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 world were born.

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 interesting aspects of abstract art […]

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 fickle who he accepted into […]

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 markets could be forged. As […]

The Famous Art Frauds – Part 1

Forging art is as old as art itself, and the term Art Forgery is described by Wikipedia as: The creation and selling of art which are falsely credited to other, usually more famous artists. Modern day authentication is much better now than it used to be which tends to make this sort of crime less popular than it once was. […]

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 from common objects. It was […]

The Importance of The Monuments Men

Does history respect the significance of what the Allies did near the end of World War 2, with the task set to recover the stolen works of art which was stolen by the Nazis? For those historians who have studied and researched modern history then the answer to the original question will be obvious to them, but for mere mortals […]

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 to the fact that most […]

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 […]