Art History

Art History

La representación de la naturaleza a través de la historia del arte

La naturaleza no es solo uno de lo elementos más enigmáticos de la vida, sino uno de los temas más icónicos en la Historia del arte. ¿Qué es lo que tanto ha obsesionado a los artistas para encomiar por siglos la vida orgánica, la flora y la fauna, lo inaprensible de los fenómenos naturales o el misterioso ser de la naturaleza entera? A través de una serie de obras, reflexionamos brevemente cómo se ha transformado la representación de la naturaleza desde las primeras manifestaciones artísticas y hasta la fecha, y qué dicen estas representaciones de su propio tiempo.

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Art History

The Difference Between Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor Paint

Painting is one of the oldest art expressions and undoubtedly the most popular one. Painting is also the main character in almost every exhibition, whether if its an historical art show or about contemporary art. However, when seeing a painting it is usually a bit difficult to recognize which technique is painting with, at least at a first glance. Here are some basic characteristics to know more about the difference between oil, acrylic and watercolor paint.

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Art History

What is Mimesis in Art?

Mimesis is one of the most ancient concepts in art history at least in the West. Although we still use it in order to define what is art and what it is the difference with nature, mimesis is a very ambiguos and misunderstood notion that has give shape to our ways of seeing and giving value to artworks. In the 21st Century, is it still posible to talk about mimesis?

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Art History

Still Life in Art: Why It is So Important?

Still Life has been one of the most popular genres through the art history. Since the ancient times, there are some representations related with it is also called “nature morte”. But what is “still life” and why has been so important and relevant to the point that even modern and contemporary art has explore the formal and conceptural characteristics of this art genre?

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Art History

The World Around in Focus: Land

Through Art History, the representation of the land has been one of the main topics to take the artists attention. In some way, to approach to certain territories and geographies from the art is a way to understand how the nature and landscapes plays a key role in different social, cultural and economical problematics suchs as: identity, colonialism, extractivism, global warming, violence, among others. In this context, next Friday October 22, the Guggenheim Museum will host an special public program (in English) completely devoted to reflect on the complexity of the land.

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Art History, News

Afghanistan: Art and Heritage in Times of War

By Sybaris Collection

On August 16, after taken several districts of Afghanistan, Taliban forces took the control of Kabul, the capital and most important city of the country. The arts and cultural heritage of a country could be the less important issue in the middle of a war en in which hundreds of persons—mainly  women— are being deprive from their human righs and even killed. Of course, Afghan people is the main concern, but several Afghan artists, writters and filmmakers, as well as international heritage and culture organization are raising their voices to protect what art and heritage means: the past and indentity of the people.

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