The art world is well known for being a playground for the rich and famous; those collectors that are able to fork out countless thousands in order to take home a piece that speaks to them. But even among this elite group, there are a handful of collectors that are so wealthy that they’re able […]
The Renaissance saw its beginnings at the end of the Middle Ages in Europe, which was about 1400. Painters and poets, and a myriad of other artists, began to show more interest in the classical styles of the ancient Greeks and Romans. It was a period of prosperity for politics, science and the artistic fields.
It is perhaps controversial to suggest that some of the greatest works of art might just be a little overrated. But, just to be clear, we aren’t suggesting that these great works aren’t impressive. What we are suggesting is that they have been given so much attention and so much praise that their reality may […]
Salvador Dalí was one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. Known for iconic surrealistic paintings and bizarre self-promotional antics, Dalí created a legacy that extends into modern pop culture. While most of his antics were widely publicised, there is much about the famous artist that is not known to the public. Here […]
The Aboriginal people are the first tribal people to have inhabited Australia. Their art style is entirely unique to the land, and encompasses thousands of years of creativity, shamanic ceremonies, and collective experiences.
Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most celebrated and well known artists in the world. The French painter became famed for his impressionistic style of artistry, but only after his death. He also had a fascinating life of artistic endeavours, battles with mental illness, financial hardships and more.
Many artists use durable materials of the best quality to ensure their works have a long lifespan. Others use organic substances that will decay over time – and as the most important temporary works show, impermanence itself becomes a collaborator or a medium.
Haunted paintings are a familiar enough site in children’s cartoons, but according to some people, they are not limited to the realms of animation and imagination. Even today, there are artists, viewers, and collectors who swear there is something sinister about certain artworks.
Leonardo Da Vinci is best known for his renaissance works of art. When he died in 1519 he left behind about 6000 journal pages that he filled with writings about his life. In these pages he included how he found inspiration, his need for fame and his heartaches and disappointments. Childhood Years Da Vinci was […]
The term ‘emerging artist’ has become watered-down in recent years, but these artists to watch are notable for reaching certain critical milestones in their careers at a young age, which has taken them from regional recognition to international acclaim. Diamond Stingily, 28 Stingily’s contribution to this year’s New Museum Triennial is a white-knuckler. The E.L.G. […]