Interesting facts about pop art

Pop art is an art movement of the late 1950s and ’60s that was inspired by commercial and popular culture. The movement was inspired by popular and commercial culture in the western world and began as a rebellion against traditional forms of art. Although it did not have a specific style or attitude, Pop art … Read more

Interesting facts about oil painting

Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint. The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried oil paint film. The main advantages of oil paints are their flexibility and depth of … Read more

Interesting facts about fountains

A fountain is a decorative reservoir used for discharging water. It is also a structure that jets water into the air for a decorative or dramatic effect. The word “fountain” derives from the Latin fons meaning source or spring. Fountains have been an important element in the design of gardens and public spaces since ancient … Read more

Interesting facts about stained glass

Stained glass is the coloured glass used for making decorative windows and other objects through which light passes. Strictly speaking, all coloured glass is “stained,” or coloured by the addition of various metallic oxides while it is in a molten state. However, throughout its thousand-year history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to the … Read more

Interesting facts about mosaics

A mosaic is a decoration of a surface with designs made up of closely set, usually variously coloured, small pieces of material such as stone, mineral, glass, tile, or shell. Mosaics are often used as floor and wall decoration, and were particularly popular in the Ancient Roman world. Like pottery, mosaics have rarely tempted looters … Read more

Interesting facts about sculptures

Sculpture is a three-dimensional work of art. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has beenan almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by … Read more

Interesting facts about art

Art is a diverse range of human activity, and resulting product, that involves creative or imaginative talent expressive of technical proficiency, beauty, emotional power, or conceptual ideas. The term art encompasses diverse media such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, decorative arts, photography, and installation. The history of art mirrors the history of humankind, and the … Read more

Interesting facts about icons

An icon is a religious work of art in the cultures of the Orthodox Church. Along with the Holy Scripture, the icon is a tool for the transmission of Christian tradition and faith. The Holy Spirit speaks to us through the use of images, images that are complementing the written words of the Scripture. It … Read more

Interesting facts about the Marine Corps War Memorial

The United States Marine Corps War Memorial also known as Iwo Jima Memorial is a national memorial located in Arlington County, Virginia, in the United States. It is located on a high ridge, overlooking the national capital. The war memorial honouring the members of the United States Marine Corps who have served and died in … Read more