What is Art Deco exactly, and how can we define this in the 21st Century? Think clean lines, geometric shapes and stylised elements such as zigzags and chevrons. Art Deco was a declaration of modernity as the world moved into the 20th Century, and had a huge influence in a wide variety of areas such as architecture, decorative arts and design.
With a variety too broad to define and a pace to fast to pinpoint, contemporary art is less of a style or genre, and more of an umbrella term that the art of today, and the art of recent times, sits under. Discover pieces from emerging artists alongside some of the biggest names in today’s art market.
Our expert curators have hand-selected the hottest avant-gardists on the modern art scene. Discover Rise Art’s top 5 contemporary expressionist artists. Experimenting with rich expanses of colour, obscure perspectives and unique textures, this talented bunch carry the torch with a firm grip.
A truly international artist, Magdalena Morey was born and trained in Lublin, Poland, but now lives and works in Spain. Her Abstract Expressionist Art reflects her migrations, exploring travel, anticipation, and isolation. Using a variety of different media, including watercolour, gold leaf, and acrylic, Magdalena creates paintings that are wonderfully expressive and bursting with life. We caught up with Magdalena on her latest projects and developments.
You might have already heard of bokeh, a photographic term that is growing in popularity, but what exactly does it refer to? We look into how photographers create bokeh, and highlight some of the leading contemporary artists using bokeh today.
It is no secret that oil paintings need that little bit extra care when handling, cleaning and keeping in optimal condition. Whether you’ve purchased a new piece, or discovered an old treasure, knowing how to look after your oil painting, specifically how to clean it, will ensure that your piece remains true to how it was always intended to look. Find out how to properly clean and maintain your oil painting without ruining the surface or compromising its appearance.
The eponymous Mr Warhol was many things: Pop Art superstar, zealous social butterfly and canny filmmaker, to name a few. Discover some of the best Andy Warhol quotes on life, celebrities and art.
Secret 7” is a collaboration between artists and musicians with an aim to raise money for Help Refugees. It takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7” vinyl. Artists are then invited to create artwork for each track. The result is 700 unique records which are exhibited in London before being auctioned. However, buyers don’t know who created the artwork or even which song it’s for, until they have parted with their cash.
Take a look at our guide to Street Art and find out more about the history, developments and styles of this contemporary artistic practice.
Art is neither responsible for the reporting of facts or the creation of fiction. In the gallery space, artists and curators are free to reflect realities or manufacture fantasies as they wish. Whether true, false or somewhere in between, many of the most compelling exhibitions are those that tell stories.