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The main objective of Modern art was to set aside the traditions of the past and put more emphasis on experimentation with new perspective of seeing the world. People often get confused with the word ‘modern’, as a term to ...

The Renaissance was an important period of European history, considered a time of blossoming art, architecture, politics, science and literature thought and creativity. These seven popular and famous renaissance paintings represent a culture of patronage and interest in new technologies, meant ...

A woman bows her head, eyes shut, praying over her bulging womb. Peeping out from the rim of her swollen belly is a skull’s head, an omen hovering over the unborn. At her feet, three women with bowed heads raise ...
Renaissance Art Characteristics

The word Renaissance means “rebirth”. Following the Dark and Middle ages and their associated turmoil and stagnation, not to mention the Black Death, Europe experienced a rebirth of sorts with a rediscovery of math, philosophy, astrology, astronomy, science, and literature ...
Women in Art

One can always argue that women have played a pivotal role – as much as the men, in the enrichment of the arts. Strangely, their contributions always take the co-starring role when it comes to how mainstream media covers the ...
Seven Functions of Art

In their book, Art as Therapy, Alain De Botton and John Armstrong identify seven functions of art. They explain how art helps us grow and evolve in our understanding of ourselves, each other, and the world we live in. In viewing ...