Art Guides

Read art guides to a variety of styles, mediums, art movements and more. Discover a range of pocket to complete and concise guides covering the A-Z of artistic styles and art history. Our guides also present a helpful catalogue of emerging and established artists whose work is available to adore and purchase in our online shop.

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Ever pondered the meaning of tone? Or the difference between erotic art and pornography? Or perhaps questioned the definition of contemporary art? Whether you seek guides to famous artistic movements or the history of painting techniques, let our wide-ranging digital handbook be your artistic compass.

Must-read Art Guides

Among our extensive catalogue of articles, you can read our guide to the feminist art movement. This must-read guide reviews how famous feminist artists reshaped cultural attitudes and transformed gender stereotypes in the arts. Alternatively, why not take a look at our elucidation of Art Nouveau? Learn how Art Nouveau, a compelling, floral and energetic visual art that surfaced during the mid-1800s, continues to influence modern and emerging artists.

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Guide to the Best Fashion Photographers

Discover the best fashion photographers and modern artists who made history, and browse photography by world-leading and emerging fashion photographers.

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How to start an art collection

Discover how to start an art collection on a budget today.

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How to Custom Frame Art

Find out how to custom frame your painting, print or photograph with this guide to framing art.

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Commissioning Art

Find out how to commission art and start your collection today.

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How to Arrange Wall Art

Discover how to arrange wall art in our complete guide to hanging art.

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How to Hang Art

Learn how to hang art and create gallery-worthy displays with these simple tips and tricks. Wall art can uplift and renew any setting when hung up and organised with care; all it takes is a little planning and patience.

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A Guide to Gifting Art This Christmas

Explore our guide to gifting art this Christmas and find art to suit every taste.

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How to Clean an Oil Painting

Oil paintings need that little bit extra care when handling, cleaning and keeping in optimal condition. Find out how to keep them clean in Rise Art's guide.

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Carrot Sticks & Sharks: Types of Art in Galleries Today

'Is this art?' Fine art in galleries today can challenge our conceptions of what art is. Read our guide to 7 types of art to learn what you might encounter.

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Gavin Turk: Giving Permanence to the Impermanent and Worth to the Worthless

Gavin Turk is an artist who’s known for questioning authenticity, and who’s made his name by deconstructing the ‘myth’ of the artist. Whether reimagining the purpose of disposable objects or playing with the meaning behind iconic pieces of art, Gavin’s approach is both direct and probing.