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The person behind the painting – inspiring moment with The Art of Basware winner Jyri Ala-Ruona

When I arrive at the new Basware London office in the mornings, I see a fascinating painting with a woman’s face. The face really tells a story and gives you a sense of great experience and wisdom, although it could appear a little dark with the red and black coloring there is somehow a great sense of calm and serenity but also some secrecy indicated with the closure of the eyes. Having studied...

The Art of Basware – Setting the stage for ‘Achievement’ through international competition for young artists

Now in its 16th year, The Art of Basware is encouraging young international artists to embody ‘Achievement’ for this year’s competition. ‘Achievement’ is a fitting theme. On one hand, we offer young people an outlet to develop their skills and show us their creative achievements in the form of an art submission to the competition. And on the other, I’m really proud that as the competition has...

More diversified world of visual arts while the world has become smaller: The passion for the craft and the art of networking go hand in hand

Being a visual artist has changed from a hobby to a profession and way of life for me over the years. Instead of talking about the perpetual hardships of being a visual artist, I would like to highlight the great aspects of the craft, and how it is possible to prosper as an artist. When you work as an artist, you can do things at your own pace with your own schedules, which is extremely great,...

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