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No excuse for bullfights- And some historical truths


Socio- historical issues have always been a major concern of artists. A lot has been said through the ages about the controversial tradition of bullfights in hispanic cultures. The supporters of this brutal “game” claim it is deeply rooted in their tradition, going back to ancient times, during the Minoan times in Crete. So let’s break down the myth… In their attempt to justify  bullfights, the Spaniards sometimes invoke, as a starting point for bullfights, the celebrations with  bulls that took place in Minoan Crete(2000 BC-1450 BC). This belief is both historically and culturally inaccurate. In bullfights, when the bull […]

Where art meets fashion: A brief history


Art is an interdisciplinary form of expression and fashion is one of the endless inspired gateways to express it. Besides, what else is fashion if not an urge to “decorate” the body, rather than a space. This interrelation has intrigued artists and fashion designers over the years, who by collaboration, have made wonders. In recent years their flirting with fashion has made a huge comeback, and has once again verified the dynamics of this fusion. Here are some highlights of the history of fashion and art: In 1937, Elsa Sciaparelli and Salvador Dalí collaborated in creating the Lobster dress, a […]

Brigitte Bardot in Paco Rabanne

What is the Golden Ratio?


It has captivated mathematicians, artists, designers, and scientists for centuries. It is also known as the Golden Section, Golden Mean, Divine Proportion or Greek letter Phi. The golden ratio  is a special number approximately equal to 1.618. It is a mathematical pattern, ever-present in nature that the human brain subconsciously recognizes as an expression of perfection. According to legend, the Greek Philosopher Pythagoras discovered the concept of harmony while he studied proportion by listening to the different sounds given off when the blacksmith’s hammers hit their anvils. Then, he moved to  study stringed instruments and the different sounds they produced. In […]

SpARTakos x From Hats to Heels fashion collaboration


Creating artwork is one thing. Printing it on quality garments is another. And teaming up with one of the coolest fashion bloggers to bring them to life is out of this world! Larissa Bruin, owner of the lifestyle blog From Hats to Heels had a go at trying on  two pieces  of SpARTakos’s collection , and this is the result. A wonderful fashion collaboration- thanks Larissa! To view Larissa’s original blog post on SpARTakos go to http://www.fromhatstoheels.com/when-digital-art-meets-fashion/ If you want to visit the SpARTakos collection go to http://shopvida.com/collections/spartakos Keep it real! The SpARTakos  team

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Welcome to the SpARTakos Artblog


We are happy to announce that our artblog is now active and running…Here, you will read posts about the art of SpARTakos and his news, updates and interests. We intend to be careful and consistent in creating quality content for our visitors. All posts are managed and written by us, his web team. He is just focused in creating artwork. Feel free to interact with us through our comments and contact forms. We’d love to hear from you… The SpARTakos web team