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.
This week in the studio, Director of Visual Communication at FWMoA Kaitlin Binkley takes over and walks us through creating a simple pop-up card, perfect for birthday celebrations and thank-yous! Learn how by following her step-by-step instructions.
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.
Are you an "art-is-boring" person? Don't worry, some of us museum people were too! Let Jennifer Dasal's book, ArtCurious, introduce stories of the unexpected, slightly odd, and strangely wonderful in the art world.
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?
Make a miniature, architectural marvel out of gingerbread! Think outside the pre-made gingerbread house boxes and explore abstract structures with us in this "Saturday Studio".
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.
Gather up your favorite treasures and souvenirs to create your own genre-spanning still life inspired by the work of Katja Oxman, currently on display at #fwmoa in a "Year of Making Meaning".
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".