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?
Mankind has long had a fascination with the theatrical. From the ancient Egyptians to the ancient Romans, putting on live performances was a way to keep the people entertained, especially during years when life was difficult for the public. Not only did it improve morale, but it added a layer of culture to the region that was missing beforehand.
Art holds a special place in humanities collective consciousness – and while most people have decidedly different styles when it comes to favourite paintings, there’s a consensus as to works of art that transcend timelines and histories to become classics, like the Mona Lisa.
Below is the interesting history of how the Mona Lisa became the iconic image it is today – due to its untimely theft which propelled it into international fame.
Surrealism is an art form that truly takes time to appreciate the nuanced and layered approach to the various paintings which fall into this genre – and the interpretation of what is being portrayed is up for grabs (though often, it includes a note on humanities fragilities and shortfalls as well as our collective hopes and dreams).
Vincent Van Gogh is today regarded as one of the most talented artists that has ever lived. His work has become something of a phenomenon within the art world, and many of his pieces are truly priceless.
Unfortunately, Van Gogh’s talent was not truly recognised over the course of his lifetime, and it was only after he had passed away that he was seen as the master artist that he really was.
Due to the fact that we live in an era where we’re constantly barraged with different forms of media, it’s easy to shrug off art as having any significant impact on our lives.
But for thousands of years, art was an important medium to our ancestors, and many consider art to be one of the most important aspects of the human experiences, and one of our greatest talents as a species.
There’s no doubting that Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler was one of the most evil men that the world has ever seen. Not only did he instigate a war that consumed the planet, but his actions led to the deaths to countless millions, and forever change the nature of the human race as we know it.