Art History

Art History, Trends in Art

Why Art Inspired by Trump Belongs in the Streets

The Emperor Has No Balls, Indecline

From teenage climate change activist Great Thunberg to the youngest US Representative of New York’s 14th District Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, younger generations have proven to have done more actions to ameliorate the future of our world than politicians who invest trillions of euros subsidizing fossil fuel companies while having in their minds “our best interests.” What a bizarre world Earth has become. The planet that is being handed down to kids is one that will die effectively around fifteen years due to irreversible climatic changes.

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Art History, The Provocation Column

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker: How Racism Worked on the old forms of Ballet

In 2017, New York City Ballet officially modified the choreography, costumes, and makeup of the Chinese Tea dance featured in the ballet The Nutcracker. In October 2018, The Balanchine Trust, which owns the rights to every single ballet by George Balanchine, informed all other ballet companies in the world of the officially approved changes. What drove the Balanchine Trust to make such drastic changes for the most beloved ballet of all time? Which complaints were heard enough that they were forced to change something so dear to so many?

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Art History, Trends in Art

What You Should Know About Watercolors

Watercolors are not only beautiful, but also intimidating, considering the flowing colors, the unpredictable pigment, as well as the spectrum of saturation. Among the top accessible and simplest forms of art is watercolor painting – paints, water, brush, and paper, are all that is required for you to get started.Read more

Art History, Investing in Art, Trends in Art

The Rise of Urban Art

The term urban art, sometimes known as street art, is fast becoming a widely-accepted, and popular form of artistic expression. As an expression of pop art, urban art comes in many styles and tells many stories. From large-scale works in public locations to smaller pieces suitable for private ownership and display, urban art is fast becoming more than just interesting works noticed by passersby. However, this ancient art is an idyllic blend of creativity and articulation, one which may have only recently been accepted as ART but has always been considered EXPRESSION.

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Art History, Trends in Art

Collage Art’s Place in 21st Century Art Development

The 21st century is an exciting time for artists. Centuries of art styles, booming technology for artistic experimentation, and a plethora of resources and materials ripe for inspiration. It is fitting that collage art takes its place as a leading art form and influencer in today’s world of art and artists. It is indeed an ideal time for collage, and collage is the perfect art for the 21st century.
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Art History, Trends in Art

Pioneers of Collage Art

Originating from the French word coller (to glue), the artistic method of assembling works from a variety of mediums is now known as Collage Art. As a collection of unrelated components, collage art was born of Cubism, a genre of art which transformed art to more basic and abstract view in a reverse process, and as an avenue of political expression and anti-war sentiment. This novel approach resisted traditional styles and methods of art, embracing industrialization and man-made materials and machinery.
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