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What Meaning Does Art Have Now?

During these uncertain times, art may be more relevant than ever. To many of us — most of us — it is a time of unprecedented fear and uncertainty. Never in our lifetime have we experienced an event so dramatic and sweeping in its impact that it could unseat the very core of our daily […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eight Cities Where Art Is (But You’re Not)

Don’t let geography get between you and an amazing art find! Here is Emillions’ list of top eight little-known art towns you have to discover for yourself!

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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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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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