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The History of French Art – Part 4

The final part of our history of French art brings us into the 20th Century, the radical Modern Art era. With the adventurous work of Derain and Matisse in the Fauvism period it seemed obvious…

The History of French Art – Part 3

French art for many centuries led the way for the rest of Europe, many great European artists were heavily influenced in what was going on in France. Artists from England, Holland, Germany and elsewhere traveled…

The History of French Art – Part 2

Our first part of the history of French art looked at how important the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture was in teaching and exhibiting art in the mid-16th Century. At first this was…

The History of French Art – Part 1

French art has a popular affection for dreamy landscapes painted by the great Impressionist French painters as well as the bolder work of the 20th Century great Parisian artists. But there is another side to…

How Crystal Glass Is Made

Glass has been made for thousands of years and it was the ancients that began using crystals in their natural state for dishes, beads and sculpture. Early producers of crystal started to add metals to…

Bohemian Glass

Bohemian Glass became popular in main to demand for it by the U.S.A, it was produced firstly in Bohemia which of course now it the Czech Republic, also in Hungary, and parts of Germany. These…

Famous Stained-Glass Artists

Glass art has been around for centuries and the techniques to produce such art have been ever evolving. Some of the current artists use old and proven methods of producing their artwork, but some like…

The Art of Murano

Perhaps the best glass art in the world is made by Murano. Murano is an island just off Venice that has been practicing the art of glassware for centuries. The glassmakers of Murano have been…

The Best Art Creations on Glass

Art comes in all sort of forms and types, and one of the more overlooked ways of making art is that of glass. Not just the way the glass is shaped and formed, but also…