How to Add Symbolism and Meaning to Your Art with Botanical Images
Art Symbolism

How to Add Symbolism and Meaning to Your Art with Botanical Images

Botanical motifs offer a versatile and profound way to enrich artistic expression, while also providing a practical tool for communicating complex ideas and emotions. Join us as we discover the hidden meanings behind five beautiful flowers and discover how you can elevate your artwork today!
Understanding The Dance of Death's Enduring Symbolism
Art

Understanding The Dance of Death's Enduring Symbolism

'The Dance of Death' is a type of memento mori. It is a visual allegory designed to remind people that death comes for everyone, regardless of their circumstances in life. Today, we'll discover what The Dance of Death' is, why it was so powerful and relatable, and what lessons we can learn from it today. Let's go! 
Emblems Unveiled: Decoding Hidden Meanings in Design
Art

Emblems Unveiled: Decoding Hidden Meanings in Design

Join us on a captivating exploration of the world of emblems; we'll discover their history and meaning and, of course, examine some fascinating examples. Let's go!
Adding Deeper Meaning to Your Art: A Guide for Artists
Art

Adding Deeper Meaning to Your Art: A Guide for Artists

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.
An Introduction to the Principles of Classicism
Ancient Greece

An Introduction to the Principles of Classicism

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! 
Celebrating the Ordinary: The Rise of Realism
Art

Celebrating the Ordinary: The Rise of Realism

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! 
Exploring the Birth of Venus Painting by Botticelli
Art

Exploring the Birth of Venus Painting by Botticelli

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.
The Symbolism of Bats in Art: Understanding their Significance Across Cultures
Art

The Symbolism of Bats in Art: Understanding their Significance Across Cultures

From ancient cave paintings to modern-day art, animals have inspired artists for thousands of years. Animal symbolism is a powerful tool that creatives can use to add depth and meaning to their work. This blog post will examine how bats have influenced artists around the world. Bats are fascinating creatures, with over 1,400 incredibly diverse species known, ranging from tiny bumblebee bats to flying foxes with wingspans of up to six feet. In art, bats also have a vast range of symbolic meanings. Discover how and why cultures worldwide have celebrated this fascinating creature.