Why Islamic Art Can Also Be Contemporary Art

Art that was produced after the Second World War is called Contemporary art. Most museums and galleries have collections of contemporary art exhibited.

Painting Outdoors on a Full Pallet Field Day

An artist, inspired to paint the Gothic and Florentine architecture outdoors in Prague, must choose between an almost limitless range of subtle colors to use. In this medieval city there are cooler hued buildings of stone with grayed lavenders, greens and blue browns. There are also warmer toned surfaces with ochre, yellows and oranges.

Henry Moore – A Great Modern Art Sculptor

English artist Henry Spencer Moore (July 30, 1898-August 31, 1986) was born in Castleford, England to Mary Baker and Raymond Spencer Moore, a mining engineer. He was the seventh of eight children in a family that saw poverty often. Moore was a happy child however, throughout. While in elementary schools in Castleford, he started woodcarving and clay modeling. Michelangelo inspired him and he decided on becoming a sculptor. Moore began teaching at a school in 1915 and joined army in 1917.

Barbara Longhi – Combining Human Warmth and Brilliance of Colors in Art

Barbara Longhi was born in Ravenna, Italy, in 1552. Her father, Luca Longhi was a Miniaturist and painter. Barbara was one of the few women artists from the Renaissance Era who gained prominence on the account of their significant cultural shifts, particularly to Humanism, in the period. Very less details are available about her life and works.

Madonna – The Virgin Mary Stylized Through Ages

The word Madonna is a Medieval Italian word for a gracious and a righteous woman. The term has been used in reference to the representation of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. The paintings or sculptures on Madonna with or without the infant Jesus were mainly the emblem of Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholics.

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