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Rolls-Royce Art Programme

“Muse”: the source that inspires Rolls-Royce and Artists

March 23, 2020

The muse inspires artists and also a car company, Rolls- Royce Motor Cars to be the channel for new insights into the way that artists see and think. Rolls-Royce with its new vision for its Art Programme, “Muse” acts as the catalyst for artists, motivating them to be inspired and to find their own muse, […]

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secrets of art magazine spring 2020

The Spring 2020 issue is here

March 18, 2020

Dorottya Novak, chief editor of the Secrets of Art Magazine Dear Reader, Art is in motion, because it reflects life and our bond to all that surrounds us, whether they are other people, the nature, our environment, our inner world. Our environment, our Earth and the people living on it are in more need than […]

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Being seen and appreciated – finding their way again after 100 years

March 11, 2020

As more museums start to focus on showcasing women artists, the more women artists of the past are reappearing, with a story to tell behind the painting or the sculpture. One of these museums with a rare exhibition entitled “Fighting for visibility”, grants visibility exactly after 100 years that the first women were allowed to […]

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“Work is love made visible”

March 6, 2020

Capturing the spirit of nature and bringing its magic to the world by transforming it into light and colours. For Philipp Frank, love and passion is the driving source of his artistic process. His reflections, observations and artistic work is done with the utmost respect and love for all that surrounds us. Seeing Philipp Frank’s […]

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A physical and virtual space, bridging art and people

February 27, 2020

The development of technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, has brought a new perspective to experiencing art. It is becoming more and more widespread also in traditional places such as museums, which are motivated more to open their doors. Experiencing art, going to museums is moving away from being a privileged and niche activity […]

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Freeport for artworks, a tool to avoid tax duties might come to an end

February 11, 2020

In many cases collecting art is about money and not about the appreciation of the artwork itself. Freeports are the secrecy jurisdictions of the art world, where art collectors and art dealers can park their speculative art purchases in complete anonymity, while being invisible to tax authorities and foreign governments. Most of the countries have […]

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From a question “Can you name 5 women artists?” to a world wide campaign

February 10, 2020

It was the question that was first asked by Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, who in the 1970s set out to collect artworks exclusively by women, and is the co-founder of the only museum in the world solely dedicated to advocating women in the arts. The answer to this question still poses difficulties to most people, which […]

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Irina Tarsis

Helping artists to navigate legal waters

January 21, 2020

Where does one start when they want to help artists in legal matters, and where does one start as an artist to find legal help? These are the questions that moved Irina Tarsis to initiate a center focusing on legal issues that serves artists and students, academics and legal practitioners, collectors and dealers, government officials […]

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The Secrets Lives of Colour book by Kassia St Clair

Living colours

January 16, 2020

One does not have to be an artist or to have artistic talents in order to notice the variety of colours and shades that surround us. Many of us do not give much importance to colours, we hardly even notice they form our moods, they are part of the ever changing nature, they have symbolical […]

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Nature in motion that inspires to create

November 20, 2019

Imagine a place in which wherever you look at you find natural beauty in various forms. Whether they are snowy mountains, immaculate fjords, clear waters or the cities themselves, everything is vivid and constantly changing. The natural beauty of Lofoten has long inspired artists and continues to do so with art, architecture, visions and projects […]

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Titanic Memorabilia detail

Borderless Art – the life of an art project

November 14, 2019

The personal project dedicated to the legendary Titanic ship and its passengers was born from a personal story of the artist and it grew over the years into a cultural and educational project, bringing together several nations from around the world. How is an art project born and how does it develop from a dream, […]

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H.E. Dr. Mustapha Adib, Ambassador of Lebanon to Germany with his wife

An Ambassador who linked history to the present for the future

November 8, 2019

A story that connected history to the present started off with a passenger traveling from Lebanon to Canada on the legendary Titanic in 1912. A bit more than 100 years later, in the present, Lebanon’s Ambassador to Germany, HE Dr. Mustapha Adib donated two artworks, dedicated to two Lebanese passengers on the Titanic to a […]

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YIA Art Fair Paris

Meet us at the Paris contemporary art show by YIA ART FAIR

November 8, 2019

Pick up a free copy of the Secrets of Art Magazine at the Paris Contemporary Art Show by YIA Art Fair. The Secrets of Art Magazine is proud to be part of the annual Paris Contemporary Art Show by YIA Art Fair. Celebrating this co-operation visitors are welcomed with a complimentary copy of the latest edition of […]

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Madame Vigée Le Brun and her daughter Jeanne Lucie Louise

Women artists who are also mothers

November 5, 2019

Differentiating women artists after pregnancy seems to be a past issue now that so many opportunities exist to make choices from. But what about limitations that come from women themselves, that need to be re-evaluated? In the past women were tied to domestic life, having no access to learning art as a vocation, participating in […]

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Art collectors or investors, passion or pure investment?

October 27, 2019

Why an artwork is bought or a specific artist is collected has always been an intriguing question for both artists and those who buy and or sell their artworks. There are plenty of thoughts and writings about it. Regardless of the times, the underlying reasons stay the same: moved by passion, emotions, gut feeling, taste […]

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Stefan Buder, an art collector with passion

October 14, 2019

Passion can mean many things for many people, especially when it comes to art collecting. Stefan Buder is one of those unique collectors who collects art by listening to his passion, and not because of its auction performance. His philosophy is to be fascinated by the artist and the story behind each artwork because that’s […]

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Art Market – from transformation to revolution

September 30, 2019

Art and finance, art and money are seemingly contrasting issues, lying quite far from each other. They however are interlinked and necessarily go hand-in-hand, especially as new creative ways and alternative business models are being born in the art ecosystem of today. The ecosystem of the art world is a very heterogeneous one, involving many […]

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Rebirth – changing into different forms

September 23, 2019

Her art is like poetry, flowing colours, textures and forms touching the soul. They talk for themselves. She considers her art more important than her public profile and wants to be seen only through her works, without any filters. Her name is Kyung-Hee KIM, fabric artist from Korea, which she considers enough to introduce herself. […]

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“The Space for Art“ story

September 15, 2019

It all began with an idea, which gave birth to The Space for Art Foundation. The mission of the Space for Art Foundation is to unite children around the world to help them overcome challenges they are facing, through the discovery of the wonder of space exploration with the power of art. The Foundation’s projects […]

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Painting celebrities – seeking freedom in painting

September 6, 2019

Most of us have never heard that Johnny Depp, Adrien Brody, Sylvester Stallone, Jim Carrey, Lucy Liu, Dennis Hopper, James Franco, Anthony Hopkins, Wiggo Mortensen, Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Pfeiffer would have other creative talents than acting and that they also paint, and probably most people have not even seen any of their artwork. They might […]

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Where art and science meet

August 28, 2019

Is there a connection between art and science? If yes, then can this connection shape our views of humanity and our universe? Such questions come to our minds when we see the beauty and vastness of our space via photographs and when scientific explorations give new meanings to life. The relationship between arts and sciences […]

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Celebrating the Artist

August 7, 2019

Freedom for an artist is the only way of living, creating and contributing. For many, creating freely is impossible, an illusion and delirious. For some, it is a life purpose to see artists create freely, celebrating them for what they do and who they are. One of those who’s aims has become to celebrate the […]

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Discovering talented artists

July 17, 2019

Artists are often struggling with recognition and their options might seem limited. However there are a few platforms offering talented artists the possibility to be discovered. 8 years and 34 editions ago The Other Art Fair was born in London, UK thanks to the visionary art lover Ryan Stanier. The success of the initial visionary […]

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Frances Cathryn

The value of art making

May 30, 2019

Creative work is a process, which is often misunderstood, not understood, undervalued and more than that difficult to be expressed by the artist herself. Valuing art making comes from the one who is benefiting and appreciating the art and all that comes from and with it as well as from the artist herself, who is […]

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