Category: Art


The Top 4 Famous Art Pieces In The World

To be a successful artist, you must first understand the history of art which includes the artists that have stood out over time, transcending generations and borders as well as their artwork and why they stood out. A deeper understanding into such insights will give you important lessons that you yourself can be able to incorporate into your own art and create your own success story.

Let’s take a look at our top 4 list of famous art pieces in the world.

1 The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is a masterpiece and undoubtedly the world’s most recognized and referenced piece of art. It’s actually believed to be the most visited piece as well. The history behind this painting is still crowded in mystery as it’s quite not clear who the subject in the Mona Lisa painting was. There are a number of speculations that have been put forward but it still remains a mystery. The fact that Da Vinci was able to use the image of a little known woman and turn her into a globally recognized figure still remains a marvel.

2 The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo which is a biblical painting that sought to depict God breathing life into Adam is another famous piece of artwork worth mentioning. The simplistic yet eye catching way in which Michelangelo summarizes the 6th day in the biblical story of creation, where God together with a few in His inner circle in heaven creates Adam in His own image and breathes life into him is remarkable. Most of importantly, how this painting has stood the test of time and attracted uncountable replicas, from an artist who initially was a sculptor, just adds credence to the story of this piece of artwork.

3 The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli is another world renowned painting that deserves a mention. Part of the reason we feel this painting as well as the artist stand out, is the fact that he chose not to conform and rather branched out. In what way you ask? During that point in time, most paintings such as the famous Mona Lisa were conventionally done on wood panels. However, Botticelli branched out from this norm by painting on canvas. The Birth of Venus went on to become one of the most revered artworks during the Renaissance period. Many writers have since made attempts to demystify this piece of artwork by attempting to tell the story behind it.

The Guernica by Pablo Picasso

We of course can’t complete our list without mentioning the renowned Pablo Picasso and his historic painting, the Guernica. Unlike other paintings on our list, the Guernica was not a piece of fiction but rather a historic event that Picasso sought to document through his work. Through his use of a monochromatic palette black, white and grey, Picasso sought to express his displeasure at the bombing of the Spanish town of Guernica by Hitler and document the act. This bombing destroyed the town, injured hundreds and killed a third of the town’s population. This painting gained fame globally as it traversed different countries creating awareness about this injustice.

Today, these paintings are worth millions of dollars and many people who desire to own them merely see them as luxury pieces that will look good in their galleries. However, as an artist, it’s important to look deeper into these pieces and find out the key to them gaining global acclaim.

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7 Popular Art Forms Used Globally

Art is a way of expression that is used globally across different cultural contexts. Different artists have different styles they use in their work most of which is influenced by various factors such as how vibrant their art industry is and how much investment has been put in. Since art is more about having an inborn gift than a trained skill, different artists will be gifted in different art forms. As an aspiring artiste, it’s therefore important for you to identify your gift and hone it.

Here are 7 popular art forms that are known globally.

1 The art form of painting

Painting is essentially expressing your artwork through paint as the main medium. The artiste develops their work by applying, smearing or splashing different colored paints, pigments, or other substance on a solid surface to produce a work of art. This is one of the oldest forms of art.

2 The art form of printing

Printing as an art form basically involves creating a two dimensional impression on a surface. The artist first develops what is referred to as a printing plate which is a representation of his/her artwork. The printing plate is then used to transfer the artwork onto different surfaces depending on the artist’s preference.

3 The art form of drawing

Drawing as an art form is whereby an artiste uses different instruments at his/her disposal such as pencils, pens, or crayons to sketch out a two-dimensional visual image on a surface. Just like painting, this is among the oldest art forms and it has its roots in prehistoric times.

4 The art form of photography

Photography basically involves creating an image or images using a camera. In as much as cameras have been around for quite some time, it’s a relatively new form of art because in the past, photography was not really considered to be art but rather a way to document events.

5 Craft as a form of art

Craft is basically the ability to make things by hand. Over the years, there have been artists who have been able to master the art of crafting unique pottery, woodwork, masonry among others. The items they produce are not only functional but aesthetically pleasing.

6 The art form of sculpting

Sculpting is basically the ability to carve out visual images using material such as clay, stone, ceramics and wood among many others depending on an artist’s preferences. This is a very old art form that is believed to be prehistoric.

7 Performance art

Performance art is essentially an art form where an artist combines visual art with dramatic performance. The artist or artist will creatively package and present their art through actions performed on a stage in front of an audience.

There are many other art forms today, with artists even delving into digital art forms which are growing in popularity globally. As an artist, the idea is to pick the art form where you’re gifted at and carve out your own niche through adding your personality and your own experiences to your work.

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