Category: History

A Question of Balance

(10 points for anyone who can make the musical reference without cheating!) I was reminded the other day of an old trick that we used in art school painting classes in regards to looking at a composition’s balance, and it

Posted in History, Philosophy

Painting Used To Be a Real Grind

It’s a good time to be an artist or designer. One can begin creating simply by opening up Photoshop or Illustrator and begin pushing pixels or vector paths. Need some paint or a few pencils? Just pop out to your

Posted in Color, History

Why We’re Blue

We’re getting bluer. Or at least our art is. A recent article in the Daily Mail noted a study wherein artwork from the past 2 centuries was composited into a graph. At around 1920, there appears a definite uptick in the

Posted in History