Surrealism is a new phenomenon that took the art scene by storm in the early 1920s. This kind of art is said to have been founded by Andre Breton, a renowned surrealism artist who thrived at the time. The aim of surrealism artists was to channel the unconscious so as to unlock their creativity and imagination. Because they were influenced by psychoanalysis, it was their belief that the rational mind suppressed the power of their expression. Surrealist artists both the past and the modern ones have one thing in common – nature is their most frequent imagery! Let us now take an in-depth look into three surrealism artists that have left a mark in the world of art: Salvador Dali Dali is among the highly notable surreal artists and his famed for his flamboyant personality as well as his technical virtuosity. He really liked painting although he could also produce sculpture, print, fashion, advertising, fashion, and even filmmaking. He made collaborations with Luis Bunuel and Alfred Hitchcock. In 1934, Dali was expelled from the Surrealist group owing to his political reactions and views however he remains associated with the movement even today. His works were actually based on the Freudian […]
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Suzi Nassif is famous for her impressive works of art including pop art portraits. Indeed she has created some marvelous works of art depicting some other artists who left a mark in the world. Well, she has done pop art paintings depicting pop icons such as Amy Winehouse, Mademe Marlene, and Lina in wonderland. In this article, we are going to talk more about the two famous stars in Suzi’s art. The two famous pop music stars here are the French rock king Johnny Hallyday and British rock star Freddie Mercury. Johnny Hallyday Jean-Philipe Léo Smet popularly known by his stage name as Johnny Hallyday was a French rock n roll pop start who is credited for having brought the rock n roll type of music to France. He was born on the 15th of June 1943 in Glad, France. He later died on the 6th of December 2017 when aged 74 years. In his career that spanned a total of 57 years, he released 79 albums and even managed to sell records to the tune of 80 million worldwide. Most of his albums were sold to the French-speaking world for obvious reasons. He is just one of the famous […]
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Famous Pop Art Paintings by Suzi Nassif

April 13, 2019
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Famous Pop Art was displayed in Suzi Nassif’s recent exhibition at Mina Brasserie in Four Seasons Hotel in DIFC Dubai. The exhibition was entitled, Visages. It was organized on 18th of March 2019. That Suzi Nassif is one of the most accomplished current pop art artists is no secrete anymore as she has created various award-winning pop artworks. Among some of her recent pop artwork pieces include; Lina in wonderland, Winehouse, Madame Mariene, among others. In these pop art paintings, Suzi has done a splendid job in using colors brilliantly to create amazing pieces of artwork. You can sample a complete of here recent pop art paintings by visiting her official website page where they are put on display. Let us now take a detailed look into the famous pop art paintings by Suzi Nassif below: Madame Mariene This is one pop art painting done by Suzi Nassif in one of her recent pop artworks. Actually, it is a beautiful acrylic painting on canvas which presents the portrait of Marlene Dietrich. This piece of pop art painting was really well received by pop art lovers and in fact, it remains one of the most famous pop art paintings done by […]
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Learning new acrylic painting techniques helps any artist to become better no matter whether one is a novice in painting in acrylics or an experienced acrylics artist. For this reason, it makes sense for strategic artists to be able to learn new acrylic painting techniques that keep coming up every now and then. With an expanded knowledge in acrylics painting techniques, an artist is usually able to always work creatively with freedom. For this, it is a great idea for any painting artist to always experiment and try new methods of working with paint. We highlight for you some 5 acrylic painting techniques you should know about below: The Drybrush technique Drybrush is an acrylic painting technique that you can use to add dimension and texture to your paintings. It can be very useful in landscape painting as it best highlights blades of grass or even fluffy clouds. You can also rely on this technique to add highlights and dimension to an under-painting. Acrylic pouring technique This acrylic painting technique is a fun and great way to create abstract art. The patterned paintings this acrylic painting produces can easily be enhanced using different pouring mediums. For instance you may want […]
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Symbolism in Pop Art

March 12, 2019
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What is pop art? Pop art is a movement of art that emerged in the UK and the US during the mid to late 1950s. This art movement was dominated by young artists of the time who were kind of revolting against the traditional and dominant approaches to art and culture. Basically, the pop art movement challenged the traditional forms of fine art that once dominated the art world back then. Pop art came along with imagery from across the popular and mass culture including comic books, advertising, as well as ordinary cultural objects. One of the main aims of famous pop art is to use images of popular culture in art. Symbolism in pop art Pop art creates paintings or sculptors of mass culture objects as well as media stars thus removing any boundaries that were imagined to exist between high and low culture. Pop art therefore highlights the concept that there isn’t any hierarchy of culture. This means that art can borrow from any source. Pop artists who made some of the best famous pop art pieces were perhaps the first people to recognize the fact that there isn’t any unmediated access to virtually anything. According to pop […]
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Women in Suzi Nassif Paintings

February 6, 2019
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Suzi Nassif, has over the years chosen to paint portraits that speak in full expressions the concealed thoughts and her aspirations. As one of the famous modern portrait artists of our time, Suzi Nassif has given birth to paintings that expressed the unseen thoughts or imaginations of her subject characters. In a nutshell, we will be looking at some selected women who have affected their generation living in an extraordinary way and style. These women span from all walks of life revealing their strengths in various ways. We are going to selectively look into these noble outstanding characters, by understanding the role each of them played in their fields, their general importance and try to see them through the artistic eyes of Suzi Nassif and how she portrayed them in her famous oil paintings. EVE The first on our list is Eve, the very second in the human race, the mother of all and the wife to Adam. She was recorded in the Bible as the one through which the fall of man came and the first sin committed, making man to lose the original plan God had for humanity by allowing the serpent deceive her into eating the forbidden […]
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Art has been around for a long time and artists keep evolving, keeping the art lovers on their toes. Over the years, what great art means have been defined and re-defined with great artists coming to the forefront, not afraid to let their voices shine in the world of art. Contemporary portrait art is one of those forms that can be so diverse. From painting portraits in the front view to painting it in profile, these can be explored in so many ways. They can be three-dimensional or flat, realistic or abstract; all of them expresses the thoughts of the artists and broaden the mind of the art lover. A good contemporary portrait artist will always let us into the inner workings of the subject. Whether through the eyes, through the expressions, through the different objects embedded in the painting, the pose, or the clothing, the painting has to tell its own story. Portraits can be expressed in different styles. The style of a painting absolutely depends on the portrait painting artists. For example, the painting Lucien Freud did of the Queen stirred a lot of controversy as it was a less than flattering representation of her. But, come to […]
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Know Iris Apfel

January 13, 2019
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An American business woman, fashionista and interior business woman born in Astoria Queens New York, Iris Apfel has defied and keeps defying the fashion world. Her style is eclectic and very unique. Singlehandedly, she’s been able to redefine the way the world views fashion. She loves anything fashion and is not shy to allow her personality show forth in the pieces she drapes herself in. Iris has spent her whole life building a notable and envious resume. As a young lady, she first worked with Women’s Wear Daily before moving on to work for the interior designer, Elinor Johnson. For a while, she was also an assistant to illustrator Robert Goodman. Iris Apfel also distinguished herself in the home decorating business. For many years, she and her late husband, Carl Apfel co-owned and ran the international textile manufacturing company, Old World Weavers, which specializes in reworking antique fabrics. Working with this company, she was involved in major restoration projects which included working at the White House. Her career at the White House spanned the regime of nine presidents, ranging from President Truman to President Clinton. Further cementing her stand in the fashion world was the exhibition premiered by the Metropolitan […]
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Salvador Dali is one of the most famous Spanish painters who is well known for surrealist paintings. It is not uncommon for famous artists to have dark secrets and interesting lives and Salvador Dali is no exception. Below are 11 shocking facts that you never knew about the famous painter. Dali was expelled from art school out of his own doing. In his final paper in art history, Dali refused to be examined by any of professors. He stated that none of the professors were smart or competent enough to examine his work. This however was not his reason behind wanting to be expelled. He still needed financial support from his father as he went on to pursue his art career and getting his degree would put a stop to his financing. He later went on to study in Paris after being expelled and just as he wanted, his father funded his studies. Dali found great importance and meaning in cauliflowers Dali clearly had his own line of thought and this could be seen in how he carried himself and did things. He once filled his Rolls Royce Phantom II with cauliflower with the net weight of 500kg. He then […]
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Any artist can find not only some days uninspiring but also months. However, they can renew their passion by looking at someone else’s work. Salvador Dali’s artwork inspires Suzi Nassif and she gets her imagination triggers from there very often. Even though Suzi is naturally gifted, Salvador Dali paintings fuel her designs and she loves to pay homage to the artist in her portrait paintings. An artist’s imagination can fizzle out but it does not mean they lost their talent. What does Suzi do when she doesn’t find that calling? She knows where to look! There is a story behind her phenomenal pieces of artwork. The inspiration for digital surrealism It is interesting to see Suzi Nasiff apply Dali’s surrealist concepts in some aspects of her paintings. Most surrealism artists got influence from Dali’s outrageous works. Salvador Dali tripped ordinary objects of their functions to create abstract images. Suzi highly borrows from the iconic Salvador Dali paintings. She puts some irrelevant objects together to render into her canvases. Dreams Dreams are vivid and inspiring.  Artists can sketch some of their interesting dreams of uncreated paintings.  Dali painted his dreams using the Freudian theory. He sifted facts from imagination and painted […]
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