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Exploring different art forms

Contemporary art encompasses many different art forms, from traditional media such as paintings and drawings to more recently developed approaches that use digital and timebased media to create works that incorporate both sound and image.

And it doesn't stop there - more adventurous buyers might want to consider purchasing a piece of performance art that can be 'experienced' rather than merely seen...

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Paintings

The first paintings were discovered in South West France in the Lascaux caves from the Upper Paleolithic Age, around 40,000 to 10,000 years ago…


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Prints

A print is a two-dimensional art form created by an impression made by a method involving a transfer from one surface to another…


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Drawings

As with paintings, drawings are one of the oldest art forms around and can be traced back to prehistoric times…


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Photography

A photograph is an image created by the exposure of light on a light-sensitive material at some stage during its making…


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Craft

The art of craft-making can be defined as an occupation or trade which involves manual dexterity and skilled artistry…


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Design

Part of applied arts, design comes in many forms, from graphic, fashion, interior, functional to the industrial…


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Performance Art

Peformance Art is where the artwork takes the form of actions performed by the artist/s or approved performers briefed by the artist…


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Mixed-media

Mixed-media tends to refer to artworks that use a combination of materials in their construction…


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Sculpture

As with painting, the earliest example of sculpture dates back to the Upper Paleolithic period (40,000 to 10,000 years ago). During this period stone and ivory were used to create small female figures…


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Installation

The term installation was coined in the 1970s to describe artwork that of any form or size that inhibits a space inside or outside a gallery…


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New Media

New Media is an art form which came about in the 1960s, as artists started to experiment with developing technology in their art-making…



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