Monthly Archives: November 2013

In the pursuit of Realism: Rococo, Neo-classicism and Romanticism

In the 18th century, art styles are the response to differing social climates of the time. The art style, Rococo is overwhelmingly at nature and is not shy for having characters in paintings represented in a relaxed and informal state … Continue reading

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In the pursuit of Realism: Portraiture and symbolism

The Renaissance period (1300-1602) brought about artists, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael who had pushed the sciences into more realistic perceptions, by studying everyday subject matters including nature: “These men had not only made great advances in naturalism – … Continue reading

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Cinema

Mise en scéne is French for everything that would be on a film or play set and what would be seen by the audience in the film’s frame. To create a successful set you need all the obvious equipment in … Continue reading

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Narrative

With the ability to communicate through speech, telling stories is part of our nature as humans. Stories people tell could be based on real life events or be fictional but can also hold moral messages. Whichever the case, stories are … Continue reading

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Animation Origins

There have been early images expressing “motion” since Prehistoric cave paintings, where the animals will have multiple ghostly legs to give a sense of the creature’s limbs in motion while running, or multiple ghostly heads as if it were moving … Continue reading

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Medical Art and why this still exists today.

Throughout history we have explored the human body, what it is, how it works and figuring out cures to diseases and injury. Thankfully nowadays we know best not to look up zodiac signs for cures on body parts, however in … Continue reading

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The Medieval Period

As the Roman Empire collapsed and we were plunged into The Dark Ages, an evolution of the use of images for communication unfolded. The Middle Ages is split into 3 parts: The Early Middle Ages (estimated around 500-1000), The High … Continue reading

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