All posts by "Afzal Ibrahim"

An experimenter at heart, aspiring to live my life simple and peaceful. Founder and Editor at The Artist Magazine
definition of art

The purposes, motivations, intentions, and inspirations behind art are endless. The definition of art remains controversial and multifarious, but the influence of art gets better once you allow your conscience to ...

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. Humans are creatures of habit and routine. We often miss seeing the average, everyday things that surround us. When ...

Frida Kahlo Paintings

Frida Kahlo lived the epitome of alegría—a lust for life. She was infamous for her social fire. She danced, flirted, and seduced. Her ferocious tongue rolled out a black sense ...
famous paintings satire

What is art? The dictionary definition of art says that it is “the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects” (Merriam-Webster) But the ...
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory Painting by Salvador Dali.

If one were to just take a look at the photos of Salvador Dali online, you would know immediately this was no ordinary individual.  With his crazy moustache and bizarre ...
Franz-Krueger-Parade-auf-Opernplatzis-Full

What makes art truly great? What allows it to stand the test of time? Is it the technique the artists use? Or perhaps it’s the colours? The theme? No, it’s ...
water color combinations

Colours are powerful. Doesn’t matter what you might be creating now – a painting, or a powerpoint presentation, or an illustration –  your eyes must be straying over a palette, splashed with ...

Art is a form of creative human expression, a way of enriching the human experience. We use art for our entertainment, cultural appreciation, aesthetics, personal improvement, and even social change. ...