Mihri Musfik

Mihri Musfik: Extraordinary Turkish Activist and Artist .

Mihri Müşfik’s legacy is a testament to the transformative power of art, breaking down boundaries and challenging social norms. Her unwavering dedication to her craft and tireless efforts to advance women’s rights in the arts and education have earned her a well-deserved place as a trailblazer in Ottoman art history. However, reviving her life and work proved to be a challenging task, as much of her art has been lost to time and her story remains shrouded in mystery.

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Raphael Gold Child of the Renaissance

Raphael Sanzio First Rock Star of Renaissance.

The first record of Raphael’s activity was at Perigoa, where he is found in a document of December 10, 1500, declaring that the young painter, already known as “master,” was commissioned to help paint an altarpiece to be completed by September 13, 1502.

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Virtual Art Exhibits

7 Must-see Free Virtual Art Exhibitions

VR is an advanced technology tool that is growing exponentially. It will soon be part of our lives like the Telephone. Let me introduce one of the ways VR can benefit art lovers—virtual Galleries.

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Art Market Incredible Millions of Dollars Business. – Copy

The art market is tiny, and the power in the industry is highly concentrated.  This small world of high-end business of art is held mainly in three countries; China (Hongkong), England (London), and the United States (New York). Artists considered as high-end and worth considering investing in on a global scale are represented mainly by the five leading galleries in the business: Pace, Marian Goodman Gallery, Hansser and Wirth, Gagosian, and David Zwiener, artists carried by these galleries are a guarantee of recognition and success, eleven out of twelve exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum were represented by these galleries.  Because the art market is small and concentrated, it is evident that it is a perfect place for exploitation and corruption.

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Guerrilla Girls: The Revolutionary Feminist Group – Copy

In 2006, the #metoo movement empowered women who endured sexual violence, to let the world know about bias, abuse, and violence against women. The movement expanded to every industry, including the world of art. Sexism and discrepancy in the world of art are not news; if asked to name fine art painters; Van Gogh, Gauguin, Dega, maybe Caravaggio, Micheal Angelo, da Vinci, Van Dyck, or Rembrandt, immediately will come to mind. 

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Evolution of Art through Time.

We all have our sensibilities when it comes to visual art. When a new trend is brought to our attention, most of us could ask, “What is that…?” A black dot on a white canvas is interpreted by the “experts” as fine art, specified as “high-brow art.” Those super cultivated and familiar with high-brow art will see the meaning of life in the dot. The others, including myself, will see a blank canvas with a back dot. I asked myself, do we have to feel stupid for not visiting the philosophy and meaning behind the black dot? I decided to educate myself and hope you will follow me on my journey.

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Museums Dilemma on Israel-Hamas war

The response of museums around the world to the Israel-Hamas war can vary depending on their individual policies and beliefs. Some museums may choose to address the conflict through exhibitions, panel discussions, or educational programs, providing a platform for dialogue and understanding. Others may choose to remain neutral and not directly engage with the political aspects of the conflict.

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