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With the different art forms available today, it is really difficult for a layman to get a grip on the different aspects that are related to art. Through this article, we try to educate art lovers on what Contemporary or Modern Art is?

 

So, what is Contemporary or Modern Art?  This term is used to describe the art that is produced during current times (& continues to be) and by artists living today. This was easy to understand, wasn&rsq...

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As the name suggests, Landscape paintings are paintings with a wide view giving a feel of distance. An outdoor scene that evokes a sense of depth can be qualified as a landscape painting. It includes natural subjects like rivers, mountains, foliage etc. or even man-made structures such as buildings and monuments. Dr. James Fox, an art historian, beautifully imagines different landscapes around the world and believes that ‘landscape painting’ is our relationship to the natural world.

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“Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.”

— Wassily Kandinsky

 

Every story has either of the facets – closed-ended or open-ended.  While the former portrays an objective conclusion, the latter is left more to the imagination, being subjective in nature. Such is the nature of painting...

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Watercolor painting can be considered one of the most primitive types of painting; they are fun, they are cost-effective and give a lot of possibilities for creative self-expression. Watercolors are water-based and non-toxic, hence making it an ideal tool to teach painting to children. So, if you’re just a beginner or want to get your creative juices flowing, watercolor paintings are a great start! Watercolor being a versatile and flexible medium can yield a variety of results. Despite being a tricky medium to master, there are...

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Oil painting are considered a great means of creating enticing and realistic artwork. Oil painting as a medium is really appreciated today, but did you know that it was not prominent till the 19th century? Read the article for more.

 

The concept of Oil paintings is centuries old and an incredibly far reaching artistic practice. In layman’s terms, oil painting is a mixture of pigment, binder and thinner. While pigment is the colour element, the binder (oil) acts as a hold up for the pigmentations to add its ...

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Mixed Media art is a concept which was developed during the 20th century, post the period when modern artists began to bend the rules of traditional high arts such as Painting and sculpture. Mixed media art is well-known by both professional and hobby activities related to art.

Mixed media art signifies the use of different media in the creation of one work. Rather, it is a form of visual arts that makes used of multiple mediums say for example acrylic and watercolor or ink and watercolor etc. Mixed media art is not just limited...

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Figurative Paintings are those paintings that are able portray paintings as seen in the real world. During some periods artists have striven towards creating an effect of an illusion, with images that seem to extend the real, 3D space of the viewer. At other times they have striven for realism - an impression of social reality. Beyond that, there has been virtually no limitation on a figurative painting’s visual possibilities; it has only to succeed in presenting a universa...

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Purchasing an artwork for your space can be exciting and daunting at the same time. There are many aspects to consider before your purchase an art work, be it the type, medium, size, price, etc. The make the matters worse, the many options wreck a havoc on your senses and sense of judgement.

Here are a few tips that will help you in the process. 

 

Choose Wisely: The more information you have and more you trust your guts, the better your collection will be. Visiting gal...

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Indian painting as an art form has existed for several years and it is evident from the different cave paintings, sculptures, etc. They are considered a beautiful representation of Indian culture, traditions, values, and its traces can be dated back to pre-historic times. With the advent of modernization, Indian art has adapted to new styles but the inherent character is still at the core and hence the audience can easily connect to the sentiments of any painting. Whether i...

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When you are at home, the living room is a place where you would be spending most of your time. In some way, the living room can be considered as a mirror of your persona as it defines ‘you’. Hence, you take utmost care when you are considering to decorate your living room; you might not prefer to be very minimalistic and also do not want the room to be overfull with items that might not look good in your place. The ambience of the room should be relaxing and you might want to consider https://www.gallerist.in/paintin...

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When you plan to buy a house you take factors like ventilation, locality, amenities, etc. into consideration. Along with suggestions from friends, colleagues, elders; there are many house owners who also take Vastu Shastra tips. According to Vastu, placement of items in your house in specific directions matter a lot since they are all connected to ‘eternal energy levels’ and can bring peace & prosperity in your life. Your life begins to change when you are in a relationship and you would intend that the relationship with y...

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India is a country known for its cultural diversity and that diversity can be observed in Indian religions, cuisines, languages, festivities, etc. When we talk about festivities, the image that immediately comes to mind is the pomp & fervor with which every festival is celebrated across different parts of India.

‘Gifting’ is one thing that is synonymous for every festival, irrespective of the festival that is celebrated. Finding a perfect gift is a daunting task and as the festive season approaches, so does the d...

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