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