Tuesday, 02 May 2017 00:00

Budapest the Beautiful

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Budapest is one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in Europe. In the past decade while visiting my parents I regularly photographed the city and accumulated a huge collection of unique images. This video presents of some of my favorite ones especially the inner city and the amazing views of the illuminated architecture and bridges of the Danube. I admire the beauty of that city, my hometown. Watching that video I hope you get the sense of it too.

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Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Springtime Video

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The rebirth of flowers, the colorful blooming trees, the fresh green leaves and the promise of more light is uplifting my spirit every spring. I hope you enjoy this collection of spring photography.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

Sense of Harbors From around the World

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This collection of harbor scenes presents photographs I took during my travels around the world. The colorful types of machinery; the textures of ropes and different materials used by fishermen; the reflections on water, the various shapes of small boats or large ship elements captured my attention wherever I traveled. 

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Friday, 14 April 2017 00:00

The Lost Antigua Photographs

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Having a backup of your files has never caused anybody any trouble.

Not having a backup of your files in cases where you lose the original ones, however, has caused lots of people a lot of trouble!

This is why the sooner you get yourself into the habit of always backing up your files the better it is. The reason for the emergency is actually pretty simple. You never know when a sneaky computer virus sneaks into your system, or when your hard drive decides it just does not want to work for you anymore or even if someone would actually try to steal your entire system altogether…

Point being that there are too many scenarios that may happen which may result in losing files. You do not want to be separated from all those beautiful pictures you took.

Smart Photo Saving Tips:

If you accidentally deleted the photos yourself, you are still in some luck since you can easily check out the Recycle Bin and retrieve them. While we are still on the topic of Recycle Bin, it can also do you some good to check its contents before you completely empty it. This way if there’s still something nice lying there you have one last shot of retrieving it before it goes into space forever.

Antigua-2In addition, to starting being smarter and backing up all your important files it can also do you some good if you keep them in an organized manner, to begin with.  Instead of having them in several folders, try having one main folder on your device’s hard drive.

Cataloging your images with the help of programs like the Lightroom is another great idea of holding on to your files. This one can be especially helpful for those who travel a lot.As soon as you are done clicking photographs at the end of the day, quickly go to Lightroom and organize them. Simply import the photographs into it and you’re good to go. Even when you are already into the habit of backing up files, sometimes a glitch or two might happen which may end up in losing some really important files.

Let me share a personal experience of what happened when I was traveling to Guatemala. Having clicked so many wonderful pictures (500 to be exact!) of the beautiful Antigua city I lost almost all of them while I was trying to synchronize albums in Lightroom. After running a recovery program (Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery Program) I was able to recover just 12 of the 500 pictures I took. Needless to say, I was heartbroken but Lightroom’s virtual images saved the day for me.

If you ever find yourself in my shoes, this is what you can do: In Adobe Lightroom simply go to the original catalog and you will be able to see all the virtual images, even the ones that accidentally got deleted! You can take screenshots of those virtual images. They will be good enough to post them or even for smaller prints. Much better than entirely losing them.  Check out the AntiguaTravel Photo Album I have saved this way.

Check out the complete Guatemala trip albums! 

Antigua      Hotel Casa Santo Domingo        Lake Atitlan       Flores, Lake Peten     Tikal, Yaxha        Miscellaneous

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"Colorexistence" abstract oil painting When using art to complement your home décor, there are several rules you have to follow so that your picture placement doesn’t end up looking bizarre.

Making sure that the image is the right height, offers the right look and balance with the right color theme; these are just a few of the basic pointers you have to keep in mind.

Nevertheless, when they acquire their desired pieces for their home, people still end up making mistakes that not only downplays the effect of the piece, but also lessens its appeal.

To help, artist, Judith Barath, provides us with information on some mistakes people make when using art in their home.

Art Décor Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make

1. Hanging Your Painting too high

Just like your TV, your painting needs to hang at a proper vantage point so that you can marvel at the beauty of the image.

After all, you don’t want to spend your time craning your neck to look at an abstract oil painting that is just floating miles above the ground. To solve this problem, all you need to do is evaluate the height of the furniture around you and try to find a height that will maintain the balance of the room.

2. Not Focusing on the Size

Nothing makes the wall look more wrong than a too-tiny picture frame that is dwarfed by its much bigger surroundings. Going for something too small is a very basic mistake that many art lovers in home décor make. But if you are too attached to the picture and still want to give a place in your home, the best thing to do is to reframe your artwork with a larger mat or a thick frame.

3. Mismatching too much…

A bluish smoky image of a horse will not suit its counterparts if they are all monochrome paintings. When creating a collage, most people end up using tricks that makes the collage stand out. But if you choose paintings that don’t go with each other at all, you might end up making it look too haphazard. Place the collage together without attaching it on the wall first to see if the images fit. If not, start over, or abandon the idea of a large collage.

4. Matching it All

"Blue Horse" - Digital ArtIt’s okay if you have a theme going in your home décor but it doesn’t mean that you should confine yourself to that color palette only.

Art allows you to break from boundaries and express yourself in a creative way. And you can’t do that if you already confine yourself within the mix of a particular color palette. Take the chance and go with a contrasting piece.

5. Having too many paintings

True art lovers know the importance of negative space. While art itself is a wonderful thing, having too much of it in your home will not allow your art pieces to flourish. Although this might be hard for you, try to create a sense of flow when you place the art so that your home and display don’t look too cluttered.

Want to know more about the different ways you can display your art? Stay tuned for part two!

 

"Imaginary Flower" Floral Digital ArtPicking up from part one; here are some of the other art décor mistakes that might be hindering the look of your work.

Art Décor Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make

1. Choosing One Style

How can art be boring? After all, it’s art! Well, if you choose a style of effect that only offers one emotion or even one look, it will get boring.

Choosing a simple frame, single size and matching material will only create a drab flow in your display. Take the chance and find some artwork that comes in different materials such as tapestries and quilts.

2. Not Connecting Art to the Room Décor

Your beloved garden oil painting is the star of your home décor, so there is no need to make it too apparent. Layering is important when using art in décor. Don’t be afraid to let few leaves of your beloved plant cover the corner of your framed photo. Connecting your art with your room décor will allow a more positive flow in your room, and will look sophisticated to boot.

3. Not Hanging Artwork Properly

Art is precious; take care of it. Instead of simply hanging it on a nail so that it slides to the left every time someone shuts a door or a window, bolt the frame to the wall with two nails.

Take the time to think what sort of hanging tools would work best for your artwork, and use only high quality hardware so that your art piece stays secure.

4. Only Using Paintings on Walls

Ocean photographyThe wonderful thing about art is its versatility. While walls are usually the place where paintings are hanged, you can also choose to lean your chosen artwork against the wall. However, there is an art to leaning, since you don’t want it to look like you simply placed your artwork against the wall and forgot to hang it. Use your paintings and original digital art to add some color to the empty spaces in your room, or on the top of your dresser. Always try to mix art with the décor of your home.

Art itself is such a wonderful instrument for expressing yourself. With proper art to complement your home, you can choose to bring a new sense of color and freshness to the décor of your home.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, and start browsing through Judith Barath’s collection. Keep these tips in mind and start decorating your home with some exquisite works of art. 

 

Thursday, 02 June 2016 00:00

The Exquisite Beauty of Garden Oil Paintings

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Four Seasons SummerEven though in the contemporary times, more and more people are flocking towards buying abstract art, garden oil paintings still hold its ground strong.

Whereas abstract expressionism can be explained as a fad, the timelessness of the beauty of garden oil paintings can’t be denied.

Let us take a look at the history of garden oil paintings and how they got to be one of the most powerful celebrations of nature, beauty, and expression.

The Advent of Garden Oil Paintings

The origins of garden paintings are yet unknown. However, examples of it are strewn across every culture, in every depiction.

Oriental art saw delicate paintings of gardens, cherry blossoms, and rivers purely as a decorative experience, with no deeper symbolic meaning attached to it. South Asian gardens dominantly express godly love, and are associated with the religion, Hinduism.

Lotus flower has immense importance in that culture. Coming towards western civilizations, French artists contributed heavily in the development of garden oil paintings after the gothic, baroque and rococo periods.

Notable Artist: Claude Monet

The discussion about garden oil paintings is incomplete without mentioning the legendary impressionist, Monet. His work is a rich collection of French gardens of Paris, Vetheuil, Poissy, and Giverny. He painted bridges of London and Japan as well.

He drew his inspiration from the likes of Manet and Renoir, and his stroke quality was delicate, yet pigmented with his depiction of nature. Monet’s work is not a naturalistic expression of what he saw. He deconstructed what was in front of him, and put in his own objective eye to create his masterpieces. Some of his masterpieces include Woman in a Garden, Springtime, and In the Garden.

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Contemporary Development

Contemporary development in the field of garden oil paintings has been steady. Though more artists are working in abstract art, artists such as Judith Barath understand the timelessness of garden oil paintings.

Her medium is usually oil on canvas when it comes to painting garden oil paintings. Her work is strongly influenced by abstract gardens as well. Her paintings are richly colored and bold in its impression. They can be easily hung in offices and home, increasing the sophistication of the ambiance.

Judith Barath is also skilled in photography and digital art. If you want to get your hands on one of the contemporary garden oil paintings, you can order your favorite piece from the website.

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Photography and painting are two realms of art that have their own unique way of expression.

They both provide visual and emotional stimulation through colors, depiction, and perception, but the mode of creating the two is entirely different.

However, you are still at liberty to translate what you see in your own words, and according to your own experiences. This blog will explore the historical distinction between the two art forms. Read on and enroll in a lesson of art history!

Painting

This is a common knowledge that painting came before photography. We, as human beings, have been here since the beginning of time. After the prehistoric era, human beings expressed themselves and propagated their agendas through painting. This can be evident from Egyptian Art, Oriental Art, Gothic art, the Renaissance, and various art movements that followed it, including Surrealism, Impressionism, Cubism, Bauhaus, and the Dada movement.

Depending on the nature of the painting, creating a piece of art takes time. It requires time in preparation, from readying a canvas to mixing the colors in the right consistency, and then finding the right brushes to do the job.

The creation itself is a time consuming process. Usually, the media used for painting include oil paints, acrylics, poster paints, water colors, and a variety of other pigments on canvas, and other thick paper sheets such as canson and cartridge sheets. Even today, painting is a famous form of expression, and symbol of class and sophistication.

Photography

Photography is a new arrival in the arsenal of expression. It is a much quicker process than painting. People started to take photographs for recreation and beauty only a few decades ago. Previously, a photograph was used only for official and political purposes. Later on, it found uses in social causes, amusement and entertainment as well.

Nowadays, advanced professional cameras and picture moving technology is futuristic mobile phones have made it a lot easier for a person to gain access to these photographs in soft copies.

Both painting and photography are a form of expression, whose perception depends on the spectator. You can buy original paintings and photographs from Judith Barath from her website.

Her work is richly colored and masterfully angled, and is surely a much coveted addition in any household and office setting. In addition to that, she also specializes in digital art.

 

 

 

For art lovers around the world, one of the most exciting prospects of displaying art is that of using it in their homes. Art in home décor has been a major part of this practice for a long time. From monarchs and aristocrats to the simpler folks among us, all use art to express their opinions and ideas through work that can express feelings better than words.

However, for those new to art and the impact it creates on what is around it, incorporating artwork properly isn’t something that comes naturally to them. And that is where Judith Barath Arts comes in.

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Artistic Impression in Your Home

Repeating Color

Even the most simplest of paintings can look like works of art if their surroundings incorporate their color properly. Let’s say that you have an abstract oil painting in your home. Using one shade of color from that abstract painting and incorporating in your home décor will not only balance the painting but will also create a more powerful color impact. It will also allow for a visual path that will bring the viewer’s eyes up to the painting itself.

Balancing Color

If you have a garden oil painting that uses a lot of green and just a hint of pink, then use that pink to counter-balance the painting. Balance of colors in art is important, as it allows the painting to influence your home and carries that acquired balance throughout.

Reflection

It is a known fact in interior design that using a large mirror in a room will make the vicinity look bigger. However, the key to using mirrors with paintings is to understand that it will create a very dramatic impression. Many people place mirrors by studying the painting itself and judging to see how it would look in different styles of reflections. In fact, with larger paintings, many art lovers use mirrors on the walls and even on the ceiling to create a more dramatic effect.

Judith Barath Oil PaintingsUsing Multiple Pieces

Many a times, customers end up buying multiple pieces of art from Judith Barath because they want to use the same level of style to create a greater visual impact. By using multiple paintings to create a stronger look, we bring the contrast of different designs and creations, drawing the eyes from one piece to the next.

Judith Barath Artsoffers some of the most stunning photos and artwork from around the world. So if you want to know how you can use these gorgeous photosand celebrated art like canvas oil paintings for sale, and contemporary art then stay tuned for part two.

Continuing from part one; we explore how one can use art properly in our homes to give them a perfect aesthetic appeal.

Artistic Impression in Your Home

Taking Away the Clutter

When using a work of art in your home, the best way to make it the star of the room is by simply letting it be. Exercise restraint by using simpler and less-detailed furniture to highlight the complexity of the artwork. So by keeping the color of the chair, walls, lampshades and sofas in one color scheme, you will be giving your eyes the rest they need. Thus, you will be giving yourself the chance to completely focus on the painting, rather than on the shapes or accessories around it.

Furniture Placement

You don’t want anything to obscure your view of the art, so it is important that you know what to do and what not to do. A painting on a wall can only be called artistic if the furniture around it complements its space and allows the vision to flourish. For example, if you are using a landscape oil painting, placing a beautiful green shrub underneath, or a rectangle potted plant will give more emphasis to the painting above.

Keep a Color Palette

While in keeping away the clutter, we emphasize the significance of the paintings, we can also do the opposite and use all the colors in the artwork and use it as the entire room’s color palette. By surrounding yourself with the colors you love, you will be using this theme to create a finished look in the room.

Proper Styling

Art has a way of bringing together a room, but only if it is incorporated while keeping the style of the room intact. For example, if the home is themed in a monochromatic style, a more vibrant work of art can be used to balance out the color and style of the room. However, in interior decorations, many people use the style of artwork and work the décor of the room around it. So if you have a soft painting of gardens, you can choose to use the muted color palette of the painting to create a tone around the room.

Lighting

Monochrome photos use the concept of light to promote an idea. Taking this concept literally, you can choose to highlight a painting by making it stand out with proper lighting. However, with lighting it is important that you use proper angles so that any shadows cast do not create an unappealing impression. Use lighting with care when using it to enhance the art.

As art lovers, it is our duty to use these different ideas to create a strong design. You can use all these tips and combine them to give a unique look to not only your art but also your room. Remember; proper art work can only be presented in the best light if color, shapes and furniture placement are used in balance.

So if you want to use gorgeous photos and celebrated art likegarden oil paintings, browse through the collection at Judith Barath Artsand buy some of the most stunning photos and artwork from around the world.

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