Glasgow is a city built on culture. In recent years, the city has celebrated its foundations and has even started the “Historic Glasgow” campaign – which is a celebration of Glasgow’s rich local history and heritage. Do you have your sights set on a Glasgow building that requires property repair? Here is our 2017 historic buildings guide.
The world of art encapsulates many expressions and forms and surrounds us every day. From the works of film to the paintings that fill our art galleries. The theatres that perform on a nightly basis to the sketches of students in the classroom. Art is subjective and divides opinion around the globe. What one considers art another will scoff at and what one takes pleasure in another will pay no attention to. One of the more growing forms of art is one which takes place in an online platform. Graphic Design is the art of online visualisations, often used in advertising, magazines and books. Any fortune 500 company will have a team of graphic designers to present the image of their business, so defining the importance of the work cannot be denied. Have a look at a few ways as to why Graphic Design is an important expression of art and will continue to be for years to come.
Over the past decades, the rise and popularity of Street Art has caught the attention of many. The word masterpiece was once associated with canvas pieces but those norms have been transformed thanks to the growth of street art. This revolutionary form of art has transcended pop culture and brightened up many an urban scene. From spray-painting to sculpture, the rise of street art is unprecedented and admired by many. Often a topic of controversy with legality and ethics coming into question, street art is for those who share the passion and have a message to spread amongst the walls and alleyways of our cities. Their canvas is the outdoors and the iconic concepts that dot the globe are their work, for all to see. Have a look at a brief run through of the growth of street art and find out how it became one of the most visually appealing art forms to date.
So, you have embraced the world of Art and Design and are ready to begin your journey. You are ready to work your way up to a masterpiece but need to make sure you learn the basic foundations first. Everyone has to start somewhere. Some start at an early age and are drawn to their first paint by numbers set. Others appreciate forms at an age where they begin to learn more about life. Some appreciate Art at an older age and take comfort in the peace that accompanies being an artist. Starting off is something that we all have to but don’t worry, it’s a stage that everyone encounters and one which most look back fondly upon. Have a look at our top tips when it comes to beginner art and get your journey on the right path.