Postmodern art has its roots in Dadaism – a movement in the early 20th century that rejected the art establishment and made nonsensical pieces. Younger artists in the 1950s began to feel that the mainstream abstract expressionist art didn’t speak to their lives in any meaningful way, so postmodern art began as a reaction against […]
Women in Art : Hilma af Klint
Hilma af Klint, born in Sweden in 1862, was a pioneer of abstract art. She made abstract work years before other well-known artists of the 20th century such as Wassily Kandinsky. Art historians now recognize her as the first artist to create work in the abstract style. When she was twenty years old, she attended […]
What Are the Principles of Design?
If you’re interested in graphic design, it’s easy to want to immediately jump in and start on a project. Before you get knee-deep in trying to learn how to use all of the Adobe programs, it’s important to understand the fundamentals of design. Even though it may sound boring, using these principles will help you […]
What is the Difference Between Graphic and Visual Designers?
Whether you’re considering a career path in the design field, or you need to hire a designer for a project, there’s a lot of different fields to choose from. The skill sets often overlap, but there are some key differences between graphic designers and visual designers. Graphic designers have to communicate one specific idea to […]
3 Mixed Media Artists of the 20th Century
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish Many know Picasso as the famous Surrealist painter, but he also pioneered the use of collage as an accepted fine art medium. Collage – which comes from the French verb ‘coller, meaning ‘to glue or stick’ – found its beginnings during this time. His ‘cubist collages’ inspired many artists in the […]