Image editing and image manipulation began with the advent of the photograph, but what differentiates the two? Kaitlin Binkley, FWMoA's Marketing Coordinator, explains all!
Where did the paintbrush come from? In this "Art Term Tuesday", we grapple with the lack of information about a tool that has played a large role in our visual history.
Alongside the pews in church, behind grandma’s comfy chair, or displayed in an art gallery, there are multiple ways to define and refine what religious art is. With the holiday season upon us, let's take a moment to do so.
Have you ever looked up at a large mural or painting and wondered, “How’d the artist plan and get that on the wall?” With murals going up on walls downtown thanks to Art this Way, we thought it’d be a good idea to talk about how something small gets larger, or scale.
Kids say the funniest things, and often employ newly learned words in unique ways! Read on to see how students on a tour inspired this "Art Term Tuesday" about diptychs!
If you've visited FWMoA lately, you've most likely seen some glittery glass artworks. Today, we discuss three interlinked terms we use to discuss glass and the way it glitters: transparent, translucent, and opaque.
When looking at a painting, we tend to focus on the surface: the subject(s), the colors, and the brushstrokes. But what lies beneath that? Today, let’s canvass the canvas, a popular painting surface for artists.
An artist walks into a coffee shop and asks for “One medium, please!” The barista gives them a bucket of paint. Not what you expected? We’ve touched on this term in previous posts, so now we're delving into what medium means in an art context.
Paint is paint, right? Apparently, not so much. For years, I’ve read labels next to artwork citing the medium, or material, as “acrylic on canvas”, “tempera on canvas”, or “oil on canvas” without truly distinguishing between them. In this Art Term Tuesday, we dive into the particulars of paint, and why it matters to the artist's message.
Coming soon to FWMoA: Optical Illusions! Soon, four of our seven galleries will be showcasing Optical art by Julian Stanczak, though he preferred to call it Perceptual art, or art that plays with the viewers perceptions. Learn how artists boggle our mind and our eyes in this Art Term Tuesday by Kaitlin Binkley!