Street art is quite possibly the most important artistic development in the last 100 years. It has effectively made art something anyone can experience and, indeed, go out of their way not to experience it, bringing it out on the streets. Street art has its roots in graffiti, which was closely connected to hip-hop culture, starting in the 1960′s and becoming truly popular at the same time as hip-hop, in the 1980′s.
Paper art, or paper sculpture as it is also known, is probably the cheapest and most accessible form of sculpture invented. That is not not say, of course, that the results reflect this cheapness. Paper art deserves to be called art, not only because it is a way for the artist to express him or herself, but because the results are often absolutely stunning.
Whether you agree or not with what mister Andy Rooney said, you have to admit that carefully arranged food looks really cool. A nice presentation builds appetite, and you feel as if the cook put it that little extra effort to make your meal a truly pleasant experience, and that you are getting your money’s worth. But intricately designed food is not limited to the plate. Carl Warner found a totally new way to approach the art of food presentation.
Photography is one of man kind’s greatest breakthroughs. Before it, representations of the self or images of places you liked were a thing that only the well and truly upper class could afford, since the only people that could provide you with them were painters. Photography changed all that, making images readily available for a much wider group of people, and eventually revolutionizing things like journalism and even art. Truly, we owe a lot of what is modern society to the invention of film.
About 200 years ago (give or take) it was a real risky choice, making your living out of producing images. Painters were, mostly, starving bohemians that sold their works for a meal or something to drink, and the few that did have success where mostly born into it. Now, in an age where basically everyone has access to information, everybody wants art.
Bucharest, as some of you may know, is the capital city of Romania, and has been so for just over 150 years, but the city itself is quite a bit older than that. First mentioned in 1459 when it became Vlad the Impaler’s residence, Prince of what was then known as Wallachia, the city started competing for the title of capital city, after subsequent rulers made it their court’s summer residence. It finally achieved its status as capital city after Wallachia and Moldavia united to form the Principality of Romania, in 1862.
Web design, like any other form of design, or art in general, is continuously changing. What was cool or hip today can look completely unappealing tomorrow, and that really is the beauty of design; the fact that it constantly makes you up your game, and create new, better works. Nobody could have expected the drastic changes in web design since the 90′s, since technology is such a rapidly evolving creature, and you can do things now -in design- that you would not have even dreamed of back in the 20th century.
Culture is a kind of information, and in an age where information is made readily available by way of mass-media and the internet, we have seen the rise of a new kind of culture, namely pop culture. There are many definitions of pop culture, but one thing that is certain is that the term “pop culture” is derived from “popular culture”, first coined in the 19th century, and used to describe the education and level of culture of the so-called lower classes. It was, basically, the exact opposite of the “official culture” of the dominant classes.
British award-winning writer Neil Gaiman once famously commented that, if you’re a freelancer and you’re successful at what you’re doing, the whole universe conspires to stop you from doing that thing, exactly because you’re successful, and that he once realized he had become someone who professionally answered emails and who wrote as a hobby. So the next day he answered fewer emails and wrote more.
Watercolor painting is, for most of us, the very first art form we are introduced to. It is through watercolors that people discover their passion and skill for visual arts, and that first experience with creating something totally new from nothing is the feeling that all artists chase after every time they create new works. Watercolor painting begins its history as an art medium in the 15th century, during the time of the Renaissance.