Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art, Part II of Owen Brown’s Guest Blog. (Part One) Not the obvious, then. That is, Velasquez peeking coyly from Las Meninas, or Rembrandt’s absolutely gorgeous self-portraits, from youth through age. Or even Picasso. Or Van Gogh. Frida Kahlo. Durer, Auerbach, Freud, Hockney. It is easy enough to put pencil and chalk to […]

World Records of Art: Metallurgy

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Famous Artists, World Records of Art
World Records of Art: Metallurgy

For this issue of the world records of art we will explore metallurgy, a craft that has arguably been around since the late Stone Age. Simply put, metallurgy is the technique, art, or science of working and heating metals so as to give them desired shapes or properties. Over the eons, this craft has been […]

Artist-Inspired Prom Dresses

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Famous Artists
Artist-Inspired Prom Dresses

With proms across the country in full swing, we decided to take what we know best and infuse it into the fashion of the season. Below we’ve designed nine unique dresses, inspired by famous artists and paintings throughout history. One of the most successful commercial illustrators of his time, Andy Warhol would become known the […]

World Records of Art: Part II, The Teardrop

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Famous Artists
World Records of Art: Part II, The Teardrop

In our last issue of the World Records of Art, we explored some of the oldest examples of visual art, focusing on a variety of paintings made on a variety of different media. In this issue, we are going to take a slight left turn. Rather than focusing on a single type of art, in […]

The World’s Smallest Art

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Famous Artists, Fine Art
The World’s Smallest  Art

While much of the most famous works of art catch our attention due to their grandiosity, Willard Wigan, Jonty Hurwitz, and Slinkache are here to paint a different picture– one that may require a microscope to see.   Willard Wigan An English sculptor, Willard Wigan creates art that is so tiny, it fits in the […]

10 Famous Quotes About Art to Celebrate World Art Day

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Events, Famous Artists
10 Famous Quotes About Art to Celebrate World Art Day

Image Source: World Art Day. Established in 2012 by the International Association of Art (IAA), World Art Day is an international celebration of the arts. The day promotes awareness of the arts across the globe while recognizing and supporting all forms of creative expression, such as the visual arts, creative writing, film, and music. To […]

8 Women Artists Who Shaped Art History

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Famous Artists, Holidays
8 Women Artists Who Shaped Art History

In case you were living under a rock last week, March 8 was International Women’s Day, and everyone on social media was celebrating. This day is a part of a longer celebration, as March is Women’s History Month. We couldn’t think of a better time to highlight some of our favorite female artists. Although women […]

Famous Commissioned Art for the Ages

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Commissioned Art, Famous Artists, Fine Art
Famous Commissioned Art for the Ages

Commissioned art has been prevalent in human culture as far back as history goes. Many of the famous and iconic symbols of our world were only created because they were commissioned. The first on our list is possibly one of the most famous of them all. Let’s take a journey back through time, looking at […]

4 Unconventional Art Forms

4 Unconventional Art Forms

For artwork to be groundbreaking, it almost always needs to be unconventional. If it’s too much like something we’ve already seen before, it probably won’t change the game. Game changers in the world of art are hard to come by but can also act as change agents for the entire art world. Opening new doors, […]

7 Awesome Murals for Your Viewing Pleasure

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Famous Artists, Mural Art, Public Art
7 Awesome Murals for Your Viewing Pleasure

Applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface, murals are hard to miss. Even just driving around any major city, you are bound to spot one. Murals have been around for a very, very long time. As far back as 30,000 BC! A lot of work goes into creating a moral due […]