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!
Illustrated borders and frames have inspired artists and designers for centuries, from Medieval manuscripts through the Renaissance and Baroque periods and beyond. This article discusses the importance of borders in design and examines some beautiful Medieval examples of borders, frames and decorative design.
The Significance Behind Beautiful Illustrations from Angels and Cherubs: An Image Archive For Artists and Designers
Angels have been a source of inspiration for artists and designers for centuries. These heavenly creatures feature in beautiful artwork, from paintings and sculptures to tapestries and stained glass windows. Our latest release, Angels & Cherubs: An Image Archive for Artists and Designers, includes 159 beautiful, lifelike images of angels and cherubs in various poses and scenarios. This blog post will tell the story behind some of the illustrations.
A cartouche is an intricate ornamental frame with a blank centre often flanked by scrolls. Cartouches commonly frame coats of arms, messages and paintings.