With the cuts in government funding for the arts the climate in the art world is growing distinctly chilly but artists have been busy creating since the dawn of time. On a warm afternoon in 1940 in southwestern France two young boys hunting rabbits discovered the cave painters of Lascaux when their dog chased a hare down a hole beside a downed tree, and they followed. Once underground, they stepped into an 18,000 year old gallery of paintings and art.Those early artists did not have ...Read the rest of this post »
Cape Ann is a rocky peninsula in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean. The cape is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Boston and forms the northern edge of Massachusetts Bay. Cape Ann includes the towns of Gloucester, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport but the city of Gloucester makes up most of the cape. Gloucester is America’s oldest seaport. Gloucester has one of the finest harbors and the busiest fishing ports. It has rich history, natural beauty, incredible ...Read the rest of this post »
Renaissance The Renaissance (meaning rebirth) was a cultural movement that started in Italy in the fourteenth century, and spread throughout Europe. In art, the style of painting became highly realistic, and attempted to mimic nature as closely as possible.
- What to look for: a rich three-dimensional perspective, human subjects in proportion (usually wearing robes and making grand gestures), and convincing representation of spaces.
Baroque The term Baroque is often applied to art of the whole ...Read the rest of this post »
Art works by famous artists generally inspires the creation of Art Tapestries. Tapestries are the creative expressions weaved in the textile depicting various images like landscapes, animals, nature forms like trees etc. Tapestries are a part of our ancient legacy but are admired even today for their uniqueness and exquisiteness. Tapestries-tapestry.com is a site that displays a vast collection of this wonderful art along with the different types and styles of this ancient art form. Art ...Read the rest of this post »
People are interested to buy various art forms to give their homes the attractive look. If you are looking for the wall art you can find various attractive and eye-catching pieces at this site www.canvasdesign.co.uk. You will find the best of wall art herein. You can upload your pictures to the site which will be transformed into the <a href=http://www.canvasdezign.co.uk/>Wall Art</a> creations. These are attractive and nice looking wall art will be appreciated by all of your ...Read the rest of this post »
Vintage poster is different form ordinary poster, as it has an antique value associated with them. These posters are not sold in the streets, but are rarely found with stores selling antique products. Just like antique paintings, the vintage posters
are sold at high prices, but with the help of online stores, you can find one available at reasonable price. Connecting to Past You can convert your room’s wall into the canvas of past by selecting one or more of these vintage posters. Some of the ...Read the rest of this post »
Vintage Disneyana has become a personal passion of mine. I’ve been searching for it for years now. I attend art auctions regularly, but usually only find vintage Disneyana at a small percentage of them.I found a darling 1938 Knickerbocker Mickey Mouse dressed in a Santa suit at an art auction a few years ago. This was an extraordinary vintage Disneyana find. There was some very fine crazing to the face, but no flakes in the paint.I did some research after the art auction and it turns ...Read the rest of this post »
Art is something that is part of all our lives in various ways. Art could be there in the designs and interiors chosen, in the simple fittings and lamp or even on a couch or curtain. But of course purchasing art could also have numerous connotations.
Some people may commission artists to produce pieces to suit their interiors for a home or an office. Others may buy canvas art
from selected people whose work they admire or simply because it suits their mood or tastes in art. There are still ...Read the rest of this post »
Negative comments from art critics cannot stop Rolf Harris prints being intensely popular with the British public.A number of figures in the art world told the Independent newspaper that they do not understand why people regularly buy Rolf Harris prints as they are unimpressed by the Australian's artistic style.Cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht compared Rolf to a fairground painter who was simply employed by the BBC to educate people about art because of his previous jobs presenting ...Read the rest of this post »
The ancient civilizations that have come before this present period of time have always left behind some truly unique pieces to others after them to gain some insight as to what that society may have been like. We learn much from the artifacts collected by archeologists, and their attempts throughout the Mediterranean region of the world, where the peoples of Greece and Rome had originally found their home. Though much of these items are priceless works that cannot be just bought and sold, ...Read the rest of this post »