Inspired by the Models and Fashion of Alexander McQueen. by Miriam Schulman~ The Alexander Mc Queen show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has the red butterfly hat on display which inspired this painting. There are more watercolors in this series where art meets fashion and fashion meets art. Butterfly Fairy-Goddess, 11x14" watercolor on Canvas Board by Miriam Schulman Butterflies are the ultimate symbol of life after death for the caterpillar must succumb to ... Read More about Art of the Muse
Exhibitions not to miss in New York. by Miriam Schulman~ Where do you go for great art in the middle of July when some shows have closed and you've seen the rest? The Cone Sisters exhibition is still going on at the Jewish Museum and so is Savage Beauty, the Alexander McQueen retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art but if you are a frequent museum goer you may be looking for a fresh batch of new shows to see. Here is a round up of another group of exhibitions that have either just ... Read More about Five More Art Shows to Round out your Summer in NYC!
Blank Canvasby @lindsayleboyer, guest blogger Lindsay LeBoyer When having your portrait painted, you want to look your best. Here are some guidelines to ensure the subject is the star, not the clothes.1) Wear white on top Aeolian Tee, AnthropologieWhite is a classic that never goes out of style and reflects light beautifully onto the face. Wearing white on top will also make the subject stand out from the background. When choosing a white top, it's important to remain to true to your ... Read More about Picture Perfect: How to Dress for your Portrait Sitting
Savage Beauty Review by Miriam Schulman Alexander McQueen used fashion as his artistic medium; however, the genius is in the conceptual ideas that act as the creative catalyst behind each collection. Themes of death, birth and renewal repeat in the fashion collections of the late McQueen. The exhibition currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has lines snaking around the museum like a ride at Disney World. Members can move to the front of the line but even at the opening of the museum ... Read More about Symbols of Death, Birth and Renewal in the Art of Alexander McQueen
Magical Paintings by Miriam Schulman (psst and if you become a fan of schulmanArt on facebook you will have the 10% coupon magically revealed to you on the welcome page!) Long before Harry Potter, there were snowy owls in myths and legends. Many cultures tell stories and believed they could help people discover truths because they could see in the dark. In addition, snowy owls were considered a sign of bravery because they were great hunters. Snowy Owl, Fine Art Print ... Read More about Surround yourself with art that Remind you of Harry Potter.