Understanding Influential Art Movements: An Introduction to Baroque Art
Art

Understanding Influential Art Movements: An Introduction to Baroque Art

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

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
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 Romanticism: A Journey into an Artistic Rebellion
Art

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! 
Celebrating Nature's Elegance: An Introduction to Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau

Celebrating Nature's Elegance: An Introduction to Art Nouveau

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.
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.
Discover Chiaroscuro: The Artistic Technique That Brings Paintings to Life
Art

Discover Chiaroscuro: The Artistic Technique That Brings Paintings to Life

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.
How to Effectively Use Colour in Art and Design
Art

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.
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.