• Swarm Intelligence 2019

     

    Title: Swarm Intelligence latest digital 3D art by Richard Devonshire ICAS gallery artist selected in the finalist work VAO UK 2019 exhibition. 

    Ants have something to teach us about how nature works. Any system whose behavior arises from the interactions of its components has something in common with ant colonies. Using ants and other social insects as models, computer scientists have developed software agents that cooperate to solve complex problems, such as the rerouting of traffic in a busy telecom network or the internet.

    Swarm Intelligence is one of finalist work in the category of Digital the Visual Art Open 2019 competition is a not-for-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, selling and showcasing their work to art critics and buyers alike.

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  • Kicking Donkey 2019

    John W Mills, Sculptor to the Nation

    THE KICKING DONKEY PROJECT 2019

    Kicking Donkey 2019 by John W. Mills

    Donkey as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal can help! Donkey teaches you how to balance your responsibilities and to remain surefooted when expressing your opinion.

    Historians believe that Donkeys were domesticated by Nubians around 4,500 years ago. In that region, they took over for the Ox as an important pack animal. This position in life leads to Donkey becoming an integral participant in mobilizing pastoral and agricultural communities. .So, it’s not surprising to see Donkey symbolism and meaning tied together with the growth of civilization, travel, trade and general service. Their versatility and being a beloved beast of burden is legendary.

    No matter the region Donkey’s somewhat stubborn nature was an asset. This creature does not move if they perceive any danger. The donkey knows well what he can (and more importantly – can’t) do. As humans learned to trust Donkey’s intuitive senses it often kept them out of trouble. The lesson here from the animal spirit guide world is one of caution. When we have a challenge, look for a safe means of resolving it rather than simply running right ahead.

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  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT

     

    When I go into the garden, there she is.

    The specter holds up her arms to show

    that her hands are eaten off.

    She is silent because of the agony.

    There is blood on her face.

    I can see she has done this to herself.

    So she would not feel the other pain.

    And it is true, she does not feel it.

    She does not even see me.

    It is not she anymore, but the pain itself

    that moves her. I look and think

    how to forget. How can I live while she

    stands there? And if I take her life

    what will that make of me? I cannot

    touch her, make her conscious.

    It would hurt her too much.

    I hear the sound all through the air

    that was her eating, but it is on its own now,

    completely separate from her. I think

    I am supposed to look. I am not supposed

    to turn away. I am supposed to see each detail

    and all expression gone. My God, I think,

    if paradise is to be here

    it will have to include her.

     

    There She Is by LINDA GREGG

    Magical World of Myths & Legends

    ARKTOS  showing in our current exhibition

    Artist: Oleksii Gnievyshev

    Oil on canvas

    Size:100 cm x 80 cm

    ART IN THE WORLD’S FIRST GARDEN CITY

    ICAS – VILAS FINE ART

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  • Summer art 2019

     

    RICHARD DEVONSHIRE

    Artists have always been among the first to reflect on the culture and technology of their time. Since the 1990’s to the early 21st century, the digital medium has undergone technological developments of unprecedented speed moving from the “digital revolution” into the social media era.

    UK based artist Richard Devonshire utilizes cutting edge technology to give a modern interpretation of fine art photography, painting, sculpture, and drawing.

    Richard’s creative process involves textured 3d models, virtual cameras and lighting systems that mimic real-world settings and characteristics. While the work suggests a form of Photorealism their visual qualities also radically different from that of photography and lends to a heightened level of detail implying unlimited possibilities.

    Richard is creating a body of work which focuses on nature and its relationship with mathematics which informs us of our view of the world around us.

    We proud to welcome Richard Devonshire to ICAS – Vilas Fine Art, as our  portfolio of gallery artists. His current and future work will be a regular feature in our monthly changing group exhibition throughout the year.

    Two works where selected at this years RA Royal Academy Summer Show 2019. For more info contact the gallery directly or visit our website www.vilasart.co.uk

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  • John W. Mills Sculptor to the Nation

    INSPIRATION 2019

    Art exhibitions around the World Preview

    John W. Mills – internationally acclaimed British sculptor

    SCULPTOR TO THE NATION Opens at North Herts Art Gallery & Museum
    Hitchin 23rd February to 27th April 2019 in join partnership with ICAS – VILAS
    FINE ART Letchworth garden city, Hertfordshire United Kingdom.  

    A retrospective exhibition of John W. Mills born in 1933 UK,
    internationally acclaimed sculptor, lives in Hinxworth, Hertfordshire. John
    studied at Hammersmith School of Art 1947-1954 and at the Royal College of Art
    1956-1960. He was a resident at the Digswell Art Trust 1962-1966.

    He was made Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 1982 and
    was awarded the Otto Beit medal in 1983 for the sculpture ‘Curved neck Grace’.
    Elected the president of the Society in 1986 and in 1997. In 1993 made the
    Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

    John W. Mills celebrates over sixty years in International World of Art
    market. His major works known as his three National monuments “Tribute to
    William Blake” in 1989, Blake house Soho. Second the “Blitz” completed 1991 in
    front of St Paul Cathedral and the monument to the Women of World War II at the
    Cenotaph in the Whitehall, in 2005.

    INVITATION to join us to the Preview and launch JOHN W. MILLS -SCULPTOR TO THE
    NATION.

    Reception Welcome and meet JOHN W. MILLS on 23rd FEBRUARY 2019 North
    Herts Art gallery/ Museum Hitchin

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  • ICAS Christmas 2018

    ART IN THE WORLD’S FIRST GARDEN CITY

     

    Art Lovers , ICAS clients, families & friends
    We wish you all a Merry Christmas

    Peace, Good health and

    a prosperous  NEW YEAR 2019

     

    TOMMY’S CHRISTMAS

     

    Oh, Christmas has come
    I eagerly wait to see 
    All the sparkling colours
    around each towns & cities
    And the gifts below the Magical Christmas Tree

    Oh, it’s Christmas!, I really could tell
    I wrapped all the Gifts to share
    I put on the decoration & stockings around the fireplace 
    for Santa to see!

    Oh, Christmas is the Best time of the year
    It’s filled my memories with fun, laughter and 
    good Cheers to all.
    So, I Wish the whole World a MERRY CHRISTMAS
    May overwhelming BLESSING & JOY fill our HEARTS again

     

    THE PORTRAIT OF A SCULPTOR – JOHN W. MILLS
    REMEMBERING TOMMY

    for more info: contact SUNIL VILAS 
    ICAS – VILAS FINE ART

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  • ONCE UPON A TIME

    THE MAGICAL WORLD OF FAIRY TALES, MYTHS & LEGENDS

    THE STORY OF SCYLLA  

    Scylla was once a beautiful, innocent creature, beloved and favourite of all the water nymphs. She loved to bathe in the pools by the sea side, combing her long hair with the nymphs’ combs and prattling to them about the men whom she had evaded. The nymphs, who had their own fair share of unwanted attention from men, tried to warn Scylla that people could become aggressive when they were in love, but the young maiden remained light hearted and careless. She sunned herself on the beaches without any clothes and luxuriated in the tide pools.

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  • ICAS ART MAGAZINE 2018

    ICAS ART Magazine quarterly publication

    Review of the Greatest artists: LEONARDO DA VINCI;  RODIN & DEGAS 

    Welcome to the launch of a brand-new art magazine the first release is our special edition to celebrate the 34th anniversary of ICAS – Vilas Fine Art UK, the gallery showcases the diversity of artistic expressions and creativity by today’s living artists.

    Our issues feature sensational new stories, life articles, with exclusive VIP interviews, following the careers of top leading artists from around the world. Please feel free to download our current copy, we welcome your feedback and comments

     

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  • Cyrene The Wolf Girl by Oleksii Gnievyshev Figurative art

     

    ONCE UPON A TIME –

    We unlock the stories behind the collection of paintings in this Summer art exhibition, to celebrate our 34th anniversary.., Discover the World of Myths & legends .., their stories and the meanings.., 

     

    CYRENE – THE WOLF GIRL
    Stay free, stay wild, stay in love.
    Few animals capture people’s imagination quite like the wolf. For thousands of years, the wolf has fascinated us, frightened us, and played with our imagination. The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections..
    The wolf features prominently in myths and legends from many North American and European cultures, as well as from other places around the world.
    We welcome OLEKSII GNIEVYSHEV German contemporary figurative painter originally from the heart of Ukraine, Kiev to join our list of ICAS gallery artists with his  beautiful mesmerising realism story telling paintings of the myths & legends  that times forgotten.

    His work titled Cyrene The Wolf Girl, Stay free., Stay wild., Stay in Love,  is an oil painting on canvas, panel size: 140cm x 100cm,

    currently showing in 34th anniversary celebration Summer 2018 exhibition.

    We now taking enquiries for special signed limited editions prints. email us your details to reserve a copy.

     

    We  trace the many versions of stories that captures the pure relationship of innocence’s that still remains between Cyrene the young girl,  her friendship, love and over time the connection with the wolf.

     

    CYRENE IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY

    Cyrene was one of the most beautiful figures in Greek mythology, so beautiful indeed that Apollo would take Cyrene as his lover. 

     

    The Beautiful Cyrene

    Cyrene is normally said to have been a mortal princess, daughter of King Hypseus, king of the Lapiths, and an unnamed nymph. Cyrene had two named sisters, Themisto and Astyaguia.
     
    Hypseus was a son of the Potamoi Peneus and Creusa, but some would say that Cyrene was not a daughter of Hypseus but was his sister, having been born to Peneus. This would make Cyrene not a mortal princess, but a Naiad nymph. 

     

    The Huntress Cyrene

    Certainly Cyrene had the beauty of the nymphs, with some saying Cyrene was a rival for the Charites in looks. In many ways though, Cyrene was more like Artemis, for Cyrene became a huntress of some note, and one, who like the goddess, was protective of her virtue.
     
    Cyrene’s skill as a huntress ensured that she became the chief protector of her father’s cattle and sheep, and it was in this role that she was chanced upon by the Greek god Apollo. As a lion attacked the cattle of Hypseus, Cyrene did not kill it with a javelin or arrow, but instead wrestled with it, until it succumbed. Apollo was greatly taken by the strength and daring of Cyrene, and it was said by some that Apollo even deigned to ask the centaur Chiron about the woman he had observed.   

    Apollo slept with Cyrene in form of a wolf according to the late Roman writer Servius in his commentary on the Aeneid (377), although other sources don’t mention this.

     

    Than there was the fairy tales world of Little Red Riding Hood– This is a story about the never-ending fight between good and evil, a story about greed and hope, and a story about responsibilities and second chances..,

    Red Riding Hood is an old fairy tale, known in many different variations and each one of them can be interpreted in many different ways.

     

    Finally I refer to some of latest quotes from Women Who Run With the Wolves:

    Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés,

     

     

    “I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” 

    “Sometimes the one who is running from the Life/Death/Life nature insists on thinking of love as a boon only. Yet love in its fullest form is a series of deaths and rebirths. We let go of one phase, one aspect of love, and enter another. Passion dies and is brought back. Pain is chased away and surfaces another time. To love means to embrace and at the same time to withstand many endings, and many many beginnings- all in the same relationship.” 

     

    Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.” 

     

    “In mythos and fairy tales, deities and other great spirits test the hearts of humans by showing up in various forms that disguise their divinity. They show up in robes, rags, silver sashes, or with muddy feet. They show up with skin dark as old wood, or in scales made of rose petal, as a frail child, as a lime-yellow old woman, as a man who cannot speak, or as an animal who can. The great powers are testing to see if humans have yet learned to recognize the greatness of soul in all its varying forms.” 

     

    What’s your preferred story of The Girl and Wolf ?.., we leave it to your own imagination to enjoy our exhibition and feel the full experiences to connect with the truth of CYRENE…,

     

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    ART IN THE WORLD FIRST GARDEN CITY
    ICAS – Vilas Fine Art Letchworth Garden City UK.

     

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  • Hello JUne 2018

    HELLO JUNE – GRATITUDE MAKES SENSE OF OUR PAST…, BRINGS PEACE FOR TODAY!!!…, AND CREATES A VISION FOR TOMORROW???…,”

    WE BEGIN OUR NEW MONTH OF JUNE & WELCOME OUR NEW DAY, BY CONNECTING TO OUR BREATHE INHALE…, TO AWAKE ALL OUR SEVEN SENSES ..,
    TO SEE; TO HEAR; TO TOUCH; TO TASTE ….,, EXHALE TO FEEL; TO LAUGH; AND TO LOVE FROM OUR HEART…, SHARE THIS PLEASANT EXPERIENCES WITH ALL OUR GLOBAL FAMILY..,

    “On this June day the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring, in the heat of a June noontide, the recollection of the loveliest days of the year, those days of May when all is suggested, nothing yet fulfilled”.

    Oh that it were with me
    As with the flower;
    Blooming on its own tree
    For butterfly and bee
    Its summer morns:
    That I might bloom mine hour
    A rose in spite of thorns.

    Oh that my work were done
    As birds’ that soar
    Rejoicing in the sun:
    That when my time is run
    And daylight too,
    I so might rest once more
    Cool with refreshing dew.

    GOOD MORNING TO YOU ALL.., FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018…, here in The WORLD’S FIRST GARDEN CITY UK…. Bright New Month bringing changes to the season as we welcome Summers and all that it brings with as a Fresh New month to look ahead.,

    WELCOME TO ALL REGULAR READERS TO ICAS GALLERY & NEW MEMBERS who join US TODAY…, Namaste! Bonjour!, Salute!, Shalom! And Nǐ hǎo to all who are joining us TODAY!!!
    HAPPY CREATIVE GRATITUDE FRIDAY /  A HAPPY WEEKEND AND FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF JUNE.., ..,
    BIG HUG.., LOVE…, LIGHT…, GRATITUDE…, HAPPINESS & CONTINUED FRIENDSHIP…,

    Creativity is our Greatest Gift

    Happiness and gratefulness quoteHappy Gratitude Weekend

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