Apr 08

The Louvre

Welcome back to our site about art and everything around it!
The Louvre Museum in french called Musée de Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world and is located in Paris in France. It is one of the largest museums in the world and holds over 35 000 objects are exhibited there! How cool isn’t that?? The objects are from prehistory to the 21st century.
The museum wasn’t planned to be a museum from the beginning. The museum is a part of the Louvre palace which was built as a fortress in the late 12th century. In the base of the museum you can take a look at remnants from that time. It was in 1682 when Louis XIV left the Louvre Palace and chose the Palace of Versailles to household, the Louvre became a place to display the royal collection. In 1692 a collection of ancient greek and roman sculptures also joined the royal collection. The same year two different academies occupied the building and they remained there for 100 years. Almost exactly 100 years later, 1793, was the first official opening of the museum. It held an exhibition of 500 paintings, where the majority of the artwork where royal or confiscated church property. As we mentioned the exhibition today holds over 35 000 objects and they are divided into eight separate departments; Egyptian Antiquities, Near Eastern Antiquities; Roman, Greek and Etruscan Antiquities; Islamic Art, Decorative arts; Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Sculptures. The different departments collections contains more then 380 000 object together and 35 000 of these are displayed for the public. This is definitely a museum that every art lover must visit. We loved the trip when we where there, and if you don’t have a lot of money but happens to be in Paris on a Friday night, the admission is free. Super!

eiffel tower in paris

When we already are talking about Paris, how about a little art(i)facts (hehe) about the Eiffel Tower! The Eiffel Tower or Tour Eiffel is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel who designed and built the tower. It is made of iron lattice and is located on the Champ the Mars in Paris. It was constructed in 1889, and was criticized for it’s design. A couple of France’s leading artist thought it was ugly and that it didn’t signify art. But today it is a icon of France and actually is one of the most visited monuments with admission. Almost 7 million people visited the tower in 2015. The eiffel tower is also one of the places you have to visit when you are in Paris. The greta thing about it is that of course you don’t have to pay admission and go up the tower if you can’t afford it. Standing on the ground next to it and to see it with your own eyes is as good as standing in a queue that takes forever. Hope that you like that we wrote about some buildings and artwork today!

Did you now that there is a woman that is married to the Eiffel Tower?

Apr 01

Leonardo da Vinci

Hello fellow artists!
I hope that you who follows this blog are loving art as much as i am. As i mentioned in my first post this is the beginning of something new! The art is going online and hopefully contributing to a new era in the art world. Since the human was born we have been painting. From the walls in caves, carved in stones and panting ceilings we now are going online. It is so exciting to be able to have an online exhibition of art. Today there is more that you can count in to art then only paintings. Videos, movies and stop motion are some of the things that i am hoping to show you some. When we started this blog about art the focus was mainly on canvas paintings but we are going to try out on sharing all kinds of art for your pleasure. What do you think about adding some dancing also? We do think that dance is a kind of art and that it would contribute with a lot of lovely feelings and videos to analyze. Please write a comment on what you prefer and we will take that in mind, of course you can also wish for some special kind of art or artist that you would want us to write about. Today we will start with some common knowledge about Mona Lisa and the Louvre. Louvre is a place that all art lovers must visit at least once in a lifetime, but be shore to pick a date where Mona Lisa in the saloon and not when se is on restoration. Because you have to see her in real life, the painting is not so big as you can think, but it sure is something special about.

Mona Lisa was painted by the great artist Leonardo da Vinci. As we have mentioned on the blog before we are going to have a introduction about him. Leonard da Vinci was born on the 15th of April 1452 nearby Toscana in Italy. When he was 14 years old he started his study at Andrea del Verrocchios studio where he learned a lot of things that would affect the rest of his life. He lived for 67 years anPainting by Leonardo da Vincid produced fine artwork, it is amazing if you think about for how long ago he painted some of the paintings that we still are able to enjoy. Leonardo was one of the most influential artist from the renaissance period. His most famous paintings is Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Leonardo did not only paint, he was also an inventor. He did some of the first suggestions of cars, bikes and planes. Leonardo has done some of the most important pre work for inventions that we use on a daily basis today.

Let’s talk about Mona Lisa then. Mona Lisa is the painting to the right and it was made by Leonardo during a few years. It is not certain exactly when he painted it, but it has been said between the years 1502-1516 before it was completely done. The special thing about Mona Lisa is her smile, the smile definitely holds some sort of secret that has been mesmerizing people for years now. The landscape behind her helps to increase the enigmatic feeling in the painting. The picture above is taken at the Louvre when we were there to look at it. The Louvre is a magnificent place to see and there are a lot of iconic art that you have to see when you are there. Except for Mona Lisa, two of the most famous pieces of art are Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. I think we will leave it there and talk some more about the Louvre in our next post!

Did you know that it took Leonardo several years to paint the mouth of Mona Lisa?

Mar 22

Welcome to Curater!

Art onlineThis is Curater, a site about art online and we are more than pleased to see you!

Art is expressed in various ways and through internet it can be displayed to people all over the world. To be able to create and show tart online has really made a huge difference to many artist who doesn’t have the network or the ability to create physical exhibitions. Naturally, there are side effects. A painting that is 4 meters wide is experienced in a different way in real life, than on a small screen on your mobile or computer. But we at Curater believes that the benefits surpasses the negative effects.

Hereby, we present Curater. The team behind Curater all have different nationalities, colors, age and different life experiences. We all have various values regarding art and are appealed by different categories and expressions. We don’t care if the artist is famous or if he or she is an amateur. As long as there is creativity in the pieces and they touches your emotions.

It doesn’t matter if it’s digital art or art that has been produced in another media and then digitalized. Like oil paintings that has been scanned, Photoshop Art, or other solutions that can be shown through the digital media. Of course we will tell you a little bit about traditional art and paintings also.

Perhaps we can help you to make your interest in art even bigger and make your experience online artier. Artier is a word we often use here at Curater, to make something artier is something you will understand after following us for a couple of weeks. If you would like to participate as an exhibitor please feel free to contact us. Or if you have tips on great artists that hasn’t been acknowledged – yet. Through Curater we would like to give everybody a chance. We will also talk about famous artists all over the world, to let you know more about them. Even historic art icons will displayed, like one of the greatest, Leonardo da Vinci.

We will tell you about the greatest exhibitions of 2016, where they are and why you should go there if you have the possibility. If you have any ideas or comments, please feel free to fill in the contact form to get in touch with us. We hope you will enjoy Curater.

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci