Art for Gardeners: New to ARTmine

art for gardeners

The garden has always fascinated great artists. From Monet’s Giverny to Van Gogh’s Dabigny, the garden offers artists an infinity of color, texture, and beauty to recreate. Even Banksy tackled the garden in his 2013 NYC “artists residency.”

The motif of the garden draws upon not just natural beauty, but also carries religious connotations. Not only is there the Garden of Eden, but Buddhists also carry a deep spiritual connection to gardens. Whether you love nature because of its beauty, because of the science of botany, or because of its spirituality, these artworks are sure to speak to you.

All of these works are available for sale at www.ARTmine.com

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Infamous Artwork Forgery Plot Thickens: Art News Roundup

There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Sunday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from March 20th – March 26th, 2016.

Source: hyperallergic

Source: hyperallergic

 

This week, artwork forgery and botched restorations ruled the news cycle, as the infamous Beast Jesus gets its own art centre and the plot thickens over the seized Cranach painting.

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Being a Woman in Art: Interview with Agora Gallery’s Director Angela Di Bello

As museums and galleries across the world are coming together to raise awareness of the lack of gender equality in the art community, we wanted to find out more about the women in art behind the museums, galleries, and exhibitions.

We turn to one of the New York art scene’s great influencers – gallery director, artist, aesthetician, business woman, and a truly inspiring person, Angela Di Bello, to learn more about her experiences in the art industry.

A Woman in Art: Angela Di Bello during one of the exhibitions at Agora Gallery

Angela Di Bello during one of the exhibitions at Agora Gallery

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Auction house looted and Francis Bacon’s stolen artwork: Art News Roundup

There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Sunday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from March 13th – March 19th, 2016.

Source: artnetnews

Source: artnetnews

 

This week we saw artworks stolen in France and Spain while elsewhere in the U.S., a new museum and art fair were introduced.

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Asia Art Week at Agora Gallery

Asia Week New York  focuses on promoting Asian art and culture in New York City. Major auction houses that specialize in Asian art, world-renowned museums, and Asian cultural institutions in the greater New York Area come together to celebrate the contributions of Asian art and design to the wider art world. This annual celebration takes place mid-march at venues all over NYC. We at Agora strongly support Asian art and artists, and in honor of Asia Week, here are some of our fantastic contemporary artists from all over East Asia.

Asia week Michael Lam

Michael Lam, “Canoe Under Moonlight,” Watercolor, 20″ x 30″

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Celebrate: St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is many things: a cultural and religious celebration, the chance to wear your go-to green outfit, and a day when it is internationally acceptable and encouraged to drink copious amounts of alcohol. And while we appreciate each of these modes of celebration, St. Patrick’s Day is the opportunity for something more in the art world. It is a day to acknowledge Irish artists, to be inspired by the incredible Irish landscape (think, the Cliffs of Moher), or even a day to simply try out a green-based palette.

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Gretchen Minnhaar, “Green Field,” Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 36″

Agora Gallery is taking this day to celebrate all that is Irish and green and good by showcasing a few of our artists who have been influenced by these simple things.

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Elton John, Barbie, and Other Celebrities in Art: Art News Roundup

There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Sunday, Agora starts the new week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from March 6th – March 12th, 2016.

Source: artnetnews

Source: artnetnews

 

This week we take a look at Elton John’s extensive collection of photographs, works of celebrities Joe Strummer and Dennis Hopper,  and learn the story of a long lost Caravaggio painting now on display in Tokyo.

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Agora Gallery’s March 10th Opening Reception

New York was finally treated to some true Spring weather this week, just in time for our newest exhibition, From Here to There. The exhibition is aptly titled, as this past Thursday, March 10th, 17 different artists came together at the opening reception to share their stories and their art, whether traveling from the distant Upper West Side or the even further Belgium or Colombia. But they all had one thing in common – as artist Mark Hellweg put it, they all brought their work to “New York City: the middle of universe.”

Gallery Director Angela Di Bello speaking with the exhibiting artists before the reception

Gallery Director Angela Di Bello speaking with the exhibiting artists before the reception

Each work takes the viewer on a different journey, and we had the chance to speak with some of the artists about where their artwork has taken them.

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Art Collectors Steal Work, Get Sued for Work, and Sell their Work: Art News Roundup

There’s always something going on in the art world. Every Sunday, Agora starts the week by looking back at what happened the week before. Here are our top art news stories from February 31st – March 5th, 2016.

Source: The Telegraph

Source: The Telegraph

 

This week we saw a gang of Irish art thieves found guilty as charged, we learned about a major art-related lawsuit, and we hear how guerrilla artists secretly made a scan of the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti.  Read more

Art for Wanderers: New to ARTmine

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

travel art new to artmine

Wanderlust: a very strong or irresistible impulse to travel. It’s a term that’s become all too familiar in modern times. With advances in technology and transportation, many of us have had the opportunities to travel around the world, and with travel, comes inspiration. Whether you’ve traveled around the world and want to relive your time abroad or if you’ve never left your home town and want to escape, take a moment to check out these new travel-inspired works by a few of Agora Gallery’s incredible artists.

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