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The Unsettling Art of Gottfried Helnwein

A Brief Look at The Austrian Master of Darkness Many people imagine art that is full of blinding colour, vivid cartoonish characters and fun frantic action, others however see the opposite. When people go to…

Contemporary Art in Dusseldorf

In west Germany there is one place that is renowned for its sense of fashion, youth culture and art – Dusseldorf.

Joan Cornellà – Cartoon Black Comedy

In today’s climate where everything is lightning fast including the average attention span, it’s tough to get anyone’s attention, let alone get them to focus on a piece. Artists are no doubt having this trouble…

David Cerny – Satirical Sculptor

A Look at The Czech Artist Sculpture has long been recognised as an exceptional artistic endeavour. From the gigantic heads of Easter Island to the sphinx, its clear that replicating life in a more permanent…

Today’s Best Artists from Europe

In the past Europe has been home to so many of the world’s most famous artists. Painters, sculptors and designers have all come from the several small towns and quiet villages that scatter across the…

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…