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Art is anything that people add to their 'output' which is not functionally necessary and is other than the default properties of that output. The word "art" has been derived from the Latin word 'ars', which, loosely translated, means "arrangement" or "to arrange". This is the only universal definition of art, that whatever it is was at some point arranged in some way.
What makes certain works of art never go out of style?
As I march through the many museums and cultural centers around the world, I encounter numerous works of art. These works carved a certain nitch in art history and could only be found on museum walls.
Is That a Vincent Van Gogh Painting on the Street Corner?
On a chilly Tuesday morning, a young man dressed in a pair of jeans and a baseball cap walked into a Washington D.C. subway station. The man then pulled out from his case a $3.5 Million Stradivarius violin and started to play. That auspicious young man was Joshua Bell a world-class violinist, one of the best violinists in the world, who usually performs at the biggest most prestigious concert hall
How to recognise the most significant art movements of the past 500 years
Throughout time, new “movements” of thought have emerged, and changed the ideals of art. Many have passed without impact, while others achieved significant change.
The following brief synopsis attempts to describe the most significant art movements of the past 500 years, in a light-hearted manner.
Why Art Matters
Art is one of the most important aspects of any civilization, and creativity is one of the most fundamental characteristics of the human spirit. A brief discussion of the value that the arts have held for mankind throughout our history.
The Appreciation Of Fine Art
While the world's great art can be enjoyed without any in-depth knowledge, gaining such an understanding can transform art appreciation into an art form itself. A short lesson on enjoying and understanding fine art using the "Mona Lisa" as an example.
What Is Abstract Art And How Can You Tell What It Is?...
This is a question I am often asked about, as well as one which actually is not so simple to respond to, because there are different styles of contemporary abstract paintings in the world today. For this reason I consider that many people do get to some extent baffled with the complete spectrum of contemporary art.
How not to Clean your Original Paintings
Many people are unsure of how to clean their oil paintings and following some old wives tales such as using potato or bread to clean your paintings do not work.
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