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Art history

Art history is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contents; that is genre, design, format, and style. The study includes painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, furniture and other decorative objects. A ...

                                               

Gaston Bussiere (painter)

Bussiere studied at lAcademie des Beaux-Arts in Lyon before entering lEcole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He studied under Alexandre Cabanel then under Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. In 1884, he won the Marie Bashkirtseff Prize. In 1885, he displayed his ...

                                               

Burning Man

Burning Man is a festival that happens every year at Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. It lasts a week, and it starts on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September. The festival is called Burnin ...

                                               

Byzantine art

Byzantine art means the Christian Greek art of the Eastern Roman Empire from about the 5th century until the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. But the term can also be for other the art of countries who shared their culture with the Byzantine Empir ...

                                               

Comics

In Comics, stories or information are given using pictures, or pictures and words together. In comics, a story is told with many pictures, mostly in panels. The first panel is supposed to be read first, and takes place earlier in time than the pa ...

                                               

Conservation (art)

Conservation, also known as conservation and restoration or simply conservation, is a job where people try to protect the important parts of a culture for the future. Conservation activities include examination, documentation, treatment, protecti ...

                                               

Crayola

Crayola is an American brand of crayons and other writing and drawing utensils, such as markers, chalk and colored pencils. The company used to be called "Binney & Smith Company". It is based in Northampton, Massachusetts. Since 1984, it has been ...

                                               

Creating

Creating is making new things that have not existed before, usually by combining two or three things that existed. Art is almost always called creative, but so are other activities like music, mathematics, technology, business, craft, building, g ...

                                               

Degenerate art

Degenerate art was the term used by the Nazi regime in Germany to describe nearly all modern art. The Nazis banned the art because they said it was un-German or was Jewish or Bolshevist in nature. Artists who were labeled as degenerate were punis ...

                                               

Drawing

Drawing is a way of making a picture. Drawings are created by making lines on a surface. Long lines make up the shapes and small lines make the textures. Drawings can be images of real life or abstract images showing ideas cannot be seen in the r ...

                                               

Hellenistic art

The art of the Hellenistic time is sculpture and painting and other things. For a long time, people said that the art of that time was not good. Pliny the Elder talked about the Greek sculpture of the classical time and then said Cessavit deinde ...

                                               

Hiyang Hiren

"Hiyang Hiren" is a traditional royal race boat, used at the Hiyang Tannaba ceremony in the religious festival of Lai Haraoba. The boat is regarded as invested with spiritual powers and is associated with religious rites. The Meitei people believ ...

                                               

International Art Society & Academy

The International Art Society & Academy is an art association founded in 2007 by a Greek classical guitarist and composer Yorgos Foudoulis. The Society is situated in Volos, Greece. Every year the society organizes a number of international art c ...

                                               

Leima Jagoi

Leima Jagoi is a dance form of the Meitei people of Manipur. It is adored with slow and gentle motions of the dancer. It is performed mainly in the religious festival of Lai Haraoba. The dance form is traditionally performed in presence of royalt ...

                                               

Maibi Jagoi

"Maibi Jagoi" is a traditional dance form performed by the maibis during the religious festival of Lai Haraoba. The dance form is enacted in various ways depending on the variation of the regions. The Maibi Jagoi dance form performed by the femal ...

                                               

Mannerism

Mannerism is a style of art that was created in the Late Renaissance period, from about 1520 until about 1600. The Mannerist style of painting or sculpture often shows figures that are "elongated" and "distorted". The aim of the Mannerist artist ...

                                               

Mosaic

Mosaic is the art of decorating a surface with pictures and patterns made of little pieces of stone, glass or tiles of different colours. Mosaics can be used indoors on walls, floors and ceilings. Mosaics are sometimes used outdoors on pavements.

                                               

Noli me tangere

According to the evangelist, John 20.17, noli me tangere is a phrase Jesus says to Mary Magdalene, when she recognises him after the resurrection. The phrase is commonly translated as dont touch me. In Koine Greek, the phrase reads Μή μου ἅπτου, ...

                                               

Outsider art

Outsider art is art that is non-commercial and that lives outside the usual art galleries. Usually it is created by people who have little or no artistic training in art schools. Some may have a mental illness like schizophrenia. People who do ou ...

                                               

Patronage

Generally, patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege and often financial aid given by a person or an organization. It can also refer to the business given by a regular customer, and the guardianship of saints. In some countries the term ...

                                               

Perspective (graphical)

In graphic arts, perspective is the representation of how an image is seen by the eye. It is about how the angle and distance of a three-dimensional object is represented on a flat surface. To create a real scene, objects are drawn smaller to sho ...

                                               

Pietra dura

Pietra dura is a term for using cut and fitted, highly polished colored stones to create images. The stonework is glued stone-by-stone to a base after being "sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely tha ...

                                               

Portrait

A portrait is a painting or a photograph of a persons face and its expression. The purpose of a portrait is to show the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography, a portrait is actually not a snapshot ...

                                               

Renaissance art

Many of the most famous and best-loved works of art in the world were created during the time known as the Renaissance. The Renaissance began about 1400 and lasted until about 1600. Italy, and in particular the city of Florence is thought of as t ...

                                               

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists is a group of artists who have a lot of experience and education. It is located in an area of Birmingham, England called the Jewellery Quarter. The RSBA has an art gallery there. It is a charity.

                                               

Silhouette

A silhouette is an image in outline only, usually filled in as black on a white background. The inside of a silhouette is featureless.It differs from an outline. That shows the edge of an object in line form, but a silhouette is a solid shape. Si ...

                                               

Stained glass

Stained glass is glass coloured by adding metallic salts when it is made. The coloured glass is made into stained glass windows. Small pieces of glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures. The glass is held together by strips of lead and sup ...

                                               

Stick figure

A stick figure is a simple drawing of a person made out of lines and circles. They are made of simple shapes, such as circles, lines and triangles. These are often the first way that children begin to draw people.

                                               

Still life

A still life is a work of art, most often a painting. In a still life, objects like flowers, fruit, or glasses are arranged in a certain way, and then painted. Most still lifes are of inanimate objects manmade or natural.Still life painting has b ...

                                               

Stonemasonry

Stonemasonry is the craft of making things out of stone. People who do this are called stonemasons. Their crafts have existed since the start of civilization. They have made important buildings and structures out of stone. This stone comes from t ...

                                               

Street art

Street art is like impressionism, cubism or pop art an art movement. A lot of poor people try to survive by asking a little money in the street. They sometimes do the same while making art. These are the "original", "true" street artists. They ma ...

                                               

Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo is the site of two Anglo-Saxon cemeteries dating to the 6th and early 7th centuries CE that is located near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artefacts of outstandi ...

                                               

Tomason

A Tomason, also spelled Thomason and Thomasson in English, is a kind of conceptual art or found art. Gempei Akasegawa created this word to describe certain kinds of useless parts of buildings or roads. These have lost their purpose as the environ ...

                                               

Triptych

A triptych is a series of three separate paintings that together form a story. The word comes from the Greek adjective triptukhon, from tri, and ptysso, or ptyx, The paintings are usually joined together, with hinges, so that they can be folded s ...

                                               

Visual poetry

Visual poetry is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words and images is important in conveying the intended effect. It was influenced by Fluxus, the international artistic Movement of the 1960s, well known for blending different dis ...

                                               

Textile arts

Textile arts are arts and crafts that use plant, animal or synthetic fibres to construct practical or decorative objects. Textiles have been used since the beginning of civilization. Many methods and materials used to make them, but the functions ...

                                               

Pazyryk rug

The Pazyryk rug is one of the oldest carpets in the world, dating around 5th c. BC, now in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Pazyryk rug was found in 1949 in the grave of a Scythian nobleman in the Bolshoy Ulagan dry valley of t ...

                                               

Quilt

A quilt is a type of blanket made of three layers: a top piece of cloth, a layer of insulating material often called batting, and a bottom piece of cloth for backing. The layers are joined together either by sewing or by tying the layers together ...

                                               

Tie-dye

Tie-dye is a colorful pattern used on clothing. It is made by tying a piece of clothing into a tight bundle, and then dyeing it with various colors. This became very popular in the 1960s and 70s. It was often made to represent signs like peace an ...

                                               

Aoi festival

The Aoi Festival or Aoi Matsuri is one of Kyotos three most famous festivals and takes place every May 15. The festivals main attraction is a large parade in Kyoto, in which over 500 people dressed in the aristocratic style of the Heian Period wa ...

                                               

Busan International Film Festival

The Busan International Film Festival, is one of the biggest movie festivals that is held in Busan, South Korea. It has been held every year since 1996. Although the name of Pusan changed to Busan, the festival committee decided to keep the name ...

                                               

Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards

The Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards or simply Golden Horse is a movie festival and awards ceremony held annually in Taiwan. The ceremony usually takes place in November or December in Taipei. The awards, contested by movies submitted from T ...

                                               

Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is a festival held every year in Harbin, China. It involves ice sculptures and winter activities. Officially, the festival starts on 5 January and lasts one month. The festival has been held since 19 ...

                                               

Hi! Seoul Festival

Hi! Seoul Festival is a seasonal festival sponsored by Seoul Metropolitan Government and others. It has been held for each season – spring, summer, fall, and winter - every year in Seoul, South Korea since 2003.

                                               

Kali Puja

Kali Puja is also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja. It is a festival celebrated in the honour of Hindu goddess Kali. It is celebrated on the new moon day of the Hindu month Kartik. It is mostly celebrated in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assa ...

                                               

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival

Kishiwada Danjiri festival(岸和田だんじり祭り) is a festival which is held in Kishiwada, located in southern Osaka, in Japan for abundant crops. There are some differnet Danjiri matsuri festivals in western Japan region, but Kishiwada one is the ...

                                               

Lakshmi Puja

Lakshmi Puja, is a Hindu religious festival celebrated once in a year. It is celebrated on the Amavasya of Krishna Paksha. In the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar it is celebrated in the month of Ashwin or Kartik. The puja is done on the third day of ...

                                               

Pentaport Rock Festival

The Pentaport Rock Festival is a rock festival in South Korea. It is held each year in Incheon for three days in the last week of July. Bands from many genres of music perform. The name of this festival comes from five philosophical themes of the ...

                                               

Samkranthi

Makar Sankranti, Sankranti or Sankranthi is one of the main festivals in India. It is the first festival of the year in the Gregorian calendar. This festival is celebrated by the people all over India. It marks the transition of the sun into Maka ...

                                               

Seoul International Fireworks Festival

Seoul International Fireworks Festival is the one of the biggest festivals held in Seoul held by Hanwha group Archived 2012-12-03 at the Wayback Machine, Korean corporation. In 2000, it was held to wish for successful World Cup 2002 near Yeouido. ...