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Art History

Art Advisory, Art History

Art History Briefing: The Fascination with Collecting Photography

Photograph collecting began with the invention of photography itself. Why take photographs if they were not meant for later appreciation and compilation? What may have begun as a practice to commemorate events and likenesses for personal use became a source of appreciation and entertainment which lasts today. Over the years, photography has moved from being regarded as a resource for private and news usage to a source of enjoyment and artistic expression.

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Art History, New Collector, The Provocation Column

Book Review: Keeping an Eye Open by Julian Barnes

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

Art is a state of exception; the reason why I believe it makes life exceptional. Keeping an Eye Open is Julian Barnes eloquent storytelling about how “…art made its way from Romanticism to Realism and into Modernism.” It is the pictorial story of how exceptional minds created the path from the ordinary to the extraordinary to create one of the most important artistic movements from last century. It is the story of how Picasso and Braque´s “little cubes,” started cubism, or Manet´s perfection with the color white, as a prelude to Malevich. The flawless marriage between words and the images that Barnes achieves are essential to understanding in a beautiful yet eloquent argument, selected pieces of the Western canon.

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Inspiring Museums to Visit in India for Sybaris Collection
Art History, Museum Highlight

Inspiring Museums to Visit in India

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Breathtaking works of art can be found throughout India. However, New Delhi’s beauty cannot be denied. From the magical shrine of Nizam-ud-din Auliya to the mesmerizing Lodi Gardens, captivating sights are everywhere. In addition to the memorials and shrines, New Delhi is home to several world-class museums. Let’s discover four of the most inspiring museums not to be missed in New Delhi.

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Art History

Art History Briefing: Preservation of the Past, the Mayan History and Culture

The Mayan are a truly ancient people. Although it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly when a culture began and ended without absolute written proof, most historians believe that Mayan settlements can be traced to the period around 1800 BCE, reaching its peak, called the “classical period” sometime around 250-900 CE. An extensive network of cities, connected by roads, many still visible today, lay testament to the complexity of the culture and its social and political structure. Along with some of the skills modern man celebrates like their mathematical prowess and calendars, the culture and artistry is being preserved by recognizing its distinctive beauty.

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Minimalist Art for Sybaris Collection
Art History, Trends in Art

Art History Briefing: The Inspiration of Minimalist Art

In today’s world, the term “minimalism” could mean anything simple or lacking a lot of variation (in color, texture, images). Many examples of art exhibiting some, if not all, of these characteristics, can be found in works exhibited in both commercial and private settings. However, there is a true “minimalism” in the art world, whose history can be traced and where outstanding examples can be seen. Let’s delve into what minimalist art truly is.

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Suspended Sculpture for Sybaris Collection
Art History, Trends in Art

Art History Briefing: The Beauty of Suspended Sculpture

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

Sculpture is one of those genres that many art lovers appreciate, but don’t often purchase and display at home. Struggling to find the right location where the work can be enjoyed while not taking up valuable floor space in a home or office, collectors sigh as they pass an otherwise breathtaking piece of art they wish they could own.

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