Line art encompasses all artworks that employ lines on (mostly) blank background, to depict two or three-dimensional objects. Line artists use clean, bold lines without tones or shading to convey ideas, messages, and emotions.
Many people find it hard to relate to African representations of social status, beauty, spirituality, and ethics, so distinct from what we are used to seeing in the Western world. Today, we’ll try to bring traditional African art a bit closer to you, by explaining some of its key elements and ideas.
Every art enthusiast knows that art can be made of anything - paint and canvas, bronze and ceramics, ink, computer pixels, or a combination of materials. Mixed media art to bring the art as we know it to new heights.
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.
Once considered worthless, street art is now as appreciated as any other art form. However, even with the rising popularity of street art, collectors still have many questions related to the genre. In this blog post, we will try to answer some of these questions that are troubling street art collecting newbies.
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.
Due to their incredible versatility and affordable prices, prints have become a popular choice among collectors. But print collecting is not without its difficulties. When acquiring prints, it's easy to get confused by the terminology. In this blog post, we’ll try to answer some of these questions.
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?
The invention of cryptocurrency has inspired artists from all over the globe to create new, exciting types of art: crypto-inspired art and crypto-collectibles. In case you missed this important milestone in art history, we’re here to remind you of a few art pieces that wouldn’t exist without cryptocurrencies.
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