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Kamiar Maleki, art collector and director of the VOLTA and Pulse Fairs

Making art and the art world more accessible

June 16, 2020

Kamiar Maleki, art collector and director of the VOLTA and Pulse Fairs, is in a unique perspective of having the opportunity to experience various sides of what makes up the art world: that of the collectors, galleries, artists, curators, dealers. This has been ever more so valuable during times of crisis and transformation, having had […]

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Irina Tarsis

Droit de Suite: Let’s talk about Artist’s Resale Royalty Rights

June 10, 2020

Many have heard about resale royalty rights in many fields of profession, but hardly in the art world. Especially rare to talk or read about it when it comes to artists and their works. In the entertainment field, like the music and film industry it is a well-accepted working process, however in the visual arts […]

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REA Art Fair team

Entrepreneurship and female intuition to disrupt and change

June 5, 2020

They call themselves: the reactive, raw, radically new. A non-profit organisation with an Art Fair that is all about empowering underrepresented and non-commercial artists. The REA Art Fair is an artist oriented show specifically focusing on promoting emerging talents.  While the pandemic is disrupting existing and accepted ways of making, showing and selling art, the […]

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Our bond to nature and the role of art expressing this

May 29, 2020

Our bond to nature has been depicted since the very early times of cave drawings. It was the very first illustration of the interrelatedness between man and nature, our environment, the Earth. Often we understand art as something static, relating to fixed objects that can be either in the form of paintings or statues. Nevertheless, […]

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Outdoor “galleries” defined by the changing sky and landscape

May 15, 2020

Storm King Art Center, a large-scale sculpture park is an outdoor museum that changes with the seasons. It is a dynamic place where Nature and Man create together. As nature changes during the different seasons of the year, so does the art scenery with always new sculptures and exhibitions to be discovered in its landscape […]

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What can we learn from children’s freedom of creativity?

May 6, 2020

Children are associated with being able to flow with the moment, living in the present, and being able to feel and express their joy without being externally influenced. Their power for creativity stems from these ways of being in a state of freeness. It is a state associated with creating, which is accessible to everyone […]

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“Art connects women” – Creating, connecting and transforming

April 30, 2020

The world might not be built and ready for resilient, self- determined, change-oriented women. Nevertheless, they have an inner drive and the potential to pave their own way. Connecting such women, who’s aims are to create and see change in our world is the aim of the Programme “Art connects women”. The Programme’s founder is […]

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The circle of life in art and nature

April 15, 2020

Just like the symbols of Yin and Yang, complementing each other and thus representing the circle of life, the New Zealand artists Martin Hill and Philippa Jones bring the message of balance and healing of nature through art. The artists work together combining art and nature, creating works that are not just breathtaking and aesthetically […]

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What holds an art lover back to become an art collector?

April 3, 2020

Collecting art can either start from appreciation or from financial considerations. Yet, there are countless withholding factors for art lovers to move their passion and appreciation to the next level. What are the main fears and how can art lovers overcome them? Starting to collect art is the next step in the art journey. It […]

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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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Tillen on unsplash

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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Titanic club

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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