Art & the Healing Process

In the last few years, mental health has become more widely and openly discussed. With this destigmatization comes a growing trend in art therapy. Art as a way to process emotions isn’t new; Creativity and mental health have always been deeply entwined. Art can be cathartic when coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. Here…

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4 Female Artists Who Made an Impact in the Art World

The origins of some of the most important artistic movements can be traced back to female artists. Whether they left behind inspiring self portraiture, or made a bold feminist statement, they left a lasting mark on our society today. Here are 4 female artists who undeniably left their mark on art history and are recognized…

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5 Montreal Artists You Should Know About

Montreal is no stranger to the art scene, so it’s not surprising that it’s home to an incredible collection of established and emerging artists. From the multicultural environment to its beautiful scenery and art murals, it’s a great place for creativity to flourish. Discover some amazing Montreal talents and support local artists! Holly Friesen If…

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Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon, Montreal Exhibition

If you’re looking for something inspirational to do in Montreal this summer, you’ve come to the right place. In the heart of Little Burgundy at Arsenal Contemporary Art museum, you can experience an incredible and immersive biography like no other. Take a journey through the life of one of the most influential artists in history…

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Van Gogh & Rembrandt: Self-Portrait Masters from The Netherlands

When we say self-portrait in 2022, we think about selfies. The term ‘selfies’ became so popular in the last century that it was the Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the year in 2013. However, the idea is nothing new. Van Gogh and Rembrandt were two of the greats who were masters at it. Vincent Van…

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The Limitless Forms of Black & White Art

Black and white; A timeless, chic, and sophisticated style in any art form. Many artists have used the contrast created by these non-colours representing light and darkness for centuries.  First Major Exhibition on Black and White Art Many artists were featured in the exhibition Monochrome: Painting in Black and White at the London’s National Gallery…

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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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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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