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.
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.
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.
The captivating tales of Greek and Roman mythology have enthralled people for generations. The timeless adventures of gods, mortals and legendary creatures have inspired artists and creators over the centuries. In this post, we delve into some of the most gruesome and fascinating tales from Greek mythology, focusing on the legends of Prometheus, Achilles, and Cronos, which includes some exceptionally detailed illustrations from our title; Greek and Roman Mythology, an Image Archive for Artists and Designers.
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.
What makes a painting well known? It could be the subject or the artist who created it. It may be part of a notable collection or have a historical significance—however, some paintings are well known because there are mysterious circumstances surrounding them. Read on to learn about some fascinating pictures people believe are haunted - with one painting's mystery revealed in a very ordinary explanation.
Death in ancient Egypt was an inevitable part of life and a gateway to the afterlife. Many people prepared the deceased for what awaited them in the world beyond, especially if they were royalty. This article will discuss the mummification process for preparing the human body for the afterlife and the contents of royal tombs. Because we love spooky mysteries, we will also discuss the infamous curse of King Tutankhamun's tomb. Read on to explore the intriguing world of Egyptian mortuary customs!
Tales of fantastical creatures such as dragons, mythical beasts and legendary monsters have captivated people's imaginations worldwide for centuries. In this blog post, we'll explore the stories behind some legendary creatures and examine some fascinating illustrations from our pictorial archives; Dragons and Mythical Creatures, Monsters and Beasts and Greek and Roman Mythology.Read on to learn more!