Beginning in Paris, France, in the early 1870s, the Impressionist movement was founded by a group of artists with bold ambitions. At the time, artists were generally expected to emulate the Old Masters, with various set methods and ways of handling light, colour, composition, brushstrokes, subject matter, and so on.
Sculptures have been a part of human history for longer than humans have been recording history. With the oldest sculpture we know of dating back 37000 years, sculpting is deeply engrained in humans as one of the original forms of art.
Nature has always been a favourite subject among photographers. Serene, untouched landscapes, incredible national parks, and an endless variety of species across the planet means that there’s always something new to capture forever as a photograph. While taking pictures of a range of mountains is something that most photographers would be able to do fairly […]
Mixed media refers to a style of art that includes more than one medium, and is probably one of the most underappreciated fields in the creative industry. The average art admirer can recognise The Mona Lisa easily and identify Michelangelo’s David without skipping a beat, but are unable to name any of the best artists […]
The library is by no means a new invention, and over the millennia, there have been countless famous libraries that housed the knowledge of the human race. The Library of Alexandria, for example, was considered the greatest house of collective knowledge of the ancient world, and while it would eventually meet an unfortunate fate, the […]
Most people have heard of famed artist Jackson Pollock, who made a name for himself in the international art world for the unique pieces that he created over the course of his career. He was most famously known for his use of “drip painting”, and it’s one of the ways in which Pollock created paintings […]
There are millions of people around the world that want nothing more than to give up on their day jobs and try and make it in the world of writing. It’s not hard to understand why – it allows creativity to flow, it can be be done easily at home, and it means having a […]
Photojournalism is the art of capturing important imagery that conveys the notable features of subject, usually for news and informational purposes. It’s a field that many aspire to, but only a few really have what it takes to find real success. It can take years of hard work, patience, and dedication to become a known […]
Science fiction has always been a potent force in the world of modern literature. There have been countless books, novels, comics, and short stories that make use of the imaginative world of science fiction, which in turn have led to a plethora of brilliant series and movies.
Mankind conquered the ocean a few hundred years ago, and it’s an important and intrinsic part of our history, including how we moved from place to place. That’s why many countries, companies, and individuals have made it a priority to try and save as much maritime-related history as possible, including the various marine artefacts and […]