Friday, November 13, 2009

New Books on Decorative Painting..

Have you always dreamed of publishing a book of your artwork? Well you can approach a publishing house, do it yourself, or use Blurb.

You just download Blurb BookSmart® a free, easy to use bookmaking software for Mac and PC. Add your content and publish. Here are some wondertful examples:

Elegant Ceilings by Elegant Finishes Conquering the Fifth Wall by Gina Wolfrum

Lynne Rutter~ Murals & Decorative Painting By Lynne Rutter


Lynne Rutter said...

thanks for the mention! i know several of the other painters whose books are mentioned here. while initially i made the blurb book to leave with clients and designers, it's nice to be able to share one's portfolio as inspiration and reference for others in the trade.

Mark Martin said...

Hey there! This is a good read. You have such an interesting and informative page. You also have a very good choice of colors and a very good taste in art. I will be looking forward to visit your page again and for your other posts as well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about decorative arts. I am glad to stop by your site and know more about decorative arts. Keep it up!
The distinction between decorative and fine arts has essentially risen from the post-Renaissance art of the West, where it is for the most part meaningful. It is much less so when applied to the art of other cultures and periods, where the most highly-regarded works often include those in "decorative" media, or all works are in such media. For example, Islamic art in many periods and places consists entirely of the decorative arts, as does the art of many traditional cultures, and in Chinese art the distinction is less useful than in Europe. Even in Europe, the distinction is unhelpful for Early Medieval art, where although "fine arts" such as manuscript illumination and monumental sculpture existed, the most prestigious works, commissioned from the best artists, tended to be in goldsmith work, cast metals such as bronze or other techniques such as ivory carving. Large-scale wall-paintings were apparently much less regarded, relatively crudely executed, and rarely mentioned in contemporary sources; they were probably seen as a cheap but inferior substitute for mosaic, which in this period must be treated as a fine art, though in recent centuries contemporary production has tended to be seen as decorative. The term "ars sacra" ("sacred arts") is sometimes used for medieval Christian art in metal, ivory, textiles and other high-value materials from this period, though this does not cover the even rarer survivals of secular works.
For over two decades Kaminski Auctions has sold important pieces of American and European furniture and decorative items, from prestigious names like Samuel McIntire, Herter Brothers, Horner Brothers, and Stickley.

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