Konstantin Skoptsov: an Art Exhibition for those who love mystery

Konstantin Skoptsov is frequently referred to as «Bosch from Odessa», for a number of reasons. Few artists throughout history were able to captivate and astonish quite as much as the great Master Bosch, but Konstantin manages to do so. It is difficult to see his incredible art in person - paintings are sold speedily, often as a complete series, and exhibitions held in cities far from Odessa. Sometimes it’s Paris, or New York, occasionally — Kiev. Finally fellow Odessians have ...

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Jaime Lannister And Brienne Of Tarth Make Sweet, Sweet Love On ‘Game Of Thrones’

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‘Character Actress’ Margo Martindale Isn’t So Sure What That Title Means

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Carice Van Houten Explains Why Melisandre Had To Die On ‘Game Of Thrones’

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Can You Believe? An Oral History Of ‘Queer Eye’

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Instagram Poetry Is A Huckster’s Paradise

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Benefits Of Keeping Up With Art World News

Wherever one may look, it will be impossible not to see art there. Buildings, streets, parks, kiosks, roads and even people walking them, everything is a kind of art. Maybe, it is not that straightforward as the items covered in visual art articles, but it is still a way to self-express and impresses. With people being so motivated to create and self-express on a daily basis, there has ever been an enormously important part of their lives expressed through art.

In order to better understand cultures, cities and their histories, the first thing to look at is definitely pieces created by local artists and telling their personal stories. Importance of these pieces cannot be underestimated as art has always been kind of an acid test for better understanding of times and situations. Today it is also increasingly important to keep abreast of the recent art news and try to understand these by reading interesting art articles.

Visual Art News As A Way To Better Understand Societies

Undoubtedly, this craftsmanship is crucial to every society and culture as it tells stories and explains cultural concepts otherwise difficult to comprehend. For everyone who is at least slightly interested in learning more about the way modern artists see the modern world and its developments, reading art news UK is rather a must.

Moreover, there are also a number of other benefits this craftsmanship brings into our lives and well-being of the societies we exist in. These include:

  • source of inspiration and creativity: by simply looking at some of the world’s masterpieces can make you much more inspired by your own artistic process. If you are not connected to it whatsoever, simply viewing the ways other people expressed themselves and letting all the boundaries go may significantly boost your creativity;
  • tells meaningful stories: it is not only the source of information on who did what and when. Rather, it plays an enlightening role by showing scenarios from which people can learn something important for their personal lives, societies they live in or people they are close to;
  • therapeutic effect: for relaxation, winding out or again making the creative juices flow, painting is a perfect activity to perform. However good or bad you are, it is all about the process and its calming down effect.

All in all, learning about this world usually means learning about new cultures, societies, and their manifestations. One of the easiest and also challenging ways to do so is through art.