Fun Art Projects To Do As A Family

Written on:August 7, 2013
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Sometimes history is so compelling that some artists wish they could have participated in a trend that most would consider relegated to the realm of the antiquated. Some painters do not care, and are creating their own World War II posters. The bombs stopped falling 60 years ago, but this does not mean that the spirit and the imagination inspired by the war are dead. In particular, the recent revival of a period propaganda was inspired by the discovery of over a hundred authentic war posters. Most were fresh and have not seen the light of day until they were recently rediscovered. The find has sparked new interest in history and some drawers and painters are willing to pick up on the trend. The fresh find of so much art reveals new material and techniques from history. It is common for artists to study classic art in order to refine their own skills. They now have 346 new examples of history to learn from. Even if not all artists intend to imagine that the Axis is still around, they will still likely be influenced by this unique period. Some of the best painters of the mid century lent their talent, www.bestchoicetv.com/, and the result will inspire for years to come.

England’s Enigmatic Street Art Savant: Banksy

Written on:June 5, 2013
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Banksy, known for his thought-provoking and occasionally crass street art (despite never calling himself an artist), is based in Bristol, England and is believed to be born in 1974. The name “Banksy” is a pseudonym; the actual identity of the artist is a closely guarded secret. Besides his graffiti art, he has also produced a film Exit Through the Gift Shop and several traditional shows. Although his work was born…

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Groundbreaking Techniques In Video Game Graphics

Written on:March 30, 2013
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Modern games have left behind the flat, pixelated graphics of 1980s consoles and arcade machines, and ushered in an era in which many video game characters are fully three-dimensional, and often incredibly lifelike. This level of 3D realism is made possible by the use of shaders. Shaders are sets of instructions, included as code in game software, that tell computers how to draw objects on a screen so that they…

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Does Pinterest Promote Or Devalue Photography As An Artform?

Written on:September 5, 2012
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Pinterest is one of the newest and most exciting ways that people are sharing photography, and other forms of art, with one another. Does the website promote or devalue photography as a form of art? Both answers are correct, as aspects of Pinterest help to promote photography as an art form, but the site can also devalue photography by making it accessible to everyone. Fine art photography is enjoyed by…

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How To Foster Artistic Ability In Your Children

Written on:September 3, 2012
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Some children are born artists who love to draw from the moment that they can hold a pen. However, others express no such interest in the arts. In order to foster a sense of artistic ability in your children, do not push them forcefully. Gradually introduce a variety of different mediums including paints, pens, markers and so forth when they are young. Give them some creative freedom at first to…

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The Legacy Of The Impressionists On Modern Techniques

Written on:August 30, 2012
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Impressionist paintings are characterized by small thin brush strokes, open composition, depiction of light and ordinary subject matter. The paintings are made outside with the interpretation of the blue sky. The legacy of impressionists on modern art techniques involves sculpture, music and literature. Aesthetics- the impressionist style became a more accepted and even loved fine painting genre. Using more brilliant colors and broken brushwork became more common. Music and literature-…

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Alexander Calder’s Suspended Mobile Circus Sculptures

Written on:August 27, 2012
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Sculpture as an Art Form Sculpture is an important and expressive form of art and is popular in many styles and variations. Alexander Calder considered the father of this style of art was born in 1898 and created a static style of sculpture in response to a request for toys. The “Cirque Calder” was a collection of toys made from wire, cloth, string, and other materials and was stored in…

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The Revival Of WWII Propaganda Art

Written on:August 25, 2012
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Sometimes history is so compelling that some artists wish they could have participated in a trend that most would consider relegated to the realm of the antiquated. Some painters do not care, and are creating their own World War II posters. The bombs stopped falling 60 years ago, but this does not mean that the spirit and the imagination inspired by the war are dead. In particular, the recent revival…

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