August 11th, 2016
Born in Cali, Colombia. South America in 1944.Barranquilla was where he first got introduced to the world of arts; assisting different schools including Bellas Artes with some of the most renowned Colombian artists during the La Cueva years.
Rafael Salazar ~
Artist and Sculptor
from Colombia, South America
He owned an Art Gallery in Sunny Isles Boulevard, where he taught young artists recently graduated from Gainesville University:
“The Art of finding the Inner Artist within you”.
An introspection of the artist’s own mental and emotional processes when defining which type of Art most sincerely reflects his or her artistic personality.
~ Rafael defies the assumption of his medium employing techniques to push his images toward abstraction.~
Nowadays, he is dedicated to painting producing a vast array of creations where his imagination has no boundaries.
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August 7th, 2016
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June 25th, 2016
This is a preview of my new Collection of 2016 paintings that range from Abstracts, Geometrics, Portraits, 3D Sculpture, Into the Future to Abstract Flowers Series with a wild Twist.
As I like to Push the Envelope in my Art I would like to introduce these new Collections which I hope you will enjoy as much as I creating them.
January 21st, 2016
Is the art market bubble about to burst?
Photo: Spencer Platt via thefakefootball.com
A recent study published in the Journal of Empirical Finance from the University of Luxembourg predicts that the seemingly ever-growing art market bubble is about to burst.
Roman Kräussl, Thorsten Lehnert, and Nicolas Martelin from the Luxembourg School of Finance applied a new statistical method of detecting bubbles to over one million auction records from 1970 to 2014, focusing their research on the Impressionist and modern, post-war and contemporary, American, and Old Masters sectors of the market.
Source: ArtNet News
December 29th, 2015
Thanks to multi-billion-dollar November art auctions in New York and the ever-growing behemoth that is Art Basel in Miami Beach each December (with an estimated $3 billion worth of art on view), the tail end of the calendar year has become one of the busiest for the global art trade.
This frenzy of buying and selling between dealers, auction houses, and collectors, translates into an equally dizzying routine with regard to art shipping—be it from auction houses to private homes, to freeports in Switzerland and Singapore, from residential collections loaning works to prestigious museum shows, and from art fair booths to the homes of eager buyers abroad.
So what could go wrong? Plenty.
Source: ArtNet News - by Eileen Kinsella
November 23rd, 2015
Is It Important to Know What Kind of Art Sells Best?
By Barney Davey – Art Marketing News FAA
The Question Vexes Many Artists.
In some ways, it’s impossible to give an accurate answer to what kind of art sells best. It’s too broad. Are we talking original paintings, sculpture, mixed media, digital art or reproductions?
Picasso’s painting above holds the record for the most expensive painting sold at $106 million. That’s one way of looking at what kind of art sells best. No doubt it offers little insight into helping you decide on the type of art you make.
Florals and Landscapes Dominate?
Many of you know I worked nearly two decades for Decor magazine during its heyday as the most successful publication serving retail art galleries and picture frame shops. Over the years, Decor magazine frequently surveyed its readers to ask what sold best in their shops. Not surprisingly, landscapes and florals perennially topped the list. They go in any decor and are as non-controversial as you can get.
Somehow, florals didn’t make the cut on this HubPages article, Top Ten subjects for art that sells. Otherwise, I agree with the suggestions it offers. The question for you is, “What do you do with this information?” I can see how knowing this and researching the resources below can help you. However, I think they should only slightly modify and not completely affect your creative process.
Source: Art Marketing News by Barney Davey Fellow Artist from Fine Art America
November 21st, 2015
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October 15th, 2015
While the recent upsurge of feminist activity in this country has indeed been a liberating one, its force has been chiefly emotional—personal, psychological and subjective—centered, like the other radical movements to which it is related, on the present and its immediate needs, rather than on historical analysis of the basic intellectual issues which the feminist attack on the status quo automatically raises.1 Like any revolution, however, the feminist one ultimately must come to grips with the intellectual and ideological basis of the various intellectual or scholarly disciplines—history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, etc.—in the same way that it questions the ideologies of present social institutions.
If, as John Stuart Mill suggested, we tend to accept whatever is as natural, this is just as true in the realm of academic investigation as it is in our social arrangements. In the former, too, “natural” assumptions must be questioned and the mythic basis of much so-called “fact” brought to light. And it is here that the very position of woman as an acknowledged outsider, the maverick “she” instead of the presumably neutral “one”—in reality the white-male-position-accepted-as-natural, or the hidden “he” as the subject of all scholarly predicates—is a decided advantage, rather than merely a hindrance of a subjective distortion.
October 13th, 2015
The artist Eric Fischl remembers the time a friend waved a catalog at him to alert him that one of his paintings was up for auction for six figures in London. In reality, the work was a fake, but so convincing, Mr. Fischl said, “I thought I was losing my mind.”
Brushes with forgery like that one two decades ago, and concerns about his legacy and estate, prompted Mr. Fischl to appear in London on Monday to vouch for a new authentication system that would let artists sign their works with specks of synthetic DNA.
The method is being developed at the Global Center for Innovation at the State University of New York at Albany. The school said it had received $2 million in funding from the ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, which specializes in art.
September 19th, 2015
In a world where machines can do many things as well as humans, one would like to hope there remain enclaves of human endeavour to which they simply cannot aspire.
Art, literature, poetry, music - surely a mere computer without world experience, moods, memories and downright human fallibility cannot create these.
Meet Aaron, a computer program that has been painting since the 1970s - big dramatic, colourful pieces that would not look out of place in a gallery.
Source: BBC News – By Jane Wakefield – Technology reporter