Contemporary Ceramic Art

Contemporary ceramic art is finding it's way into mainstream galleries across the globe. An ancient art from many cultures is currently transforming into modern day, glorious exhibits featuring sculptures of humans, animals political statements, and many other mind blowing abstract concepts. Extra large sculptures are becoming ever popular as well. It is becoming ever popular for galleries and museums to curate exhibits and events based on ceramic art.

 Clay is a very versatile medium. Artists tend to become one with the clay, letting their hands feel the smooth texture between their fingers, while creating their beautiful works of art. Things are easily changed while working with clay. If a mistake is made, it is easy to just add or take away or resculpt that portion to make it the way the artist sees it in their mind. The only tools that are necessary are the hands and imagination. Today's ceramic artists have also incorporated an …

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Aboriginal Art at Kate Owen Gallery in Sydney

Aboriginal art is a significant art movement beginning in the 20th century. It still thrives today, growing and evolving, yet maintaining the essence of it's origin. Aboriginal art in it's earliest form were ancient engravings on rock walls that features animals, birds people and other symbols and objects. These engravings and paintings each told stories. Many of these stories were sacred and could not be told or written by anyone that wasn't in the family. There were also stories of lessons and morals that were taught to the children so they would know right from wrong. Body painting was also a very popular form of art expression.

There are quite a few styles of art in this particular genre, including cross hatching, dot painting, brushed medicine leaves, dub dub paintings, and colour fields.

 In the modern day, Aboriginal art is still evolving and expands the diverse culture and regions. Influences of the a…

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Fine Art

What is it to refer to something as a fine art? What makes an artwork ‘fine’? Fine art is a term whose usage is in decline in this day and age. It came into the English language in the 18th century and has traditionally referred to the formal disciplines of architecture, painting, sculpture, printmaking, music and poetry; in the modern era, photography and film were added to the list. Not included were dance and crafts. Inherent to the idea of fine art is the concept of good taste. The practical purpose of a creation was less important than the qualities pertaining to aesthetic reflection. A work of art must cause the spectator (or the listener, as in the case of music) to question, at least to him or herself, why the work is beautiful. The consideration of the aesthetic is universal and timeless. Nevertheless, the challenge of artists throughout history has been not only to adhere to aesthetic ideals, but also to adapt to an ever-changing world. The waning of the power of t…
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