As with any artistic movement, the evolution of Hyperrealism can only be told in relation to the other influential art styles that preceded it. Hyperrealism traces its roots back through Photorealism, and Realism before that, sharing many of the same artistic traits, yet, its own distinct individual style. The rise of Hyperrealism correlates with the development of photography.
Fantastic and frightening, gargoyles have become one of the most distinctive features of Gothic architecture.
In the 15th century, wealthy and worldly individuals collected illuminated manuscripts, hand-written books embellished with exquisite illustrations and gilded decoration.
Doubling as educational hubs and conservation centers, museums play a pivotal role in the preservation of culture. While these institutions range in size and speciality, each museum's mission revolves around the display and care of its collection, which often comprises art, artifacts, and other objects. Today, many museums are among the most visited sites in the world.
There are many ways to tell a story, even one that’s as epic as a battle to rule the English...
Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, European artists and architects adopted an increasingly elaborate style.
These days, thanks to smartphones, almost everyone has a camera with them at any given moment. And, there is no doubt about the impact of photography on the entire world. Rewinding time, before selfies were a cultural norm, before geniuses like Cindy Sherman and Andrea Gursky elevated photography to an art form, someone had to invent this piece of technology. So, who invented the camera?
Throughout the history of art, certain subjects have resonated particularly strongly with artists and audiences alike.
This summer, London's famed Victoria and Albert Museum will present Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up.
In an increasingly paperless world, it's easy to forget books were once precious objects that were works of art unto themselves. Long before the industrial printing press, hand-crafted manuscripts were painstakingly precise pieces of art that catered to an elite society where only a precious few could read. Now, the Getty Museum reminds us of the incredible process that went into creating these medieval illuminated manuscripts.
Throughout art history, sculptors have experimented with an eclectic range of mediums.
Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is regarded as one the most important and influential figures in the history of art.