Virtual Museum Tour

Humans have used art for centuries as a medium for secure expression and communication. Through art, artists have been able to explore their imagination, expressing their cultural and historical understanding or simply how they view the world through their artistic eyes. Their ideas have been captured in portraits, paintings, sculptures, buildings, ornamentals, furniture and many […]

Philadelphia Art Museum

Issue Background and History The first evidence expansion of the Philadelphia Art Museum occurred in 1893, when Anna Wilstach bequeathed the large collection of paintings that included the works of American artists. Due to such growth, the museum managers had to consider the extra space because more and more visitors wished to see the collection. […]

How Digital Technology Influences Art

Introduction Digital technology has become part of the everyday life in the world. Various sectors such as music industries have faced the problem of responding to the speedy developments in digital technology. In the world of arts, digital technology changes every day especially in media convergence technologies and digitalisation of production. Gündüz (2012, p. 202) […]

ART-nonwestern culture

Devi is literally considered to be a great goddess found in Great India and also known to have many guises. She has a feminine divinity. Most people regard her as a gentle mother who is tender and approachable. She is perceived as the mother of the universe. Moreover, she performs cosmic roles such as destroying […]

Oceanic Art Objects

The foremost stylistic commonality between Matua, Abelam and Baining people’s masks account for the fact that all three of them emanate the unmistakable spirit of aesthetic primitiveness. In its turn, this spirit is being reflective of the designers’ of all three masks tendency to hypertrophy their masks’ facial features. For example, Matua mask features the […]

Serenissima Trend: Spring-Summer 2016

Identify trend name, and give a brief description of the message behind this trend Serenissima (“the most serene”) represents an atmosphere that is romantic yet modern. The color palette of this trend primarily consists of purplish pinks, mint green and turquoise hues that remind a state of calmness. These colors can be applied to various […]

Early African Arts

Introduction Early African arts have some of the most diverse collections in the world. This is because African continent has societies, people, and civilization with diverse cultures. Styles also differ depending on the origin of the art. However, some pieces of art materials have common trends to indicate their regions of origin. For instance, sculpture […]

Sculpture and painting

Introduction Sculpture illustrates a three dimensional artwork that is made by combining and/ or shaping materials. Normally, a sculpture is usually made from stone and clay prior to its casting in bronze to give it a brand new outlook. In the modern society, invention of newer materials in conjunction with advanced technology has transformed the […]

Integrating Islamic ornaments by building inspired with decorative art of Europe for production of clothing?

In this paper, we take a critical review of the manner in which European art was influenced by Islamic art. In the course of the middle ages, decorative arts of Islamic origin were among the most valued imports in Europe. In those ancient times, textiles were mostly used as hangings, church vestments, and clothing for […]

Color Management

Color management is based on profile specifications of the internationally accepted ICC (International Color Consortium), which is the “governing body” for color management (Sharma vii). It has beauty and simplicity because it ensures files are consistent and accurate as they move from one device to the other. It is possible to single out some major […]

Ceramic Art

Introduction Ceramic art is a form of art with a long history in many parts of the world. It refers to making object such as tableware, tiles and figures from clay and other raw materials through the pottery process. The products that result from this process are categorized as fine art, decorative, industrial or applied […]

Esson’s exhibition review

Introduction Esson’s works have managed to occupy adequate space in gallery exhibitions as both group and singular exhibitions for several years. According to recent analysis of her works, Esson’s ability to utilize a smooth transitional process in her art work has enabled her to remain relevant in the field for many years (Merran, 2005). Merran […]

Comprehensive Art Education

The knowledge of the efficacy of art education is important for school tutors and their faculty who desire to have the best teaching methods. Additionally, parents are interested in having their kids go through the education system and graduate being well armed with skills to help them cope with the ever changing world and discourage […]

Comparison between Sculpture in Kuwait and Australia

There have been significant differences between the sculptures in Kuwait and those in Australia. The research will evaluate the weaknesses in Kuwait sculptures in terms of funds accessible, available galleries and the public awareness on this artistic works. In addition, the research will evaluate ways of strengthening the sculptures in Kuwait. Synopsis The difference between […]

The Position Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory Allots to the Art Object Regarding Desire in Postmodernities

Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory and Art Introduction Importance of the issue Appreciating pieces of art is a great pleasure as it gives us time for imagining the personalized meaning of those objects through our own personal mirrors of our egos and minds. Sometimes, we try to find the meaning of what we see or hear with […]

The Convergence of the Computer Graphics and the Moving Image

The concept of new media has thus emerged and entails an amalgamation of two distinct historical paths: computing and media technology (Manovich p.1). These two phenomena have contributed to the emergence of contemporary media technologies that facilitate the storage of sounds, images, image series and text utilizing diverse materials- film stocks, photographic plates, and gramophone […]

Art through History

Introduction During the 19th century, conflict between the ancient and modern art emerged. As a matter of fact, the century witnessed the beginning of radical changes in the field of art (Galenson ‘painting outside the Lines’ 45). It was also during this century that industrial revolution began in France whereby some artists embraced romanticism of […]

History of Art and Design

Introduction Art and design are two concepts that have been in existence for centuries (Watson 55). Art work was mostly inspired by the issues that revolved around the community in the ancient days. Most of these issues included, economics, politics, society, culture and aesthetics. The forms of designs were object oriented, these were interiors, crafts, […]

Works of Art

Introduction Pieces of artwork from different time periods portray varying styles. Several time periods had distinctive schools of thought. As a result, an artist who created a piece of work revealed a certain philosophical point of view. Aspects like positioning of key figures in an artwork tell of a particular style used to construct an […]

Visual Arts

Abstract The various forms of artistic traditions that thrived among the indigenous people of America are referred to as Native American art. This paper explores the indigenous arts of the Native American and how the significance of art has changed in the present society. In particular, the paper discusses the richness of Native American art […]

Neolithic pottery and art Culture

Introduction The Neolithic period is one of the most fascinating periods in the Chinese history; a period believed to have started in 10,000 B.C. and came to an end eight thousand years later. This period was characterized by a population, which solely depended on crop and domestic animal farming as opposed to gathering and hunting […]

Contemporary Art in China

Introduction The development of contemporary art in China is a result of intellectual, cultural, economic political and social factors. The growth and acceptance of contemporary art in China has not taken place overnight. Rather, it has taken decades of struggle for freedom, execution of artists, and manipulation of art associations by the communist government. However, […]

Museums

Introduction A learning experience can be considered effective if it results in the acquisition of new knowledge or developing of new perceptions by a person. In the recent past, I visited three museums that represent various ethnic groups. These museums are; the Wing Luke Museum, The Burke museum, and the Cambodian Cultural Museum. I followed […]

Definition of Art

Introduction Values are one of the core aspects in any given community. They instill respect among members of a community enhancing cohesion between the various parties of the community. Artists play a pivotal role in the introduction of community values, ideas as well as belief systems. These ideas, beliefs and experiences bring about improvement on […]

Art History

Art and Politics: Part 1 Introduction Art is constantly changing to accommodate the occurrences of the modern worlds. Even though art is often understood as an apolitical issue, the events of the 1960s compelled artists to take up political concerns in their works.1 Source 1: Art and communism in Romania Preda, C 2012, ‘Art and […]

Popular Street Artists

During a walk along the streets of most urban centers, one may encounter various artworks displayed on walls. The government does not sanction a sizeable percentage of these artworks. Street art refers to the illegal visual artwork. Street artists usually undertake their work despite the risk of arrest. Various street artists have gained worldwide popularity […]

Chinese ware: Vase with Peony Scroll

Figure 1: Chinese Vase with Peony Scroll, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127) (Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013) Formal perspective This is a Cizhou-type Chinese vase, which relied on a complicated technique in order to create an outstanding decoration on a jar. This technique is sgraffito, an Italian term that means scratched. The potter would cover the […]

Edward Johnson and Typography

Edward Johnson lived between 1872 and 1944 in the United Kingdom. He was one of the first developers of calligraphy which is known until today.His calligraphy forms were the first ones to use a pen as a tool for writing (Lewis 23). They remain an inspiration to modern day typography. Edward Johnson’s most outstanding typography […]

An Exploration in Perspective Drawing

Historical Context of Perspective Drawing Perspective drawings entails portraying three dimensional spaces into two dimensional spaces, and are classified into aerial and linear perspective. Historically, perspective drawing was examined by philosophers including Euclid, Roger Bacon, and Robert Grosseteste according to their professions, and the way they made observations of the visible world. Duccio and Giotto […]

“The Representation of the Real”: Courbet, Manet, Realism and French Modernity

Both Edouard Manet and Gustave Courbet were self-identified founding pioneers of the Realist movement. They exemplified the trend in French art termed Modernity, defined by the poet Charles Baudelaire as a pursuit of “the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent”1. These artists rejected received wisdom, whether regarding social issues, or brushwork technique. However, their approaches reflected […]

The portrait of Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria by Peter Paul Rubens

Introduction Rubens was born in Siege, Germany, in 1577. He was a prominent baroque artist. He supported Baroque movement of arts and travelled popularize it around Europe. The purpose of this paper is to use visual skills to analyze the portrait of “Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria”. Analysis The title of the painting is “Marchesa Broginda […]

The Glories of Islamic Art Series

Introduction and Background The link between Islamic art and religion has been brought out clearly in the 3-part DVD series The Glories of Islamic Art. The movie attempts to expound how Islamic movements led major players such as Sinian in the field of art. In addition, it develops a memorable aesthetic heritage that has withstood […]

Maya Public Ritual Arts

The main idea, which is being explored throughout the course of Inomata’s article, is that the functional purpose of plazas in ancient Mayan cities has been concerned with providing Maya’s rules with an opportunity to expose their subjects to public spectacles. In their turn, these spectacles served the purpose of endowing ancient Mayans with the […]

The Art Form: The Great Sphinx

It is quite interesting to note that unlike its counterpart within Greek mythology who mercilessly killed travelers who could not answer its riddle the Egyptian Sphinx was actually thought of as a benevolent guardian with a special relationship with the Sun (World Wonders, 2009). This startling contrast between two cultures that existed at almost the […]