Nautical Decor Collection

By the Sea, by the Beautiful Sea!

Oh, the smell of the sea and ocean mist as it caresses your face, flows through your hair, and leaves the memory of maritime wherever you go. People are fascinated with all things Nautical as well they should be! It’s calm, soothing, and therapeutic. You can almost feel the grains of sand sink down with the pressure of your body, as you walk quietly along the shoreline. Can you hear the waves gently crashing up against the waterfront?

It’s a great family adventure, or it can be a solitary escape from the rest of the world. The versatility of the Ocean is as vast as the aquatic life that lives within it. Summer time is almost here, and one of the best ways to celebrate is to go to the beach!

But, maybe you’re strapped for cash, simply can’t get away, or the nearest beach is over 1,000 miles too far away! Oh, we feel you! It’s okay, don’t panic! We’ve got just the thing to soothe your oceanic craving! We are proud to introduce our Nautical Decor Collection!

Dive into the deep blue seas, by diving deep into this sea inspired collection! We’ve got everything you could need, minus the arm floaties.

Images as seen in order Clockwise: 1. Alba sulla battigia by Adriano Galasso, 2. Out in the Waters by Philip Gendreau 3. Cali Starfish II by Gaetano 4. La Jument dans la Tempête by Jean Guichard

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Happy Birthday Leonardo Da Vinci

We’re Celebrating this Renaissance Man by hosting 30% Off Site Wide! 

A man of wonder, talent, and an undying curiosity Leonardo da Vinci, is one of the worlds most renowned artists in history. Today, we celebrate the birth and memory of this fascinating person, he was born on this day 563 years ago. Talk about leaving a lasting impression! 

Most people recall Leonardo da Vinci, as just an artist but oh, he was so much more! He started his apprenticeship at a young age under the watch of Andrea del Verrocchio who was an avid sculptor, painter, and goldsmith. It was then that he started to discover his amazing talent across multiple mediums. For those who don’t know, Da Vinci was an artist, sculptor, painter, inventor, scientist, philosopher, and more. 

If you’re also a person of undying curiosity, then hop on over to our Knowledge Center for a more in-depth Biography of Leonardo Da Vinci!


Here are some of our Faves from his Collection below:

 

Images in order from Top Right Clockwise: 1. Mona Lisa, 2. Flying Machine 3. Proportions of the Human Figure (Vitruvian Man), 4. Annunciation – Detail

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Save 35% Off with Our Lucky Sale!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

You don’t have to be Irish to have plenty of Luck today! We’re celebrating this holiday by hosting 35% Off all Unframed Prints! And why stop with a one day sale? This sale lasts until Friday, at Midnight CST! Today could be your lucky day to find the perfect piece, so hurry and take a look! This sale ends soon!

And from all of us at Global Gallery, have a Happy and Safe St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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Color Curation: Lucky Lucite Green

Lucky Lucky Lucite Green

Curse the groundhog that saw his shadow this year, what bad luck! As if it wasn’t hard enough on the North East, now the rest of us have to endure six more weeks of this awful thing called Winter with them. Alas, we’ll get through this, as we really have no choice. But, don’t get the Winter Weepies because, we’re here to help cheer you up and get you out of that Winter Slump. Whether you’re snow locked, or braving the elements we’re here to remind you that there is some luck coming your way. And it’s called Lucite Green!

Images as seen above: 1. Italo Corrado – Azure 2. Jean-Luc Demos – Namasté III 3. Pam Ingalls – Malt Shop 4. Maurizio Piovan – Una pace riacquistata

With Spring comes revival. All those dead plants seem to rise up from the grave and stretch. I’m sure you may even have some friends that probably go into hibernation until it’s all over. There’s nothing like seeing those first seedlings sprouting from the earth. Your lucky day is coming, it will be here soon so don’t fret there’s still hope!

Pantone has listed Lucite Green one of The Colors of Spring: 2015. What is Pantone? For those of you unfamiliar with it, we’ll give you the scoop! Pantone is the utmost authority on color matching and management. You’re probably skeptical, as in who’s to say what color is what, but take a deep breath. Pantone has solved many communication errors over the years, and is trusted across the art and graphics community. They are completely legit, and have been around since the 1960’s, they even have their own institute.

Lucite Green is described by Pantone here:

“Generally not thought of as a fashion color, though it does come back from time to time, PANTONE 14-5714 Lucite Green is a soothing green shade whose time has really come again. Fresh and clarifying, cool and refreshing, Lucite Green has a minty glow. Light in weight and also in tone, Lucite Green seems almost transparent.”

This cool green color is perfect for the inbetween of Winter, and Spring that we’re all currently in. It’s not too commonly seen in the fashion world, but in the arts and decor world this color is everywhere!

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Wild Western Collection

Welcome to the Wild-Wild-Western Collection!

 The Old West! The place of cowboys, indians, and tumbleweeds! Get out your boots with the  fur spurs folks, ‘cause it’s about to be a showdown! Take 10 paces and get ready to draw! Let’s be a little more creative here though, instead of drawing guns let me draw you a mental picture aided by actual pictures.

 

Western art has many inspirations, you’ll know this if you’ve ever traveled out to The Old West! Many signature elements of western art are turquoise, and edgy patterns, they’re contrasted with oranges, reds, and beige’s. Of course some of the main subjects in the Western Style are the famous Cowboys, and Indians (Native Americans is more accurate). Many of the images seen are of significant battles for territory, and resources. There are several different ways in which these subjects are portrayed, and it’s all up to the viewers’ interpretation.

 

 

The History of the West:

So, before we climb into the Western Decor Wagon let us take a moment to appreciate the birth of the West. The expansion of the west started with an idea that spread throughout the Colonies in the 19th Century. John O’Sullivan, who was a Newspaper editor at the time, coined a term that represented a common idea. This term was: Manifest Destiny. The idea at the time was that it was our right as Americans to expand the colonies by moving…West. There was a sense of adventure, excitement, and even religious undertones. The idea evolved from person to person, some believed that it was a God given right, and whatever lay out in the wild west it was their duty to convert and promote God’s word. Others believed it was more of a duty to our country, and would also show that we were becoming more stabilized. It was a means of showing America’s progress. To keep a long story short and not take up too much time, we did expand and The West is History! (The rest is history! Get it?) Hahah!

  

Check out some Highlights from our Western Collection:

Keeoma – Charles M. Russell
 

    

 

Seen above from Left to Right: Indian Story I, Pottery Wall, & Indian Story II by James Lee

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Romance Through the Ages

Love is in the air!

Ah yes! It’s a fresh new start to the year, things have started to settle down, and February is slowly creeping onward. The florists are prepping, the jewelers are polishing up their finest, and the chocolatiers are whipping up their best creations. Everyone is getting ready for the most lovable holiday of the year. Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us, are you ready? We are! So here’s a special love letter to you!

 

Dear Art Enthusiasts,

I’m sure most of us have had a few mixed emotions about this holiday. But, no need to get huffy! What we can tell you is that love is in the air, and Romance has been around through the ages. Whether you’re single and looking (or not), taken, or even married for years that you stopped counting; Romance will last through the ages.

 

 

For those of you singletons, don’t sweat it! One of the great things about love (that is commonly overlooked on the dreaded V-day) is you don’t have to have a significant other to appreciate this day. Everyone holds different interpretations; what’s yours? Years can pass by, and you won’t always have a date, but don’t take this as an offense. Love yourself. Respect yourself. Take a moment to remember that there’s always platonic love, and there’s nothing like love from your guardians. Take time to remember those that put in the effort to raise you, and help guide you into who you’ve become today. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about being single, or taken, it’s about respect for yourself and for others. Maybe you love your pet, your job, your hobby; whatever love you have embrace it! Celebrate it!

Let’s take a look at some interesting art from the days of yore all about romance, from our Collection. If you’re lucky, we’ll even hold your hand. But, don’t get frisky!

This cute couple shown here is a famous Impressionist Styled piece by Edouard Manet.

 

We’ve noticed many Tumblr fans would love to see Disney do an Impressionistic Movie. A fellow blogger has illustrated their interpretation below! Pretty neat right?

 

Here’s a young woman shown in elegance with a love letter and roses!

 

 

 

Sometimes you’ll see public displays of affection, love can do that to people. Like this young couple on the subway!

 

 

Or this couple from what looks like a long journey back to each other!

 

 

Here’s a couple so in love they’re dancing in the streets! Try it! Safely of course!

 

 

Robert Frost couldn’t have said it any better!

 

 

Love Always,

Global Gallery

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Vibrant Botanicals

Vibrant Botanicals & Vivacious Blooms

Spring is in the air! It’s right around the corner, and what’s the best part about Spring? The Vibrant Botanicals of course! Be sure to check out our entire collection of Vibrant Botanicals to decorate your space just in time to bring in Spring!

Ever stop to smell the roses? Or dawdle in the daisies? Spring is right around the corner, and we’re excited to finally pack up our winter wear and enjoy the beautiful weather. With great weather comes beautiful botanicals. Bring the outdoors indoors, and lighten up your space to make it feel lighter and fresh.

 

 

There’s nothing like a bouquet of freshly cut flowers sitting in a vase in your home. So, to bring in that beauty without worrying about watering, or primping your flowers, get the same vibe into your space with our Vibrant Botanicals.

There are many different ways to decorate your space using Botanical themed art pieces. You can give your space a bright fresh look, or a more subtle garden feel. Check out a few of these decor ideas from our Pinterest Community below!

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Cuisine Art

Cuisine Art, Culinary Creations, and a Combo to go!

 Are you hungry for art? Pizza, pasta, hot dogs, fresh fruit, is it lunch time yet? We’re not sure about you, but we absolutely love food. To the Foodies of the world, we raise our glasses and praise you! Mmmmm Food!

 The great thing about food is it’s easy to celebrate in artwork, and even easier in real life. You can see it across the globe, in different countries. Everyone’s gotta eat! Cuisine art is very popular in kitchens, cafes, and bars. Think about it, what’s more inspiring than your favorite dishes proudly displayed in the very place where they’re created? Cuisine or Culinary Art is a celebration of food, drink, and the culture surrounding the two. Everyone eats, and a common question is “What’s for Dinner?”

 Mealtimes aren’t just to enjoy delicious food, they’re also seen as time well spent with friends and family. It’s a common tradition to either go out and eat for a celebration, or to have a meal with close family. Take time to think about the holiday season, most holidays  take Cuisine into consideration. Cuisine Art is just as important, as it emphasizes and reminds us of those times, and those special meals. Have you ever had a big bowl of soup on a dreary miserable day? Or possibly on a day you were sick? This is when that soup not only becomes a wonderful meal, but it’s a symbol as well. Or have you had a fresh summer fruit on a hot day? They become links in our minds to our favorite memories. I’m sure if you think about it hard enough you can even smell your favorite food being made. Is your mouth watering yet?

 

 Admit it, you know you’ve stood in front of your fridge, door open, wondering what delicious goodness to ingest. Everyone’s done it, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. So, when you take time to decorate, seriously consider some Cuisine Art on your walls. Some of the most stylish designs can even incorporate Cuisine Art into uncommon spaces. It’s a daring and bold move, but it’s definitely one that we can all appreciate.

 

Here are a few pieces we think are absolutely delectable!

 

 

 

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Color Curation: Rendezvous with Ravenous Reds

Red! Some will describe this as the color of romance, others of rage! But, today we’re going to delve into some of our best Reds in our collection.

Red has different meanings if you look at it from a global view point. Red in many Asian countries means good luck, as well as happiness. While it is said that Red in many Middle Eastern countries means danger or evil. The way we are socialized in our cultures, will often determine the way we perceive colors and their connotations. The use of the color Red dates back to prehistoric times, and was one of the first colors used in art and decoration. It’s no wonder it’s a favorite by many, it’s been around since the beginning of time!

Featured below are a few of our favorite images that speak for themselves.

Images Seen Above: 1. Maple Leaves of Autumn-Charles Kogod 2. Monday Morning-Jeff Condon 3. Rajah-Privat Livemont 4.Red Dahlila-Gertjan van’t Spijker

This color has been around for so long we’ve even integrated the color into colloquialisms such as “seeing red”. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression before such as, “That jerk was so rude to me, I completely lost it, I was seeing red!” which is usually a bad thing. Or even expressions such as, “I caught the thief red handed!” As I’m sure you know, red is not only a color but also a part of our language. It’s integrated into our society, and will even determine actions such as the quote below suggests about traffic lights.

A Quote about the color red:

“On a traffic light green means go and yellow means yield, but on a banana it’s just the opposite. Green means hold on, yellow means go ahead, and red means where the hell did you get that banana at…”

Mitch Hedberg (American Comedian, 1968-2005)

 

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NASA: The Pillars of Creation Hi-Def Hubble Imagery

Alright all you star gazers and space explorers, boy do we have a treat for you! NASA has recently released new high definition images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary of The Hubble. On the forefront of this wonderful anniversary is one of the most popular images seen below, The Pillars of Creation.

Here’s some background info to help jog your memory. The Pillars of Creation were first photographed back in 1995, so for reference it was during the time of watching Friends, Seinfeld, and 60 Minutes on CBS. This was mid 90’s and 1995 was a great year. The initial image captured was a victory for NASA, as this astronomical beauty is estimated to be farther than 6,500 light-years away. It’s hard to fathom that something of this magnitude is such a drastic distance from the Earth. To give this a little perspective, one light-year is not a reference to time it’s actually distance. One light-year is about 6 trillion miles. Six. Trillion. Miles. Has that sunk in yet? The Pillars of Creation are farther than 6,500 light-years. Has that blown your mind yet? Now, take a look at a comparison of The Pillars of Creation one dating to the original photo taken in 1995, next to the most recent photo taken in 2014.

It’s pretty astounding to think that we now have the technology to capture such a beautifully detailed image using a high definition telescope. This anniversary is not only a celebration of time passed, but a celebration of Science, Astronomy, and Technology! We’ve come so far in 25 years, and technology is an ever evolving phenomenon. We can only look forward to more beautifully captured images in the future.

The Pillars of Creation have been at the forefront, and are the most popular images seen while celebrating the Hubble’s 25th Anniversary. But, they aren’t the only images that have been captured in hi-def. Take a look at some other clusters and formations below.

Now, you’ll notice that the image directly above was captured with Near Infrared Technology. To give a more simple explanation, it cuts through the gaseous surroundings and gives a clearer image of what’s going on inside the pillars. The image taken shows stars being created within the pillars (Hence the name “Pillars of Creation”). Within each pillar is the atmosphere needed to create stars, while on the outer borders Astronomers have found that nearby younger stars, and stellar winds are actually stripping away the tops of the Pillars. Some refer to these pillars as both Pillars of Creation, and Destruction.

These astronomical formations are so beautifully detailed, and do you want to know one of the best things about them? Of course you do! You can now have these images displayed in your home. These are perfect for the novice astronomer, a gift for your favorite Science teacher, or even a close loved one. These images make you feel gypped when you hear the phrase, “I love you to the moon and back”. We now know that in comparison, the moon is much closer than we’d previously thought.

Take star gazing to a new level, and bring these beautiful formations into your home. You don’t have to have an expensive telescope, and the right equipment to appreciate the beauty of these pieces.

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