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May 18, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

Venice Biennale 2017

Venice Impression by Jacquelyn Sloane Siklos $48

If you haven’t been to an Art Biennale, it’s about time you go. I mean, it’s in Venice, Italy. What’s not to like?

Home in Venice by Frank DeSantis $446

The Venice Art Biennale, or La Biennale, was founded in 1895 and is a contemporary visual art exhibition, so called as it is held biennially, in odd-numbered years. The Venice Biennale is the original biennale on which others elsewhere in the world are modeled. The Biennale Foundation has a continuous existence supporting the arts, as well as organizing additional art events in and around Venice. This world renowned art show stands at the forefront of research and promotion of new contemporary art trends.

Venice Vista by James Conley $225

2017 marks the 57th year of the exhibit including artists from around the world including 86 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city centre of Venice. Three countries will be participating for the first time: Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati, and Nigeria.

Ponte di Rialto, Venice, Italy by joel degrand $5,500

This year’s exhibit opened to the public on Saturday, May 13, and runs through November 26, 2017.

May 16, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

Art of Music

Piano Painting Orange by Cheryl Johnson $2,465

Little known fact, today is the birthday of Liberace – American pianist, singer, and actor. According to Wikipedia, Liberace was a child prodigy and the son of working-class immigrants from Italy and Poland.

8 Pianos Reverso In – Pink – Blue – Red & Purple by Richard Scudder $13,600

Liberace enjoyed a career spanning four decades of concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements.

Eighty-Eight Keys 2 by Rose-Marie Kossowan $711

At the height of his fame, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world, with established residencies in Las Vegas, and an international touring schedule.

MOZART PIANO SONATA 11 by Nancy herman $725

Liberace embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage, acquiring the sobriquet “Mr. Showmanship”.

Grand Piano by Richard Scudder $13,700

I’ve read that 25% of people in the world play piano. That’s a lot of people! The piano is said to be the most versatile of all instruments because it is played in almost every genre of music and can be accompanied or played solo.  If you’re a music lover or have musicians in your home, do you also have music related art on your walls? If not, isn’t it time you did? Wink, wink!

May 11, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

Art For Mother’s Day

Stir by Elizabeth Chapman $335

In many parts of the world, this Sunday is Mother’s Day. Where, you ask? Well, the list of countries honoring Moms on May 14th is longer than I thought: Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaasao, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey,United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

Three Sisters by Anne Lively $425

Here at Zatista, we like honoring Moms with original art. When you think about it, can you come up with any Moms you know who don’t like art? That’s what we thought.

The Blood Red Trumpet Vine by Raphael Sloane $450

Even if you don’t have an ‘artsy’ type of Mom, usually Moms enjoy art or creativity on some level, be it color, form, texture, expression. 

Gravity by Hilary Winfield $400

So, go ahead and celebrate mom with art this Mother’s Day. Or, if you’re a Mom, put in a special request to be honored in a artsy kind of way with original art from Zatista.com!

May 9, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

The Art of Portraits

Scarecrow by Georganna Lenssen $1,075

Every good art collection needs at least one portrait. Well, that’s as true these days as it used to be.

Oil Portrait by Edward Zelinsky $1,325

Icon #50 by Steve Alderton $1,050

According to Wikipedia, “Historically, portrait paintings have primarily memorialized the rich and powerful. Over time, however, it became more common for middle-class patrons to commission portraits of their families and colleagues. Today, portrait paintings are still commissioned by governments, corporations, groups, clubs, and individuals. In addition to painting, portraits can also be made in other media such as etching, lithography,photography,video and digital media.”

Portrait of Renoir by Thong Le $820

Dreams and Secrets by Christine Cousineau $1,394

Wikipedia further states, “A well-executed portrait is expected to show the inner essence of the subject (from the artist’s point of view) or a flattering representation, not just a literal likeness. Artists may strive for photographic realism or an impressionistic similarity in depicting their subject, but this differs from a caricature which attempts to reveal character through exaggeration of physical features. In most cases, this results in a serious, closed lip stare, with anything beyond a slight smile being rather rare historically.”

Lights by Sarah Lapp $3,800

If you love having interesting original artwork on your walls at home, be sure to consider adding portraiture to your collection. Check out our great collection of portraits today on Zatista.com.

May 4, 2017 | Posted by | No Comments

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017

From Pantone.com:

From Memory 2 by Mary Elizabeth Peterson $700

Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Spring 2017
A Mixture of Vitality, Relaxation and the Great Outdoors
From colors that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, our top 10 colors for spring 2017 are reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature. In conjunction with New York Fashion Week, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report provides a comprehensive overview of fashion designers’ use of color in their spring 2017 collections. Featuring the top 10 shades seen on the runway, the PANTONE Fashion Color Report is your essential color guide to the season.

Warhol Pears by Louise Baker $289

“One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring.”

The top colors for Spring 2017 fashion are:

PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara
Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.

PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow
By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.

PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue
Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.

I Dream in Color by karen moehr $980

PANTONE 17-1462 Flame
A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette.

PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise
Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire to unwind.

PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood
Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.

Spring Jubilation by Lauren Adams $1,560

PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery
Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow
Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.

Beauty / Leaf / Sapphire by SUZ Shippey Borski $820

PANTONE 18-0107 Kale
Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.

PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut
Rounding out the spring 2017 colors is Hazelnut, a key neutral for spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.