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.
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 […]
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 […]
Hyperrealism is a type of artwork that involves creating art that’s as realistic as possible. For anyone that’s attempted to draw or paint in the past, it doesn’t take long to realise that it takes a lot of time and dedication to capture an image in as much detail as possible, but trying to make […]
The Louvre, found in the city of Paris, France, is considered by many to be one of the very best art museums in the world, but also one of the largest. For those that have never been to it before, they may feel completely overwhelmed by how big it really is, and just how much […]
The human race is known for its creativity, having been painting in caves and carving in stone for thousands and thousands of years. Over the last few decades, as we’ve turned to discovering and preserving much of our history, we’ve found countless pieces of art throughout the globe, much of it dating back as far […]
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 […]