Painting the World in Colour: Discovering Impressionist Art
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Painting the World in Colour: Discovering Impressionist Art

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. 
Celebrating the Ordinary: The Rise of Realism
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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 Romanticism: A Journey into an Artistic Rebellion
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Exploring Romanticism: A Journey into an Artistic Rebellion

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! 
Exploring the Birth of Venus Painting by Botticelli
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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.
How to Effectively Use Colour in Art and Design
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How to Effectively Use Colour in Art and Design

Colour is one of the most powerful tools an artist or designer can use to convey a message or mood. It allows the artist to manipulate emotions and create a new visual experience for the viewer. Understanding the importance of colour and how to use it effectively in art and design is essential for any artist, designer, or student looking to create compelling work. In this blog post, we'll explore why colour is necessary for art and design, its psychological impact, how to select a colour palette and how to use it effectively in your work.
An Introduction to Trompe l'Oeil paintings
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An Introduction to Trompe l'Oeil paintings

Trompe l'oeil is a unique painting technique that captures its subject in exquisite detail and gives viewers the sensation of looking at it three-dimensionally rather than two-dimensional paint on canvas. Artists use this technique to challenge our perception by creating visual illusions that blur the line between reality and art. From a painted piece of fruit that looks delicious enough to eat to an intricately crafted piece of paper that appears to have actual curls, Trompe l'oeil makes us question the very concept of what is real, causing us to explore the boundary between the painted world and our own. 
Using Perspective in Art: A Creative Guide to Visualising Reality
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Using Perspective in Art: A Creative Guide to Visualising Reality

Understanding and experimenting with perspective in art opens up a world of creative possibilities. From using linear perspective to create accurate representations to playing with impossible constructions for a surreal twist, mastering perspective can take your artwork to new heights.