Sculpting is one of the most difficult art forms to create due to its complexity, but it is one of the easiest to understand. There are exactly three types of sculpture and while there are a few sub-categories, these three types encompass all forms of sculpture. The three types are relief, assemblage, and in the round.
Relief sculpture is most commonly found in architechture as it is literally carved into a vertical surface such as a wall or pillar. The object can either be carved to stand out from the object » Continue Reading
Whether you live far away (buy a ticket and set your Oakland security systems!) or just up the road, the Southeast is really growing in terms of amazing artists and shows. We’ve got the lowdown on a few of the Southeast’s best and most talked about museums – plan your trip today!
The High Museum of Art – People don’t typically think of art when the think of Atlanta but the High has collections ranging from neoclassical to post-modern. It’s four floors of astonishingly diverse art with a flair for the local.
Mint Museum of Art – Charlotte’s trademark museum recently moved into a shiny new space in “Uptown” giving ample room for the surrealist and craft exhibits housed here. They’re open late at least one night a month and the museum even has an on-site organic eatery.
Southeast Museum of Photography – Located in Daytona, FL, this is one of the premier museums focused on photography in the Southeast. With collections from local artists and well-knowns like Ansel Adams you’d be hard pressed to find a better photography museum in this part of the world.
The five most artistic cities in the world that often run through my mind are London, Paris, Rome, Florence, and Vienna. London is home to over 200 separate art venues, including the National Gallery of art that houses original works by da Vinci and Van Gogh, the Royal Opera House, and a mansion that once was the home of the Duke of Wellington. In Paris you will find many museums and monuments. From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre that houses da Vinci’s original Mona Lisa and was » Continue Reading
Over the centuries, love has been to blame for a variety of different artistic creations. Songs, sculptures, and especially paintings, have been the result of an artist who was proclaiming their love for a person, place, or thing. Take a look at some of the most popular pieces of art from the past and you will see that romance has been very inspirational for many artists.
Pablo Picasso was completely taken with a women who was forty years younger. This love relationship is what inspired paintings like La Femme Fleur. He even painted a piece titled, “I love » Continue Reading
Art is a visual reference of the culture of a people, time, and place as seen through the eyes of the men and women who have recorded it for posterity. Each artist has given us a special insight into their world as they lived it. Our museums located all around the world have placed these works of inspiration on display for our enjoyment for generations to come.
The Musee du Louvre located in Paris, France house some of the most incredible paintings » Continue Reading
These days with such popular modern artists as Jeremy Fish (who has worked with rappers like Aesop Rock), there are also some other artists that aren’t so well known that you should know about-
Leonardo Da Vinci- Though a lot of people do know his work, a lot of people are unfamiliar with how brilliant this man was. He was a painter, sculptor, musician, scientist, writer, geologist, and of course, artist. He was a very mysterious and remote man, and this adds to the » Continue Reading