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?
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.
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".
This is a masterpiece! Today, we delve into how, by whom, and when a masterpiece work can be ascribed to an artist.
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.
Perhaps the most easily recognized genre in art, the still life is often ranked lowest among the principle subject types of Western art. Here, we explore the longevity of the genre and how artists have made it their own.
Don't let the wording trip you up! In this "Art Term Tuesday", we walk you through the definitions of drawing and illustration and their distinct meanings when discussing art.