Category: Art Knowledge

Differences between digital and traditional drawing

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There is a huge debate on whether digital art takes skill or not. In my opinion, it does, but we’re not talking about that today. Today we’ll be discussing the differences between digital art and traditional art along with their advantages and disadvantages. At the end, I’ll add my own opinion to this topic. What […]

Frida Kahlo – an extraordinary artist

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Frida Kahlo, who was barely known during her lifetime, is one of the most famous female artists today. With her unique works, all connected to her life experiences, she managed to touch people’s hearts. “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”– Frida Kahlo Personal description Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter […]

Charles Bargue Drawing Method

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In this post, we’ll talk about the Bargue Method and we´ll show you in our How-to-do section how to learn drawing, using his technique. The French painter and lithographer Charles Bargue (1826-1883), with the help of Jean-Léon Gérôme (184-1904), who was one of the most important French sculptors and painters of the 19th century and […]

Sculpture, Plastic Arts, Plaster Cast? What is the difference?

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We often hear the terms sculpture, plastic art and plaster cast. And usually, they are even considered as synonyms. But what do these terms mean? The term plastic arts (French: plastique = art of designing) is the generic term used to describe three-dimensional art, like plastic arts or sculpture, and represents a branch of figurative art […]


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The original meaning of the word “Kitsch” is actually a pejorative description for a particular kind of art, that has no intellectual value. However, philosophers and artists have been arguing about the meaning of the word for ages. In general, everything that can be considered mass culture and the illusion of a perfect world, of permanent […]

The Self-Portrait

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Almost every artist, dead or alive, has tried, sooner or later, to make a self-portrait. The self-portrait allows a deeper insight into the thoughts and the psychology of the artist and gives us an idea of how he or she sees himself/herself. There are many different ways to create a self-portrait. The style, the technique, […]

Artist of the Week: Gyula Benczúr

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The painter Gyula Benczúr was born on the 28th January 1844 in Nyíregyháza and died on the 16th July 1920 in what is nowadays known as Szécsény. He was and still is one of the most successful and technically gifted Hungarian artists. Nowadays, we would describe him as a history painter. Already in his early […]

Realism and Photorealism

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In this article, you´ll learn more about the difference between realism and photorealism Quite often, a painting that creates a sense of light, shadow, and shape, or in short, a three-dimensional effect, is defined as “photorealistic.” However, artworks painted in an academic style are by no means photorealistic. A realistic painter seeks to portray the […]

Artist of the week: Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema was born on 8 January 1836 in the Netherlands and died in Wiesbaden in 1912. He was a representative of the Academic Realism and was very well-known for his paintings, which mainly represented the ancient world.  The exhibition “Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity” is taking place from July 7th until October 29th, 2017 in the Leighton […]