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Top 8 Curators Involved in Contemporary Latinx Art to Follow on Instagram

Latin-American artists around the globe have recently been the favorites of curators and museums due to many reasons. One of them may be our current political climate and how democracy in the US and in the world is beginning to crumble. This may act as motivation for Latin American artists to put their grief or their extreme progressive/radical views on display through their art pieces.

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Who is Peggy Guggenheim?

How pleasing it would be to discover someone who artists say “breathe and lived art.”  Marguerite Guggenheim (AKA Peggy Guggenheim) was born on August 26, 1898, to a wealthy New York City Guggenheim family. She was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim who reportedly went down with the Titanic and niece to the founder of Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Solomon R Guggenheim. Peggy is recognized as an American art collector, socialite and bohemian. In other words, she was a lover of art who lived on her standards and not on what is conventionally accepted in the society. Peggy had also referred to herself as an “art addict” which makes it all the more clear why she is recognized in the art world.

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Types of Walls to Hang a Painting

An artwork, be it is a drawing, artistic design, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramic or painting, expresses meaning and magnifies emotions in ways that are inexplicable. Adding a painting to a room is a way to add interest to it. However, arranging the painting in a way that is attractive may be a different task altogether. A factor that makes artwork more beautiful and pleasing is the way and position it is placed or hung. When hanging paintings in the home, there are a few things you may need to consider or questions you need to ask. Let’s get started.

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Sculpture in Bilbao—Art Within an Industrial City

When visiting Bilbao, art is likely to be at the top of your list of things to see. This once-industrial powerhouse is now a hotbed for art. The famous Guggenheim Museum, now in its 21st year, still maintains its leadership position in the minds of tourists and art lovers alike. A rugged and impressive building on its own, it houses some of the most iconic sculptures found in Bilbao. Another side of Bilbao, however, is the variety of outdoor sculptures found throughout this art-centric city. Here are some of the most iconic monumental sculptures in Bilbao:
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How Size in Art Matters

When visiting museums and galleries, one can enjoy artwork of any size. Spaces are designed for the works, and if sculptures are monumental or large-scale, they may be simply installed outside, allowing visitors to view the pieces from every possible angle. But do large works of art provide more enjoyment, a more in-depth experience, than smaller works? In other works, does size truly matter in art?

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