The value of art spans way beyond its aesthetic qualities. We wrote about how art can help us change society and our own state of mind. But art can also be used as a tool to improve our emotional intelligence and our cultural intelligence (understanding of other cultures, their values, philosophies, and meanings).
Now that we are all accustomed to viewing art online, maybe it’s a good time to remember that there is a type of art that was made to be seen on the screens all along. Video art uses moving images to challenge concepts of time, space, and form, and explore the qualities of the medium itself.
Minimalist art often confuses people. Simple and unpretentious, often made of industrial materials, minimalist art baffles the viewers, who often wonder why exactly are they even considered art. In this blog post, we’ll help you understand all those puzzling art pieces of aesthetics of minimalism.
It seems that after years of neglecting certain groups of artists (female artists, artists of color, LGBTQ artists), the art world is finally ready to embrace them. Although the art world is making big steps in the right direction, when it comes to inclusion, there’s still a long way to go & plenty of challenges ahead.
The ink art has a long tradition in Asia. However, recently the artists reinvented traditional ink painting by adopting influences and practices from the West. Chinese painters created contemporary ink painting by embracing Expressionism, Conceptual and Abstract art, and started a new ink art movement.
Conceptual art is an art movement based on the notion that idea or concept is the essence of art. Since ideas appear in many shapes and forms, conceptual art can be a photograph, a sculpture, a drawing, a document, an installation or a performance. How can we appreciate conceptual art more?
Art therapy is used to heal numerous conditions in both young people and adults. It can help with learning disabilities, severe stress, domestic abuse trauma, depression, anxiety and other psychological issues.
Every major city, has at least a few promising local artists, waiting to be spotted by the global art market. Exploring local art can be difficult if you are in a completely unfamiliar place. That's why we've encompassed 7 easy ways to find local art no matter where you are.
The line between fine artworks and decorative pieces is thin. But these two art types are different in its nature. Telling a difference between a fine art piece and a mere design objects can be difficult, but if you pay attention to the elements below, pretty soon you'll be able to tell the difference.
Monochrome paintings created by applying one single color over an entire canvas, require a lot of effort and time, yet the final result is often baffling for an average museum-goer. All those canvases can be difficult to understand and many people struggle to find their meaning, wondering: Why is this even art?
Photography is a very democratic medium. But unlike point-and-shoot photography, fine art photographs are not there just to show us glimpses of reality, but also to provide insights and stories, construct a narrative or convey feelings and atmosphere. So let's learn how to appreciate photography.
Art historians have a word for every art movement in the past. However, do we know what kind of art style is pulsing right now? What does define the art world in the 21st century?