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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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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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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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The Origins of Typography

Manuscripts were important. They were rich with information about the culture, religion, medicine and the sciences. However, they were expensive, time-consuming to create (As the only way of creating copies of writing was by scribes writing and re-writing texts by … Continue reading

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Cursive Language and Medieval Manuscripts

Cuneform script (from the Latin word cuneus meaning ‘wedge’), is where writing as we know it today evolved from pictographs carved into clay tablets, or ‘wedged’ in using mediocre tools, as civilisations swiftly grew and spread.  As pictographs were largely … Continue reading

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Exploring Cognition

As cave paintings evolved into more abstract images then onto pictorial written language, we can see how early language stayed linked to pictures. Like in texting, we might use emoticons to express our facial expressions, even though it could just … Continue reading

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A universal language: From Isotypes to the Internet

Pictographs were invented as a basic writing and reading tools that anyone could understand and use as a replacement to memory. The images were based off of everyday objects and animals. Of course, over time languages and writing has developed … Continue reading

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