Art, Artisans, Skill and Inspiration

The art world is one that is very hard to understand, and I think those that control it want it to be that way! Which artist fetches the top dollar for their work? And why? It doesn’t always seem to be about what we (amateurs!) call quality, in fact some of the absolutely hot, top-grossing

Alistair G. Speirs
Sunburst 2019 (6)

Sundara Beach Club Launches Sunburst 2019 with Sand Artist Masterpiece

Japanese sand artist, Toshihiko Hosaka, works against time and tides to present an artistic masterpiece, exhibited at Sundara beach club to coincide with the launch of their 2019 Sunburst event series. Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay recently invited Japanese sculptor, Toshihiko Hosaka, a master of the ephemeral art space, to create an art piece

A Guide to Buying Balinese Art at Auctions

Art expert and contirbutor Richard Horstman gives us the ins-and-outs of art in Bali, especially for those looking to buy real art from real Balinese artists. These are best found at official auctions, to which Richard helps us guide our way through such an event: Are you interested in art in Bali? Ever thought of buying at an

Artdiscovery by Artpreciation

  The truth is, many people don’t know how to look at art. You will see most people in the art museum hustling through, pausing for only a minute at each painting or sculpture, looking either bored or perturbed, before traipsing on to the next piece. Is there anything that can be done to encourage

Ni Nyoman Sani

Coming from a traditional Balinese background Sani has also had to contend with the voices of her peers who have a mild disapproval of her leap to the less traditional world. Jealously is easy to manifest in a traditional world but Sani tries to rise above the pettiness. Daily offerings? No need to make them

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