Art heists: Famous stolen artwork

One thing we all know about art is its value, both its monetary value and its importance to the art...
One thing we all know about art is its value, both its monetary value and its importance to the art world. But with this knowledge being so commonly known, comes the risk of people trying to steal such masterpieces! Over the years, there have been stolen art scandals all over the world – and ones you’ve probably never heard of. That’s why we’re going to talk you through the different art heists that made history, and all of the juicy...
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A brief history of French art

When you see the term, “French art”, you know what it means in a simple sense – the artwork was...
When you see the term, “French art”, you know what it means in a simple sense – the artwork was created in France, but as much as it is exactly that, there’s so much more to this style of art. French artists from the past have really paved the way for the artists of today, and everyone in between. So, what does French art represent and which traditional and modern French artists have influenced the creations we see today? We’ve...
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Who was Salvador Dalí?

Salvador Dalí was one of the best artists of all time. His contribution to the Surrealist art movement was iconic,...
Salvador Dalí was one of the best artists of all time. His contribution to the Surrealist art movement was iconic, and it was this (and his creative mind) that brought him great success – and brought us incredible, original artwork that’s still appreciated and admired today. But who was Salvador Dalí and which cultural movement is Salvador Dalí associated with? We tell all in this article, just read on to find out everything you need to about this monumental artist....
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A brief history of fashion photography

We see fashion photographs all around us, without even realising; when you’re watching the TV and see a perfume advertisement...
We see fashion photographs all around us, without even realising; when you’re watching the TV and see a perfume advertisement on your screen, or when you walk past a billboard in town (or somewhere upmarket like in Times Square – New York). But as much as you know what fashion and photography are as separate topics, your memory could be a little hazy on the history behind fashion photography as a collective genre. That’s what we’re here for, to clue...
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Who was Andy Warhol?

From inventing pop art to creating bright visual artwork based on popular icons, Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II, Andy...
From inventing pop art to creating bright visual artwork based on popular icons, Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth II, Andy Warhol was a credit to the art scene. This artist inspired so many other art forms and artists, but who was Andy Warhol, and how did his work change the art world? We uncover everything you need to know in the insightful blog post. What was Andy Warhol famous for? Andy Warhol was an iconic artist, known as the “king...
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Animal drawings for beginners

Animal artwork is remarkable because it brings your favourite furry friends to life. And displaying colourful, or black and white...
Animal artwork is remarkable because it brings your favourite furry friends to life. And displaying colourful, or black and white animal drawings across your home adds warmth to your home, by providing a sense of interest and familiarity. In this blog post, we’ll be teaching you how to draw animals using easy techniques which bring professional results. Whether you’re hoping to draw your dog or a tiger, we’ve got you covered. Simply read on to start drawing wild animals, as...
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Who was Pablo Picasso?

Who was Pablo Picasso? The iconic artist Pablo Picasso changed the art world thanks to his original, self-reflective paintings. He...
Who was Pablo Picasso? The iconic artist Pablo Picasso changed the art world thanks to his original, self-reflective paintings. He created a collection of superb art pieces, all while inventing new art movements along the way. You’ll have seen his artwork in famous museums and maybe even discussed his illustrations amongst your peers, but you can gain even more knowledge on particular pieces and what made him such an influential artist from this article. So, who was Pablo Picasso and...
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A brief history of Dutch art

Dutch art is phenomenal, and this article covers it all; the visual arts in the Netherlands and the history behind...
Dutch art is phenomenal, and this article covers it all; the visual arts in the Netherlands and the history behind it, and brilliant Dutch artists like Vincent van Gogh who shaped this art scene, making it what it is today. In this article, we discuss the history of Dutch art, the Dutch Golden Age and Dutch Golden Age artists. Read on to discover more insights into art from this period to remember when next visiting your favourite art gallery.  ...
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How to clean, maintain, and protect your art

When purchasing your favourite designs, it’s important to consider how crucial protecting artwork is going to be in advance. Cleaning...
When purchasing your favourite designs, it’s important to consider how crucial protecting artwork is going to be in advance. Cleaning artwork is essential to preserving designs, and you can prepare yourself for the tasks that will considerably upkeep their appearance. We've written this article to help you understand the required processes and how important they are. Read on to find out how to clean your artwork and take care of it to ensure longevity for each piece you display across...
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The beginner's guide to Surrealism

Surrealist art is remarkable because it subverts what we expect from art, resulting in interesting and original designs. Today, artists...
Surrealist art is remarkable because it subverts what we expect from art, resulting in interesting and original designs. Today, artists creating contemporary prints and paintings still incorporate Surrealism to produce state-of-the-art pieces that spark new conversations. It is the Surrealism movement that influenced a lot of the artwork we know and love, and that ensures art is interpreted in many different ways. In this article, we hope to provide you with the information you have been looking for about the Surrealism art movement...
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A brief history of Italian art

Italian art is wonderful; it explores noteworthy themes and tells a story, and has a rich history behind it. Of...
Italian art is wonderful; it explores noteworthy themes and tells a story, and has a rich history behind it. Of course, the Italian artists of the Renaissance are remarkable themselves, producing works that brought their style to the everyday. In this blog, we discuss everything you need to know about Italian art, as well as delving deeper into the Italian artists who shaped its future. Simply read on to explore everything you wish to know about this type of art....
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How to get started with portrait drawings

Portrait drawings are brilliant; they embody a person’s every feature and cleverly highlight details that even they may not notice...
Portrait drawings are brilliant; they embody a person’s every feature and cleverly highlight details that even they may not notice about themselves. On the other hand, with self-portraits you can toy with your perceived image of yourself. You may already know how to draw portraits but there may be finer details you wish to tweak when drawing, or areas of improvement you want to work on. Luckily, we have a whole selection of tips and tricks to help you improve...
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