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.
Tag Archive for unusual media
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.
Today, tapestry is enjoying a rebirth, fuelled by contemporary artists embracing its ancient techniques.
Did you know egg tempera is more durable than oil and with a luminosity similar to watercolour?
Vellum is one of the oldest surfaces available to artists, and is among the most technically challenging. Used by medieval monks, Albrecht Dürer, and by the UK government to record Acts of Parliament, it continues to inspire contemporary artists, many…
When we talk about art, it is often the conventional methods that dominate the conversation. Yet many contemporary artists are using brave choices of media to portray both rich emotional work and aesthetic beauty, and to make a statement. Here…