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The Popularity of Montreal Mural Art, ft. Stikki Peaches

People need and appreciate art now more than ever. In a world of uncertainty, artists are creating beauty, and one of the most accessible points to see art since the pandemic has been through public art and murals. A mainstay on the MTL mural circuit, Stikki Peaches is synonymous with satire and irony. Born and…
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Palbric’s Favourite Portraits

It’s not an easy feat to look at all the inspiring artists throughout history and choose our favourites. Painters, sculptors, photographers, sketch artists, ceramicists, printmakers… the mind boggles just thinking about all their contributions to the art world. However, some stand out because of their lasting impact on the art scene and for the groundbreaking…
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Feminist Art: A Look Into Francesca Woodman

Is our view of Francesca Woodman’s work tainted by her untimely demise? Would words like “ethereal”, “ghostly” and “haunting” still be representative of her feminist art if she hadn’t taken her own life in 1981 at the tender age of 22? Certainly, her choice of subject – her own body – forces us to view…
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Female vs. Male Gaze In Feminist Art: Mural Art Edition

In 1975, film critic Laura Mulvey coined the term ‘the male gaze’. It refers to the presentation of women in visual arts and literature from a male, heterosexual perspective where women are depicted as sexual objects for the pleasure of the male viewer. Men have agency; women are passive and dehumanized. This male gaze is…
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Canadian Artists Take European Modern Art: Milos Reindl vs. Lawren Harris Paintings

Throughout history, many Canadian artists have tried to capture the unique beauty of the Canadian wilderness from coast to coast. Canadian art galleries are brimming with aboriginal art from modern artists. One notable example of Canadian nature art is Emily Carr’s paintings that offer a uniquely modern vision of the British Columbia landscape. There is…
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Everything You Need to Know About NFTs

Non-fungible tokens. A new way of owning art, digitally. But what are NFTs? And why are they becoming so popular? Keep reading, because we’re about to cover everything you need to know to understand what an NFT is and how digital art has found its way into it. What is an NFT (Non-fungible Token)? Let’s…
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Self-Portraits: 7 Artists Who Immortalized Themselves

A tried and true practice, self-portraiture has remained popular throughout history. Type in any famous artist’s name like Picasso or Emily Carr into Google and add ‘self-portrait’ to your search… You’re bound to get anywhere between one to a hundred self portraits. To highlight the popularity of the original selfie, let’s take a look at…
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5 Feminist Artists You Should Know About

Considering most major male artists had female muses, the concept of the male gaze in art is predominant. Muse art often carries erotic undertones as men portray their lovers through their work. But what about female artists? Let’s explore the flip side of the coin, and how feminist art portrays women differently. Read on to…
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DO NOT PASS BY | MONTREAL

Montreal, CanadaOctober 15 – November 15, 2016 Thank you to everyone who attended the Montreal edition of Do Not Pass By. Our featured artist, Milos Reindl, called Montreal home in his later years, and we were so pleased to share his early work with the city’s art lovers. Special thanks to his longtime friends and…
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DO NOT PASS BY | PRAGUE

Prague, Czech RepublicAugust 14 – 28, 2016 Thank you to everyone who joined us for the grand opening of Do Not Pass By in Prague! This unique three-part exhibition was divided into three outdoor sections at The National Theatre, Na Příkopě street near the Wenceslas square, and Kampa park. Special thanks to Mayor Oldrich Lomecky…
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