What Are Figurative Arts?

“Figurative art describes any form of modern art that retains strong references to the real world and particularly to the human figure”, that is the description given by the Tate to describe our subject. Figurative Arts is a term that has been applied to a genre of art since the arrival of abstract art. Before then it was not needed […]

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 Old Masters are collectively responsible […]