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Art Through the Ages: The Main Styles of Art

Whether you’re a professional artist or a total amateur, everybody knows at least a little bit about art. At the very least, most people learnt a little bit about art during their schooling career, and most likely attempted to create artworks of their own. Of course, some of us would’ve been more successful than others!

The World’s Very Best Art Museums

One of the best ways of visiting and appreciating famous artworks is by stopping by a museum for a few hours. Sure, it might be cheaper and easier to simply stay at home and look at the same art through a website, but this doesn’t provide the same sense of presence as seeing the art right in front of your eyes. This is especially true with artists that make use of art styles that have some depth to them – Vincent Van Gogh is a prime example of this.

Famous Landscape Paintings From Throughout History

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.

Paintings Released During The Renaissance

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.

The Mona Lisa And It’s Surprising Rise To Fame

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.

4 Surrealist Painters And Their Most Notable Workers

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).