Art Moving Forward

Art began over 100,000 years ago and consisted of primitive paintings and basic rock and wood carvings. Today, art is as diverse as you can imagine, consisting of everything from dramatic theatre, well-made television, controversial installations and circus skills. Considering … Read More

Warhol and Pop Art

The 1950s saw huge movement in the art world. There was a distinct swing away from the world of fine art and pop culture was truly embraced. While many artists were influential in the movement, the most notable creator through … Read More

How Salvador Dalí Changed Art

The Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí broke with convention. He made the world sit up and listen and think about art in a completely different way from before. He is well known for his work in Cubism, taking conventional images and … Read More

The Works of Francis Bacon

The turn of the 29th century saw a huge shift in the art world. For the first time, artists were willing to portray themselves in an explicitly negative and graphic way. Nobody represents this shift in attitude better than the … Read More

A History of Impressionism

Impressionism began in the 1870s in Paris and became one of the world most recognizable and admired art movements. It spawned many of the most well-known artists, such as Monet, Manet and Renoir. The paintings were characterized by depicting light … Read More

What is Baroque Art?

Throughout the 17th century, another art movement was taking hold in Europe that can still be seen in many cities across the continent today: Baroque. The architecture was key in this period with many churches, public and private buildings incorporating … Read More

Art During the Renaissance

Without question, one of the most influential periods in art history is the Renaissance era. This majestic era began in around 1400 in Florence, Italy, and advanced the fields of science and philosophy: both of which triggered one of the … Read More

The History of Art

Sometimes art is categorized as a middle-class medium: something which is the exclusive domain of the educated and rich. This is not true, since everybody who watches television engages with art, and art existed long before the classification of society … Read More

What is art?

The question of what art is has troubled academics, philosophers and artists themselves for millennia. By definition, art is considered to be the ‘the expression or application of human creative skill.’ However, the parameters of what is thought of as … Read More