Art to Collect

“Small is Beautiful”, sometimes a little piece of art can bring the greatest joy!

Whether it is placed in a statement space, a tiny corner or gathering together small art pieces to form a dramatic collection, the possibilities to create enjoyment are endless.

This week we are introducing you to some gorgeous small gems of art for your appraisal…

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Art to Collect

One, two or three? It’s always interesting to see which artists paint diptychs and triptychs. Such a fascinating concept. Years ago the idea arose from having panels or paintings attached with hinges so that they could be closed like a book to protect the artworks for years to come.

This week we are including some of our artists who have painted works in this fabulous way.

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Two artists made glorious outfits from PPE and took them out on the town in New York

Adrian Wilson and Heidi Hankaniemi made a matching suit and gown for a day-long performance in the city. Would you wear a gown made of surgical masks? What if it was a work of art?

As New Yorkers cautiously venture back to museums and galleries, a pair of artists took personal protective equipment to the next level last month when they crafted their own face mask formal wear for a performance that took them all over the city.

Artists Adrian Wilson and Heidi Hankaniemi created their couture-style looks in the hopes of encouraging people to wear masks to help combat the spread of illness.

Accompanied by photographer Tudor Vasilescu, the two rode the subway, enjoyed an appointment for the New Museum’s Jordan Casteel show, strolled through Washington Square Park, and grabbed a drink, all the while kitted-out in eye-catching protective gear.
Courtesy of Artnet News
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This week we have been visiting ‘Open Studios’ of some of our local artists. We are lucky to have great artists on the Sunshine Coast and proudly represent some of them here at The Gallery Eumundi.

If you are local you can visit the studios this weekend and meet the artists in person. For all of you further away, please enjoy the works online.

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Scholars may have uncovered the sad truth about Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary lost masterpiece

Did Leonardo’s lost masterpiece ever exist?

Leading art historians claim that the reason no one has ever found Leonardo da Vinci’s “lost masterpiece” The Battle of Anghiari is because it never existed. While some believe that the artist’s version of famous scene – which exists only as preparatory studies as well as in a famed copy by Peter Paul Rubens – is hidden behind a wall in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio.

A group of historians presented evidence at a roundtable last week that suggests that the painting technique Leonardo had planned for the fresco would not have worked. “Since the process to prepare the wall was not successful, Leonardo never painted on it,” art historian Francesca Fiorani argued. “This means that Leonardo’s battle existed only as a cartoon, never as paint on a wall.”
Courtesy of Artnet News
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