Art history is full of fun words, including our art term for this week: chiaroscuro! An Italian word, we trace its use from the Renaissance Old Masters to contemporary printmakers, showing that some techniques never go out of style.
Gather up your favorite treasures and souvenirs to create your own genre-spanning still life inspired by the work of Katja Oxman, currently on display at #fwmoa in a "Year of Making Meaning".
Rejected by the academies for its lack of line, contour, and form, Impressionism was the avant-garde movement of the 19th century. Learn what inspired this brand new technique, and how diverse artists made it their own, in this "Art Term Tuesday".
Circles, circles, everywhere! We got inspired by some of the newest acquisitions at #FWMoA, particularly our much-loved Liz Whitney Quisgard's textile work of 32 circles "Lots of Circles", to make our own circular weavings!
Happy Halloween! Looking for something spooky to do today? Grab a pumpkin and carve a jack-o'-lantern inspired by the #FWMoA collection.
Examining the various ways that artists employ trompe l'oeil, a technique that tricks the eye of the viewer, one core similarity remains: the works of art make us question the boundary of the painted world and our own.
This common decoration used during Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, altars is called cartonerías. Made with papier-mâché, they are an important part of the celebration of both life and death. Learn more about it and make your own!
This is a masterpiece! Today, we delve into how, by whom, and when a masterpiece work can be ascribed to an artist.
What's your first impression? We stepped outside the studio and took a brush from Impressionist artists, who focused on painting the changing light and colors around them in everyday scenes. Find out how we made Impressionism our own!
We're relieved this week, because we finally get to talk about relief sculpture! Want to experience it in person? Come visit us to see Indiana artist Dale Enochs' sculptural exhibit, "Static Energy", now on view.