The Turner Prize

The Turner prize, named after the English artist JMW Turner, is the price given to a British artist who focuses on the visual medium. Since its launch in 1984, it has enabled the careers of some of the most well-respected … Read More

Modern Art’s Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin is the popular British artist who is most famed for her Turner Prize-winning work ‘My Bed.’ The visual art installation depicted an unmade, dirty bed complete with used condoms and blood-stained underwear. It represented a period in the … Read More

Performance as Art

Theater has been a popular medium of art and entertainment for centuries after being popularized by the Greeks 2000 years ago. Today it remains a huge industry in the art world, particularly in the cities of New York and London … Read More

Television as Art for the Masses

Since television has become the primary source of entertainment over the last half a century, the question about if television is art has raged in university classrooms and column inches around the world. The answer appears to be a complex … Read More

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