Art History

Art History, Trends in Art
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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.

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Art History, Investing in Art, Trends in Art
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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
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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
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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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Art History, New Collector, The Provocation Column
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The Origins of the French Salon

When one considers the “society” aspect of the art world, images of highly educated, art professionals and dreamy-eyed, flamboyant artists may come to mind. Whether or not this may represent a true picture of the art world (hint—it doesn’t), it leads to the question “How did this exclusive atmosphere originate?” The world of art and philosophical discussion was borne in the French Salon.

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Art History, Trends in Art
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Figurative Art — Commemorating the Human Experience

From time when humans first drew an image on the wall of a prehistoric cave (the oldest known figurate drawing is that of a bibirusa pig deer from Indonesia), recreating images seen in real life has been a form of artistic expression.  In an effort to describe the world around him, man (and woman) has put pencil, chalk, and paint to a surface to draw figures; animals, humans, things of nature and manmade objects.  However, this type of artistic expression was no more than what was expected: recreating reality. Giving this type of art an actual name is a more recent event.

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