Mosaic is an ancient art form that once enjoyed enormous prestige in both secular and religious architecture across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
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The desire for control over one’s self-image has been a concern of artists for centuries
Before photography, miniature paintings played a crucial role in both personal and diplomatic relationships, and were prized for their technical virtuosity and portability.
Learn why copper, a medium that particularly appealed to collectors in the 16th and 17th centuries, has been rediscovered by artists today.
Throughout history the role of an artist has changed dramatically. What is the current role of an artist? What is the purpose of art?
The colour of danger, scarlet passions, power and prestige — red has commanded the attention of artists for centuries. From the Paleolithic period to the contemporary, this archetypal colour has been utilised by artists to access the extremes of human…
We delve deep into the colour that has captured the imagination of artists for millennia.
Camberwell, one of London’s many historically acclaimed art colleges, has developed some of the country’s most accomplished artists.
How have notions of beauty evolved in art down the centuries, and what do they tell us about the beauty of the art of today?
A look at the Glasgow School of Art’s early history, influence and devastation.