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An Introduction to Op Art (Optical Art)

By |2019-04-30T03:32:36+03:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Op art, short for optical art, is a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. Op art works are abstract, with many better-known pieces created in black and white. Typically, they give the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, [...]

Top 14 Museums in the World

By |2018-12-09T16:10:50+03:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

The urge to collect things of beauty and significance goes deep into history. Museums not only exhibit but also safeguard these art objects for future generations. Today, we feature the best museums in the world. They hold some of the largest and most important art [...]

Space Art – The Wonders of the Universe

By |2018-10-11T02:11:25+03:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Space art is the term for a genre of modern artistic expression that strives to show the wonders of the Universe. Like other genres, Space Art has many facets and encompasses realism, impressionism, hardware art, sculpture, abstract imagery, even zoological art. Though artists have been [...]

Futurism Art Movement

By |2018-08-13T00:48:36+03:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Futurism was an avant-garde art movement which was launched in Italy, in 1909, although parallel movements arose in Russia, England and elsewhere. It was one of the first important modern art movements not centered in Paris - one reason why it is not taken seriously [...]

Interesting Facts About Henri Matisse

By |2018-07-24T20:10:18+03:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , |

Henri Matisse is considered one of the world’s greatest artists of all time. His works are displayed in some of the world’s top museums. Even when his physical health prevented him from being able to formally paint, Henri Matisse would still find a way to [...]

Heart Shape – Symbolism and Origins

By |2018-07-20T02:33:51+03:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

The heart shape is an ideograph used to express the idea of the "heart" in its metaphorical or symbolic sense as the center of emotion, including affection and love, especially romantic love. The "wounded heart" indicating lovesickness came to be depicted as a heart symbol [...]

9 Facts About Aboriginal Art

By |2018-07-19T17:37:47+03:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Aboriginal art is part of the oldest continuous living culture in world history, with Australian Aborigines having settled on the Australian continent somewhere between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago. Evidence of Aboriginal culture is found in the rock art, which so far has been dated [...]

8 Leonardo Da Vinci Myths Explained

By |2018-06-26T12:04:03+03:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452 (Old Style), and we’re still fascinated with his life and work. It’s no real mystery why – he was an extraordinary person, a genius, and a celebrity in his own lifetime. He left behind some remarkable artifacts [...]

MC Escher – The One-man Art Movement

By |2018-04-28T11:43:52+03:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , |

It’s an artwork that has been reproduced countless times in popular culture. But behind the familiar picture is a mysterious figure. Alastair Sooke goes in search of MC Escher. It must be one of the most familiar images in modern art: a space-distorting interior that [...]