Obelisk Art History

Essays on Art

From the building blocks of visual language to composition secrets used by the renaissance masters, get to grips with the basics of art and art history.

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What is Artistic Composition?, Essays on Art

What is Artistic Composition?

Geometry and the Subconscious

Basic Composition Techniques, Essays on Art

Basic Composition Techniques

A few easy tips

Advanced Composition Techniques, Essays on Art

Advanced Composition Techniques

Let's get mathematical

Categorizing Art, Essays on Art

Categorizing Art

Can we make sense of it all?

Introduction to Art, Essays on Art

Introduction to Art

30,000 years of human creativity

Defining ‘Art’, Essays on Art

Defining ‘Art’

The Elements of Art, Essays on Art

The Elements of Art

Eight tools, infinite expression

The Value of Art, Essays on Art

The Value of Art

Why should we care about art?

The Principles of Design, Essays on Art

The Principles of Design

Art History Methodologies, Essays on Art

Art History Methodologies

Eight ways to understand art

Is there such a thing as Bad Art?, Essays on Art

Is there such a thing as Bad Art?

Yes, but it's complicated

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