Abstract Art

Abstract Art is art that is non-representational and does not intend to portray an accurate representation of visual reality. Artists who work with abstraction often employ colour, form and mark-making in order to achieve the[…]

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Acrylic Painting

  Acrylic painting is a relatively young medium, as it emerged in the mid-20th century. It was first made commercially available in the 1960s, and while it does not have the same long history as[…]

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Contemporary Art

Contemporary art resists easy definition, due to the incredible variety of art it encompasses. It is broadly defined as the art of today, created during the late 20th and early 21st century. It is characterised[…]

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Graffiti

Graffiti art is when text and images are drawn or spray painted onto walls and surfaces, usually in urban, public places and normally without permission. The notion of drawing words and images on to walls[…]

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Landscape Painting

Landscape painting is a highly popular genre in Western art, with a long and established tradition. Landscapes typically portray a variety of natural scenes, including mountains, rivers, valleys, forests, fields, and coasts. This definition was[…]

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Oil Painting

Oil painting is arguably one of the best known and most used painting mediums. Oil paint consists of suspending various pigments in a drying oil that acts as the binder. A variety of oils can[…]

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Pop Art

Pop Art is a movement that emerged in 1950s Britain and exploded into enormous and everlasting success in 1960s America. Pop art employed a new, bold aesthetic inspired by popular culture such as advertising, comic[…]

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Portraits

Portraiture is a genre of painting that focuses on depicting a human subject. Historically, portraits have often been commissioned and portray either public or private figures, which gives them importance as historical records; they recorded[…]

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Realism

Realism is traditionally used to describe the 19th century movement that used everyday scenes and people as the subject and painted them in a naturalistic style. The term is also used to describe works of[…]

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Street Art

Street art is visual art that is created in public locations, outside of traditional art venues. It is connected to graffiti art in that it is generally unsanctioned and in public spaces, but it includes[…]

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