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Painting is one of the most venerated forms of art, and one of the oldest. Since humanity’s first steps on this planet we have painted, ancient cave paintings show our desire to express ourselves even in our earliest days. The modern day is no different, painting is at the very core of how humans express their hopes, dreams, fears, and emotions. With time has come a slew of different styles, mediums,...

Every year sees home decor trends evolve and change, reflecting ongoing societal changes and general interior design fashions and 2021 is no different. The home decor trends we’re seeing throughout 2021 have reflected the shifts in society and the rather unique situation that the world has found itself in throughout this exceptional year.  Make sure that you can keep on top of the current home decor trends for 2021, including all...

Not only is art a great way to embellish a space, but it can also be a great investment. Not linked to the stock market, art can diversify your investment portfolio, whilst also giving you something nice to display.  Before investing in art however, there are certain things you should take into consideration. We talk you through everything you need to know to decide whether art is a good investment for...

There are many reasons for wanting to start an art collection. From celebrating unique and thought-provoking pieces to enhancing your space, it can be a goal that art lovers alike want to achieve.  Whether you are an art enthusiast or a complete novice, it can be hard to know where to begin. PICTOCLUB’s beginner’s guide will take you through starting an art collection, what important things to consider, and how to...

As the world transitions into more of a digital age, the technologies we use both become more advanced and more secure. One example of this is non-fungible tokens (or NFTs). You may have heard of NFTs in the news lately, and the rising popularity of use in the art industry. But if you haven’t heard of NFTs, don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. We’ll look into NFTs, which stands for...

2021 has been a year of great turmoil and uncertainty, however, what we can rely on is Pantone’s yearly announcement for colour of the year to brighten up our worlds and show the continued appreciation for the arts and the designers alike. For Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 there has been appointed two colours this year, PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. Both colours combined bring a sense...

A guy cleaning and restoring a painting might not be one of the most exciting thing to be seen in Youtube. Although this affirmation could be supported by thousands or millions of people, something different occurs when you stop thinking of it, to take action. Everything started when a 32-year-old art restorer decided to upload a video of his restoration project to YouTube. Between an amalgam of tutorials, video diaries, gags...

The Miami-based art collector and real-estate developer Jorge M. Pérez has made a donation totalling about $1.5 million to the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. The gift is divided into a donation of 50 works from Pérez’s personal collection, with an estimated valuation of $1 million, and a cash gift for the museum to make acquisitions for emerging contemporary artists: $200,000 for artists from Spain and $300,000 for artists from Latin...

It is been almost a month since a group of suspects reportedly used angle grinders to cut into a door displaying a Banksy artwork in Paris. The work memorialized the victims of the 2015 attack on the Bataclan venue, in which 90 people were killed. The white stencilled piece showed a girl with downcast eyes, on one of the emergency doors of the iconic Parisian venue. Assailants cut into the door to remove the...

The fantastic movie of Grand Hotel launched Greta Garbo to stardom. It seems that the success of the actress cannot be separated from the title that flooded the movie theaters of Hollywood back in 1932. The strength of this classic and elegant hotel has been transferred to the collective imagination overcoming the barriers of the big screen. Almost 90 years after its creation, the PICTOCLUB art gallery launches a homonymous work...

The next edition of the main European Fair of Fine Arts is underway. TEFAF Maastricht 2019 will be held from March 16 to 24 at the MECC, the Exhibition and Congress Center of the Dutch city of Maastricht, and will have 276 exhibitors, of which 38 will premiere this year. This incoming edition will comprise art from seven millennia introducing new modern and contemporary creations. Reinforcing these styles, 13 of the...

2018 Travel Photographer of The Year Awards winner have been chosen and their magnificent images celebrate the beauty of our planet and its inhabitants. Between more than 20.000 -amateur and professional- photographers of all ages, from 142 countries, presented to the contest, the jury selected more than 150 images. These selection is a “a vibrant, fascinating and evocative collection of world-class contemporary travel photography shot on everything from high-end professional cameras...

The 81-year-old painter David Hockney became the highest paid live artist in the world after his work “Portrait of an artist” was sold in an auction for more than 90 million dollars. The popularity of this artist has increased in the last decade to be reflected in this event that displaced the work "Ballon dog" by the artist Jeff Koons, which in 2013 was sold in 58 million dollars. The pop art...

The window River of Life, mistakently attributed to Tiffany has been newly reattributed to new possible handicrafters. This colorfull crystal mosaic thought to be made by the expert in-house team belonging to Tiffany´s in the 20's, has now revealed its real identity. Eventually wealth and attributed by mistake to another house after more than a century, a theft and a major restoration project, the stunning River of Life, a stained-glass...

Sotheby’s will auction a 400-year-old Rembrandt painting. On December the 5th Sotheby will auction "Study of the Head and Clasped Hands of a Young Man as Christ in Prayer”. The two fingerprints appeared due to a"technical examination and restoration". This happened ahead of a 2011 exhibition in Louvre, Paris. Despite these prints hide under "topcoat and darkened varnish layers" as wrote Sotheby's in a statement, therere are no other known prints of Rembrandt with...

Martha Haversham loves two things; The movement and the little objects she finds in the litters. These small things, designated as waste by many of the mortals, are her own treasures to create her collage artworks. When she says she loves the movement, she refers to her classic ballet training, a discipline that impregnates her whole word giving to her artworks a fluid aspect. Her collages are a clear example of how...

Forbes Art & Style 30 Under 30 is here. This avowed list spotlights youth talents through fashion design, painting, photography, illustration, industrial design and fine arts in general. In 2019 this pretigious ranking has gathered such an expertise number of candidates. Between them, there are interesting professionals as Beyonce's Vogue photographer or Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer designer. The 2019 candidates selection includes 13 fine artist. The highest amount of creatives elected for...

When the worldwide known Banksy “Girl With Balloon” painting self-destructed the society responded with surprise. This happened while the artwork was aucted by Sotheby´s about a month ago. There is a video up on Instagram by Banksy that reached trending topic where even the auctioneer seemed giddy, calling it "a brilliant Banksy moment." But this action didn´t met its objective. The art market did not change in any material way as a result of his...

The American artist, Jeff Koons is punished for copying an advertisement created by NAF- NAF in 1985. “Fait d’hiver” is the name of both the statue created by Jeff Koons in 1988 and the advertisement by Frank Davidovici, art director of NAF- NAF in mid 80´s. And curiously, both “Fait d’hiver” feature a woman lying in snow being nuzzled by a pig. Of course, if you look at both designs, you will...

PICTOCLUB refreshes its website. Thanks to this new space, the iconic art gallery, PICTOCLUB offers a wider range of products and services, shares the information of the company and communicates on its know-how and experience. This new version has been renovated in its entirety, bringing more dynamic and a more appealing design. In the header menu, the user will find all the products available for sale as per paintings, photographs and sculptures. While...

Between the past 12 months Louvre Abu Dhabi drew more than a million visitors to its exhibitions. Builded in the gigantic cultural district located on the island of Saadiyat, Louvre Abu Dhabi is part of a complex which is planned to include three other museums, including a Guggenheim Museum and the Zayed National Museum. This dome-shaped building designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, has an area of ​​about 24,000 m² and...

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