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Italian Renaissance – A defining era for Art

When it comes to art, few periods are as revered and influential as the Italian Renaissance. It was a time of great artistic and intellectual flourishing, as artists and thinkers pushed the boundaries of what was possible in the arts and sciences. From paintings and sculptures to architecture and literature, the Renaissance produced some of the greatest masterpieces in human history.

During the Renaissance, artists sought to create works that were more naturalistic and realistic than ever before. They experimented with techniques like perspective, shading, and chiaroscuro to create the illusion of depth and texture in their paintings. They also drew inspiration from the classical world, looking to the art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome for inspiration.

Some of the most famous artists of the Italian Renaissance include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. These artists created works that are still revered today for their beauty, skill, and innovation.

But the Italian Renaissance was more than just a time of great art. It was also a period of intellectual and cultural transformation, as thinkers and philosophers grappled with new ideas about religion, politics, and society. This intellectual ferment helped to pave the way for the modern world, laying the foundations for rtistic revolutions that were to com and are now displayed at galleries around the world, including ours.

Exhibition: Caricatures

Delve into the world of caricatures! This exciting exhibition will take you on a journey through the history of this unique art form, showcasing the works of some of the most talented caricaturists of all time.

From its roots in the Renaissance to its heyday in the early 20th century, you’ll see how caricatures have been used to poke fun at the powerful, comment on the events of the day, and shed light on the human condition. You’ll be amazed by the wit, creativity, and skill on display, as the artists use exaggerated features, clever wordplay, and vivid colors to bring their subjects to life.

May 1st till May 8th.


Cats & Art

Have you ever seen a painting or artwork with a cat in it? They seem to be everywhere in art, don’t they? It’s no surprise really, cats have always been fascinating creatures, they have a mysterious air about them and a certain je ne sais quoi. Artists have been inspired by cats for centuries, and it’s easy to see why.

Cats are enigmatic and independent creatures, and their unique personalities can be captured in a painting or sculpture. Artists have used cats in their works to convey a sense of mystery, aloofness, and elegance. They can also be used to represent the wildness of nature, the hunt, and the untamed.

In some cultures, cats are revered and considered sacred. In ancient Egypt, cats were worshipped as deities and were believed to have supernatural powers. It’s no surprise then that cats were often depicted in art during this time.

Cats have also been used in art as a symbol of femininity and sensuality. They are often portrayed as elegant, graceful creatures, and their lithe bodies and playful nature have inspired many artists throughout history.

We are planning to launch a small gallery in our alterantive art room at Legacy-UMA, dedicated to cats in art, what do you guy think? Let us know in the comments.

Street Art – A unique way to express yourself

In a bold move, Legacy UMA, the esteemed gallery for fine arts in New York, has announced that it will be showcasing a collection of street art in its upcoming exhibition.

The move has surprised many in the art world, as street art is not typically associated with the highbrow world of fine art galleries.

The exhibition, is titles”Urban Brush: Exploring the Intersection of modern art,” features works by a range of street artists from NYC.

The pieces range from vibrant murals to intricate stencils and installations, and all reflect the unique spirit and energy of street art.

Date: July 18th to July 30th. Only at Legacy-UMA.

Portait of a young man

Raphael was a soldier who fought in a war that never really ended for him. He came home with physical and emotional scars, struggling to adjust to civilian life. It wasn’t until he discovered art that he found a way to channel his experiences into something positive.

Using mixed media techniques, John created a series of artworks that reflected his experiences in the war. He used photos, text, and other materials to create powerful, thought-provoking pieces that spoke to the realities of war and the toll it takes on those who fight.

Through his art, John found a way to process the trauma of his experiences and share them with others. His work quickly gained recognition, and he was invited to showcase his art in our Legacy UMA gallery.

The exhibitions was a great success and we hope to have him back soon.


Art has always been a part of my life. Whether I was admiring paintings at the museum or creating my own masterpieces, art has always been a source of joy, inspiration, and comfort. So why do I love art? Well, that’s a complicated question with a simple answer: because it’s art. But I’ll do my best to explain.


Art is a way to tell stories. The brush strokes, the colors, the lines, they all come together to tell a story, a story that’s unique to each and every piece. Every time I look at a painting or a sculpture, I can see the story being told, the emotions being expressed. It’s like reading a book, but instead of words, it’s through images. And the best part? The story is open to interpretation, so every person who looks at the piece can see a different story.


Art is emotionally liberating. When I’m creating, I can let my emotions flow. I can let my feelings take over and just let the brush move on its own. It’s a therapeutic experience that allows me to escape from the world and just focus on the moment. Whether I’m painting with acrylics or sketching with pencils, the act of creating art is emotionally liberating, and it’s a feeling that I treasure.


Art is a reflection of life. Every painting, every sculpture, every photograph, is a reflection of the artist’s life, their experiences, and their emotions. When I look at a piece of art, I can see the artist’s life being reflected in the piece. It’s like peeking into their world and seeing what they’ve seen, what they’ve felt. And that’s what makes art so special. It’s a way for us to connect with the artist and understand their life in a way that we might never have been able to otherwise.

It’s simple: I love art because it’s art. Art has been a key part of my life since I was a child, and it will continue to be a part of my life for as long as I live. Whether I’m creating my own pieces, hosting exhibitions and events or admiring others, art will always be a source of inspiration and comfort. And that’s why I love art.


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