploration of one’s bent is rarely, if ever, up-and-to-the-right. It’s the gift […]

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Jeffrey A. Dering, Desert Stallion

The Burgeoning Art Investor

We love to hear stories of art collectors in bloom — and we hear plenty! But we also know that a review of some basic tips when starting your art collecting journey are always welcomed! At Emillions Art, we know many of our readers are intrigued by the thought of investing in fine art but […]

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It’s Not Too Late: A New Year’s Resolution

With the new year suddenly upon us and stretching out before us with a million possibilities, Emillions Art asks an important question — and humbly submits that perhaps our readers should ask a similar one. As I reflected on the year, I began to realize there were far more instances, situations and circumstances contributing to […]

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Basquiat: Still Hot

Jean-Michel Basquiat still holds a few secrets even though the painter died at a very young and promising 27 in 1988. One of his untitled works, currently under private ownership, has just been through extensive scientific forensic analysis verifying that the materials and pigments are consistent with a date of origin of 1981, but that’s not […]

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Help Us Support The Naples Players!

There are so many fantastic organizations whom have given us all so much! At Emillions Art, we’ve decided — it’s time to give back! Right now, 10% of all purchases will benefit The Naples Players in Naples, Florida. The Naples Players is a nationally recognized community theatre company located in Naples, Florida. Founded in 1953, […]

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Just In Time for the Holidays!

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Holiday time!! Visions of decked-out trees, predictions of snow, vintage television specials and Rat Pack classics fill the internet and the airwaves. These are the beloved trappings of our favorite holiday. Chances are, you’re in the throes of gift hunting for all those important folks on your list. At this point […]

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Larry Aarons: International Man of Intrigue

A conversation with Larry Aarons immediately reveals the visage of humility and grace, peppered to the soles with a feistiness that only an youth spent in the Bronx could produce. While Larry is adept at describing his adventures and achievements, one doesn’t feel a sense of self-aggrandizement. In fact, there seems to be few, if […]

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An Art Student Study: Is Art Worth the Price?

This is the first installment of a two-part series. Part 2 can be read here. Recently, BFAMFAPhD, a collective of artists, designers, technologists, organizers, and educators who work in the intersection of art, technology, and political economy, released an interesting set of data. The contributors and collaborators of BFAMFAPhD have been asking themselves and society […]

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The Artist at Work

The mental landscape of an artist is a wonderfully mysterious place to explore. In this blog, we take a light, wistful stroll through the process of various types of artisans to grasp at a better understanding of how the art we love is created. The Painter The artist at work is a curious study. She […]

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Foray Into Abstraction

Abstract art is somehow both the focus of our attention and the mirror of our focus — it lets us see what we want. When we take the time to live and breathe in the presence of abstract works they begin to take on a new depth and life beyond what the casual viewer may […]

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Does Art Stop You in Your Tracks?

You’ve been in that moment. You’ve felt those vibes. You are perusing the walls of a perfectly curated gallery and then, like lightning, it hits you. THAT piece. The one that changes everything for you. Do you remember which it was? One of the richest springs to bloom is the one that thaws the jaded […]

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No Rules for Good Photographs

“There are no rules for good photographs; there are only good photographs.” – Ansel Adams You Don’t Take It, You Make It Does an artist find magic in planning? Is the finished image exactly what she had in mind? What are the forces and variables that alter, manipulate and influence the artist? What variables –– […]

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The Essence of Art

In this article, we will conclude our look at bronze sculptor, Shray. In our last post, we discovered that Shray is a woman of immeasurable curiosity and depth of introspection. Now, enjoy the rest of this look inside the mind and heart of a storied creator. “The essence of art is the control of line […]

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The Astronauts of Fine Art

Part 1 of two illuminating conversations with contemporary sculptor, Shray. Read Part 2 here. Fine artist and sculptor Shray is a woman of immeasurable emotional depth, and at the same time, ideas that soar to dizzying heights. She is a prophet of the insightful and profound. On almost any topic she sails through conversation with […]

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6 Visual Trends to Watch For This Year

Time will tell, but we think these are themes you will want to be looking for in the coming months. Cultural trends are both a reaction and a catalyst so one should always take trend predictions with a grain of salt. But as we look into the near future, there are some interesting themes to […]

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Barbara Rachko’s Life & Art Post 9/11

Reprinted in full from The Healing Power of Art & Artists. Barbara Rachko is an internationally exhibited American contemporary artist best known for her pastel-on-sandpaper paintings that are inspired by Mexican and Guatemalan cultural objects. She is also the author of “From Pilot to Painter,” (available on Amazon.com), and maintains a popular art blog “Barbara […]

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Forging A Relationship

Today, we’ll look at how two world-renowned artists are forging a unique bond as they collaborate on a highly unique rendering of the Mona Lisa—a work that defies traditional art classifications. Can forgery transform into forging ahead and blazing new trails? But before we get into the story, we wanted to share the events that […]

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Mystical Forces

Sometimes, the philosophical and the real meet in a certain space and time. With the eyes of curious seekers, we see the world as it could be, or as it is, or as it was. Sometimes, we catch a glimpse of the meaning of touch, light, thought, of feeling—of being—by looking at the visual expressions […]

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Watercolors: A Difficult Ease

Watercolor is such a universally accessible medium, yet it’s not often thought of as a fine art form. Indeed, when novices and appreciators new to fine art think about acquiring desirable pieces, watercolor may not come to mind. The implements of watercolor painting are so common and familiar to everyone, memories of such emanating from […]

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Resolutions

The passage of time dawns upon us once more. The new year hails like a precipice of possibility — towering, white cliffs of the hope that we can grow, things can change, the world can get better.  So, we set our resolutions. Many of us dutifully, if not cheerfully, choose a goal or two that […]

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The Good Kind of Uncomfortable

In the world of fine art, adjectives such as bold, daring, brave, exciting and adventurous are celebrated and often touted as the marks of truly great work. We revel in the visual viscosity of colors that somehow both clash and complement. We stand, rapt and wrecked, before figures portrayed in emotional poses that send the […]

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Holiday Gift Guide

As the venerable Frank Sinatra famously sang, it’s that time of year! The holiday season has us firmly in her merry grasp and we at Emillions Art fall willingly into the cavalcade of carols, deluge of decorations and glaciers of gift wrap. We are excited to present to you our brand new 2017 Emillions Art Holiday […]

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Travelers, Adventurers, Explorers, Lovers of Life

When you hear the term “hotel art” what image does your mind conjure? Are you immediately flooded with memories of significant works replete with emotional evocation? Do you think of provocative lines and subtle palate choices? Do you recall that feeling of a quickened heart rate as you take in the sheer daring of artistic […]

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New Expressions of a Long-Dormant Art Form

Part 2 of two-part series. Read Part 1 here. “In the history of art, Cubism has always been a particular artistic current. The creators of cubism, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso and the other masters of Cubism, lived in a period that was rich in encounters. They met with great intellectuals, writers, thinkers and philosophers. […]

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Turning the Corner: A Look Back and Forward at Cubism

Cubism as an art genre defies literal perception. It makes us feel, at first, confusion. But then, as though ascending from a hidden-but-familiar, dark place, (or might we consider, descending a staircase) the comforting sensation of realization drifts into focus. “AH! I get it!” we might say, the longer we look. For many, Cubism occupies that […]

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Emillions Art Gives To Hurricane Relief

For the entire month of October, Emillions will donate 50% of all proceeds to relief efforts. During our sales process you can select where your donation will go — The Collier Relief Fund, where 100% of donations received are distributed to Collier County victims and their families, or to the Global Giving Fund, where all donations exclusively support any necessary relief and recovery efforts in the US and Caribbean.

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You Can’t Speed Up the Richness of Slowing Down

Living is so fast that we don’t even have time to stop and ask, “what does art mean to me?” In this short opinion piece, Emillions explores ideas around art’s intent and why it is always worth the effort to stop and discover what we’ve been missing.

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Millennials, Investments and Fine Art: A Blank Canvas

There is so much being written about millennial attitudes and influences—especially when it comes to investing in fine art. We thought it would be fun to share the Emillions perspective on what it means to become a fine art appreciator and collector.

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Artist Spotlight: Jim Salvati

Jim Salvati’s philosophy on life and art is revealed in his series of album covers for major recording artists and in his starkly realist portraits.

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So Solve the Mystic Sun by Kara Maria.

Emillions Art Tackles the Near-Ubiquitous Term: Up-and-Coming Artist

What do artists think of the categories that define them? Is an artist always emerging until one successful show? Emillions Art asks artists if “up-and coming” applies to them, or if they defy definition. In this blog, we find that the “up-and-coming artist” is a near-ubiquitous term for new art makers on the scene, an artist who is well-known in one place but not in another, and can even apply to established professionals who’ve won multiple accolades in one discipline, but are seeking critical claim in another. Taken as a whole, the up-and-comer position can be a positive in the capricious art world.

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Marlissa Gardner of Emillions Art

How to Buy Art: The Benefits Of Working With An Art Consultant

Art collecting is an endeavor available to more and more interested buyers as online art galleries have increased access to viewing, selling, and collecting art.
Even with art sales a part of the digital space, brick-and-mortar galleries are still the best way for artists to get exposure and sales. In this expansive world of art collecting, art consultants are experienced navigators guiding the art collector to trending artists, available masterworks, reputable galleries, art experts and specific art fairs and events. Read more to learn about how art consultants can leverage their expertise, experience, and connections to find artwork that meets your specific and unique needs.

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Artist Spotlight: Ponte Ryuurui

Ponte Ryuurui uses his varied interests and talents to forge artistic territories of his own making: calligraphy art and body art—and photography that reflects their influence. Learn more about his propensity for expressing energy and raw truth through his creative process.

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Buy The Art You Love With Confidence: Tips For New Art Collectors

At Emillions Art, we believe anyone can buy art and begin collecting with confidence. If you’re interested in collecting art but not sure how to go about starting a collection, this post is for you. We explain how to build a collection that you’ll love and that will offer a solid opportunity toward investment.

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