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Art Techniques, Trends in Art

Video Art: What it is and What Constitutes a “Prestigious” Video Piece?

What defines nostalgia depends solely on each individual’s memories of, perhaps, childhood or maybe those that will never repeat themselves ever again. Tattooed moments in life that were captured by the camera in the form of photography or video, somehow make humans believe that one exact moment in time can become immortal. Video footage intends to freeze the movement, voice, energy, and smile of a person or thing, to the point that viewers can almost smell and touch that person on the screen. How helpful to progress is video footage for humans? Or how can it be harmful? But specially, what does it mean to make art of out video? What constitutes its urgency to create through video art?

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Art Technique-Collage Art

Although the term Collage Art may call to mind scissors and paste from preschool years, this technique was introduced by two established master artists, Braque and Picasso. Dubbed “Painting with Scissors” by Henri Matisse, the artists who chose to dabble in this technique are truly responsible for its development as a fine art skill. Combining any number of other methods of artistic creation, collage art allows artists to use current media alongside painting, textiles, drawing, and even some sculpture, to present unique works of art which burst out of the frame. Now blossoming into many different media, let’s journey through the short, but impressive progress of collage art.
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Art Technique-Digital Art for Sybaris
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Art Technique-Digital Art

Many people think of digital art as a recent phenomenon, perhaps conceived around the time that Instagram arrived, allowing people to share images wildly. However, the term digital art encompasses so many things which have been created for over 50 years. Beginning crudely in its early years as a marriage of math and art, it has truly exploded recently, not only improving in quality but also expanding in scope and style. Let’s investigate the relatively short existence but rapidly expanding technique of digital art.

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Art Techniques, Trends in Art

Art Technique-Graphite as a Medium

The skill of drawing, of writing, of making marks on a surface for storytelling, is one of the most obvious human skills. Beyond that ability, one may look to individuals who possess a stronger version of that skill, to create drawings which inspire and awe others. Sketching is the basis of many other discoveries, as it is a way to not only commemorate what is seen, but to imagine what can be created.

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Painting Techniques Part 1 for Sybaris Collection
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Popular Painting Techniques Part II: Non-Brush Painting Techniques

A vibrant oil or soft watercolor are often the first types which come to mind when one thinks about painting techniques, but these are only a few of the many methods a painting can be created. With the growth of abstract art came differing ways of getting paint to canvas (or paper, or wood, or any other surface which artists use). Let’s browse some of the unique ways that artists have used paint to create fascinating new styles of art.

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