Blogs Mona Youssef wrote which concern artists; photographers, digital artists, painters and sculptors. In addition to being a fine artist and a gallerist, Mona Youssef is a writer analyzing and discussing herewith, helpful thoughts on different subjects which are art related. Therefore, all parties for example; Art collectors, Art lovers, Gallerists, art buyers, Museums, Art dealers and Curators would make practical use when reading these blogs which are also eye opener for Artists. I hope that you will find them tangible, realistic and inspiring. Creativity has been valuable and a source for major business and large investments worldwide! Therefore, artists are in need to be treated with dignity should we wish to see cultured societies with treasured history.

Art, Artists and Psychology

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Art, Artists and Psychology   Why artists need to create art? Is art a product of the signals we receive or interpret? Psychologists have endeavoured to observe and study the brain of artists. While the majority agrees that art is about the expressions of beauty, others see it as merely self-expressions of the surroundings regardless of seeing beauty or the absence of it! Many believe that art is closely connected with culture; where there is culture there is art! How can we explain a child who passionately draws and paints? What could a child know about culture in a very…

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Polymath, what is and who is?

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Polymath, what is and who is?   It made my day when someone today, called me “Polymath”! A polymath is a person naturally derived to acquire knowledge, well-educated and continue learning, whose expertise spans a significant number of subjects or fields and is known with the ability to draw on compound bodies of information to solve specific problems. A polymath in Greek is πολυμαθής, polymathēs, means “having learned much” with poly meaning “much,” and manthanein meaning “learn.”In Latin means “homo universalis”, (universal man). A polymath person is a classic “Renaissance man/woman.” For example, Leonardo da Vinci was not only an amazing artist, but also an engineer,…

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Do Artists give up when losing natural ability

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Do Artists give up when losing a natural ability? Does deficiency in physical ability prevent artists from creating art? Experiences have proven that losing something, someone or certain ability are never reasons for giving up when motivation and passion exis Deaf and music: Many experiences have proven that Deaf people can feel the Music. In Health News, Nov. 28, 2001, Heather Whitestone won the Miss America pageant in 1995. Many people were amazed at how graceful she moved to the music while she was deaf. A study explained how she and so many hearing-impaired people could enjoy music. Dean Shibata,…

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Philanthropy and being an artist.

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Philanthropy and being an artist!   It made my day when an artist, whom I’ve selected to participate in Florence Biennale 2019, said to me” You are not only an artist or jurist but in my opinion, you are a philanthropist!” Learning about the definition of philanthropist, it is the one who makes an active effort to promote human welfare, a person who practices and involved in goodwill to his/her fellow members of the human race. Shouldn’t we all carry ourselves in such manners? How beautiful life could be if we did? Is it something to brag about or feel happy that…

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Questions Artists need to ask

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Questions Artists need to ask! 1- Should Artists pay to receive Awards? It has been brought to my attention, by some artists, asking me what do I think of invitations they received to pay fee and win Awards! Many times, a book can be read from its cover! In my opinion, given Awards is a recognition of good artwork that meet the main criteria when jury it. Should artists pay to receive Awards? If receiving Awards are ONLY for those who can afford the fee, I deeply sympathize with artists who can’t while deserving recognized Awards. Can I congratulate those…

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A professional artist, how to be classified?

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A professional artist, how to be classified?   There are numerous interpretations of who the professional artist is! 1-Some people believe that he/she is the one who can make living from their artwork. 2-Others believe that he/she is the one who pays fee to no one, but only pays percentage upon sale!  Where there is the opposite opinion that professional artist is only fee independently and collect full sale price! 3-Another perspective is that he/she who developed certain style over the years where viewers can identify his/her artwork even without seeing the signature. 4-Other opinion is that professional artist who…

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Who is that GIANT?

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Who is that GIANT?   Years ago, when an art dealer shared with me the difficulties she faced; being the first female dealer at that time, I sympathized with her. Today, I understand even more how she had felt but I am not an art dealer. Being involved in the art market for some years, today I can say; am still learning. There are millions and billions of dollars spent on art yet, artists still struggling and starving! Why? Who sets the laws and roles in every country for Art organizers, struggling galleries and starving artists?! Who sets the laws…

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Do Artists need galleries?

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Do Artists need galleries?   Since the initial accessibility of Internet, many facts have changed. These facts have opened the art world to Artists to communicate on a personal level with buyers and art organizers yet still limited. Therefore, chances for artists are unmoving and slim, why? The reason is that not all art organizers and art collectors would choose to communicate with Artists directly. Will this change and when? We do not know. No denial that some galleries are no longer in control of the art market and of artist’s limitations. While hundreds of thousands of artists can attract…

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Da Vinci Town

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DaVinci Town Da Vinci Town is a small Village where Leonard Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 and grew in this impressive and histories community! This Village is located between Florence and Pisa and could have remained hidden as a Tuscan town, if hadn’t been a place for the birth of one of the most genius artist of all times! Leonard DaVinci name was driven from” Vinci” that used its town name and gave it fame when devoted it to Da Vinci even though the two was dated back to the Etruscan. The village is sitting amongst the hills of Tuscany below…

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Definitions of Curator, Dealer, Collector, Gallery and Gallerist

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  Definitions of curator, dealer, collector, gallery and gallerist Definitions of the above title are what I am about to elaborate and hope that will highlight important points artists may need to know! In the art world, we often hear or use those titles yet, they are not clearly defined to many, particularly, to Artists! Each of those titles carry meaning and responsibility with it.  I hope that this Blog will help Artist when selecting their galleries, gallerist or curators and how to deal with collectors even though there is much to learn about this subject separately! Curator: is the…

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