Sistine Chapel Ceiling With the Color Blue
by Lee Down
24-12-2022

1. Introduction: The colour blue has long been associated with the arts, from the Renaissance to contemporary times. In ancient Egypt, blue was often associated with the sun god Ra and the afterlife. The Greeks and Romans both used blues in their paintings, and blue was often seen in the paintings of the Renaissance. In …
Why there is no such thing as good art or bad art
by Lee Down
26-09-2022

If you attend Emily Carr University of Art + Design, one thing you might encounter is an art professor telling you it is never encouraged to judge what is good art and bad art. All art is art. It is an expression of human emotion and intent. Therefore, it is not right to speculate on …
George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe, John Lennon
by mfaris
21-06-2017

By Michael Faris Stu Sutcliffe was one of the original members of the Beatles and a talented Abstract Expressionist artist. A friend of John Lennon from art school, he became the bass player for the new band, then known as the Silver Beatles. He eventually quit the band in 1961 to continue his career as …
Sistine Chapel back wall - Last Judgement (Michelangelo)
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19-05-2017

What exactly is the era and style of mannerism art? Put simply, it is one possible answer to a question regarding Western art during the height of the Renaissance, to wit, “Where do we go from here?” For over three centuries artists were trying to perfect their craft of painting to reflect the quality of …
Renaissance vs Baroque Art Quiz
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13-01-2017

I’ve been asked more than once, and I have encountered various people who have expressed confusion regarding Baroque vs. Renaissance art. In fact, despite my several courses in art history and appreciation, it still took me several hours of individual study to really get a grasp of the difference. Most people understand that if a …