ARTEAmundo has moved to www.arteamundo.com
In 1997, during the first years of the internet expansion in Argentina, this domain was born as one of the first and most important sites for the worldwide exhibition of the artwork created by local artists of all disciplines and trends, providing an opportunity for painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians and artists of all kinds for taking their art beyond its borders.
This online gallery, which also functioned as a directory for artists, continued working under this domain until 2004 when it began to redirect its visitors towards www.arteamundo.com when they began its international expansion and where they can be found today.
Then in 2014, this domain was allowed to expire. It was bought by someone else, put on auction, then owned by someone else, who then gifted it’s use to me. I’m Dr. Halls from Canada, not the owner, just allowed to use the domain by my friend in Bulgaria. I DO love art, especially photography, and I have many friends in the arts. I was thinking of putting their art here, but so far I have found very little free time to do so.
But I’ll hold onto the domain until I become inspired to transform it into something better. In the meantime, please follow the link to arteamundo.com. I’ve also recovered some of the amazing photography and artwork that was previously on this domain, to give you an idea of it’s historical place in the art-on-the-internet movement.
Quotes about art, by quotable artists
“People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love”. – Claude Monet.
“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection”. – Michelangelo.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”. – Pablo Picasso.
“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable”. – George Bernard Shaw.
Remarkable images recovered from this website’s past
- Some famous photographers from Argentina and their works
- Sculpture, Painting, and mixed media artists
- Dance and Musicians
- Artists work in commercial media
- Artea’s original mission statement.
En el año de 1997, durante los primeros años de la expansión del internet en Argentina, nace este dominio como uno de los primeros y mas importantes sitios para la exposición hacia el mundo de obras de arte de artistas locales de todas las disciplinas y tendencias, dando entrada a pintores, escultores, fotógrafos, músicos, artistas plásticos de todo tipo, etc. para que pudieran llevar sus expresiones artísticas más allá de sus fronteras hacia todas partes del mundo.
Esta galería online, la cual funcionó también como directorio de artistas continuó trabajando sobre este dominio hasta el año de 2004 cuando empezó a redirigir a sus visitantes hacia su nuevo dominio www.arteamundo.com desde que comenzó su expansión internacional y en donde siguen funcionando hasta la actualidad.
En el 2014, este dominio expiró y fue adquirido por alguien mas y será utilizado para compartir algo de historia sobre el arte, así como el trabajo de algunos artistas.
A continuación algunas citas acerca de lo que grandes artistas opinaron sobre el arte:
“La gente discute mi arte y pretende entenderlo como si fuera necesario entenderlo, cuando solo es necesario amarlo”. – Claude Monet.
“La verdadera obra de arte no es más que una sombra de la perfección divina”. – Miguel Angel.
“El propósito del arte es el de quitar el polvo de la vida diaria a nuestras almas”. – Pablo Picasso.
“Sin arte, la crudeza de la realidad haría el mundo insoportable”. – George Bernard Shaw.
Photography is still my favorite
One of the biggest struggles in my life has been trying to control my weight. For years I went from one diet to the next yet despite my best efforts, significant weight loss still eluded me. After several failed attempts and much soul searching, I decided that my biggest issue was having too much time on my hands. The more time I had to fill, the more likely I was to cheat on my diet.
So when I got ready to start yet another new diet, I started by making a list of things I could do in my free time to keep me busy. While I will admit that it wasn’t my favorite addition the list at that time, I choose to list a few of the art museums in my local area.
I was a few months into my new lifestyle when I finally decided to visit one of the museums on my list. While I wasn’t super excited by the idea of spending the day looking at artwork, the gloomy weather that day prevented me from doing much else.
The moment I walked through the door it felt as though I had entered a whole new world. The large granite columns in the lobby make me feel important and cultured.
As I approached the ticket window I began to question whether or not this was a good idea. The last time I had been to an art museum was with my grandmother shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was only six years old at the time. Would I even know what I was looking at? Would everyone else be able to tell that I knew absolutely nothing about art?
I quickly tried to silence the doubts in my head as I paid my admission and began to make my way through the lobby. On the other side of the luxurious stone floor was the first gallery. A sign outside the gallery indicated that all of the paintings displayed had been done by Claude Monet. “At least I have heard of him before”, I silently said to myself. Perhaps I wasn’t quite so clueless about art after all.
As I walked into the gallery I took notice of the other patrons appreciating the artwork. This was the first time I had been in a room with more than twenty people and absolutely no one was saying a word. They simply started in amazement at the artwork in front of them. It was unlike anything I had seen before.
Taking my queue from the other museum patrons, I began to stare at the painting in front of me. The longer I stared, the more I was able to see. Suddenly I was taking note of the facial expressions of onlookers in the paintings and the slight color changes as the light made its way across the sky. I couldn’t believe how much detail there was in every painting. It was as though the artists were really telling a story without speaking a single word.
I made my way slowly through each of the galleries appreciating the work of famous painters such as Johannes Vermeer and Diego Rivera. There were also paintings from many local artists. I began wondering if perhaps I had ever passed one of these artists on the street or had a conversation with them in a local coffee shop.
By the time I left the museum that day I had successfully killed six hours and discovered a new love for art. Since then I have traveled to museums all of the country, each time discovering a new reason to love art. I especially enjoy looking at the differences in local work from one city to the next. If you look closely enough, you can really see how the cultural differences throughout the country really influence the paintings of local artists.
In the fall, I will be making my first international trip to check out some of the best art museums Italy has to offer. While I may not speak the local language, I know that I will be able to understand what the artists is saying. I simply cannot wait to see how artists all over the world tell their story with paint and to discover how these stories will feed my continually growing love of painting and art museums.