Papillon Studio and Gallery in downtown Sarasota, Florida exhibits contemporary fine art paintings created by talented artists from across the globe. Original oil-on-canvas artworks as well as authentic, hand-finished prints on canvas are on display throughout the year. Selected and curated by the gallery Founder Mila Bloch, Papillon Studio has already earned its reputation as the premiere art-destination gallery in downtown Sarasota. Papillon’s unique approach in finding exceptional art brings in connoisseurs and art lovers from across the country.

What Makes Fine Art Fine Art?

Fine art is created purely for aesthetic beauty, emotional expression, intellectual value and historical relevance. Unlike pop art, that’s created to express a theme in popular culture, and decorative art that’s made to enhance decor, the fine art medium is created with adherence to traditions and art-history in mind. Influenced by the masters of Renaissance giants like Michelangelo and Leonard Da Vinci, the Fine Art category remains the most demanding and challenging of all.

It is the full, unrestricted expression of the artist’s inner world which creates an emotional and visual touchpoint that may spark conversation, provoke a reaction, invoke imagination, affect your mind and heart, or influence your view on the subject matter.

It’s typical for fine art to be a one-of-a-kind piece created in the artist's favorite medium, whether it’s oil, water colors, acrylic, pencil or charcoal. And while many of the most well known artists studied art for years, some of the world-famous artists from the last century had no formal training, including Henri Rousseau, Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo.

Papillon Studio acts as a connector between artists and the public – bringing the magic of art to all people.
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