Although the subject matter, techniques and materials of artists have changed over the centuries, their attitudes towards life and their environment have changed little. The manner in which they expresses their ideas, their style, can in basic terms, be seen as one of the following: Classical, Romantic or Realist. When ...
Tag: art history
7, January 2014Paul Priestley
‘Art is a parrot word and should be replaced by Dada’. ‘Musicians smash your instruments blind men take the stage’. ‘Art is a pretension warmed by the timidity of the urinary basin and the hysteria born in the studio’. Tristan Tzara. Dada emerged in Zurich in Switzerland, during ...
1, January 2014Paul Priestley
Hokusai was born in the autumn of 1760 at Honjo Warigesui, in Katsushika of Shimosa Province, very close to the old city of Edo, now Katsushika ward of the city of Tokyo. In later years, Hokusai called himself “the farmer of Katsushika” and often used Katsushika in ...
13, December 2013Paul Priestley
I have just been researching the artist Henri Rousseau who will become one of my artists in school and it struck me that nothing in life changes. Poor Rousseau (1844 – 1910) was very trusting and was easily duped by a man in a bar, who had ...
12, August 2012Paul Priestley