When an artist decides to create, where do they start? Many begin with a sketch. Sculptors, who work in 3D, start with a maquette. Learn more about this preliminary step in this #arttermtuesday!
Katy Thompson, Associate Director of Education The days are shorter, the nights are colder, and the ghouls are coming out to play. Sue Slick, our Collection Information Specialist, recently shared a new art word with me: gloamin'. A Scottish term referring to the twilight hour when ghosts and witches are about, it's applied to artworks …
“You call that art?!” Conceptual art has a reputation for inaccessibility, so this week we're questioning the very definition of art and who gets to decide: the artist or the viewer.
Woodblocks, the oldest form of printmaking, are the easiest and cheapest of the multiple printmaking processes. Here, we carve away the secrets of woodblocks (and woodcuts!) ahead of the new exhibition at #fwmoa ft. prints from Landfall Press.
We've spent the last few months learning about the elements and principles of art only to realize we hadn't defined elements and principles! We've righted that wrong in this post:
We never leave an art movement behind, and Surrealism is no exception. What would early practitioners, like Miró & Dalí, think of its use on TikTok? Read on to learn the history, both old and new, of this art style, #nowonview at #fwmoa.
Variety is the spice of life! See how visual artists create a feast for the eyes in this #arttermtuesday post.
We're looking at art with good vibes thanks to today's terms and principles of art: unity and harmony!
Sandwiched between two world wars, Art Deco colored the 1920s and 1930s with geometric patterns, exotic materials, and sleek lines. See how the art movement decorated everything from vases to buildings in this #arttermtuesday.
Strike a pose! Understanding the body language in art offers a richer historical and cultural context to both the artist and the work. See how artists, past and present, use different poses and gestures to help tell the story of their work in this #arttermtuesday.