Paintings

Painting is one of the oldest art forms, involving the use of a brush to apply paint or other types of medium to a surface, be it paper, wood, or canvas. For the best of us, the answer to what’s art is “painting,” an art form that has been around since time immemorial.

Paintings are found across practically every culture, and they are the core visual record of our experiences and the world around us. And, in saying so, paintings have a history of remarkable complexity.

Significant milestones in the world of paintings include illusionism, which was emphasized in traditional western art; the parity between abstract and figures in painting; the emergence of oil painting, and the important historical movements in the art sphere, such as abstract expressionism, cubism, impressionism, the baroque, and the renaissance.

What tools do graffiti writers use? Martha Cooper & others show you

HKwalls’ Tools of the Trade was the first thematic public exhibition held in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, between 8th May and 6th June this year (2021). It tried to give the public an insider’s peek at the very secretive circles of modern graffiti and street art. A wide array of tools commonly used for creating …

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The Miguel Lerdo de Tejada Library & Vladimir Rusakov’s impressive mural

The Miguel Lerdo de Tejada Library is an impressive feat of architecture, but even more impressive is its large-scale mural, covering 2000 square meters. The library, one of Mexico’s most important resources for financial records and heritage book collections, houses psychedelic frescoes that tell the story of revolutionary scenes throughout history. Mexicans love their murals …

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The 10 best artworks you missed at Art Basel Unlimited 2021

The return of in-person exhibitions at Art Basel has echoed a huge sigh of relief across the art community. Its 2021 edition was originally slated for June but had to be put off until September to give countries across the globe more time to carry out their vaccination campaigns and lift travel restrictions. With so …

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Basquiat’s brilliantly-chaotic Charles the First painting

Jean-Michel Basquiat was one artist who managed to mix politics, poetry, graffiti, and artistry in his masterpieces. They are as memorable as any work by an artist whose work was extra admirable. In Charles the First, Basquiat managed to create a beautiful piece that’s more than intriguing too. That work stands out for many reasons. …

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Jean Dubuffet’s Villa Falbala – His largest sculpture

Sculptor and painter Jean Dubuffet had his art styles that shunned classic aesthetics for what he perceived as original and idealistic. Despite his radical approach to art, the renowned sculptor left many artworks that mark his career as incredible. At the top of his artworks was the Closerie Falbala, which up to date draws visitors …

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The 10 best works of Shanghai’s West Bund Art Fair 2019

West Bund Art & Design fair shows modern and contemporary art in Shanghai. Well-known local artist Zhou Tiehai, previously director of the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, established it in 2014. Now, West Bund is one of the major Asian fairs, hosting more than 100 galleries from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Along with numerous …

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What does the crown in Basquiat’s paintings mean?

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. He was one of the most influential American artists and focused on “suggestive dichotomies,” including integration versus segregation, wealth versus poverty, and inner versus outer experience. He is considered to be the founder of the neo-expressionism movement. Since introducing the crown symbol in …

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Girl with balloon – Banksy’s most inspiring painting?

Banksy, according to some sources, was born in 1974 in Bristol, United Kingdom. He is one of the world’s most secretive artists. Most of his fans don’t know how he looks likes. Over the years, Banksy has won over many hearts with his humorous and thought-provoking stencil works, which would appear in public spaces instantly …

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