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Top 10 Worldwide Exhibitions 2022

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

We may be half way through the year but we've still got six months left to indulge ouselves in some beautiful art. With that being said, we've compiled a list of the top 10 worldwide exhibitions that you can still visit throughout the year. Grab your tickets!

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Topics: Museums & Galleries, Art Deco, Masterpieces of Art, Flame Tree Calendars, british art, religious art, art

Sugar Skulls & Cthulhu 2024 Art Calendars | Call for Submissions

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR WORK PRINTED IN A LUXURY CALENDAR.

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Topics: Art Calendars, Flame Tree Calendars, submissions, art, art submissions, Call For Submissions

Frida Kahlo's Influence and Lasting Impact on Society Today

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

This month is Disability Pride Month so we’re taking a look at one of the most prolific disabled women to date and her revolutionary lasting impact on society today. From queer feminist icon to Mexican fashionista - Frida Kahlo has become a household name and here’s why.

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Topics: Masterpieces of Art, art, frida kahlo, diego rivera, LGBTQ

Top 10 UK Exhibitions for 2021

Posted by Leah Ratcliffe

This week marked the long awaited re-opening of museums and art galleries throughout the UK. We can finally indulge in some wonderful art culture again so here’s a list of ten of the top UK exhibitions this year. Grab your tickets quick, we suspect they’ll be in high demand!

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Topics: Museums & Galleries, street art, digital art, Banksy, Art Deco, Masterpieces of Art, Flame Tree Calendars, british art, religious art, art

Graphic Art | Comic Books

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

After looking at Manga we thought it would be interesting to also delve into the western tradition of comics too. Having spawned some of the most successful and most loved characters in fiction, comic books have earned a place as an important form of creative writing and art.

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Topics: art of fine gifts, comic books, art, flame tree art, graphic art

Graphic Art | Manga

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

Following on from our blog post looking at Japanese woodblock prints, we felt it was important to look at what is arguably the modern progression of graphic art in Japan.

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Topics: art of fine gifts, Japanese Woodblock Prints, Manga, art, flame tree art, graphic art

Graphic Art | Japanese Woodblock Prints

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

The history of graphic art is criminally under written and often not given the respect it deserves. Taken less seriously by the western artistic canon, graphic art is often relegated to commercial or juvenile art and rarely properly addressed for the powerful storytelling and cultural history it contains. In this new series of blogs we will be looking at the history and development of graphic arts and their influence on wider culture.

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Topics: art of fine gifts, Hokusai, Japanese Woodblock Prints, art, flame tree art, hiroshige, great wave

Van Gogh Through His Own Words | The Yellow House

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

There are several points in Van Gogh’s life we can turn to better understand him. One of the key periods of artistic development he went through was his time in The Yellow House. His desire for an artist retreat and studio in the Arles highlighted his need to be surrounded by his work and the creativity of others, but in a way that was not suffocating like in Paris or other major cities. Using his letters, we are taking a look at how Van Gogh’s time in The Yellow House affected his art and influenced his life.

 

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Topics: Vincent van Gogh, Impressionism, Van Gogh Through His Own Words

Van Gogh Through His Own Words | Vincent in London

Posted by Molly Rosevear

Today the Tate Britain is opening its long awaited exhibition; Van Gogh in Britain. To celebrate Van Gogh's time in London we wanted to take a look at some of his letters from his time in London. His knowledge of art grew exponentially during his time in Britain and you can see the influence of this period all the way through his art. 

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Topics: Vincent van Gogh, art, flame tree art, Masterworks

Top 10 Flame Tree Calendars | Floral Calendars

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

Flowers are one of the most common subjects for art but because of this it takes something truly special to be noticed and remembered. Following on from our previous lists, Galleries & Museums and Gothic & Fantasy, in today's blog we're looking at the top 10 floral calendars for 2019. 

 

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Topics: Flame Tree Calendars

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