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Art plays a huge part within today’s society. At the art consultancy firm VELVENOIR and for their clients, it defines the story they start working on. An artwork is unique, something special, a masterpiece of an artist who dedicated his life to this profession, building his career within the art market as well as using various techniques, to make each piece, one of a kind. The difference between integrating an original piece compared to a reproduced painting or print on canvas is uniqueness and the constant growth and devotion of each artist towards their craft. Artists allow us to benefit from some outstanding art, which enriches our daily life and will stay within future generations. Artists who create those pieces play a vital role in today’s society, as they push boundaries and reflect on today’s social system. Each artwork communicates a story and idea, originated by the artists’ experiences and…

A CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION FEATURING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BETH RUDIN DEWOODY COLLECTION Exhibition celebrates Chicago’s distinct artistic history during EXPO CHICAGO Circa 1881 and The Peninsula Chicago present Whoville, an exhibition featuring over thirty art works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection. On view from September 9 to October 23, 2016, at The Peninsula Chicago, the exhibition coincides with the annual EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art (September 22-25, 2016). Whoville is the latest project from Circa 1881’s ongoing partnership with The Peninsula Hotels to present rotating art exhibitions of world-class contemporary art for the hotels’ public spaces. The winner of the 2016 CODAaward in the Hospitality category, Circa 1881 produces art exhibitions and programming in collaboration with noted collectors or from artworks on loan from private  collections it has under management. A Collection that Explores the Fantastical & Surreal Whoville is both an exclusive glimpse…

 EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents a magical cinematic journey through the world’s most beautiful artist gardens and the enduring masterpieces they inspired. Season 3 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN continues in UK cinemas from Tuesday 12 April 2016, with the opening of Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse. Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Royal Academy, London. This film, guided by passionate curators, artists and garden enthusiasts, is a remarkable collection of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century will reveal the rise of the modern garden in popular culture…

‘Room with a View’ is a relaxed & sociable way to view art in a town famous for its Georgian architecture. Mary-Ann Astor & Maddie Van Aitch are the mother/daughter collaboration behind VAN ASTOR, fine art photography inspired by ‘greatness’. The unconventional duo live in a three storey, 5 bedroom mid-18th century period townhouse in the centre of Stamford, Lincolnshire located about one hour from London. The Inspiration for their Photography is Greatness Van Astor is the home of chic and unique art photographs suitable for both commercial and residential interiors. Each limited-edition image is created in their Georgian home studio. The inspiration for their art comes from some of the worlds greatest achievers ranging from Winston Churchill to Sophia Loren to the work of the New York Innocence Project. Each piece is produced to fine arts standards using leading archival paper and finished using the display options favored by…

All arts serve the highest art, the art of living — Bertolt Brecht The art of living has a patron in the Palazzo Tomassi. A peaceful haven, replete with a plethora of sophisticated beauty treatments served in a place of great beauty, art, and antiques, in elegant suites, is salve for the soul and to renew the mind-body wellness of its exclusive guests. The most exclusive and effective natural techniques are offered like Natural Face Lifting; a soft and effective lifting treatment that slows down the aging process. Located in Cortona, Palazzo Tommasi was built in the 16th century and is a noble residence in Tuscany full of amazing stories related to the art and culture of the Italian Renaissance. Some esteemed artists that made contributions to Palazzo Tomassi included important artists from Cortona such as Luca Signorelli (Michelangelo’s precursor) and architect Pietro Berrettni, the entire location restored to its…