2020 was a challenging year that made all of us stay at home. Our home has become a multifunctional space for work, education, entertainment, and more, so it is no wonder that we all try to make it as comfortable and cozy as possible.

Let’s take a look at some popular home décor trends that are popular in 2021.

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Working from home has made each of us wonder what our colleagues think of our living space during Zoom calls. It is no surprise that sales of tapestry, macramé, art panels, and other wall décor pieces have skyrocketed.

Neutral colors

Since eco trends…


Art is the outlet of artists’ feelings. Neither is it always about the beauties of life, nor does it always tell about its horrors. It all depends. However, you must admit that art initially meant to elevate human emotions and liberate human souls is of great value nowadays. In this light, we want to tell you about the multi-talented Russian artist Verita Amare Et and her new painting titled “Fatherhood.” Verita Amare Et’s invigorating contemporary art has an enormous potential to bring back memories and make you feel like an indispensable part of the entire universe.

Verita Amare Et and her energy-filled contemporary art

Verita Amare Et, or…


The start of vaccination has brought fresh hope to millions of people. Many are already bored with the tremendous pressure that the pandemic has been exerting for quite a long time now. Despite the gradual improvement, what statistics show is far from what we call “an equal share.” While some rich countries have purchased more than half of vaccine doses, many poorer ones are left to suffer from the COVID-19 much longer due to the incapability to respond to the coronavirus. To address a thorny issue, the Hamburg-based self-taught artist LAPIZ has created a new street artwork titled “Reisefieber.”

Reisefieber: LAPIZ’s new street artwork that raises questions

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Art makes our lives better. It adds colors, beauty, and positive emotions to the everyday routine. Besides, artworks are the objects of admiration. They definitely make a positive influence on people, and particularly on kids. Art helps children develop a number of characteristics and skills that will be useful for them in the future. Here are just five of the most powerful ways art benefits kids.

1. Art leads kids to positive personal and academic outcomes. Viewing and practicing art can improve the kids’ intellectual skills. Consequently, they start achieving better academic results and become interested in learning and extending…


The art of improvisation holds lots of mysteries. How can artists create breath-taking beauty just spontaneously, without careful preparation? Improvisational art is the artist’s closed book, chaos in motion. If you value free-spirited art and the subtle process of improvisation and you are eager to open new horizons in visual art, works by the multi-talented Russian artist Serge Lis Eliseev are what you need to explore in the first place.

Serge Lis Eliseev, a Russian artist creating free-spirited art

Serge Lis Eliseev was born in 1954 in the small coastal town of Aniva on Sakhalin Island. When he was a child, his family moved to St. Petersburg, the cultural…


For many people, conceptualism is one of the most bizarre phenomena in contemporary art. Hardly anyone can understand it; nevertheless, it has turned into one of the most progressive art movements of the era. Today, we want to offer you another, a bit more subtle look at contemporary conceptual art and tell you about Lei Yan, a Beijing-based conceptual artist who knows how to find the middle ground between global and local variables in art.

Photo courtesy of Lei Yan and Gallery All

Lei Yan, a cultivator of contemporary conceptual art

Lei Yan is a multifaceted artist known for incorporating different mediums in his work. He was born in 1965 in Lanfang, a prefecture-level city of…


One of the basic functions of art is to call long-established rules and canons into question and provide new ground for development. By devoting their time and effort to address social problems, contemporary artists challenge audiences and viewpoints. One look at the conceptual photographs by William Josephs Radford is enough to say that his fine art photography is a striking example of how art should both bewilder and inspire the viewer.

Fine art photography that challenges views

William Josephs Radford (b. 1998) is a Spanish contemporary artist and photographer largely known for his compelling photographic works exploring a variety of important topics. The artist started gaining…


Abstractionism is a non-objective direction in art, in which artists abandon a realistic image.

What influenced the emergence of the style?

Changes prevailing in the pre-revolutionary society. People were tired of traditional things in art and life. They wanted something new. If you look at the emergence of abstract art from the point of view of politics, it is like extremism in the art world.

The process of stratification of cubism, futurism, and expressionism in 1910. The characteristic features of abstractionism are innovative color solutions, bold shapes and lines. We owe the emergence of this art trend to Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, and Robert Delaunay.

The starting…


Alexander Gassel, Girl and the Elves, 2005

Russian iconography is considered to be one of the most aesthetic and magnificent forms of religious art. Sacred icons and religious paintings have long become the symbol of ancient knowledge and dedication to traditional techniques. It is not common to see this unique form of art mixed with something as experimental and radical as avant-garde, but it seems like now you have such an opportunity. “Painted Poetry,” Alexander Gassel’s retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, is something you definitely do not want to miss!

Painted Poetry — a mix of Russian iconography and avant-garde

“Painted Poetry” is a solo exhibition of Alexander Gassel’s artworks. The artist…


With the advent of the First World War, the world witnessed the emergence of a previously unseen form of art — propaganda art. In those grim times, the role of an artist was drastically changed, as art became the tool of war itself. Putting aside all the social and economic factors, can such a notorious form of artistic expression be considered art? Let’s try to answer this question.

Forms and aims of propaganda art

Propaganda art has many faces. By far, the most noticeable and popular example is political posters — the vestiges of war art — meant to instill particular ideas and values into the…

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