All You Need to Know About Drawing

Drawing is one of the most ancient forms of art we know and, although not every piece of visual art has been preceded by a preliminary sketch, is the basis of all compositions. Nevertheless, it wasn’t until the late 14th century that drawing was recognized and studied as an art form of its own, and […]

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The Famous Art Frauds – Part 2

This is the second of our blogs to investigate into the world of art fraud, and uncover some of the perpetrators that the art world has ever seen. In recent times the problem of forged art has been a major concern, some experts say as much as 50% of all the art on the worldwide […]

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Surreal Art & The Artists – Part 1

Before 1920, Surreal art had not even been thought of and really it was more of a cultural movement than an artistic one. It also did not just cover paintings, literature was also a part of the movement. At first this movement was shocking, the art produced was unnerving as strange creatures started to appear […]

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The Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

What makes a painting truly great? And why do some paintings carry such an exorbitant price than others? One answer is that all items are priced based on the principle of supply and demand, and rare art is just that, it is rare and only one of its kind exists in the whole world. Coupled […]

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The Old Masters of Art

What does the term Old Master actually mean in terms of art? “In Fine Art, the term Old Master traditionally refers to great European painters practicing during the period roughly 1300-1830”, this definition was given by the Visual Arts Cork. It is a rather woolly phrase, but it suffices to describe our subject matter. The […]

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The Great Sculptors

Some say sculptors are the most gifted of all artists, after all their work is three dimensional and not just two as with traditional painters. It is far harder to get a nuance of a subject with a hammer and chisel than it is with a brush stroke. However, this is not the debate for […]

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Italy’s Greatest Painters of all Times

Italy has given birth to some of the greatest painters of all times, this country is truly blessed with culture and art, being for centuries the cradle and epicenter of art in Europe in its biggest cities of Venice, Genoa, Rome and Florence. So, here’s a list of some of the greatest Italian painters of […]

Art Appreciation and Its Elements

The artistic appreciation can be considered as the area of ​​knowledge that studies and values ​​the different artistic manifestations that man has made through history. Its purpose is to understand art as an inherent activity in the development of every human society in culture. As a critical analysis of a work of art obeys a […]

Some Trends in Contemporary Art to Keep an Eye On

From the body of a shark floating in formaldehyde, phosphorescent rabbits, an embalmed horse hanging from the ceiling, a huge figure of a puppy covered with flowers, piles of plastic cups or lollipops, or a disheveled bed, modern art is becoming bolder when it comes to reinventing itself. Artworks such as those mentioned, confused and […]

All You Need to Know About Drawing

Drawing is one of the most ancient forms of art we know and, although not every piece of visual art has been preceded by a preliminary sketch, is the basis of all compositions. Nevertheless, it wasn’t until the late 14th century that drawing was recognized and studied as an art form of its own, and […]

Art Through the Ages – Part 4

The concluding part of our journey through all the art eras of time picks up in 1905 with Cubism, Supremativism, Futurism, De Stijl and Constructivism. As well as today’s art which can be described as Postmodernism and Deconstructivism.

Art Through the Ages – Part 3

Continuing our journey through time to look at the most influential art periods since the Stone Age, we paused after the wonderful era of Neoclassical art to take a breather before we kick start our next venture forward in time to enter the world of Romanticism.

Art Through the Ages – Part 2

Our journey through time to venture into every art era that has ever been, started with the Stone Age, went through the Greek period, and finished with the Byzantine & Islamic eras. In this blog we understand more about Gothic and Celtic art as well as the Renaissance period where great luminaries of the art […]

Art Through the Ages – Part 1

The mediums of art are well known by everybody, sculpture, drawing, painting and so on are household names. But the different eras of art are another matter, perhaps some people can name modern art or impressionism, but do all the art eras spring to mind?

What is Abstract Art?

Abstract art is not a new art form, it has been with us for over a hundred years in some shape or form. People that study and enjoy abstract art know they like it but are not quite certain why, this art evades artistic classification and definition and there lies the beauty. One of the […]

Surreal Art & The Artists – Part 2

Picking up the baton one again to conduct our orchestrations of Surrealist art, in this blog we take a closer look at the artists and their work. It was not particularly easy to join Breton’s tight group, it was an elite club, which sort of made a joke of their Communist beliefs. Breton was very […]