Modern Art

  • Exploring the Origins of Abstract Art: A Historical Journey
    Abstract art emerged in the early 20th century as a reaction to traditional representational art. It was developed by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian. These artists sought to express emotions, ideas and feelings through the use of color, form and line, rather than depict objects or figures in a realistic … Read more
  • The Supreme Artistry: Exploring the Highest Form of Art
    The highest form of art is subjective and varies depending on one’s perspective. Some may argue that classical music, opera, and ballet are the highest forms, while others may argue that painting, sculpture, or literature are the highest forms. Ultimately, the concept of the “highest form of art” is a matter of personal opinion. Awe-Inspiring … Read more
  • A Toast to Judy Chicago: Celebrating the Art of the Dinner Party
    The Dinner Party is a feminist artwork created by Judy Chicago in the 1970s. It is a large triangular table with place settings for 39 historical and mythological women, including Virginia Woolf and Sojourner Truth. It aims to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women throughout history. Feasting with Judy Chicago: An Appreciation of Her … Read more
  • Uncovering the Deeper Meaning of Auguste Rodin’s Thinker
    Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor known for his emotive and expressive figures. He believed that art should be a reflection of the human condition, and his sculptures often depicted complex emotions and psychological states. He is considered the father of modern sculpture for his ability to convey the inner experience of his subjects. Exploring … Read more

Ceramic Art

  • Getting Started in Pottery? Here’s How to Choose the Right Clay
    For beginners, a plastic clay with high plasticity is best. It is easy to work with, has low shrinkage, and can be shaped into a wide variety of forms. Examples include: Kentucky OM4 and Tennessee B3. These clays are widely used and are readily available in many pottery supply stores. The Essential Guide to Finding … Read more
  • The Artistry of a Chawan: Uncovering the Secrets of a Tea Bowl
    A chawan is a type of tea bowl used in the Japanese tea ceremony. It is typically made of ceramic or pottery and has a round shape with a wide rim and a deep bowl. The chawan is designed to be held in the hand and is used to prepare and serve tea in the … Read more
  • Molding and Shaping: A Guide to the Various Stages of Clay
    The stages of clay include dry clay, slip, plastic clay, leather-hard clay, bone-dry clay, bisqueware, & glazeware. Dry clay is mined and ground into powder. Next, slip is clay mixed with water, plastic clay can be molded. Leather-hard clay is firm but still pliable. Bone-dry is completely dry and hard, bisqueware is fired but not … Read more
  • Celebrating the Ceramic Art Renaissance: A Look at the Splendid Masterpieces
    The renaissance period saw a renewed interest in ceramic art, with artists experimenting with new forms and techniques. Pottery became more ornate, with intricate designs and vivid colors. Some notable ceramic artists from this period include Luca della Robbia and Bernard Palissy. The Beauty of Ceramics: Exploring the Art of the Renaissance Period Ceramic art … Read more