March 28th, 2013
When people think of art, they often imagine crayons, markers, paints and paper. Of course, all of these tools help to create poignant and beautiful works of art. However, art is not relegated to only these fields. How else are you able to connect with art?
Modeling, sewing, knitting and creating graffiti are all different types of art. You can take some classes on these techniques or find areas that all you to create graffiti art. Pottery and creating home decor are two other fun ways of expressing your creative inside in Read the rest of this entry »
July 29th, 2012
Abstract art was identified in Germany in the first part of the 20th century. Alfred Barr coined the phrase to describe works that were completed by Wassily Kandinsky. What is most popularly known as abstract art today is an American Movement that that began after World War II. Pablo Picasso was a pioneer in this movement, along with others who were a part of the Cubism Movement.
This type of art can be in the form of paintings or sculptures and involves the use of vivid Read the rest of this entry »
July 28th, 2012
Impressionist artwork is easy on the eyes with its beautiful colors, soft forms and sleepy bucolic scenery; no wonder it is so joyous to discover. Some of this artwork appears very dreamy and can bring about feelings of calm and relaxation to the viewer. If you are looking for serenity and happiness, head out to your local museum to catch a glimpse of these beautiful paintings. Most museums have some impressionist art work on display; check your Read the rest of this entry »
July 26th, 2012
Learning about art is sure to add value to your life. You will see the world in new ways by gaining a new appreciation of form, color, yourself, and the human condition.
Great works of art can be viewed online, but there is no substitute for being in the presence of an artistic piece. Visit a local art museum. Pay attention to which pieces move you. Then, try to identify why they do.
Reading about art is another route. From Realism to Impressionism, Rembrandt to Picasso, art has a fascinating history and philosophy. Begin your search online Read the rest of this entry »
July 23rd, 2012
Throughout time art has changed styles and themes. With the many different styles, it is understandable that almost everyone has a particular style of art that they enjoy. Two art themes that have become wide spread are the traditional art themes and modern art. These all have different styles to them, but they each share the same characteristics within their groups.
Traditional themes have included murals, such as Michelangeloâ€™s work. These themes are centered more around Read the rest of this entry »
July 21st, 2012
Making art fun and informative for children is something that we all strive to do. It has been shown that the children who are involved with the arts as part of their daily routine outperform children whom are not by 18 to 27 percent on standardized testing.
Having the child find what art interests them the most is the key to getting them interested in the arts. At first it will be trial and error on what may interest them. Read the rest of this entry »