Art Movements

From Arts and Crafts to Steampunk and everything in between. Articles in this category focus on Art Movements, primarily from the 19th Century to today.

Glass Architecture

Let There Be Light Glass has played a pivotal role in architecture since glassmakers left their forests for the walled European cities where they brought light into the cathedrals and palaces of early Medieval metropolises. Glass architecture was a long time coming and many innovations were needed before glass could come into its own. While…

Sustainable Art

Sustainable Art

What is sustainable art? What makes something ‘sustainable art’? Well it’s very hard to define as there are so many aspects and points of view – is it about using less energy? Lower carbon footprint or no toxic chemicals? Only using natural materials? Or is it about promoting awareness of ecology and alternatives to mass…

Pop Art Movement – An Over View

Pop Art movement – the beginning. The Pop Art movement surfaced during the 1950’s in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Dominating the art world it drew its inspiration from simple bold images of popular and mass culture. Imagery from sources of advertising , comic books, celebrities, animal and day to days objects…

Bohemia and Bohemian Eastern European Glass

The Beginnings of Bohemian Glass Bohemian glass production began in about the 300BC, and by the 10th Century the Bohemian furnaces were producing glass costume jewelry (bijouterie) The expression Bohemian (from bohème, or bohèmien) surfaced around the mid nineteenth century in France in relation to the erroneous idea that freedom-loving gypsy travelers came from Bohemia. Bohemian…

Raku Ceramics

Raku Ceramics – Pottery and Art

Raku Ceramics – In the Beginning Raku ceramics originally gained fame in Japan before spreading across the world. It is known that during the 16th century, the Japanese tea master, Sen no Rikyu started to make a hand-moulded tea bowls for use in the wabi-styled tea ceremony. These tea bowls had a seal that bore the Chinese…

Street Art – Style, Sabotage and Subversion

Street art, which encompasses graffiti art, is typically used to describe images or text drawn on walls and/or buildings. Most street artists tend to favour spray paint, although many are also using standard acrylic paint and brushes. Chalk is favoured by others, although you will notice that they tend to use the pavement as their…

Andy Warhol Art Marilyn

Andy Warhol Art

Andy Warhol Art is world famous and instantly recognisable, as is the man himself. Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola, 6 August 1928 – 22 February 1987) was a key figure behind the Pop Art movement.  He was the third child of Czechoslovakian immigrants, from a working-class neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, USA. Andy Warhol is considered to…

Jackson Pollock Art Convergence

Jackson Pollock Art – Abstract Expressionism & ‘Drip’ Painting

Born in 1912, Jackson Pollock was a world-famous American painter who is considered to be the ‘main man’ behind the abstract expressionist movement. Abstract expressionist paintings, like Jackson Pollock art, share several broad characteristics. They show forms not drawn from the real world and can often look chaotic. In particular, abstract expressionism often features gestural brush-strokes and…

Leonor Fini Art

Leonor Fini Art

Leonor Fini is widely agreed to be one of the most significant female artists of the twentieth century. Her lengthy career included not only paintings but graphic design, product design, theatre set design and book illustrations. Fini was born in 1907 in Bueno Aires and grew up in Italy, raised by her mother. She was…

Henri Rousseau Art

Henri Rousseau Art

Henri Rousseau was born in France in 1844. He achieved modest success at school overall, but fared far better in music and art. He left school and worked for a lawyer for some time, before joining the army in 1863 and serving for four years. When his father died in 1868, he moved to Paris…

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