Terminology is tricky; one wrong word and you can accidentally mislabel or offend. In the visual arts, language constantly changes to reflect the transformative nature of artistic style and movement. We explore this change in terms in artisan v. artist.
Art Term Tuesday: Drawing v. Illustration
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.
Art Term Tuesday: Medium
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.
Art Term Tuesday: What’s in a Label?
Feeling overwhelmed by all the art? Not sure what you’re looking at? Start by reading the label! Read on to discover how exhibition text, even in a visual space like a museum, can help enrich your visit!
Art Term Tuesday: Artist Study
What does it mean to study? You’re probably thinking of textbooks, calculators, book reports, and endless memorization from your school days. Artists study too, just in a different way.