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JANUARY 2006

Arty Facts
FINE ARTS MAGAZINE

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"Because Art is Forever"



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IN THIS ISSUE:

General News
-- Welcome to the new Year
-- Books Perfect for summer or winter
-- Free Australian e-Cards
-- Artist Control Panel
-- Australian Yarns
Recommended Reading List
Test Your Art Knowledge
Artist Profile
-- Peter Coffey
Arts News -
-- Botticelli (1445-1510)
Only Jokin'
Quote of the Month
Archive Information
Feedback and Unsubscribe Information



WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR
Happy New Year to all our readers. It's 2006, we're already
half way through the new decade. Doesn't time fly?

BOOKS - PERFECT FOR SUMMER OR WINTER
As our temperatures continue to soar during another
Australian summer, its great to just find a cool spot with a
good book. But if you're in the northern hemisphere then why
not curl up by the fire with your favourite author? Check out
our great book deals. You can save 10-30% off titles, plus all
books include free shipping in Australia.


RECOMMENDED READING LIST
Need some help choosing a book? Browse through our
recommended reading list of art books. Here you'll find many
of the books we have recommended in our previous issues of
Arty Facts, plus you'll find a whole range of interesting and
informative art books. You'll find a description of each book
and a picture of the cover. Come on in and browse through our
book list at


FREE AUSTRALIAN E-CARDS
Send those special messages featuring artwork from the
artists of Click Art Gallery. Your distinctive message will
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Australian Art Greeting Cards. You will even be notified by
e-mail when your e-card has been read. Make someone's day.


ARTIST CONTROL PANEL
Any painter, photographer or printmaker residing in Australia
can now join Click Art Gallery and manage their own
exhibition, with the online art management tool without
charge. To find out more, go to the Exhibiting link from


AUSTRALIAN YARNS
Australian Yarns are true stories of true Australian characters.
They represent the spirit of the Aussie battler. Available as an
83 page, instant download e-book, "Australian Yarns", is a
rich tapestry of Australiana consisting of 40 stories with vivid
photographs to add to the rural Australian flavour of this
fascinating, sometimes poignant and often very funny look at
life outside of a big city. In the book you will discover why
rabbits explode, how to paint lizards and why bees don't like
hot showers. Learn how John murders his brother and how
Phil becomes Captain America. All the real characters of
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TEST YOUR ART KNOWLEDGE

If I use 'Beaded roundel' on my work, what am I using?

I use Encaustic paint, will this destroy my canvas? Discover
the implications at

Our glossary lists hundreds of art terms.
The terms are alphabetically indexed and can be found at

If you know a suitable art term not listed in our index, let
me know. Send an e-mail to
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ARTIST PROFILE:
PETER COFFEY

Peter has a love of photography and has enjoyed being an
amateur photographer for 40 years. His beautiful photographs
available in the gallery are of waterfalls. He captures the
images and the spirit of the locations with large-format colour
photographs which are both intrinsically evocative and also
very affordable.




ARTS NEWS:
BOTTICELLI (1445-1510)

Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi was one of the most
successful of the Florentine painters. He was best know by
his nickname 'Botticelli' which means 'little barrel'.

He trained with Filippo Lippi and his style can be seen in
Botticelli's earlier works. Although most of his works are
undated, his masterpiece Adoration of the Magi has been
dated circa 1475. At this time he had the patronage of the
Medici family, several of whom appear in the work. In 1481 he
was commissioned to join the three most celebrated painters
of the day, Perugino, Rosselli and Ghirlandaio who were
painting frescoes for the Sistine Chapel.

During this era, he also painted the Primavera circa 1478 and
the Birth of Venus circa 1483. These two works hand in the
Uffizi in Florence and were likely to have been commissioned
by the Medici's. They are both hallmark pieces as they show
the most amazing attention to detail in everything on the
canvas. Later, his business became more successful and his
profitable panels were of the Madonna and Child.

In his last years, his work slowed and his popularity dwindled.
His works were did not become popular again until the pre-
Raphaelites were rediscovered in the 19th century.

RECOMMENDED READING:
Art Masterpieces to Colour: 60 Great Paintings from Botticelli
to Piccasso

Botticelli: Basic Art Album




ONLY JOKIN'
JACK: I met an artist the other day who is never short of
money.
JILL: How's that? I thought all artists were poor.
JACK: Not this one - he's always drawing cheques.


Why are art galleries like retirement homes for teachers?
Because they're both full of old masters.



QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many
useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination
without skill gives us modern art.
Tom Stoppard (1937 - ), "Artist Descending a Staircase"



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