Kozyndan's Visionary Panoramics
These fantastic new panoramic prints are from husband and wife team Kozyndan. Its two years since they last released a panoramic, and now two come along at once. Bathers Friday in the CBD - Sydney (Signed Limited Edition of 1400) by Kozyndan is set in the central business district of Sydney and it has become an underwater wonderland full of graceful swimmers. Some of the swimmers are...
The Art of Politics
Arguably every artwork is political in the sense that it offers a perspective, directly or indirectly, on social relations. In current usage, ‘political art’ refers to works with overtly political subjects. Art has a long and fascinating history of engagement with politics, from Francisco de Goya’s searing ‘Los Desastres de la Guerra’ (The Disasters of War, 1810-20) series of prints made in...
artrepublic's Best Birds
Artists throughout history have drawn inspiration from birds. They have been used to symbolize all manner of ideas, as well as being beautiful, colourful entities in themselves. We take a look at some of the best ornithological creations at artrepublic… Birds have long been a favourite motif in Japanese painting and oriental art. They are linked with specific seasons and interpreted as...
From the early 20th century to today, modern artists have used the familiar ABC book as a point of departure for diverse themes. Sir Peter Blake is the latest artist to explore the art of the alphabet, creating a feast of typographic encounters in his portfolio of prints ‘Appropriated Alphabets’ In the 1950s, Blake began using ‘found letters’ or commercial lettering in his work, as well as...
The Mother of All Prints
This week artrepublic favourite Copyright has released a beautiful new limited edition print, Mother. This sumptuous giclee with hand finishing depicts a contemplative butterfly woman releasing delicate little butterflies from her cupped hands. It’s a characteristically romantic work from the UK street artist and a brilliant graffiti interpretation of a timeless subject. Images of mothers...
Looking at the Lenticular Illusion
Artists have been exploring how to represent depth and 3-dimensionality for centuries. Lenticular printing is a technology in which lenses are used to produce images with an illusion of depth. This type printing has a fascinating history, from seventeenth century Royal portraits, to early corporate advertising, and kitsch memorabilia. We take a look at how lenticular prints are now coming to the...
Marilyn Monroe: Artist's Muse
Marilyn Monroe’s image, burnished by time and early death, has become a 20th century icon. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of her death but her impact on the art world is showing no sign of slowing down. The two latest limited edition print releases at artrepublic attest that the American actress, model, and singer, remains the ultimate artist’s muse. Pure Evil’s striking Arthur Miller’s...
David Bowie's Beautiful Return
In the small hours of yesterday morning David Bowie, on his 66th birthday, dramatically reappeared after 10 years of reclusive silence. With no warning his new song was released on the internet. Here are two fantastic Bowie portraits to celebrate his electrifying return… Bowie - Face No.1 (Silkscreen Signed Limited Edition of 100) by John Dove and Molly White and…. Bowie Handwritten...