Artists are people who see the same world as the rest of humanity, but they are able to transfer this sight into objects. A painter will view a scene and imagine people within it. They have the ability to transfer this scene and the people onto a flat piece of...

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Many paintings in the world today are a combination of styles. Realism and representation are often put together to create a scene or person. Each of these methods has its own way to help the artist show their vision of how they see the world. Some objects on the canvas...

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Whether or not a person is a gifted artist, their pursuit of perfection in creation will lead them down many different paths when it comes to finding what they do best. Some of them will meet with fellow artists to discuss new or different techniques in creating, but others will...

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Many cultures have produced great artists who have made mythical or whimsical creatures seem real. The creative talent of these people makes it easy to imagine an impossible creature will suddenly fly over the horizon or come up out of the ground. These artists have taken the tales of their...

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Carving wood has long been a craft practiced when sitting and relaxing, and woodcuts are an interesting facet of this art. Properly embellished, they generally show scenes of pastoral life. Many homes have been graced by these beautiful objects, and they help induce visitors and inhabitants to relax and enjoy...

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When an artist paints a picture, it is a representation of something they have seen, felt or experienced. There are a few artists who do this using realism as their method. What is on the canvas is exactly what they have seen. An object, person or landscape is painted exactly...

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Shadowboxes have long been used to display beautiful objects, and crafters and artists have begun to see their value when creating art. Depth is a dimension normally created in paintings or seen in sculptures, but creating a shadow box for art emphasizes the depth of a piece in reality. It...

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The creation of ceramic pieces in ancient times was often utilitarian, but advances in civilization made decoration part of many cultures in this medium. Art was added as a finishing touch in some early civilizations, but creating ceramics as art alone became popular mostly in the modern world. Each of...

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There are a number of different styles art takes. Some pieces are drawn, others are sculpted. Some are formed of glass and ceramics. In painting, there are two very separate schools of thinking. Realism is important for some artists. Other artists prefer to use representational painting. With

realism, objects are painted exactly as they appear in life.

Representational art is transformed by the artist into a color and shape to represent the object. The viewer then must decide what they are seeing and interpret the meaning on their own. Each of these is a valid way to create art and many artists experiment with both styles to find the one they prefer.