Lina Cavalieri is a famous Italian operatic soprano, actress and is also a popular monologist. She has gained a huge fan base during those times. However, she still remains in the heart of many people with her amazing work that she has done. She was born in 1874 and passed away in the year 1944, i.e. at the age of 69. She was born in Italy on the Christmas Day. She lost her parents when she was just 15 years old and was grown up as an orphan in the orphanage. This girl was not so happy under the supervision of the strict nuns and ran away from the school to a theatrical group. She is the most beautiful woman who inspiring Suzi, who is a popular artist from Dubai. This inspiration has driven her to paint the picture of Lina. Suzi is well-known for her artistic brilliant and her amazing Suzi nassif paintings and contributions to the painting world. The Surrealism pop art paintings have been exhibited in the famous art galleries in Paris, London, Dubai and New York. All the paintings that are done by Suzi are the inspirations that gain from the civil war that happened when […]
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Contemporary Portrait Art

July 25, 2019
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Suzi Nassif is a contemporary portrait artist who has created numerous tremendous pieces of portrait artwork. Portrait art is a form of art that dates back to the ancient Egyptians times. This form of art has evolved over the ages; since those early ages although not much has changed as the themes remain unchanged. The meaning of the term ‘portrait art’ remains unclear in most people’s minds as there is no definite explanation of it. For most people, the simple definition of portrait art could be any art in the form of sculpture, painting, photography, installation, audio performance or video art. Suzi Nassif and her Portrait art Born in Lebanon at the height of the civil war, Suzi Nassif experienced firsthand violence at a very tender age. She had a talent in art and specifically painting which was with her and she started perfecting at a very tender age. She fled her native country of Lebanon and went to the UAE where she continues to create various works of art including portrait art. Suzi Nassif paintings are well-known all over the world for the uniqueness that they exhibit and extreme quality evident in them. Portraiture like it is commonly referred […]
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Art created in the second half of the 20th or the present 21st century is considered to be contemporary art. These works present the ever-changing world with the aim of having a global and culturally diverse community being influenced by them. The art is an amalgamation of various concepts and topics which ceaselessly provoke the human mind and its limits. Contemporary art is known for its unique trait of not following any sort of ideologies or principles. It is way of showing the vast cultural identity in the world, or even the present state of a particular community. While contemporary art basically means the art of today, the recognition of art as being contemporary comes from another event which dates back to as far as the early 20th century. Then, it was considered to be the same as modern art, when Modernism as a movement was on the rise. Many institutions were build in the name of contemporary art with the Contemporary Art Society in London being started by Roger Fry, a critic. Soon, a number of similar institutions came into existence in numerous places across the world such as in Adelaide, Boston, etc. Contemporary art, said earlier, follows no […]
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Conventions of Surrealism Art

July 19, 2019
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Surrealism art was a movement that started in Europe between the first and the second World Wars. It grew from the earlier Dada movement but its emphasis was on positive expression of a subject. It was a sort of reaction to the rationalist thoughts that plunged Europe into the catastrophic World War I. According to the poet, Andre Bretton who released ‘The Surrealist Manifesto’ of 1924, it was a way of joining the conscious and the sub-conscious experience levels so that dreams and fantasy could also be merged into the rational world in a surreal manner. Although surrealist art form is not limited to any general type, some conventions in it are still followed by artists. The use of these conventions can vary considerably but the essence of an art form is preserved. We take look at them to understand the art form in detail. Uniting the spheres – Surrealism artists are known for their exquisite creations that can unite the conscious and the sub-conscious experience spheres. It is one area that is highly desired in this type of art form. In this context, it draws its theories from the famous Austrian psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud and Breton always maintained that […]
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Suzi Nassif is one of the leading female pop artists in Dubai known for her amazing works of art that are loved throughout the world. She was born in Lebanon at a time when there was civil war and she witnessed wild scenes at a very young age. The artist claims that some of the inspiration for her artwork is derived from the hard life she witnessed when growing up. It is without doubt that Suzi Nassif has created numerous award winning works of art. Some of Suzi’s works of art can be found in top art galleries in New York, Dubai, Paris and London. So where else does Suzi Nassif get her inspiration? Suzi Nassif is a talented artist who is capable of getting inspiration from diverse sources and that is why she is isn’t just inspired by one thing. Suzi says that she also got inspired by renowned but now departed pop artist, Amy Winehouse. And indeed Suzi Nassif has done some amazing works of pop art depicting the pop icon. Here in this pop art painting, Suzi has used a variety of colors to describe the pop music icon, Amy Winehouse. Guitars exhibiting various colors are clearly […]
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Symbols in Suzi’s Art

June 20, 2019
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Suzi Nassif uses symbolism in her artwork as each portrait that she creates usually exhibits a certain expression. Her intention is to invoke the feelings of those who are viewing her works of art to discover the real story that is behind her creations. Suzi Nassif says that she is passionate about observing the expressions of people in different situations but most of all she chooses to paint faces that appear to be too inquisitive. She says that the beautiful thing about painting faces that are inquisitive is that each expression is unique in its own sense. This therefore makes every painting exhibiting an expression to appear marvelous. Eyes are windows to the soul, and when a person observes any piece of painting, the person is able to get a glimpse of the story that the portrait painting is telling. Suzi claims that she is able to read and interpret all the emotions of a person by just taking a look right into the eyes. For this, she clearly draws images that clearly show the eyes of the people she draw. For instance a look at the portrait of Amy Winehouse is just full of symbolic images. In the portrait, […]
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Artwork can serve as a tool for political protest. In some instances, the artist aims at galvanizing solidarity with a group of protestors.  The artistic expressions of Salvador Paintings had an undisputed place in politics in his time. The enemies of Dali in the surrealist circles portrayed him as a fascist supporter.  Salvador was a friend to a Jewish architect Paul Laszlo. During the Spanish war, Dali decided to flee and not to align himself to any group. His surrealist’s themes presented hallucinatory characters in the paintings. Dali is a source of inspiration for Suzi Nassif  here is a portrait she made of him: Dali had an audience with Francisco Franco – the Spanish dictator In 1956 June 6 Dali had an audience with the Spanish dictator Franco at his Pardo Palace. He cultivated exhibitionism and liked showmanship which helped push forward his career. Dali convinced Franco to build Salvador Museum which was inaugurated in 1978 and 1972. Dali chose to live in Catalina during Franco’s reign in 1949 drawing criticism from fellow surrealist. Dali visited Pop in 1949 His painting Madonna of Port Lligat had the blessing of the Pontiff that paved the way for its acceptance by the […]
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Even though contemporary art is different from traditional artwork, the intent is the same. Overall, art is limitless from applying different brushes to incorporating various objects to a painting. In the 90s, the art galleries exploded with contemporary art. The contemporary artists are taking inspirations from traditional portrait artists in creating their works. In addition, contemporary artists get motivation from specialty portraits like those of Frida Kahlo and Vermeer. Turner Prize in Britain is an annual event awarding contemporary artists. Grayson Perry Grayson Perry is an English contemporary artist famous for his ceramic bright colored vases. Perry has received several awards including Turner prize in 2003. The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 32 amongst 100 most powerful personalities in British culture in 2008. His work is full of autobiographical elements such as his childhood teddy bear called Alan Measles and his image as Claire. Besides curating several exhibitions the 1960 born artist made various documentary TV programs. Perry dissects British prejudices, imperfections, and fashions. Lauren Brevner Lauren Brevner is a self-taught Vancouver born contemporary artist. She loves painting ethnically diverse women. The collections of her original paintings in various cities across the globe including Portland, Vancouver, New York, San Francisco, […]
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Pop art not only influenced the wealthy in the 50s but also changed the culture. Pop art depicts objects (soup cans, hamburgers, and road signs) or scenes from day to day life using artistic techniques.  The word pop emanates from culture or social situation. Critiques looked at pop art as vulgar while its proponents consider it nondiscriminatory. Recognizable imagery Even though images used in pop art can reflect the culture, they intellectually critique society. Popular art artists used images and items from popular culture. The American pop art artist Richard Hamilton did not paint his images but assembled different materials particularly from cuttings from American magazines. One of the enduring pieces of Richard Hamilton in 2009 is the “medal of dishonor” featuring the faces of Tony Blair. The mass media exploited the comprehensible images of pop art. Vibrant colors Most pop art artists predominantly use bright colors like red, blue, and yellow. Did you know that a person’s perception depends on his/her human brain? Although colors in pop art pieces evoke certain emotions from audiences and convey various sensations, as one of the most influential pop artists, Warhol paintings and prints simply followed a color scheme unrelated to a specific […]
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Contemporary Art and its Themes

April 18, 2019
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To be sincere defining what contemporary is or what it is not is a point of controversy but it is generally agreed that contemporary art is that which is created by artists in the most recent of years. There is one thing that is typical of contemporary artists which is that they are working in a world that is globally influenced, technologically advanced and culturally diverse. The modern day art features a mix of methods, materials, concepts and subjects. It cannot be said that contemporary art is uniform like the art scene used to be formerly. In fact contemporary art is highly diverse with many modern artists working with a diverse range of materials, forms, subjects, matter and even periods. Theme trends in contemporary art Millions of people around the world have been inspired by a number of modern art movements such as surrealism, cubism, and modernism. All these are characteristic of modern art. Just like any time in the history of art, modern art is just a reflection of how people all over the world are relating to the world around them. Whatever a person sees in a piece of artwork, is usually shaped by that person’s own taste […]
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