Modern Art

Modern art

“The main purpose of art is not to render the visible but rather to make visible”. Paul Klee It is often thought that modern art dropped from the sky and that it has made a violent break with the past. But a study of painting and sculptures from the prehistoric time to the present day … Read more

History of Folk Art

History of Folk Art

It is universally accepted that art is the expression of aesthetic experience even in the most uncivilized ages man had the urge to express and communicate his ideas and experiences .Art occupies a prominent place in the cultural development of the country. According to Art Historian M.C Worquit in his book Most Primitive Art to … Read more

Art and Society

Art and Society

According to Croce the work of an art is an activity of the artist’s consciousness. Thus concept raises a problem concerning the artist’s relations with his audience. Artist communicates his experience to others and in order to do this he must have means of communication. Art is generally the emotion of the artist and when … Read more

Gothic Art

Gothic Art

The term Gothic art is applied to the post Romanesque period from 12th century that persisted up to 16th century. Goths belonged to the race living in north of Italy beyond the Alps Mountains and also in Western Europe. They had destroyed the beauties of the ancient period and therefore Italians thought them to be … Read more

Romanesque Art

Romanesque Art

The term Romanesque is given to the period between the 6th century to 12th century belonging to Europe (west and north of Italy). The name is given by Narcisse-de- Caumont.This term refers to the art predominantly religious that developed out of the art of the Romans. Europe of the period was in ruins, there was … Read more

Christianity and Byzantine Art

Christianity and Byzantine Art

In the beginning Christianity remained as an underground religion. They were hated and persecuted by others. But they gained strength while carrying their activities in underground passages and catacombs. They fought battles and at last became victorious and real successor of Rome. More than a dozen religions that were found in Rome were opposed to … Read more

Greek Art

Greek Art

About 1400 BC Greeks invaded Crete destroyed Knossos took treasures and craftsmen to Mycenae and Tiryns. At Tiryns a great palace was unearthed and the remains of a fresco of the bull sport was found. Magnificent gold cups, decorated with bulls and slim waisted Cretans with belt were discovered near Sparta. It is evident that … Read more

Art in Aegean Civilization

Art in Aegean Civilization

Civilization of Greece nearby islands in Aegean Sea and Crete is included under the broad term Aegean Civilization having its root in Egypt when divided into separate zones. The civilization of the main land (Greece) is termed as Helladic or Hellenic that of Islands, Cycladic and of Crete or Eretan and Minoan. The term Minoan … Read more

Art of Egypt

Art of Egypt

The political history Egypt can be divided into four parts. Each of which is grouped around a city. From 3000 to 2000 BC first dynasty to 11 th dynasty ruled at Memphis. From 2000 to 950 BC 12th dynasty to 21st dynasty ruled at Thebes From 950 BC to 332 BC 22nd dynasty to 31st … Read more