Papier-mâché is an art technique you may have explored in your elementary school classroom. Today, we're looking at it beyond its role in the craft room and into the world of fine art, where its use is limited only by the creator's imagination.
In love with the shape of art? Us too! We're continuing our discussion of the elements of design by looking at shapes and how artists use them, both through their canvas and composition.
Who is an artist? Is it anyone who creates? Or is it only those special few who make it their livelihood and find their works on the walls of a museum? Today, we delve into the definition of an artist in this #arttermtuesday from #fwmoa.
A line is just a...line, right? Not at all! Today, we look at the multiple roles that the line plays in art, both starring and supporting. One of the seven visual elements of art, the line is where every artist starts.
Potato, Potato(e). Aesthetic, Esthetic. Today, we deep dive into the philosophical study of beauty, esthetics...or is it aesthetics? How is beauty defined and who defines it? Let's find out in this "Art Term Tuesday" from the #fwmoa blog!
Is it a collage? Or is it mixed media? Find out how to distinguish between these two extremely similar processes in this "Art Term Tuesday" from #fwmoa.
How do we define "real art"? For hundreds of years, it was defined by an art world that placed precedence on sculpture and painting. Today, the art world is becoming less stringent, seen through its welcoming of craft art.
We've talked about multiple printing processes on the blog, but a Risograph was a new one for even some of our staff! Today, #fwmoa Print & Drawing Curator Sachi Yanari-Rizzo walks us through the process of these prints, currently on display in "Year of Making Meaning".
Another "ism"?? Yes! This "ism", Pointillism, attempted to provide more rigor to the practice of painting by fusing it with the science of optics. Though a short-lived movement, its effects continue to be felt in the works of today.
If you have taken a survey of art history course, then you have studied the canon, or the "great artists". Today, however, the canon is coming under discussion for its exclusivity. Does it still have a place in the study of art?