Arty Guides Archive

  •   All art is essentially op art, a construction of pattern and colour created by the artist to fool the eye into seeing what is not actually there. However, we […]

    Op Art: The Mind, the Eye and Illusion

      All art is essentially op art, a construction of pattern and colour created by the artist to fool the eye into seeing what is not actually there. However, we […]

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  •   For my film Waxworks I have tried to create sets so stylized that they evince no idea of reality. My fairground is sketched in with an utter renunciation of […]

    Expessionism in Film

      For my film Waxworks I have tried to create sets so stylized that they evince no idea of reality. My fairground is sketched in with an utter renunciation of […]

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  • The most obvious vehicle for the creation of fantasy in movies is, of course, animation but it was not always thus. Georges Méliès filmed Voyage dans la Lune in 1902 […]

    Fantasy

    The most obvious vehicle for the creation of fantasy in movies is, of course, animation but it was not always thus. Georges Méliès filmed Voyage dans la Lune in 1902 […]

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  • After the Second World War, American films that had been made during those years were now being screened in Europe. French critics such as Andre Bazin, of the cahiers du […]

    Film Noir

    After the Second World War, American films that had been made during those years were now being screened in Europe. French critics such as Andre Bazin, of the cahiers du […]

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  • Over many years, various artistic movements have been associated with Expressionism. The matter of when and where the term expressionism was adopted to refer to a group of artists has […]

    Expressionism

    Over many years, various artistic movements have been associated with Expressionism. The matter of when and where the term expressionism was adopted to refer to a group of artists has […]

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  • Were the likes of Rossetti, Holman Hunt, and Millais truly concerned with the art of the “quattro centro”, that is, the 1400’s or was the Brotherhood a mere pretext to […]

    The Pre-Raphaelites

    Were the likes of Rossetti, Holman Hunt, and Millais truly concerned with the art of the “quattro centro”, that is, the 1400’s or was the Brotherhood a mere pretext to […]

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  • During the first quarter of the twentieth century Paris captured the imagination and ingenuity of artists to such an extent that it gave birth to pioneering and, what was considered […]

    Fauvism

    During the first quarter of the twentieth century Paris captured the imagination and ingenuity of artists to such an extent that it gave birth to pioneering and, what was considered […]

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  • A change in values- that means a change in the creators of value. He who has to be a creator always has to destroy” Nietzsche Futurism was an ideology that […]

    Futurism

    A change in values- that means a change in the creators of value. He who has to be a creator always has to destroy” Nietzsche Futurism was an ideology that […]

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  • Henri, their mentor, exhorted them to go out into the city streets and paint life as they found it. The Ashcan school of artists consisted of George Bellows, William Glackens, […]

    The Ashcan Artists

    Henri, their mentor, exhorted them to go out into the city streets and paint life as they found it. The Ashcan school of artists consisted of George Bellows, William Glackens, […]

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  • We only want the world to live; and to feel its crude energy flowing through us. The above line is an extract from the poem, Long Live the Vortex!, written […]

    Vorticism

    We only want the world to live; and to feel its crude energy flowing through us. The above line is an extract from the poem, Long Live the Vortex!, written […]

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