Landscape painting is one of the oldest art movements in the world, as popular as it is today as it was thousands of years ago without ancient ancestors. The focus of a landscape painting is to try and accurately capture a specific scene as closely as possible. The scenes and subjects in question are almost always based on natural settings, often consisting of mountain ranges, forests, vistas, and other similar scenes.
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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.
War and art may represent different fundamental aspects of reality, but they have successfully co-exited together for thousands of years. From depictions of ancient battles to more recent works of the World Wars, artists have always wanted to try and capture some of the darker sides of humanity, which also led to some of the best artworks ever made.