I spent 14 years teaching watercolor art therapy classes to senior citizens. Here are about 7 of the things I learned that may help others start art therapy classes.
An overview of the origins and evolution of Christian art from its onset to the end of the 9th century.
A voluptuous beauty, questionable reputation, and a sad ending: A fascinating life account of an English Pre-Raphaelite art model Fanny Cornforth
This article suggests a list of the 25 best paintings of modern art. Biographies for the artists are provided as well as photos of their paintings. The different styles of modern art are also explained: Expressionism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Pop Art, Dada, Futurism, post-Impressionism and Fauvism.
Europe had an incredible "face lift" in the arts between the years 1600 and 1750. Everything from architecture, painting, sculpture, and music changed dramatically in both looks and sound. Read on to learn about the key changesin the arts of the Baroque era.
Joseph Wright (1734-97) spent much of his life in his birth town of Derby and is thus often referred to as “Joseph Wright of Derby”. He was an original painter who is generally renowned for his paintings that used science and industry for their subjects. He was also a noted portraitist.
Ever since I was a little girl I've had a fascination with fairies. There are so many stories about them in so many cultures and traditions, that I can't help but wonder whether there is some basis in truth for their existence.
A thorough overview of common styles, colors, and motifs found on Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs. Includes a color guide as well as all the different variants of popular symbols.
Stone carving as an art has created marvellous sculptures in India, even in caves. Tourists travel far to see these excellent creations in temples and historical buildings.
The Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor is an incredible museum exhibit. Despite their stunning visual appearance, being in the presence of their almost unbelievable story is the real reason you should visit them if you have the chance.
Samuel Bak is a Holocaust survivor, whose canvas paintings encompass the artist's life history. Though not a household name, the paintings of Bak are represented in many important collections around the world.
Claude Lorrain was a 17th century French artist who specialized in large-scale landscapes that incorporated scenes from the Bible or mythology
Caravaggio (1571-1610) was one of the most extraordinary characters in the history of art. His fiery temper and wild behaviour led to a sometimes tempestuous life, and this was reflected in his paintings. His treatment of light added to their drama.
The kiss can be an obligatory greeting, a sign of respect, a personal expression of caring concern, and so much more.
Painted screens are a unique folk art tradition of Baltimore, Maryland that gave inhabitants of narrow streets privacy. Includes how to paint a screen as well as a gallery of decorated screens.