Art Styles

Collage

The term collage derives from the French word papiers collés (or découpage) and describes a visual art form in which pieces of paper cut-outs of different forms are assembled together creating a new whole piece of art. The term collage was coined by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque who are also considered to be the first artists to have embraced the technique…

Drawing

Drawing is the simplest and most efficient way to communicate visual ideas, and for centuries charcoal, chalk, graphite and paper have been adequate enough tools to launch some of the most profound images in art…

Art Glas

Art Glass refers to artistic items made from glass. Often these items have a practical value as windows and everyday utility items such as glass ware and lamps. Glass as an art form emerged when glass blowers begun experimenting with colours, textures and patterns in the mid 1800s…

Graffiti art

The word graffiti means writing or painting on a public surface, sometimes illegally. The most common tools for graffiti artists nowadays are marker pens and spray paints. Graffiti can be either a small “tag”, which is a small writing on a wall or a large mural, spanning over several square meters and anything in between…

Installation

Term installation art is used to describe large-scale constructions, often designed for a specific place or for a temporary time period. Installation artworks, sometimes called ‘environments’, often take an entire room or gallery space that the visitor has to walk through in order to engage fully with the work of art…

New Media

New media art encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, including:  digital art, video art, virtual art, internet art, interactive art, sound art, computer robotics, 3D printing, cyborg art, video games and art as biotechnology…

Paintings

Painting is the practice of applying paint or other media such as pigment or colour to a surface, usually with a brush. Other tools can also be used among which are knives, airbrushes and sponges. Common surface for painters is a canvas, which is a piece of fabric stretched on a wooden frame…

Performance art

Performance is a genre in which art is presented “live,” usually by the artist but sometimes with collaborators or performers. It has had a role in avant-garde art throughout the twentieth century, playing an important part in anarchic movements such as Futurism and Dada…

Photography

Photography refers to the process or practice of creating a photograph – an image produced by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (such as film or an optical sensor)…

Printmaking

Printmaking is an art form consisting of the production of images, usually on paper but occasionally on fabric, parchment, plastic, or other support, by various techniques of multiplication…

Sculpture

Sculpture is an artistic form in which different materials are worked into three-dimensional art objects. Sculpting can be done in various means such as carving wood or casting metal or plaster. Methods and materials that can be used are vast…

Textile

Textile artists use various techniques to create works of art using threads and fibres sometimes in combination with paints or dyes. Textile art comprises weavings, embroideries, tapestries, fiber arts, carpet design and felting…