Archive for April 2013

Colour Preferences – where do they come from?

Colour influences many aspects of our lives; the clothes we wear, the foods we eat (would you eat green eggs and ham?) and the paints we choose to create with. Overall our colour preferences are deeply engrained, emotional responses that appear to lack a rational basis, but where do our preferences come from? Evolution or […]

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A few weeks ago we discussed Realism, as a style of art and now we take a look at a sub-branch of realism; photorealism. The term photorealism applies to paintings from the US, beginning in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Photorealism is the style of painting which is based on the usage of cameras […]

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Cubism is the first Abstract Art style that began between 1907 and 1911 and is said to have been invented by Pablo Picasso. Cubist paintings are not meant to be realistic or life like in any way. Far removed from traditional art styles of the time, cubists created a new way of representing subjects. People […]

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