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Moving Art: Techniques And Pioneers Of Art In Motion

If you were to trying coming up with a definition for Moving Art, you may have to go back to the origins or history of art techniques and the pioneers of art. Most historians agree that Western art was born when the earliest of human beings started to draw objects on the walls of caves. As time progressed, Over thousands Western art techniques expanded from these crude drawings and paintings to other forms such as detailed paintings with linear and other perspectives. In addition, creators and Read the rest of this entry »

How The Southwestern Landscape Has Influenced Artists Throughout History

The Southwestern portion of the United States has a long tradition of inspiring artists despite its often bleak and sparse ability to abundantly support wildlife. The pure colors and deep reds that characterize its plains and rocky fronts have been objects of contemplation and provided inspiration for the kind of subject matter that allowed for capturing the beauty of ochre and orange palettes in their most pure form within nature.

This portion of land in America has nurtured countless artists with Read the rest of this entry »

Salvador Dali And His Contemporaries: Surrealistic Art Today

Surrealism first began in the 1920s. Although it is primarily associated with artwork, surrealism also extended to writing, film and music. The basic philosophy of surrealism is to create an element of surprise by introducing elements that do not necessarily belong. Salvador Dali is one of the most famous artists of the era, but there were other artists who created some thought-provoking works in their time.

Max Ernst was an early member of the Dada movement, which eventually gave birth to surrealism. Ernst invented Read the rest of this entry »

Filmmaking Past And Present: An Historical Primer

Filmmaking in its infancy consisted of a technique where several still pictures were taken in rapid succession and then pieced together to create a short film. The first known film shot was of a horse; with 24 frames strung together to clearly show the mechanics of the horse’s gait. By the time of the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Eadweard Muybridge had opened history’s first commercial motion picture theater showed short films to fair goers on animal motion. Similar Read the rest of this entry »

Great Renaissance Artists And Their Contributions To Societal Evolution

The Renaissance was a rebirth in Italian art, culture and knowledge that peaked between the years of 1475 and 1525. It was a deliberate return to the classical forms of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Renaissance art is so deeply embedded in the global consciousness that its contradictions are not recognized for being as odd as they are. On one hand, the religious art of the era is arguably the finest of all time. On the other, Renaissance artists were also known Read the rest of this entry »

How Has Technology Changed Artistic Photograpy?

Photography was not widely recognized as an artistic pursuit until the Group f/64 began promoting images with a purposeful modernist-aesthetic in the 1920s. From there, self-expression through photography ran rampant. However, it was still limited to the group of specialized experts capable of performing a chemical alchemy that provided the technical backbone of photography. That all changed in the late 1990s when digital cameras began their fast rise in popularity and affordability.

Today, many artistic photographers have never entered a darkroom or manually developed Read the rest of this entry »

Pop Art In The Modern Era

Pop art came as a counter to classical painting, doffing proper composition and color usage. The style was popularized by Andy Warhol here in America, and has maintained its status in culture since.

Modern pop art continues to utilize the bright colors and bold lines it always has. The images seem to pop from the pages of a comic book or a magazine colored by gossiping teen girls with nail polish. While some paintings maintain one color scheme, others Read the rest of this entry »

How Have The Greatest Dancers Influenced Modern Choreography?

Choreographers anddancersincluding Loie Fuller, IsadoraDuncan,RuthSt.DenisandTedShawn created the modern dance movement after they became disenchanted with existing forms of dance.

In1891,Loie Fullerrebelled against the stiff movements of traditional dance by developing more fluid movements, combining these with improvisation, revolutionarylightingandtranslucentsilkcostumes. Fuller had minimal dance training, so most of her dance movements were with her arms. Her emphasis was on creating a stunning visualeffectversus storytellingorexpression of emotion.

Isadora Read the rest of this entry »