Egyptian Ancient Art

The Land of the Pharaohs and pyramids of Giza have fascinated generation upon generation. Thanks primarily to art, their legacy has not been lost to the ravages of time. Much of the art which still exists today is funerary, built for tombs of the wealthy. Although King Tutankhamen, (Tut to most of us) was really […]

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Romulus and Remus: the founding of Rome

Romulus and Remus were the legendary founders of the city of Rome. As tradition has it, Numitor, king of Alba Longa, was overthrown by his younger brother, Amulius. Fearing that Numitor’s daughter, Rhea Silvia, might eventually have sons who would have a better claim to the throne than he, Amulius forced her to become a […]

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What is Mehndi

The art of henna has existed for centuries. Centuries of people from different cultures have been traveling across the continents and taking their art with them, which is why it is difficult to find its true place. Some historical evidence suggests that henna originated in India while others believe that it was introduced to India […]

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What Is Stage Lighting and When Should You Use It

One element of theatrical arts that is frequently overlooked by amateur groups is lighting. The equipment needed for a professional look is either too expensive for their budget or is too difficult for untrained hands to use. The result can be a less-than-spectacular experience for the audience. But it doesn’t have to be this way. […]

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All about Egyptian Sculpture

Today, Egyptian sculpture is seen as a work of art. Through great archeological efforts, the pieces have been excavated and are now preserved in museums and other collections throughout the world. However, at the time, they were not done for artistic value or expression. Sculptors were trained in their craft and all projects had to […]

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Picasso’s famous sculptures

When we think of Picasso, we think of his famous cubist paintings like the spectacular Guernica in Madrid or the somber The Old Guitarist from his blue period. We rarely associate sculpture with Picasso. Like many other great artists, however, Picasso explored other artistic styles to express himself, including sculpture. Picasso, himself, was very secretive […]

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Basic Techniques for Pastels Drawing

Pastels are one of the most immediate and satisfying mediums to work in. They are, in essence, sticks of pure pigment held together with glue binding. There are different grades of pastel depending on the strength of the binding. It is essential to experiment with different degrees of hard or soft pastels if one is […]

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What is Abstract Art

Many students want to start with abstract art and many of them soon give it up. The reason for this is that abstract art is difficult. It is difficult in the sense that it requires artistic discipline, knowledge and a certain amount of expertise in painting techniques, usually acquired through training in more formal aspects […]

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How to Sell Your Art at Auctions

Auctions are a great way to invest in art that you like and will increase in value. They can be entertaining, a place to meet people, and provide a fun hobby. Here are some tips to make the most of your auction experiences. TYPES OF AUCTIONS There are three major types of auctions that regularly […]

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How to make Art Studio at Home

For many artists, creativity freezes if there is no place to work. An excellent treatment for this is an indoor art studio. Such a studio needs to be equipped so that you can work on your craft easily and efficiently. It should also be a peaceful and quiet place to work. The following are some […]

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