Art History

Top of the Pop Art Prints

Top of the Pop Art Prints

Pop Art should be: Popular, Transient, Expendable, Low cost, Mass produced, Young, Witty, Sexy, Gimmicky, Glamorous, Big business (The Pop Art...
Add a Touch of Autumn Style to Your Home with the Latest Offerings at ArtGallery

Add a Touch of Autumn Style to Your Home with the Latest Offerings at ArtGallery

With the Summer slowly drifting away and the cooler weather setting in, it’s clear that we’re heading well into Autumn. Even...
Art as an investment - A few handy tips..

Art as an investment - A few handy tips..

Katie Hope, business reporter for the BBC in a recent article, seemed to summaris the general consensus when buying artwork as...
Paintings of Pets - Capturing Animal Spirit in Art

Paintings of Pets - Capturing Animal Spirit in Art

This week, pet owners show off their special animal friends on Love your Pet Day. Studies have shown that owning a...
Cubist Art

Cubist Art

Are you feeling a bit of a square? Well, it’s all going a bit square-shaped here at ArtGallery too, as we...
How to Read a Portrait

How to Read a Portrait

Portraits can say so much with so little. Portraiture requires a very high level of skill and it's an amazing form...
Art for Interiors: Surrealism

Art for Interiors: Surrealism

How many Surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A Fish Not all of us like conventional or traditional...
How to Hang: Landscapes

How to Hang: Landscapes

Landscape art is a style that gets very mixed reactions. There is a perception that it is old-fashioned, a little bit...
How to Hang Pop Art

How to Hang Pop Art

Who doesn’t love pop art?! It’s fun, it’s loud, it’s colourful and gets noticed. It’s from an art movement that’s over...
Art for Interiors: Minimalism

Art for Interiors: Minimalism

Minimalism. For people who feel less is more. In a hectic world, minimalist art is a great way to escape and...

Art for Interiors: Mid-Century Paintings

People are passionate about the Mid-Century look. It’s iconic, stylish and not at all out of place in a 21st Century interior. For most people, once bitten by the Mid-Century bug, there’s no going back. As with all great interior trends, art complements décor and furnishings to help finalise and set-off a specific look that is trying to be achieved. This certainly isn’t any different with...
Art for Interiors: Art Deco Paintings

Art for Interiors: Art Deco Paintings

The Art Deco look has become a timeless classic. Interior trends have arrived, gone, come back and gone again, but Art...
Easter Eggs in Famous Art

Easter Eggs in Famous Art

This is for everyone who has been told to "stand back please" when examining a piece of art. This month we...
Artists Inspired By Mothers

Artists Inspired By Mothers

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (26th March – put it in your diary!). Today we look at mothers who...
Why Do We Draw Hearts In The Famous Shape?

Why Do We Draw Hearts In The Famous Shape?

Kaleidoscope Butterfly Heart Picture by Sara Lawson The heart shape is a world-recognised symbol of love, romance and conversely sacrifice.  It...
Capturing The Beauty Of The Rain In Art

Capturing The Beauty Of The Rain In Art

From 'Purple Rain' to impressionism, this month we take a look at how art celebrates the beauty of some classic British...
Father Christmas in Art History

Father Christmas in Art History

There are few iconic celebrities who make the select group of people painted again and again throughout history. Religious icons have...

Celebrating Christmas Inspired by Victorians

Winter Dusts the Forest by Lucy Moore  Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year where we can enjoy all the traditions that come with celebrating the occasion. The Victorians were real pioneers of Christmas traditions and can also be credited with bringing back some old favourites, adding their own twists. Safe to say, our image of a classic family Christmas scene would not...
Movember Special: The Importance of a Moustache

Movember Special: The Importance of a Moustache

The moustache is a real statement whether its handlebar, pencil or cowboy. It also plays a key role as a statement...
Happy Birthday Picasso and Giacometti

Happy Birthday Picasso and Giacometti

October is a wonderful time for artists: leaves begin to turn red and gold, the light changes from a hot sun...
What Is 'Fauvism'?

What Is 'Fauvism'?

The Turning Road, L'Estaque – Andre Derain Fauvism is one of the most influential styles in contemporary art, whether today's artists...
Why Do We Really, Really Like Art?

Why Do We Really, Really Like Art?

Creating and looking at art has been an important part of civilisation since its beginnings - from cave painting to fabulous...
Happy Birthday Damien Hirst & Paul Gauguin

Happy Birthday Damien Hirst & Paul Gauguin

This month we're celebrating the birthdays of two famous artists, Damian Hirst and Paul Gauguin. These two artists have given so...
Walks That Inspired Famous Art

Walks That Inspired Famous Art

National Walking Month To celebrate National Walking Month this May, we take a look at some of the ways that walking has influenced some...
The Golden Ratio in Art

The Golden Ratio in Art

Frequent readers of The Independent online will remember the New Year's Eve photograph of a street scene in Manchester that went...
Powerful Women In Art

Powerful Women In Art

This month we re-visit some of the most powerful women in the world of art. Judith slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi...
You won’t believe the stories behind these paintings

You won’t believe the stories behind these paintings

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci Arguably one of the most famous paintings surrounded by the most mystery is Leonardo da...
Medieval to Modern: the nativity scene evolution

Medieval to Modern: the nativity scene evolution

The styles and media of art have evolved throughout history to give us the wide variety of works that we see...
Famous Art Saved From Destruction

Famous Art Saved From Destruction

This November we keep the theme of Guy Fawkes’ Night running as we look back at some key pieces of art that...
The Story Behind The Most Expensive Painting Ever - Paul Gauguin's 'When Will You Marry?'

The Story Behind The Most Expensive Painting Ever - Paul Gauguin's 'When Will You Marry?'

Photo from: Wikipedia CommonsEverything has a price, especially seminal paintings it seems. Connected to this thought is the news that Paul...

What is Abstract Art?

 Abstract art – or Abstract Expressionism, as the movement is officially known – was conceived in New York, after the Second World War.The term ‘abstract expressionism’ was first used to describe American art by the art critic Robert Coates in 1946, although it was first used in 1919 in Germany to describe German Expressionism.    When was the abstract art movement? Abstract art has its roots in...
12 of the Most Terrifying Paintings Ever Created

12 of the Most Terrifying Paintings Ever Created

Generally, when we think of art, we think of picturesque scenes of natural beauty, historic buildings, water lilies and charmingly bucolic...
Incredible Pop Art Facts

Incredible Pop Art Facts

We're all familiar with the iconic images of Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup cans and his multi-coloured screen prints of Marilyn Monroe...
Art and Money: A Rocky Relationship

Art and Money: A Rocky Relationship

Image by Alexandre Dulaunoy Art and money may go hand in hand but it can sometimes seem like an odd relationship...
An Art Lover's Guide to Spotting Fake Paintings

An Art Lover's Guide to Spotting Fake Paintings

The recent case of a businessman who bought what he believed to be a Marc Chagall for £100,000 – only to...
The Discovery of Nazi-Confiscated Artwork in Munich

The Discovery of Nazi-Confiscated Artwork in Munich

Historic Discovery The art world was recently sent into sent into a state of excitable apoplexy when a collection of 1,500...
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