Category Archives: Art History

5 Famous Visual Diaries and Sketchbooks

Visual diaries, journals and sketchbooks have a long, rich history. Our need as humans to record our lives and document what we see is such a deep primitive need. It reaches for immortality by leaving a lasting mark, standing up, and saying, “Here I am, see me. I exist”. It is one thing that makes […]

1 Blue dog: The life and art of American artist George Rodrigue and his catapult to fame

Hello, I am Artist Lillian Gray. I would like you to meet someone, American artist George Rodrigue. George Rodrigue became famous for his blue dog paintings. The Blue Dog paintings, based on a Cajun legend of the Loup-garou, catapulted George Rodrigue to worldwide fame. He painted a bright blue dog with yellow eyes doing all […]

A comprehensive analysis of 5 artworks done by William Kentridge prior to 1994.

An analysis of 5 artworks done by William Kentridge prior to 1994.  In this blog post I will analyze 5 artworks done by artist William Kentridge prior to 1994.  This is the second video in this mini-series on South African artist William Kentridge. Please ensure that you have watched the first video before you watch this […]

7 Elemente van Kuns: Toon

Toon is een van die 7 elemente van kuns, tesame met lyn, tekstuur, kleur, ruimte, 2-dimensionele vorm en 3-dimensionele vorm.  Wat is toonwaarde? Waarde is bloot die lig en die donker van ‘n prentjie. Jy kan toonwaardes  beter verstaan as  jy dit in ‘n skaal visualiseer. Ek hou daarvan om met ‘n waardeskaal van een […]

7 Elemente van Kuns: Ruimte

7 elemente van kuns

Ruimte is een van die 7 elemente van kuns, tesame met lyn, toon, tekstuur, kleur, 2-dimensionele vorm en 3-dimensionele vorm. Wat is ruimte? Ruimte is die plek waar ‘n kunswerk uitgestal is, die fisiese spasie wat dit opneem. Dit is altyd deel van ‘n kunswerk. Soms, op verskeie maniere.  As mense in ‘n kunswerk na […]

Shepard Fairey: Who is the amazing and influential street artist ? 5 Artworks you should know about

Cartoon of Street Artist Shepard Fairey

Introduction  Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator, and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He is one of the best known and most influential street artists ever.  He first became known for “Andre the Giant has a posse” stickers which later became Obey. He catapulted […]

Who is revolutionary artist Ai Weiwei? And a discussion of 11 of his most prolific artworks

Chinese Contemporary artist and activist as a cartoon

What are the most important artworks by Ai Weiwei you should know? Introduction  Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. He has been called the most dangerous artist in the world. He has been arrested and detained for 81 days, his art studio has been demolished, not once but twice! He has been […]