Art History

Art History

Art History Briefing: Acrylic Painting

As artistic mediums are considered, acrylic paint is in its infancy. Developed by house painters looking for a safer alternative to lead-based paints, this medium was quickly embraced by artists for its versatility.  New processes and techniques are being explored and exploited by artists of all types today, and it will undoubtedly continue to evolve far into the future.  Read more

Art History

Art History Briefing: Minimalism

For a (comparatively) new and often misunderstood art movement, Minimalism has made an indelible mark on the landscape of the world’s art. Often used to describe anything that is pared down and stripped to its essential components, minimalism allows the viewer to seek deeper meaning in the lack of detail, or simply appreciate the simplicity of clean lines and forms.
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Art History, Art Techniques

Art History Briefing: Oil Painting

For hundreds of years, oil paints have been the media of choice for fine artists for the vibrant colors and the luminous glow lent to the subject. Incorporating new techniques and materials from around the world, the allure of oils to the painter continues to gain new adherents. This versatile medium has a rich history, and its popularity has remained constant for artists as well as collectors and aficionados.
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Art History, Interior Design

Ten Most Famous Art Sculptures from Around the World

Sculpture is a form of art known to be complicated; often found in large scale, straightforward (almost aggressive in its display), and drawing viewers in to ascertain the story or meaning behind the work. With thousands of sculptures to be found worldwide, here are a few of the most renowned and well-loved pieces created in various times throughout history:
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