Benjamin West: The American-British Artist of the Eighteenth Century
Born in colonial Pennsylvania, Benjamin West showed early talent as an artist. As a young man he traveled to Italy to study under master artists. He quickly became one of the leading painters of the 18th century in England.
Spotlight on Tibet: Ancient Art called Thangka Paintings
Ancient Tibetan art is a fascinating subject. Ii revolves around the Buddha and his teachings. The art flourished for 1200 years but now with the occupation of Tibet by China and the crack on Lama Hood, Tibetan culture is threatened.
Bhagvat Gita: Source of Indian Living and Civilisation
Bhagvat Gita teaches us the way of life. It has its origin and history, where it connects everything and everyone by holding world's secret. From the source of living to salvation, It gives secret to Health, Wealth, Success and happy life to live.
The Subject of Art 2: What a Painting Is All About
Here we go again. My look at a few famous paintings.
Salvador Dali Biography by Auctioneer Adam Levinsohn
Some amazing facts by Auctioneer Adam Levinsohn on Salvador Dali .
Block Printing, Types of Blocks, and How to Block Print Fabric
Block printing is one of the oldest methods used in textile printing. In this article, you will learn about the history of block printing, its types, how it is applied to fabric, and its advantages and disadvantages.
Tomb of the Diver, a Dive into History
The Tomb of the Diver is an archaeological monument, built in about 470 BC and found in 1968 during an excavation of a small necropolis about 1.5 km south of the Greek city of Paestum in Magna Graecia, in what is now southern Italy. It is displayed in the museum at Paestum.
Bada Shanren: The angry ducks painting
Bada Shanren was a Han Chinese painter of ink wash painting and a calligrapher. Art historians have named him as a brilliant painter of the period. This hub discuss a painting scroll made him and his philosophies through his work.
Foundation Artists of India
The foundation of Indian culture in art and architecture is 7000 years old but after British rule, independence of India the new India needed new leaders in the field of art and literature. So these are few of most renowned artist who set the foundation of contemporary art.
Becky Soria - A Closer Look at "Seeding, Blooming, Renewal: New Paintings by Becky Soria" at Archway Gallery, Houston
Continuing her use of colorful abstracted forms which speak of an objects essence, Becky Soria probes the organic dimension of the human being, and as well as the relationships between humans and plants.
Closer Look at the Menil Collection’s Mapa Wiya (Your Map's Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from Fondation Opale
"...the Menil invited me along with some writers and journalists to tour Mapa Wiya (Your Map's Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale..."
"The Laughing Christ" and My Thoughts on the Painting
I obsess over a painting while visiting small churches in North Carolina.
Advertisement Analysis: Analytical Report of Tag Heuer's 'Don't Crack Under Pressure' add with Cara Delevingne
The 'Don't Crack Under Pressure' ad with Cara Delevugne is analyzed by its use of signs, gaze, myth and ideologies, different readings and undergoes a commutation test.
An Art Analysis of Theodore Gericault's Romantic Painting 'the Raft of the Medusa' (1818-1819)
This is an analysis of Theodore Gericault's The Raft of Medusa and a brief overview of the Romanticism period
The Defamiliarization of Time: A Narrative Analysis on Pulp Fiction
Studying non-linear art and how it reveals truths about the concepts of predestination. An analysis of "A Hero of Our Time", "The Battleship Potemkin", and "Pulp Fiction." Includes Uma Thurman's feet
Piero della Francesca’s Resurrection and the Captain Clarke Who Did not Bomb it
An episode dating back to World War II, when an English Captain refused to bomb the village of Sansepolcro, to not destroy a painting defined as the greatest in the world.
How African Slaves Were Obtained During The Transatlantic Slave Trade
We take a look at how millions of Africans were taken as slaves to the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade era.
Nativity, Adoration of the Magi and the Shepherds: Christmas in Italian Art from 1300s to 1600s
The nativity is one of the most frequented subjects in the art history until the Baroque period: in these centuries, the well known iconography of the Christmas takes shape..
Palazzo Farnese: a Papal Family and their Majestic Palaces in Rome, Caprarola and Piacenza
The magnificent palaces the Farnese wanted to build in Rome, Caprarola and Piacenza during the XVI century are important pieces of the Renaissance-Mannerist art and an evidence of the family's power
Last Supper Paintings from Giotto to Leonardo’s Cenacolo
The meal that Jesus had with his disciples in the night of the Passover, known as the Last Supper, is a subject that has engaged many of the greatest painters, from Giotto to Leonardo
Paolo Veronese - Wedding at Cana and Other Spectacular Feasts
The late Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese made in 1563 a monumental canvas, representing the wedding feast of Cana as a choral scene including dozens of contemporary characters...
The Cross-Cultural Meanings Behind Ancient Symbols
Since the dawn of ages, symbols and images have been used to convey strong meanings. From religious connotations to political connotations, sometimes an image can be more powerful than words.
Decorate stained-glass cookies, design a dome using blocks, sketch each type of cathedral, sing about the true foundation of cathedrals, and more in this fun lesson on cathedrals! Use this lesson on its own, or add it to the Medieval Unit, Architecture/Bridge Lessons, or the Honor Unit. This lesson is geared toward elementary-age level children and should take about 2 1/2 hours. Use this fun lesson with your classroom, family, or homeschool co-op group!
Pahari Miniature Paintings- The Origin and the Great Masters
The great masters of Pahari School of Miniature Paintings could paint a single thread of an entire length of a 100-yard long silk cloth without touching any other thread with the brush.