We're celebrating Fort Wayne designer Bill Blass' 100th birthday at #fwmoa for the next 100 days. To kick-off, we're taking a look at what the word designer means, with an emphasis on those in fashion.
How does this artwork make me feel? A question we ask often on tours, artists use a variety of techniques to both express a feeling through their artwork and generate them. How do the artworks in this post make you feel?
In this #arttermtuesday, we explore the differences in both definition and perception of graffiti and street art and how cities and museums are embracing public art.
The last term in our study of the elements of art: form!
It is common for artists to intentionally borrow compositions and refashion imagery to subtly add meaning to their work. Here, we see how two contemporary artists, Barberena and Harrington, have used Michelangelo's Pietà composition.
Using the word "painting" to describe every artwork can lead to misunderstanding of materials and methods. Here, we explore the use of encaustic painting, looking at works by local Indiana artists Kaylee Dalton and Audrey Riley.
The usual rectangular or square canvas won't do for these artists! Instead, they create on a circular-shaped canvas called a tondo. Learn the art historical significance behind the tondo and see how contemporary artists are pushing it even further in this blog post.
On your next visit to #fwmoa, please don't touch the artworks but do pay close attention to the implied or visual texture. How do artists activate our sense of touch? Find out in this #arttermtuesday on texture.
When an artist wants that extra "something" to add to their artwork, they often emboss or embellish it with gemstones, beads, lace, or string. Learn the difference between the terms, and see how artists utilize them in different media, in this #arttermtuesday!
We're hungry...for art! We've found that certain shades of paint can make us hungry...is there an artwork you'd like to eat? Today, we explore the way that color elicits a response and connection to art, whether emotional or gastronomical.