When it comes to ancient artwork, there isn’t much discovered so far that’s older than pottery. Not only have humans been creating pottery for many thousands of years, but it’s still very much an art form that’s alive today, although perhaps not quite as prolific.
When it comes to artworks, the saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words, especially since most can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Often, what seems to be one thing at face value, actually has several complex layers of nuance to it.
Most people around the world have heard of the genius Leonardo da Vinci. Rising to prominence during the European Renaissance, da Vinci was an Italian polymath, and is widely regarded as one of the most intelligent and creative human beings in recorded history.
Censorship in the artwork world was very much alive in 2017. Though most of the exhibitions and infractions mentioned occurred in locations where censorship is common, it shines the spotlight on how how censorship in the art world has continued to increase.
Creators of controversial artwork like to provoke their audiences. They boldly go in opposition of the norm or depict subjects that are viewed taboo.
These artworks are often banned, damaged, or publicly scorned. They have left a mark in the history books and have paved the way forward for freedom of expression and inspiring all throughout the centuries.
Artists are known for their incredible creativity, using their natural talents to gift the world with unique and original works, and sometimes the work is so one-of-a-kind that it ends up changing the world. Like many other kinds of artists, painters and sculptors are known for often dying long before their time. This can sometimes be due to simple disease, but many take their own lives, as mental illness is tied deeply with intense creativity.
Alexander the Great was known for conquering the world and creating the city of Alexandria, which would become the greatest city of its time, and would be home to the greatest library of the ancient world, a hub for learning and knowledge. After 7 centuries, the library was destroyed, and the world fell into the Dark Ages.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as finally putting your pottery piece on display for the world to see. Of course, this comes after a lengthy process of patiently forming the clay before baking it and applying paint or glaze to finish it off.
Oil paints offer artists a sense of uncompromised freedom when it comes to painting their unique creations. This is due to the delayed drying time presented by using the medium. Unlike acrylic paints, oil paints take longer to dry which capacity you can consistently work on your piece without worrying about the paint drying.
As an artist, there are so many things that need to be considered before you can even start working on your masterpiece. To start with, what surface or material will you be painting, will you be drawing a pencil sketch before painting and, more importantly, what type of paint should be used when doing so?