Traditional calligraphy – Log Protect http://logprotect.net/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 18:48:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://logprotect.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-29T151759.208-150x150.png Traditional calligraphy – Log Protect http://logprotect.net/ 32 32 Barbara Dickson on teaching and life after lockdown https://logprotect.net/barbara-dickson-on-teaching-and-life-after-lockdown/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 14:03:07 +0000 https://logprotect.net/barbara-dickson-on-teaching-and-life-after-lockdown/ Interview: Barbara Dickson on resuming education and life after lockdown Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of Facebook’s “f” mark. google An icon of Google’s […]]]>





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Fortune smiles on the bold | The star https://logprotect.net/fortune-smiles-on-the-bold-the-star/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 00:01:27 +0000 https://logprotect.net/fortune-smiles-on-the-bold-the-star/ Malls in the Klang Valley welcome the Year of the Tiger with decorations that showcase a mix of old-world charm and modern interpretations of the Chinese New Year festival. Adorned with different themes and styles, each mall has transformed key areas into scenic spaces. Visitors can admire an array of cherry blossoms, vibrant flowers, traditional […]]]>

Malls in the Klang Valley welcome the Year of the Tiger with decorations that showcase a mix of old-world charm and modern interpretations of the Chinese New Year festival.

Adorned with different themes and styles, each mall has transformed key areas into scenic spaces.

Visitors can admire an array of cherry blossoms, vibrant flowers, traditional lanterns and structures inspired by ancient Chinese architecture during this festive season.

At Petaling Jaya, at the center of the 1Utama mall’s “Regal Kingdom of Spring” theme, is a 6m-tall gold-plated tiger standing majestically on a giant boulder in the Oval Lobby. The magnificent creature towers over the other 11 Chinese zodiac animals decorated with gold coins. and bullion, traditional paper-cut art panels and elegant gold lanterns.

Visitors to the mall’s Teochew Town on its central courtyard will feel like they’ve stepped back in time or on the set of a period drama at the very least, as it features a 9m-high oriental pavilion long surrounded by beautiful peonies recalling the common areas. during the day.

At The Curve, the Chinese character for the tiger, hu, was incorporated into its theme – “WooHu It’s a Roaring Celebration!”

Not only does a large “WooHu” sign greet visitors to the mall, but also a myriad of crimson lanterns and pink cherry blossoms.

Senior Managing Director of Property Management and Investments of Boustead Properties Bhd, Jazmi Kamarudin, said the mall wanted to welcome visitors with auspicious decorations in red color, which symbolized happiness and good fortune for its customers. .

“We hope everyone will have the chance to create lasting memories at the start of the Lunar New Year,” he added.

Meanwhile, those who visit Atria Shopping Gallery will find five adorable tiger lanterns on its center court for its “Splendour of Spring” theme.

Happy and enlightened tigers represent love, longevity, happiness, wealth and blessings.

In Kuala Lumpur, Fahrenheit88 adds a modern twist to ancient Chinese scholarly aspirations of the four arts – music, strategy, calligraphy and painting – under its “Arts in Harmony” theme.

Visitors can get a closer look at a guqin (seven-stringed instrument), play chess, test their calligraphy skills, and admire the Chinese paintings on display.

An exhibition featuring 60 pieces of calligraphy art and lanterns by award-winning calligrapher and Inti Art and Design Center lecturer, Tee Ying Jie, is also held on the occasion of Chinese New Year.

Meanwhile, the central courtyard of Suria KLCC has been transformed into a former Chinese royal palace with intricate landscaping including a lotus pond.

Two stone-carved imperial guardian lions are stationed at the entrance to the park, while traditional lanterns and cherry blossoms complete the ambience.

At the Mid Valley Megamall, visitors will find a multitude of lanterns adorning its center court, adding cheer to the brightly lit space.

Festive melodies fill the air here as the Oriental Chamber Orchestra plays a selection while shoppers visit the mall’s wishing tree to make their New Year’s wishes.

In the meantime, those who visit Berjaya Times Square will notice that the mall was inspired by a traditional Chinese teahouse.

It also features unique exhibits on different aspects of Chinese culture, including calligraphy and the tea ceremony, as well as six tables full of traditional dishes set up for a reunion dinner.

In Shah Alam, Setia City Mall’s “Majestic Garden of Dreams” features a bustling lily pond with a family of tigers and their cub taking center stage.

A red pagoda adorned with red lanterns and lots of flowers completes the Instagrammable scene.

Finally, an abundance of pink cherry blossoms and lanterns adorn the main areas of Klang Parade, Klang.

A bold red backdrop and generous use of auspicious colors represent her hope for a positive start to the year ahead.

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Saudi artists showcase new works at Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale https://logprotect.net/saudi-artists-showcase-new-works-at-diriyah-contemporary-art-biennale/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 06:12:41 +0000 https://logprotect.net/saudi-artists-showcase-new-works-at-diriyah-contemporary-art-biennale/ Nasser Almulhim ‘Outlines on the Collective Consciousness’ The Saudi painter and sculptor was announced last month as the winner of the first Hayy Jameel Façade Commission. The annual competition – backed by Lexus KSA – invites artists to design an artwork for the 25-meter “canvas” on the facade of Art Jameel’s new headquarters in Jeddah. […]]]>

Nasser Almulhim

‘Outlines on the Collective Consciousness’

The Saudi painter and sculptor was announced last month as the winner of the first Hayy Jameel Façade Commission. The annual competition – backed by Lexus KSA – invites artists to design an artwork for the 25-meter “canvas” on the facade of Art Jameel’s new headquarters in Jeddah.

Almulhim’s design was inspired by a regional folk tale called “The Dove, the Partridge and the Crow” and, according to the press release, “tells in bright, primitive colors and geometric sculptural compositions the story of the birds at a time of famine and drought, employed by their owners to migrate to the southern Arabian Peninsula in search of water, Almulhim collaborated with architect and artist Tamara Kalo on his proposal.

“A moral of this fable is to want the betterment of your community as a whole, rather than being individualistic in your pursuit of well-being,” Kalo wrote on Instagram. “Myths are ways in which people find comfort in troubling times, seeking refuge and solace in stories, to deal with our changing circumstances. They are a means of making collective sense.

For Almulhim, the piece showed “the importance of collaboration in difficult times and the significance of a harmonious existence for reaching the collective consciousness and achieving a higher goal, the purity of the inner soul”.

“It’s truly honoring and humbling to be one of the first to share this project with our community,” the artist said in a statement. “I am grateful to Art Jameel and everyone who has supported and encouraged me. I know that my participation in the opening season of Hayy Jameel will allow me to explore and push my practice; it is a great opportunity to learn more and meet a wider circle of creatives. I hope this artwork brings joy to the surrounding neighborhood of Hayy Jameel in Jeddah, and that the colors illuminate those who interact with it.

Ÿuma

‘Denia Dour’

The Tunisian duo – Sabrine Jenhani and Ramy Zoghlemi – will release their highly anticipated new album in March. Last month they released this test track; a typically melodic outburst of bittersweet folk-pop in which the duo’s vocals play out beautifully. “After an eclipse that has now run its course, here is the sun and the rays of a new album again,” the couple wrote on Instagram. “We worked hard, differently, with a team of generous and thoughtful people… Your feedback was, as always, full of love and it is an honor for us. We will soon be listening to more new songs together.

“Between heaven and earth”

The Washington-based Middle East Institute, in partnership with the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, is hosting this exhibition of contemporary art from the United Arab Emirates to mark the country’s 50th anniversary.

The exhibition – which runs until March 31 – was curated by Munira Al-Sayegh and features the work of 12 artists based in the Emirates, but hailing from the Gulf, Levant, Southeast Asia and the United States. -United. It is intended, according to the MEI, to “challenge standard narratives about the Emirates through intergenerational dialogue exploring their social, cultural and natural landscapes. Through works focusing on topics such as the environment, consumerism and the impact of rapid urbanization, the featured artists explore themes of permanence and the ephemeral, time and memory.

Afra Al-Dhaheri’s ‘St Ives Hair Drawing 8’, shown here, exemplifies the artist’s fascination with ‘the tensions steeped in hair’, which regularly inspire his work, through which, according to the MEI, ‘ she explores the notions of time and adaptation, rigor and fragility.

Pol

“Scarborough Fair”

The Lebanese singer-songwriter recently released a haunting cover of this traditional English folk ballad. “I really like this song, it brings me back to my roots and my musical education,” Pol told Arab News. “I also like to layer several vocal and harmonies tracks, so Ramzi (Khalaf, synthesizer) and I decided to record it just for fun, because we both love this song and enjoy spending time in the studio.”

Swerte & Nutella Riot

“That’s Just the Thing”

Lucky Schild, aka Swerte, is best known for his work as third of UAE hip-hop pioneers The Recipe, but his solo work has a more vulnerable and melodic bent, and works great for this performance. acoustic recorded as the first in a series from MNK Dubai studios titled “Big Red Wall”. Swerte is accompanied by Nutella Riot, a duo made up of guitarist Niki Mukhi and singer and musician Noush Anand, aka Noush Like Sploosh, who plays acoustic bass and mouth organ here.

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Save the Date: Cascadia Art Museum to Host Memorial Day Event February 20 https://logprotect.net/save-the-date-cascadia-art-museum-to-host-memorial-day-event-february-20/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 01:44:21 +0000 https://logprotect.net/save-the-date-cascadia-art-museum-to-host-memorial-day-event-february-20/ The Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds is hosting a Memorial Day event next month to commemorate the signing of Executive Order 9066. The order began the incarceration of people of Japanese descent. Cascadia will commemorate this day on Saturday February 20 and will also celebrate the last day of the Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: The […]]]>

The Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds is hosting a Memorial Day event next month to commemorate the signing of Executive Order 9066. The order began the incarceration of people of Japanese descent.

Cascadia will commemorate this day on Saturday February 20 and will also celebrate the last day of the Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: The Journey of an Issei Artist exposure.

You are invited to participate in this day full of events, performances, workshops and dishes in honor of Japanese Americans. The lineup and schedule of events includes Japanese Taiko drumming, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, poetry reading, flower arrangements, music, a Japanese calligraphy demonstration and workshop, and food trucks.

Tickets are available online or at the door, and guests are welcome to come and go throughout the day. Buy your tickets here. Your receipt contains a link for a physical ticket with a barcode. You will have to present it at the front door.

For seated-only events, the Cascadia Art Museum requires proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours for visitors 12 and older. Masks are mandatory inside the museum.

The Cascadia Art Museum is located at 190 Sunset Ave. S.




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A vacation to Turkey might be just what you need after years of restrictions https://logprotect.net/a-vacation-to-turkey-might-be-just-what-you-need-after-years-of-restrictions/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/a-vacation-to-turkey-might-be-just-what-you-need-after-years-of-restrictions/ Irish holidaymakers are well used to sun holidays like Albufeira and Tenerife, but Antalya in Turkey is another destination that sun-seekers will appreciate. Located on the southwest coast of the country, the region experiences hot, subtropical summers, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees during the hottest summer months. I traveled with a small group of Irish […]]]>

Irish holidaymakers are well used to sun holidays like Albufeira and Tenerife, but Antalya in Turkey is another destination that sun-seekers will appreciate.

Located on the southwest coast of the country, the region experiences hot, subtropical summers, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees during the hottest summer months.

I traveled with a small group of Irish journalists from Dublin to Antalya on Turkish Airlines, stopping first in Istanbul for one night. Considering this was our first international trip in over 18 months in the wake of the pandemic, there was just as much excitement and nervousness within our group.

Everything was simple and streamlined, once travelers had their covid certificate and completed the form required to enter the country, which is available on the Turkish Ministry of Health website.

Flights with Turkish airlines are often highly rated in terms of comfort, but we were lucky enough to be upgraded to business class which took luxury to a new level.

With the fine meals of typical Turkish cuisine, a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available, and seats that convert into beds, you almost didn’t want the trip to end.

The overnight stay in Istanbul left us overwhelmed with the culture, infrastructure and bustling nature of the city, which straddles the two continents of Europe and Asia. We stayed at the Novotel Bosphorous, a five-star central hotel that makes visiting local sites accessible.

Although there was extensive construction work on the roads around the premises at the time of the visit, it is expected to be completed in the coming months.

Roadworks haven’t taken away the gorgeous views from its rooftop bar and breakfast room, which give guests an almost bird’s-eye view of the Bosphorus waterway, the canal that connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean.

There are many sights to see in the city, but the first on your list should be the Hagia Sophia Mosque. Built in 537 AD, the building attracts tourists purely for the beauty of its exterior, with its domes and standing minarets, but the interior is even more spectacular with golden calligraphy and marble slabs. Although it has suffered extensive damage from earthquakes and fires over the years, it remains an attractive part of the city, especially since its conversion into a mosque, after being turned into a museum.

A stone’s throw from Hagia Sophia is the Blue Mosque, more formally known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, but nicknamed because of the color of its interior tiles.

Next door is Sultanahmet Square, also known as the Hippodrome of Constantinople, an area used for chariot racing in Byzantine times.

Another place worth seeing is Topkapi Palace, the court of the Ottoman sultans. You need to buy tickets to enter the palace, but it’s worth seeing the Sultans’ armor and weapons and the 86-carat pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as Kasikci.

For all shopping enthusiasts, the Grand Bazaar is a must visit, just for the experience.

One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, the bazaar is the place to find cheap antiques, jewelry, ceramics, rugs and designer goods, although I couldn’t guarantee that they would not be of the counterfeit variety. . Be prepared to haggle and chat with vendors as you walk through the market, as they want to attract tourists to their stores.

Once you are done shopping and sightseeing, I recommend stocking up on delicious Turkish food. Meze, a traditional starter, is a staple in the country and widely available in restaurants. Typically including hummus, breads, cheeses and eggplant, the selection of cold and hot dishes is the perfect start to a meal.

For mains, steak, fish and kebabs feature prominently on traditional menus. However, in more touristy places, the usual burgers, fries and pasta dishes are readily available.

Dessert is something I advise every visitor to try at least once. Crèmes brûlées and rice pudding feature prominently on most menus, but the biggest recommendation is the baklava, a filo pastry with pistachios and honey. A sweet yet delicious end to any meal.

When it comes to nightlife, the iconic beer factory-turned-cultural district, La Bomontiada, is the perfect place to spend the night.

A mixture of restaurants, bars, a stage and a museum, there is no shortage of activities. Although international tourists must present the required Covid certificate to enter the country, have it handy.

After our action-packed pit stop in Istanbul, we headed back to the airport to catch our 40-minute connecting flight to the quiet resort town of Antalya.

Istanbul Airport opened its doors three years ago and is considered the largest international hub in the world, with three terminals and six runways.

For those traveling in business class, Istanbul Airport has a lounge, where visitors can enjoy hot meals, drinks and massages while waiting for their flight.

The luxury of the airport continued as we descended into Antalya, which has become an international star in recent years.

According to official figures from provincial authorities, more than 15.5 million tourists visited Antalya in 2019, setting a historic tourism record.

We stayed in the Belek area of ​​Antalya at a five-star Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort and Spa, the size of which took us by surprise.

The all-inclusive facility includes multiple indoor and outdoor bars and restaurants, multiple pools, waterslides, direct beach access, and, of course, a spa and golf course.

Classic Rooms are spacious, though decor is dated, especially compared to the quirky red art pieces that dominate the resort’s ground floor.

However, there are other rooms available, some with balconies that step down to one of the pools.

The resort was family-friendly, with specific pools for kids, meaning adults who want some quiet time aren’t disturbed when sunbathing.

The resort also has 10 restaurants to choose from, our favorite being Fish & Love due to its varied menu of seafood dishes.

Belek as a region is best known for its golf offer. Indeed, the region has 11 golf courses belonging to hotel groups, so the choice is vast for golf enthusiasts.

The resort’s challenging championship course was designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member Nick Faldo.

Playing a round on the legendary course costs €125 per person for non-residents, however, the hotel offers stay and play packages which are much cheaper.

Those traveling with Turkish Airlines can also bring their own set of golf clubs for free.

You don’t have to be an avid golfer to have fun either, as this bunch of journalists could attest.

The club offers an academy to teach beginners the joy of the game, including a driving range, putting area and video playback to help improve your stance and swing.

The golf season generally runs between September and June. Although there are a few golfers in July and August, the temperatures usually get too high for people who take the game seriously.

And while there’s plenty to keep you busy in the resort itself, there’s still more to see in the area.

I would recommend renting a car if you want to explore outside of Belek as some of the popular attractions are over an hour away, but the views and sights are worth the extra expense.

We visited the ancient city of Side – pronounced See-day – which features Roman-era ruins, including the Temple of Apollo, which proves popular for any Instagram-savvy traveller.

The Aspendos Theater was built in the 2nd century, it is still used as a hall to this day.
The Aspendos Theater was built in the 2nd century, it is still used as a hall to this day.

The Aspendos Theater is also worth a visit. Built in the 2nd century, it is still used today as a venue, with the International Opera and Ballet Festival taking place there every year.

You cannot visit Antalya without witnessing the beauty of Kaleci, the old town. The historic city center includes Hadrian’s Gate, a clock tower, historic Ottoman houses and the old port.

It’s a beautiful, upmarket place to visit at any stage, but especially in the evening, with many historic buildings turned into restaurants, bars and shops, and the harbor being a wonderful place to watch the sunset. .

Regarding Covid-19 restrictions, wearing a mask is expected and social distancing is still in place. However, most bars and restaurants do not require covid certificates to use their premises.

The country truly has it all for travelers of all types, making it a must-visit vacation destination.

must know

Direct flights between Dublin and Antalya operate from April 1 to September 28, three times a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The total journey time is four hours and 45 minutes.

An economy class round trip between Dublin and Antalya with Turkish Airlines starts from €260, while business class for the same journey starts at €1,090. More information can be found at turkishairlines.com or call (01) 5251849.

Economy class passengers are allowed one 23kg bag and 8kg hand luggage, while business class passengers can take up to 40kg bag and 16kg hand luggage.

Cornelia Diamond Luxury Golf and Resort Spa Hotel Belek/Antalya corneliaresort.com

Turkey’s official travel guide is GoTürkiye (goturkiye.com)

For more information contact the Turkish Tourism Board on 0044 207 839 7802

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How Rising Inflation Affects Art Galleries https://logprotect.net/how-rising-inflation-affects-art-galleries/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 22:01:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/how-rising-inflation-affects-art-galleries/ US consumer goods prices hit a staggering 7% annual increase this week, marking the fastest rate of inflation in four decades. The precipitous rise in food, fuel and energy costs along with more bewildering factors including rent and wages over the past 12 months suggest that the upward trend may not turn out to be […]]]>

US consumer goods prices hit a staggering 7% annual increase this week, marking the fastest rate of inflation in four decades. The precipitous rise in food, fuel and energy costs along with more bewildering factors including rent and wages over the past 12 months suggest that the upward trend may not turn out to be true. transient, as the supply chain is disrupted, high demand and increasing consumer spending, among others. factors – continue to erode the purchasing power of the dollar.

What implications, if any, could this indicate for the art market?

While an exact correlation between the art market and inflation is difficult to analyze, as art is a sentiment driven asset of excess wealth, history suggests that the price of art sold auction tends to increase during times of high inflation. However, the direct effects of inflation on the pricing of works sold on the primary market are generally even less quantifiable.

The current surge in inflation comes as we see auction records and frantic selling rates in the primary market. Such conditions can be attributed to a cocktail of contributing factors, including the rapid creation of new high net worth investors, low interest rates, increased digital sales, and greater than supply demand.

For the most part, the circumstances which currently influence the art market are atypical, leaving ample room for speculation.

Madeleine D’Angelo is the founder and CEO of Arthena, a financial technology company that uses quantitative pricing methodologies to execute financial strategies and products in the art market. She explained that although primary market data is not as strong as auction market data due to a lesser degree of price transparency, Arthena has created a variety of indices that integrate results from both markets. to understand the correlation between art and other asset classes, including an overview of the performance of art during times of inflation.

“What we’re seeing in the primary market right now is there’s a rush and people are just looking for inventory,” D’Angelo said. “They pay the market price for the parts they buy, because they’re just happy to get those parts. She said the current trend suggests irrationality in buyer behavior, especially with regard to the astronomical prices achieved for several emerging artists, making data analysis difficult to quantify. Ultimately, however, she surmised that “as long as very high net worth investors continue to grow in both size and volume, I think they will continue to pump money into the equity market. ‘art. I don’t think this trend is going to stop anytime soon. And I think for primary sales that means people are happy to buy at the top of the market to get inventory.

With a frenzy of new money entering the primary market and an ever-increasing number of new collectors, gallery owners are in a hurry to protect and ensure stable market growth for their artists. Selling an artist’s work at too high a price upfront could create a bubble and be detrimental to the artist’s market across the board. For established galleries representing prominent artists, nurturing relationships with long-standing clients is an additional factor that far outweighs a quick short-term profit.

“The auction phenomenon appears, at its root, to be driven by the fact that the wealthy have even more disposable income to drive price hikes for in-demand artists, rather than directly reflecting the basic economy of the country. inflation felt by most Americans, ”said Marianne Boesky. , founder of the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. “As long as this fact remains, the primary price structures created and managed by galleries do not fluctuate according to supply and demand. We generally want the primary prices to correlate with the career path of each artist.

Boesky continued, “A demand-driven market doesn’t mean much to the prices of works of art in the primary market if we are to keep a cool head. “

However, as with many businesses, inflation impacts a gallery’s daily operating costs. Boesky added that “the word inflation came up at our last staff meeting for the first time I can remember in 25 years … The hard facts are that the costs of artists’ equipment have gone up, the costs of transporting works of art have gone up. As art has gone up, the cost of every link in our business chain, from the art supply store to delivering a work to the customer, has gone up. To account for this, the gallery is in talks to potentially implement a 10% price hike across the board, which would be “virtually, if not entirely imperceptible,” Boesky said, and it wouldn’t be bit by bit. near to the same scale as the record prices seen in other areas of the market.

“Prices are skyrocketing – prices for materials to crate works of art, prices for moving works of art, prices for transport, prices for shipping – everything is significantly higher,” said Sean Kelly, founder of the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York. . “So we have two options: pay the price for the work, or suck it up and take care of it – that’s what we’re doing. He explained that in his 30 years of experience, it is imperative to take a long-term approach to economic fluctuations.
Supply chain issues have impacted galleries in other ways as well. “We have certainly experienced delays in the production of artist studios,” said Tina Kim, founder of the Tina Kim Gallery in New York City. “From canvas stretcher bars to raw materials for sculpture, there have been serious delays in the delivery of goods. Shipping was difficult and crowded, and we took important steps to plan art fairs and exhibitions.

Kim continued, “Regardless of inflation, I have experienced a high demand for works, and this has contributed to an increase in the prices of our artists. It has been difficult to secure stocks as demand increases. Our customer base has grown significantly since the onset of COVID-19, and we have undergone a significant restructuring within the gallery to accommodate our online sales and inquiries. She explained that the price increases were calculated in order to keep the market growing steadily. “You have to be very careful when raising artist prices,” Kim said. “Considering the international nature of the market, since we work with a large audience, I feel comfortable with the pricing and I think what I have defined is healthy. “

However, the prices of works by emerging artists seen in other areas of the primary market suggest that not all dealers take such precautionary measures. While increased demand coupled with limited supply supports a bull market poised for continued growth, if prices, especially for emerging artists, skyrocket too quickly, their market value could drop upon reaching the market. secondary.

Commenting on the prices and sale rates of young artists recently seen at major art fairs such as Art Basel in Miami Beach, Kelly warned that such speculative valuations could prove to be unsustainable, and “people who push prices can lose money, while the artists they performed or speculated on are going to be seriously damaged.

He said: “We don’t push the prices of our young artists through the roof… we don’t create bubbles, we don’t speculate. Kelly explained that these practices can be “really potentially counterproductive” for all parties involved.

So how can collectors best navigate today’s market?

While the purchase of art can certainly prove to be financially viable in the long run and beat inflation, it is vital for new collectors to make informed decisions about the works they acquire, rather than to adhere to the works. trends.

“It’s always dangerous to buy art while speculating, and it’s important not to get carried away by the excitement,” Kim said. “I think if you follow the money you can easily make mistakes. Collecting art is a real passion and a real way of life. There is good, exciting art at all price points. It is not something to invest your savings in; I would never advise anyone to invest in art. With the right careful selection, you can live with the works you love, and your value in art will continue to increase.

Sibylle Rochat, founder and director of London-based art consultancy Rochat Art Consultancy, stressed that “quality is king” – especially in a bullish art market, as we are now seeing – and collectors should be wary of jumping on trends without doing so. the research.

“Right now everything and anything is selling,” Rochat said. “So when a correction comes in, all the works that are not of high quality are gone. She explained that the art market goes through cycles and some works will go out of style during a recession, driving prices down dramatically.

While the current circumstances surrounding the art market are unique and the trajectory of economic factors remains to be seen, it is important to remember that the art market will always experience cycles. “During times of recession, even the wealthiest people are psychologically affected by their paper losses, and they tend to cut back on their spending on collectibles,” Boesky said. “These times see collectors spending less, but not selling their excellent material in a soggy market. If they can afford to keep the art they love, they do.

While the prospects for rising inflation rates and their effects are unclear, ultimately building an art collection rests on the same principles: buy what you love, do your research, and avoid getting caught up in trends.

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Chinese community in Cambodia applaud for upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics and Spring Festival https://logprotect.net/chinese-community-in-cambodia-applaud-for-upcoming-beijing-winter-olympics-and-spring-festival/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 08:52:45 +0000 https://logprotect.net/chinese-community-in-cambodia-applaud-for-upcoming-beijing-winter-olympics-and-spring-festival/ Participants write calligraphy to applaud the Beijing Winter Olympics at an event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 10, 2022. [Photo by Bunseng/Xinhua] PHNOM PENH, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) – The Chinese community in Cambodia held an event on Monday to applaud the upcoming Winter Olympics and the Beijing 2022 Spring Festival. The event was co-organized by […]]]>
Participants write calligraphy to applaud the Beijing Winter Olympics at an event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 10, 2022. [Photo by Bunseng/Xinhua]

PHNOM PENH, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) – The Chinese community in Cambodia held an event on Monday to applaud the upcoming Winter Olympics and the Beijing 2022 Spring Festival.

The event was co-organized by the Federation of Khmer Chinese in Cambodia and the Association of Cambodian Chinese Calligraphers and brought together nearly 100 people.

During the half-day event held in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, participants wrote Chinese calligraphy to express their support for the Beijing Winter Olympics and offer their best wishes for the Spring Festival.

Xie Lirong, Rotating President of the Khmer Chinese Federation in Cambodia, said, “We believe the Beijing Winter Olympics will be the most exciting event ever.

Feng Lifa, President of the Cambodian Chinese Calligraphers Association, thanked the calligraphy enthusiasts for the calligraphy performances on site, and said: Also a cultural event. “

In a recent interview with Xinhua, Cambodian government chief spokesman Phay Siphan said the Beijing Winter Olympics would promote friendship, solidarity and cooperation among countries around the world.

“The Olympics are an opportunity for athletes from countries around the world to show their physical ability or talent in sport, not ideology or opposition,” he said.

“Countries should not politicize the Olympics because it is against the Olympic spirit.”

(Source: Xinhua)

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10 free drawing apps for mobile and PC https://logprotect.net/10-free-drawing-apps-for-mobile-and-pc/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 12:25:32 +0000 https://logprotect.net/10-free-drawing-apps-for-mobile-and-pc/ Artists have become tech-savvy these days and prefer to use free drawing apps to create masterpieces. If you’re an artist looking for a suggestion that you should use, we’re going to tell you about the 10 best drawing, art, sketching, and painting apps available for free on mobile and PC. A drawing application is a […]]]>

Artists have become tech-savvy these days and prefer to use free drawing apps to create masterpieces. If you’re an artist looking for a suggestion that you should use, we’re going to tell you about the 10 best drawing, art, sketching, and painting apps available for free on mobile and PC.

A drawing application is a program that allows you to virtually create your drawings. You can create simple images called vector graphics. These apps allow you to express your creativity and create cool illustrations without having to use canvas or paint.

You just need to launch the app, use the available brushes and create your next masterpiece. Most applications are also compatible with a stylus or a mouse. They will clearly recognize your hand movements and reproduce them perfectly on the screen.

Check out the 10 best drawing apps that you can use on your Windows PC, Mac, Android smartphone, iPhone, or iPad without paying anything.

1. Sketchbook

Sketchbook is a drawing and painting that was not available for free before, but now you can use it without paying any money. This tool allows you to create traditional artwork as well as digital illustrated art. You’ll have over 190 customizable brushes, six blend modes, 2500% zoom, and simulated pressure sensitivity.

The Pro version will offer a lot more. It is only available on desktops and laptops at the moment. This comprehensive app has an incognito user interface to help you pay full attention to your designs.

He is very dynamic and versatile. No matter what device you use, Autodesk Sketchbook is the perfect sketching app for everyone.

Available on: Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

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2. Adobe Fresco

Adobe Fresco is the most perfect drawing app for artists. It comes with all the features you need to convert your ideas into a beautiful design. This app includes built-in vector brushes, watercolors and oils, as well as unlimited layers. You can add as many layers as you want to your designs.

You can also animate your drawings by animating layers frame by frame or by guiding the drawing along a motion path. It is precisely designed for the latest styluses and touch devices, including iPads and iPhones.

Adobe Fresco follows a freemium model. You can get started for free and use it for 30 days. After that, you will need to pay $ 2.99 / month for the subscription. If you are a professional artist, the money you pay will be fully worth the experience you have.

Available on: Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

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3. Krita

Krita is a free drawing app that is great for professional artists. This tool was previously only available for computers, but now has a live beta for Android smartphones. Krita offers well-designed brushes as well as many other tools for creating top-notch designs and illustrations.

You’ll find panel templates, halftone filters, and perspective tools alongside the usual features. Each brush on Krita is fully customizable. You can mold it to your needs once and save it for later.

Krita also has a very neat and simple user interface that anyone can understand. You can right-click anywhere on the canvas to bring up a selection wheel to choose a new tool or color. This app was created by artists for artists.

Available on: Windows, Mac and Android

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4. Art weaver

Artweaver is another free drawing app that lets you virtually create stunning paintings using your mouse, stylus, or touchscreen. This app comes with tons of brushes including special brushes like Conte brushes, calligraphy pens, and airbrushes.

Artweaver also comes with a wide range of designs and pens that you can use to create all kinds of illustrations. You will even find the option to use as many layers as you want. The user interface of the tool is very clean and easy to understand.

Artweaver also has a Plus version if you want to unlock more advanced features. It only costs around $ 38 (€ 34) for the license.

Available on: The Windows

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5. Clip Studio Paint

Clip Studio Paint is a professional-grade free drawing app that was previously only available on PC, but now you can use it on mobile and tablet as well. This program can help you create all kinds of drawings and illustrations including animation, manga and comics.

It comes with a wide array of features like customizable brushes, built-in vector tools, coloring options, and layers to easily create great designs. The latest version of the app also made creating animations a breeze. You have to give it a shot.

Available on: Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

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6. Sketch.io

Sketch.io is amazing drawing software if you prefer to use your PC to create stunning designs. It is suitable for all kinds of artists, beginners as well as professionals. You will find a large collection of tools to create your drawing, and also offers unlimited layers.

You can use Sketch.io online or download it to your computer. If you are an artist who wants to avoid the hassle of downloading drawing software, this will be perfect for you. It is suitable for all kinds of illustrations.

Available on: Windows and Mac.

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7. MediBang paint

MediBang Paint is an amazing app for creating masterpieces for free. It is a cross-platform application that allows you to save your designs to the cloud and access them from anywhere. There are all kinds of brushes, layers, and tools available for creating designs and illustrations.

If you are an iPad artist, MediBang Paint is one of the best free drawing apps available for you. The PC version is known as MediBang Paint Pro and comes with additional utilities and zero cost.

Available on: Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

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8. MyPaint

MyPaint is an open source application that you can use to create great designs for free. This drawing app is a creation of artist Martin Renold. He was frustrated with the Wacom tablet’s built-in software and then created it to resolve the issue. This is why it is more suitable for use on graphics tablets.

MyPaint is not similar to classic drawing apps, but once you master it you will find it absolutely amazing. It comes with all the usual features you will ever need, as well as some advanced features exclusive to paid drawing apps.

Available on: Windows, Mac and Linux.

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9. Affinity designer

Affinity Designer is your inexpensive alternative to Adobe Fresco and Illustrator. You can use it to draw your next piece of art without emptying your wallet. It comes with a collection of feature-rich tools including vector brushes, water and oil colors, and everything in between.

Affinity also offers another app called Photo, which looks like Photoshop. There is so much you can do by combining the two apps. Affinity Designer offers a free trial, so you can try it for free.

After that, you don’t have to pay for a monthly subscription. You just need to buy the license which costs $ 54.99 for Windows and Mac and $ 9.99 for an iPad.

Available on: Windows, Mac and iPadOS.

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10. GIMP

GIMP is widely known as the best free alternative to Photoshop. However, it’s much more than that, especially when you know how to use the right plugins. GIMP is also an open source drawing application that you can use on a desktop, laptop, or graphics tablet. It is not yet available for mobiles and iPad.

GIMP comes with tons of features for drawing illustrations, creating designs, and editing any type of weather. It also allows you to add texts, textures and layers, and even save them individually in a separate file format (.xcf).

The only problem with the app is its user interface. It is not very suitable for beginners. However, once you get the hang of it, you’ll find that GIMP is an amazing drawing tool.

Available on: Windows, Mac and Linux.

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These are the 10 best free drawing apps that will let you make the most of your artistic skills. You can use them to create your next masterpiece, publish it online, and even sell it.

There is no limit to what you can do using these apps. They are a joy for any artist. Have fun painting empty canvases using them. Make sure to let us know which one is your favorite drawing app out of these.


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New York band to perform traditional Japanese harp and guitar concert in downtown Knoxville https://logprotect.net/new-york-band-to-perform-traditional-japanese-harp-and-guitar-concert-in-downtown-knoxville/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 22:45:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/new-york-band-to-perform-traditional-japanese-harp-and-guitar-concert-in-downtown-knoxville/ The concert will take place Sunday on Clinch Avenue. The public can also register to join a Zoom concert and watch from home. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A band from New York will perform a unique concert in downtown Knoxville on Sunday to celebrate the New Year. The group includes Masayo Ishigure, who started playing traditional […]]]>

The concert will take place Sunday on Clinch Avenue. The public can also register to join a Zoom concert and watch from home.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A band from New York will perform a unique concert in downtown Knoxville on Sunday to celebrate the New Year.

The group includes Masayo Ishigure, who started playing traditional Japanese instruments at the age of 5. Since then she has broadened her skills and her sound. His koto performances are basically traditional, but also merge modern styles of music.

She will be joined by other professional Japanese harp and guitar players, known as ‘koto’ and ‘shamisen’. The koto is the national instrument of Japan.

Their performance will take place on Clinch Avenue, next to the East Tennessee History Center. The event will be public and people are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

It starts at 2:15 p.m. and the band will play until 2:45 p.m.

People will also be able to register for a free Zoom concert, so that they can enjoy traditional Japanese music from their homes. This concert starts at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Another event will also begin at 4:15 pm on Clinch Avenue: the traditional making of mochi, or “mochitsuki”. If you’ve never seen a mochi being made, this is an awesome activity using a big mortar and mallets.

There will also be Japanese New Year activities including calligraphy, Kimono photo booth, and traditional toys for children throughout the day. People will also have the opportunity to learn how to make traditional Japanese crafts.

The event is organized by the Knox Asian Festival. Anyone wishing to participate can register online.


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Events going on in Knoxville this weekend https://logprotect.net/events-going-on-in-knoxville-this-weekend/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 16:27:00 +0000 https://logprotect.net/events-going-on-in-knoxville-this-weekend/ KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – Thusday Watch the Lady Vols take on Texas A&M at the Thompson Boiling Arena on Thursday! The game starts at 6.30 p.m. and you can purchase tickets online. It’s important to remember that Thompson Boiling has a clear bag policy in place. Friday Have you ever wanted to go hiking at night? […]]]>

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee –

Thusday

Watch the Lady Vols take on Texas A&M at the Thompson Boiling Arena on Thursday! The game starts at 6.30 p.m. and you can purchase tickets online. It’s important to remember that Thompson Boiling has a clear bag policy in place.

Friday

Have you ever wanted to go hiking at night? You will have a chance on Friday! Explore Ijams Nature Center in a new light, or perhaps without light. Ijams Night Hikes takes you on the trails to experience the night using all of your senses. Each walk includes nighttime games and activities as well as an exploration of nocturnal creatures. The hike runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Tickets are $ 10 and you can purchase them on the Ijams website.

The Arts and Culture Alliance is presenting five new exhibitions at the Center Emporium in downtown Knoxville from Friday through January 30. There is a free reception with the artists on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The reception will feature music by Ms. Texas Senior America 2012 Lille Madison. Most of the works will be for sale and will be available for purchase until the exhibition closes by visiting in person or online.

The 38th Annual Cabin Fever Auto and Motorcycle Show begins Friday at the Knoxville Expo Center. This show has been held annually in January since 1984 and hosts the best street rods, vintage cars and drag cars from the South East and beyond! There will be a variety of vendors, an indoor swap meeting, and a car corral. The show starts Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. The show will also take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday

Do you want to be a unicorn? Do you like to run? The perfect event for you is taking place this weekend. The “I Just Want To Be A Unicorn” Half Marathon and 5K starts Saturday at 8:15 am. You can register for the race here. Make sure to wear unicorn material!

Saturday marks the first winter farmer’s market of the year! Every Saturday from January 8 to March 26, vendors will line up in the market place to sell you local products! Products vary seasonally and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, crafts and more. The market will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday

Experience the first Japanese New Year celebration in the Knoxville area. The East Tennessee History Center will celebrate the Japanese New Year from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., allowing guests to experience a traditional ceremony of green tea, Kendama, calligraphy, and other Japanese cultures. Harpist Masayho Ishigure will perform traditional Japanese music, as well as traditional music for flute and guitar.

Sunday will be the last day to experience the 6th Annual Eastern Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, presented by the Knoxville Museum of Art. This exhibition celebrates talented middle and high school students by presenting their works in a professional art museum environment.


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