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Imitation or Inspiration?

At the end of the day, this is all subjective. What I think is derivative, someone else might think original. No art is going to be devoid of influence, so the question becomes, what else does it bring to the table? It does not matter how an artist finds their voice; it just matters if they have one...

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The Pink Bison Prize 2023

Want to help make the prize for the Pink Bison prize even bigger? Reach out to michael@altamira.art for sponsorship opportunities.

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Breaking the Rules

This is all to say that the history of art is the history of change. Rigid tradition is arts greatest enemy, and every artist must remain faithful to their vision and no one elses for art to continue to flourish and evolve.

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How to Sell Your Art on Altamira

Altamira is social commerce, so posting once and hoping your work sells will not get the job done.

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Holy Smoke

I think the monks might be onto something. In trying to make a good painting we can overlook what it is we’re trying to capture. We are chasing after the energy of creation, we are helping to pull it out of ourselves. The finished paintings are mere shadows of this wonder – the shadows on the cave w...

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Art and Politics

No art should be judged solely on how it has been deployed as propaganda, but we should never forget the immense power it can wield.

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Why Does Anyone Care About Art?

Who wants to live in a world devoid of emotion? Who wants to live in a lifeless world? And most importantly, who wants to live in a world where we cannot express and communicate our humanity? I sure don't. My greatest conviction is a love for humanity (admittedly, I am not without my moments of desp...

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