Art Museums Galleries To Visit | Artmiabo

     


   Art Museums Galleries To Visit


Art galleries around the world afford audiences a preview or view of culture past and present. They are curated in ways that educate, inspire and intrigue their audience.

 People visit these museum galleries for so many reasons, mostly from curiosity and interest to learn more about culture and a subject matter.

I love visiting art galleries and discovering new Artist and the Inspiration behind their artwork, but museum galleries are another art form in itself.


I myself have my works in a couple of galleries here in Johannesburg, but my blog today is about 10 museum art galleries, that I think inspires, fascinates and intrigues us all.


 They are irresistible, I  have visited some of these museums and I know people, who have been to all of them several times over.

I hope to visit some of them in the near future, but one can still view the art in them through the internet.

So here are my most irresistible museum art galleries to visit....




    LOUVRE, PARIS, FRANCE.

    Photo Courtesy: museumnext.com

According to a 2019 Article by Museumnext, 10.2 million people visited the Louvre in 2018. 
The Louvre houses, the famous Monalisa Painting by
Leonardo Da Vinci. You can refer to the article above for more insight.




METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART New York

Photo Courtesy: Tiqets.com




     MusΓ©e d'Orsay Paris France

MusΓ©e d'Orsay Paris France
       Photo Courtesy:Shirley Yang



Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NewYork

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NewYork
Photo Courtesy:  Solomon R Guggenheim Museum,  Image Capture



Museo del Prado Madrid Spain

Museo del Prado Madrid Spain
Photo Courtesy:Raquel Munopedro, Image capture




Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands
Photo Courtesy Simpf Anton Image capture




Van Gogh Museum,Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum,Amsterdam
Photo Courtesy Simpf Anton Image capture




Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums
Photo Courtesy Bitinov Nicolae  Image capture




Tate Modern London

Tate Modern London




Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum
Photo Courtesy Ricardo Ferreira Image capture


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Artists And Painting History | Artmiabo

                           

     Understanding Artists Painting History

ABSTRACT PAINTING  NATURES WRATH  BY MIABO ENYADIKE
    ABSTRACT PAINTING  NATURES WRATH  BY MIABO ENYADIKE


 Art of applying pigments to a surface whether it is on paper, canvas, a wall or any other medium, to create an image with lines and colors is a painting. The image can represent real objects found around us or abstract ones.


 It may also be an arrangement of abstract forms. The art of drawing is very essential in painting as one step together with composition and other aesthetic consideration in forming the finished work.


History has allowed painting to serve a variety of functions.  It was an important part of religious rites during prehistoric times.  It was also the most common means of providing a visual record of events and people.  That is why in this blog, I will be recommending several books, that you can purchase to read more about artists and painting history



                   The Visual Arts: A History

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 By the 20th century, painting has become a medium of personal expression.  Modern artists have incorporated other materials such as sand, cement, straw and wood to add variation to the texture.  The concept has slowly eclipsed the historic value of the craft but this has not deterred most artists to continue practicing it.


The Prehistoric times saw paintings of animals in the walls of the caves of primitive men.  The Egyptians decorated tombs with scenes depicting the dead man’s family and possessions.  The more lively Minoan painting was used to decorate stuccoed walls of palaces.  Mycenaean culture changed this painting to depict conquests and hunts.


  Classical Greek paintings have simplified forms and geometric patterns.  Etruscan painting put emphasis on silhouettes, ornamental contour and design.  


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 There was a new interest in emotional and psychological effects as seen on Roman painting. Early Christian painting rejected illusionism where modeling was replaced by flat decorative patters. 


 The Byzantine style combined elements of Greek, Roman and Eastern art.  Much of the decoration was done in Mosaic which was highly favored due to its durability.  Islamic artists created ornamental designs called arabesques because the Islam religion forbade representation of human beings in art.  Chinese and Japanese painting revealed the constant extraordinarily skillful use of the brush.


Early medieval painting is characterized by Celtic, Carolingian and Romanesque art where form has been adapted for the illustration and illumination of Christian texts.



               History of Art

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 Gothic art generally depicted subjects related to architecture.  The Pre-Renaissance period show a revival of interest in classical art.  It produced the International style which is characterized by refinement, decorative movement, elongated and swaying figures and linear pattern. 


 The perfection of the technique of oil painting during the Late-Gothic period made it possible to produce brilliant colors, minute details and permanence of finish.


The Renaissance period put much emphasis on man and the world rather than God.  High-Renaissance was generally applied to the period when the idea of classical, balanced harmony was achieved.



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Works, Themes, & Techniques (Art History Introduction,

 A Guide to Art) 

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 The Mannerist style followed which was ironically characterized by disturbing tensions and distortions.  It was soon replaced by Baroque painting which used the elements of dynamic pose, gesture and composition as well as the sharp contrast between light and shadow. 


 The style of the 18th century exalts color, light and movement and bordered on the frivolous and concern with pleasure.  It was during the latter part of the period that artists began to paint for themselves rather than to please the church. 


 The 19th century gave rise to Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism.  Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism and Non-Objective art are all products of the 20th century.


Time has produced several styles, each a reflection of what happened during a certain period.  This is why a painting is able to provide anyone with a rich visual experience that cannot be found anywhere else. 


 You can only learn to appreciate a painting by reading and studying information about artists, styles and periods.  From there, you will see each work and the particular point of view as seen by the artist himself.



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Artist Tips To Easy Watercolor Art by Miabo Enyadike

Artist Tips To Easy Watercolor Art

Contemporary floral art
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All Artists I presume, use these watercolor tips,they are easy and ensure an easy approach to a watercolor painting.

This blog does not teach you how to use watercolor, instead it gives tips on preparation for a watercolor painting.

As an artist myself I use these tips always, before I embark on a watercolor painting.


To further learn how to use watercolor, I have books that will be resourceful and help you learn more tips and techniques going further.


Below are some the of books I recommend, that have steps on how to achieve a brilliant watercolor painting.


Anyway lets start with these quick tips that Artists use.


Watercolor Tips

-First you need either a single sheet of paper or a watercolor block.

-Dampen the paper directly before starting work, the paper is well dampened and stick it paper tape, or pin it down with tag pins.



                       
Collins Gem 10-Minute Watercolours: Techniques & Tips for Quick Watercolours



 -A single wetting is not enough. 

 -It takes a while for dry paper to soak up enough water.



-While the paper is relatively dry before another wetting, you can lay in a few pencil outlines of your intended picture.

-The lead should not be too soft, H is about right.



                   
Watercolor 365: Daily Tips, Tricks and Techniques




After the drawing, dampen the page again and leave it to dry while  you get the paints ready. 

Always keep 2 jars of water at hand:  one for washing out the brushes and the other, filled with clear water for the pipette or for clean brushes.

Brushes:  No 6 is OK.
Paints:     Keep them in a tin box.  Pans are more economical, but it takes longer to soften.  Tubes are simpler.
Sponge cloths or rags are needed to wipe palettes clean.



                        
                   Watercolor Tips and Techniques



These tips will enhance your watercolor painting experience

For more tips here are a few watercolor resource
you can shop any of these books, to further learn how to use watercolor paints effectively.



                                         
                                        Watercolour Tips & Tricks



I hope this helps watercolor beginners
                              
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Folk Art Tribal Symbols | Artmiabo

               Folk Art Tribal Symbols


             
Folk Art Tribal Symbols | Artmiabo
CIRCLES, LINES, DOTS



From the Cape (South Africa) to Cairo (Egypt) I mean entire Africa, there are traditional symbols that indicate a previous culture or people.




Folk Art Tribal Symbols | Artmiabo
DOTS AND RECTANGLES



 Some of these symbols can be interpreted to mean something significant, while some are mere decorative symbols, that are still in use today for traditional ceremonies or decorative purposes.



Folk Art Tribal Symbols | Artmiabo
DOTS, TRIANGLE, RECTANGLES



I have seen quite a lot of them in use as geometric designs, in African art and extended into International art as well.



Folk Art Tribal Symbols | Artmiabo
                     TRIANGLES AND DOTS


I love these symbols and have used them for a lot of my creative endeavors and these are some of them ... ENJOY.





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My Plastic Abstract Sculpture | Artmiabo


 My Plastic Abstract Sculpture 

 My kids, drink quite a lot of milk and I am not sure, I know the health implications of excessive milk drinking, I just know that milk drinking in my house hold, borders on excessive.






 I always put away the empty plastic containers, in the recycling bin.  It occurred to me,  that I could still do another abstract art with milk containers.




 It is time consuming and I am busy, but I love a challenge and recycling art happens to be my first love.

 It felt right,  to create a simple sculpture piece on wood, with the milk  plastic containers representing the skyline, and  the townships in between.





This particular work, took quite a large number of milk containers, with an 8 m x 4 m of real wood board, thanks to my kids love of milk, I was able to finish it.

 What you see is my idea of the Joburg skyline, and the townships in the center of it all. I cherished  the time spent on this work, the whole thought process, and how it all finally came together...........ENJOY!


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Abstract Painting Mama's Market | Artmiabo


Abstract Painting Mama's Market 


I have always wondered thoughtfully, how to define the typical African woman? What drives her? What keeps her going strong? when all is obviously not well!

What makes her go all out, to be there for her family regardless of her circumstances, and her ability to be the rock in her family, and weather all difficulties, whilst picking up all the pieces for those she calls her own.


Abstract Painting |  Mama's Market by Artmiabo



 In a continent that is ravaged by war, poor basic amenities, rape, women abuse, child marriages, poor education, no jobs, poor health care, frequent disease outbreaks and the worst, corruption!. Where every achievement taken for granted else where, is herculean in Africa.



Abstract Painting |  Mama's Market by Artmiabo




                        
It is mind boggling, to see, day in day out the obstacle most African women, face to survive, let alone be a wife and a mother.

Their refusal to be put down by events, be it tradition or otherwise and to almost  always see a way out, no matter what life throws at them is truly amazing and commendable.

 This particular strength and inner will to survive, against all odds resonates with the African woman from Cape to Cairo. Every African child born of an African mother, can almost relate to this.


Abstract Painting |  Mama's Market by Artmiabo



This painting of Mama's Market, is simply a scenario that is played out before our eyes daily, everyone who resides in Africa can relate to this sight, of Mama carrying her wares on her head to market.




Abstract Painting |  Mama's Market by Artmiabo




She is seen simply hawking her wares, be it food, beverages,or what ever it is that she is selling,which has now been termed her market. She is often seen walking along the road, bush path or any path way, with so much energy and a determined focus to get to the next available customer, stopping every time she's called.
                         

Though unschooled in marketing, she has the know how to rival any MBA DEGREE. Her approach is simply AMBUSH MARKETING! Greeting in a rather loud voice, with her ears trained to hear any calls for her wares and bringing down this " market" from her head immediately she gets a customer. 


Lifting it up back again when the transaction is over, and is on the move to the next customer. Relentless and determined  to earn her target  for the day, so that her loved ones, will have a bite or two to eat.This leaves me fascinated and proud to be an African woman.

This painting  is one I really enjoyed doing, at 8ft by 2ft, it was a daunting task, since yours truly stands at 5ft 6in tall. I refused to be intimidated, I just had to remember that this is also my market, and as a Mama myself,  there was no room for slacking!.

I used acrylic, my favorite medium since it dries fast, and its easy to manipulate, as  patience is not one of my virtues when it comes to paintings. I needed to show Mama on the move proudly carrying her "market" on her head with her destination in mind.


                ENJOY.


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Miabo Enyadike


Earth Restoration Series Abstract Art | Artmiabo



 Earth Restoration Series Abstract Art 



















My passion in fine art is painting.
 I love to paint in all mediums and the outcome is always remarkable to me.

 I know I love to make a beautiful craft, but for me painting on any surface, is what I truly enjoy exploring.


To emphasis this is simply to look back, on the paintings by our forefathers, we call it rock painting they called it Art!.




I enjoy every second and savor every brushstroke as my imagination burst unto canvas, capturing my thoughts, on a particular subject, indeed it is truly gratifying.



EARTH RESTORATION SERIES mixed media by miabo enyadike



Abstract paintings with a mixed media twist always capture my imagination, sorry guys, just saying what works for me.


 My personal take on still life painting is simple, it does no justice to the very eclectic world we find ourselves in.



EARTH RESTORATION SERIES mixed media by miabo enyadike





 This is a world, that is indeed a mishmash of colors, ideas, techniques, and ambitious creativity, coming together to form a union. 


Where ideas no longer have a monopoly and the artist is able to indulge in new techniques, and incorporate all sorts into their artwork, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.

 This is what brings my staunch love for abstract paintings into the fore.

This series is all about the restoration of the earth. It goes on to describe, how parts of the earth, annually suffer a recurring backlash from nature. 





EARTH RESTORATION SERIES mixed media by miabo enyadike
                            


These natural disasters consist of turmoils, brought in by hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, wild forest fires that go on to unleash terrible pain and suffering on people.

How the earth gets restored, by the same nature that destroyed it  is simply amazing 

and the way people slowly,  pick up the pieces contributing to this restorations, in their own little way, is nothing short of remarkable while hoping against hope it does not occur again..... ENJOY


EARTH RESTORATION SERIES mixed media by miabo enyadike



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Abstract Artists Use Art As Messaging Tools | By Miabo Enyadike


Abstract Artists Use The Power of Language in Art As Messaging Tools

Artist everywhere, create art they way the see it. Most from their guts and interpret it they way the understand it.

These days art can be anything, the onus is simply on the artist to create a narrative around what they are displaying and it should resonate with their audience.

I make art that is abstract in nature, and mostly with found objects, the aim is to create awareness around the simplicity in art but also the profound messaging around it.

Anything art can be used to convey a message, in this day and people immediately are drawn to it, they see themselves or people they know in these messages and immediately align themselves with it, in today's art, it is all about that direct messaging!



    
             War 
                Bottles
        Abstract/Mixed Media 
        by Miabo Enyadike




Art like I said needs to appeal both aesthetically and messaging wise, these two objects of art which include bottles and plastics with oil paint splashed on them, simply tell a story of war and the aftermath, death of course is the aftermath of war and people die in numbers that could have been avoided,



Aftermath of War
Object of Art
Oil paint and Plastic containers
Miabo Enyadike


the end is make shift burial sites and sorrow.

This is art in its simplest form yet telling a story happening in real time, in certain places around the world. 



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                MIABO ENYADIKE

Mixed Media Abstract Ink Art | Artmiabo


Mixed Media Abstract Ink Art 

This Abstract Art series is a first for me using craft rubber stamp as a background for my abstract paintings.



POSTAGE, Miabo Enyadike  
 POSTAGE, Miabo Enyadike

  
It really was an idea I had toyed with for a while and I finally decided to give it a go.


WALKING TOGETHER, Miabo Enyadike
                        WALKING TOGETHER, Miabo Enyadike


 To create the background, of some of these paintings, I used  guipure lace trim and the sole of a trainer shoe as my craft stamp.


Rays of light, Miabo Enyadike
                                RAYS OF LIGHT , Miabo Enyadike

 Then I used ready made stamps also for some of the paintings.


FRANTIC, Miabo Enyadike
FRANTIC, Miabo Enyadike


Balancing the stamp and the art work to give a cohesive collaboration,



DIAMOND, Miabo Enyadike
DIAMOND, Miabo Enyadike



 was truly exciting and opened my eyes to the huge potential craft stamps have on all media. ENJOY!



            πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–                                                             MIABO ENYADIKE