Before studios such as Walt Disney, Pixar, and Studio Ghibli, animation wasn’t exactly taken seriously as an art form. For decades, moving images were seen purely as a novel form of entertainment for children. Storybook narratives were visualized with shadow puppet shows, spinning fantascopes, magic lanterns, and flip books.
Like any creative field, art history has its own language.
For centuries, viewers have been captivated by Luncheon of the Boating Party, an Impressionist masterpiece by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Throughout art history, most prolific painters have employed different kinds of iconography in order to demonstrate the diversity of their interests, skills, and approach. No matter how many different themes they explore, however, most of these figures still have an apparent favorite subject. From Rembrandt's pensive face to Yayoi Kusama's playful polka dots, these tried-and-true subjects offer a revealing look into the inner-workings of these creative minds.
Edouard Manet once called still life “the touchstone of painting.
Great art comes in all shapes and sizes. From towering sculptures to tiny sketches, artists have produced works that play with scale throughout the history of art. While this interest in experimentation is apparent across mediums and genres, its role in painting has been particularly big—literally. Here, we take a look at some of the most famous large-scale canvas paintings, from Botticelli's mythological masterpiece to Pollock's avant-garde “action painting.
This week, the Google Arts and Culture app launched their incredible virtual exhibition, Faces of Frida.
No matter how many muses inspired them, certain Impressionist artists are associated with a single, signature subject.
I know it's a cliche to be a nerd who loves M.C. Escher, but boy am I a nerd who loves M.C Escher. This is a great new digitized collection of his prints from @BPLBoston: https://t.co/aIEczEx8jf pic.twitter.com/zZnHpjvadk — John Overholt (@john_overholt) May 4, 2018 Today, you can find a wealth of optical illusion art with the click of a mouse. Before interactive videos and animated gifs, however, there was the mind-bending work of M.C.
Since ancient times, mosaics have mesmerized with their dazzling colors and distinctive aesthetic.
In the late 19th century, Post-Impressionism emerged in France.