Do contemporaries and present-day proponents of pop art canvas truly adhere to the principles that were set by the luminaries of prints? Is there a set of fundamental principles that guide the contemporaries in their production of pop art canvas?These are the questions that continue to linger on seekers on the history and background on the revolutionary road that that was traveled by a technique known as art.The ThoughtPop art as a movement started as direct opposition to the exclusivity that was crafted by the high street art of Paris known as Abstract Expressionism. How different and far is the technique of pop art from the art form that they strongly oppose is as distinguishable and discernible as day from night.Pop Art had moved the results of creativity, talent, and passion. If there would be a set of principles that set prints from other types of art form it is that of its adherence in relativity, liberty, creativity, and non-exclusivity.As each piece of art is viewed by different perspectives, the same art piece may define sadness and happiness at the same time. In canvas, there is no direction. An artist paints an experience, he did not dictate it.Relativity may be one of, if not the primary, foundations of canvas. From the methods, medium, and even the means of production, prints and all of its ramifications are known to be limitless.Creativity means no border, no standard. By continuously re-defining what art is and how it should be, pop art pushes the boundary of our meaning. As for its artists, prints symbolises indefiniteness. Thus, medium and channel to which its artists is endless, incomparable, and unconventional. The evolution of one of its sub-branch known as art is an exemplary evolution of their technique. By being able to accommodate technological advances in order to efficiently and effectively produce art pieces, had altered the exclusivity that is known as art.Liberty means freedom. And with freedom, one may find unending source of inspiration. And, from this principle would prints source its unconventional method of propagation.If there would be one thing that canvas could signify, it would be one thing: non-exclusivity. By becoming limitless and accommodating, prints provides opportunities to people who may have the passion but who are afraid of trying. If there is a mission to fulfill, then, pop art would have undergone an almost impossible and daunting task of relaying a belief – that everyone is an artist.Pop Art Canvas: Completing Pop Art’s MissionIt can be said that canvas had closed the gap between failure and victory. With the availability of the graphic and design software and various reproduction machines, the technique to which canvas can be credited to had, indeed, provided an opportunity for all to take risks and explore a passion known as art. By digitally editing and re-constructing one’s digital photo, a person could apply pop art techniques, such as that of Andy Warhol’s, in minutes and re-produce a canvas that would be perfect as a wall décor and unique gift piece.
It’s time to invest money and you’re confused by the millions of investment options out there. This money guide will make things simple for you. There are only 4 basic investment options in the world. Buckle your seat belt for this whirlwind tour; we’ve got a lot of ground to cover in a few hundred words.Investment option #1: SAFE INVESTMENTS that pay interest. There are two ways to invest money here. First, in savings vehicles like bank CDs, fixed annuities, fixed accounts in retirement plans and savings bonds. Your principle is fixed and safe, and your interest rate is also fixed, sometimes for a specified period of time.The second type of safe investment is cash equivalents, commonly just referred to as “cash”. This investment option includes high quality money market securities like T-bills (short-term), savings and money market accounts, and money market mutual funds. Your principle is fixed and safe, but the interest rate paid is not fixed for long and/or subject to change.Option #2: BONDS. This does not refer to U.S. Savings Bonds. Included here are treasury bonds, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, and so on. Here the interest rate paid is fixed and does not change. Your principle is not fixed, which means that the value of your bond investment will fluctuate. When you invest money in bonds, you can lose money. The advantage: higher income in the form of interest vs. option #1.Investment #3: STOCKS are variable investments and fluctuate in value significantly. People invest money in stocks to get growth and to a lesser extent income in the form of dividends. A stock’s price is not fixed, and dividends are subject to change and can be eliminated altogether. The advantage here: higher potential returns as stock prices rise.Investment option #4: ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS. This includes virtually all “other” investments, and here is where you need to think outside the box of traditional investing. Commonly, most folks do not have the time, expertise, or inclination to invest in real estate, natural resources like oil, gold & silver, foreign investments, commodities like soybeans and corn, and the list goes on.The fact that all “other” investments are lumped into a single category should tell you something. The first 3 are your major investment options, and have traditionally been the kingpins for diversification and investment strategy. More and more financial advisors now believe that alternative investments should get the attention that they deserve. Advantage: they add even more valuable diversification to your portfolio.This money guide believes that a good sound investment strategy will include investments from all 4 categories. Where can you invest money to offset losses in a bad stock market? The answer: alternative investments.Now, to wrap things up, is there an easy way to invest money in each of our 4 basic investment options? You bet there is … mutual funds. All within a major fund family you can find the following, from #1 to #4: money market funds, bond funds, stock funds, and specialty funds.