What is Organic Abstract Art?
Abstract art is a term used to describe art that is based on a concept distanced from visual references in the real world. This gives the artists free reign to express their creativity any way they feel inspired to. Organic abstract art is a subgenre that is depicted as rounded, abstract shapes inspired by those […]
An Exploration of Still Life Art
Still life is an age-old genre of art that has evolved over time. While the earliest still life art has come from ancient Egypt, this style of art grew in popularity in the Netherlands in the 16th century. The term still life actually comes from the Dutch word stilleven. This style of art involves depictions […]
People and Portraits
No Fog Today by Irene Raspollini Portraiture is one of the oldest art forms. It began nearly 5000 years ago, when the only way to record someone’s appearance was through drawn portraits. Portrait painting was originally common amongst rulers or people from the upper classes. However, over the years portraiture has become more widely […]
The Pop Art Movement
Pop Art was born in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. However, it became very popular in the 1960s in New York City with artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein. Inspired by the everyday, Pop Art was meant to be more relevant, more accessible […]