- Abstract Art: a Breakthrough in Artistic Expression By : Suzanne Macguire
The origins of abstract art can rightly be attributed to the imagination of man. Abstract art is distinguishable from fantasy art, which makes imaginative characters and myths its subject. It is closer to reality as it reflects the real in figurative terms. In other words, abstract art depicts real forms in a simplified or rather reduced way, keeping the original subject the same.
- Conceptual Art - The Best and the Worst of Modern Art By : Annette Labedzki
"Conceptual Art" treads the thin line between what we generally think as "artistic" and what as "non-artistic." While most of us do associate the skills of the artist as the primary requisite for a great art, a thought process gives the concept much more weight. "Conceptual Art" is the baby of the latter.
- Defining Abstract Art By : Lynne Taetzsch
The term “abstract art” is like the term “modern music” in the sense that it is a very broad umbrella sheltering a wide variety of art. But like “abstract math,” the general sense of the term is that it is the opposite of the concrete, or “realism.”
- Different Styles and Forms to Abstract Art By : James Hunt
Abstract art is known as art that is not an accurate representation of a form or object. What this means is that you will not see a definite shape or figure in the art, you will have to look at it closely and interpret what you see. The art itself is differed in many ways including color and form. The artist sees something in the painting and artwork.
- Dog Artists David Hockney, William Wegman, and George Rodrigue By : Melanie Light
David Hockney, William Wegman, and George Rodrique, all still alive today, have not arbitrarily juxtaposed canines in their works but have put their furry friends on center stage - to soak up the limelight, offering the art world new glimpse of man’s best friend.
- Eco Art and Environmental Art Subjects By : Helen Saatchi
Environmental art can be used to define any art that deals with ecological issues as well as anything in the natural context. Environmental art is also a movement that began in the late 60s, and was then associated with sculpture such as land art or site specific art.
- Exuberance of the Orient and the Western in Contemporary Art By : Suzanne Macguire
Contemporary art is not just free expression of thought; it is an intermingling of cultures- the Orient and the Western. Herein crops up avenues for the birth of new art genres with fresh appeal.
- Leo Sewell Recycled Art By : Helen Saatchi
Leo Sewell is a recycled art expert, who uses self created assemblage techniques in his art. The sculptures Leo Sewell creates are made from reclaimed plastic, wood and metal pieces he collects from museums, corporations and individuals from around the world.
- Mixed Media Art and Assemblage Art By : Helen Saatchi
When it comes to visual art, mixed media is any piece of artwork where more than one medium has been used on the same piece. Mixed media refers to works that combine traditional and distinct visual media. Mixed media art for example, could be a collage of sketches in charcoal, ink and paint.
- Modern Art By : Art2Arts
Is modern art, like the classical art before it, growing old? Unlike representational art, modern art tells a different truth to every viewer – a fact that will keep it young forever.
- Modern Art and the Compexities Involved By : Nathan Jelovich
Modern art is typically thought to have started in the late 19th century and was a prominent form of art until the mid to late 20th century, typically understood to have ended around the 1970s.
- Modern Art Vs. Contemporary Art By : Suzanne Macguire
Modern art is not synonymous to contemporary art. The former encompasses only those works that have been created in the first half of the 20th century. Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism- they all form a part of modern art. Contemporary art, on the other hand, signifies those works done at the present time or in the very recent past.
- Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) - The Undisputed Father of Modern Art By : Annette Labedzki
Paul Cezanne was a famous French, Post-Impressionist painter, born on January 19, 1839 at Aix-en-Province of France, to father, Louis-Auguste Cezanne, and mother, Anne-Elisabeth Honorine Aubert. Paul was the owner of a banking firm, which his father co-founded. This made him financially independent and therefore, he carried on his work without any financial concerns. The painter started his lessons on art from an early age of 10 under a Spanish monk, Joseph Gibert at St Joseph boarding school.
- Pop Art - Extracting Consumer Driven World From the Shallows of Darkness By : Annette Labedzki
Pop Art, a peculiar artistic innovation of the twentieth century, centered on the growing interests of several artists in mass media, advertising, comics, and consumer products imagery. English critic, Lawrence Alloway, in a 1958 issue of Architectural Digest, first used the term, 'Pop Art.' 'Pop Artistry' displayed the celebration of post-war consumerism, challenging the psychology of 'Abstract E
- Realism in Contemporary Art By : Charles Griffith
Understanding the role that Realism has played in the history of Western art, its relationship with abstraction, and its place in the art of the 21st century.
- Reclaimed Art and Recycle Art By : Helen Saatchi
Reclaimed art and recycled art are described as artworks that are compiled of objects that have been discarded by others. There are many reclaimed art and recycled art artists that use the vision of what art is to them, to create visual styles that are most impressive by any standards.
- Recycled Art and Found Art Styles By : Helen Saatchi
Recycled art can be described as art that is created with reclaimed materials incorporated into the piece. Found art is classified as any art that is modified or made from undisguised objects that are generally speaking, not normally considered art due to their proper functioning.
- The When and How of Modern Art By : Suzanne Macguire
The article tries to trace the origin of modern art. Know how Michelangelo can truly be termed as a modern genius.
- Wall Art Tips By : Jamie Hanson
Wall art decoration in your house reflects your personality and makes quite an impact. In our times, wall pictures have become a necessary accessory in homes and to create a great interior it is imperative to collect wall art that go with the room's style and color background.
- What are Junk Art and Trash Art? By : Helen Saatchi
Junk art and trash art are interchangeable terms. This is a sub-genre of found art, where a piece of art is created from pieces that have previously been discarded as trash or junk.
- What Is It That Inspires Me To Paint Contemporary Abstract Paintings? By : Anna Meenaghan
Well I don't really think that there is a clear cut answer to this one. If anything, I would say that I go where the mood takes me. In actual fact, I do not always think about what is about to take place. When I decide to paint, once I begin to put paint on the canvas or paper, something happens at that time.
- Why Abstract Art? By : Lilia Parker
The inner dimension behind Abstract Art