Art can convey emotions, recount stories and inspire questions. For many artists, creating art provides an opportunity to share a personal statement or meaning. In this blog post, we'll highlight some techniques artists use to add depth and significance to their work and some questions artists can consider to help articulate the meaning behind their work.
In the seventeenth century, the terms "classic" or "classical" emerged to describe the arts and culture that either originated from or were inspired by the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome. This style typically includes concepts of harmony, idealism, proportion, restraint, and balance. This article will introduce you to some classical principles and show how they are represented in art. Let's go!
Baroque art is a flamboyant and ornate artistic movement that emerged in Italy in the early 17th century and was popular until the mid-18th century. The Victoria and Albert Museum says Baroque art ''became the first visual style to have a significant worldwide impact.". It is known for its elaborate and dramatic themes, colours and intricate details. In this blog post, we will delve into five characteristics of Baroque art. Let's go!
Welcome to our introduction to the Impressionist movement. We'll discover some of the defining characteristics of Impressionist art and examine some significant works by notable artists. The Impressionist movement emerged in the late 19th century, primarily in France. It sought to capture the fleeting effects of light, colour, and atmosphere.
Realist painters revelled in depicting working-class people with an unflinching gaze. They captured introspection, labour, and leisure scenes using accurate colours, allowing viewers to witness a sober reality previously overlooked by artists seeking aesthetic grandeur. Realist artists wanted to explore the tensions between tradition and progress and the juxtaposition of urban and rural life. Read on to learn about some of our favourite works!
Romantic artists celebrated embracing the tumultuous emotions of human existence and the untamed beauty of nature. Join us as we learn about this fascinating movement; we'll examine some iconic paintings by Romantic painters and learn about the fundamental characteristics of Romantic art. Let's go!
Join us in our new series 'Discover Art:' an introduction to the fascinating and diverse artistic genres, styles, techniques and movements that have shaped the creative landscape across continents and centuries. Read on to discover the fascinating history of Art Nouveau and examine some beautiful examples of work.
The painting known as Birth of Venus is one most iconic scenes in history and is well-loved by art enthusiasts worldwide. Read on to discover more about the painting and its origins.
Have you ever looked at a painting and marvelled at the way the subjects seem to jump right off the canvas? If so, then you might have witnessed the magic of chiaroscuro. Many artists have used this age-old technique to produce stunning works that captivate the viewer's imagination. In this blog post, we'll delve into the meaning of chiaroscuro, how it has been used by famous artists, and explore some stunning examples.