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A Super Easy Way to Make your own Comic Art Greeting Cards!

Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl, 1963, MoMA Who doesn’t love comics? Especially funny and satirical ones, in the style of the famous Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein… As you know by now, the theme of this month’s Smart Art Box is Pop Art, and we are mining this art movement for tons of arts and crafts ideas...

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Three Ways to Make Art from Everyday Objects A La Pop Art!

Pop rocked the art world of the 1950s and 1960s. It responded to the cultural attitudes of the period, as well as all the new consumer items and advertisements that invaded the marketplace. Pop Art (the theme of this month’s Smart Art Box!) took everyday objects, images and themes from the mass media and popular...

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Ten Italian Fashion Designers To Know

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – prime Milan shopping destination! Photo: Visual Hunt How could we conclude a month’s worth of blogs on Italy without talking about fashion? After pasta and espresso, isn’t it what every Italian can’t live without? Italy has produced fine fabrics, laces and other luxury products for centuries, and is still one...

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A Short History of the Fresco Part Two

Read our last Post! Part One If you received your June Smart Art Box, you are well on your way to mastering the art of the fresco! Read our last post to discover what a fresco actually is, and to learn about its history in Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome! Now to continue where we...

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5 Must-See Frescos

If you’ve received your June art box, you might be in a fresco state of mind. To inspire your next project let’s look at some of the world’s most famous frescos. The majority that we’ve selected come from Italy, which we owe in part to the country’s dry climate, ideal for fresco production. And although...

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