Art Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Stone age art is considered to be the first examples of art known to mankind. They’re simple and crudely drawn, but back then, it was considered art. The only time when drawing on the walls was acceptable, huh? Anyway, cave art usually depicts one of two things. The first thing it can...Read More

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Nature typically inspires a landscape painting. Paintings of landscapes often resemble something that the artist has seen. Vincent Van Gogh painted landscapes of Italy - his home country - and more often of his home town. He even painted his bedroom once. When that wasn’t enough for him,...Read More

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These three artists painted mainly landscapes. Grant Wood is the painter responsible for the painting titled “American Gothic” - the painting of the old farming couple in front of the farmhouse with the man holding the pitchfork. This is probably his most iconic piece now....Read More

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The two letters that create the digraph in the word “fish” are “-sh”. A digraph, for those who don’t know, is simply a sound that is made when two letters are put together that resembles the sound of a single letter. “-Ph”, “-ey”, and...Read More

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Proportion is the principle of design that deals with size relationships. The proportion of fruits to grains, for example, is a fraction of three to one. For every three servings of fruit, it’s recommended that you eat one of grains. Eating balanced is a good proportional tool for someone...Read More

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Movement is the principle of design that recreates action on the canvas. The main reason this happens is because diagonal lines represent movement to us. When our eyes see something going diagonally, we think it is moving. This is why diagonal lines often lead us to what’s called the...Read More

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The foreground of a picture is the closest to a viewer. This is often what is clearest in a picture, what’s in focus. Some examples of foreground characters are the dancers in Edgar Degas’s painting Four ballerinas on the stage, and the girl in Pierre Auguste Renoir’s...Read More

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The answer in this list is kozo paper. However, it is usually called washi paper, like the paper tape used for scrapbooking and crafts today. These paper scenes were then pasted onto a block of wood. In Japan, it was mainly cherry wood that was used for wood block art. The wood art was often...Read More

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Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, also known as Le Corbusier, was from Switzerland. He was born on October 6th 1887. He died, unfortunately, on August 27, 1965. He is in the group of architects that are considered to be the founders of modern architecture. Despite being born in Switzerland, he died a...Read More

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Willem de Kooning was from Rotterdam, Netherlands. He moved to New York in the year 1927 - when he was 23. He was born on April 24, 1904. Kooning died on March 19th, 1997. He spearheaded a movement that is now known as the abstract expressionist movement. He didn’t serve in either world...Read More

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