Let's celebrate the beauty of creativity.
Since time began we have been blessed with many artistic styles, talents all of which have contributed towards the world of art as we know it today.
Art Through The ages
Prehistoric Art - (~40,000–4,000 B.C.)
Ancient Art - (4,000 B.C.–A.D. 400)
Medieval - (500–1400)
Classical Greek Art (510-323 BC)
Renaissance - (1400–1600)
Mannerism - (1527–1580)
Baroque - (1600–1750)
Rococo - (1699–1780)
Neoclassicism - (1750–1850)
Romanticism - (1780–1850)
Realism - (1848–1900)
Art Nouveau - (1890–1910)
Impressionism - (1865–1885)
Post Impressionism - (1885–1910)
Fauvism - (1900–1935)
Expressionism - (1905–1920)
Cubism - (1907–1914)
Surrealism - (1916–1950)
Abstract Expressionism - (1940s–1950s)
Op Art - (1950s–1960s)
Pop Art - (1950s–1960s)
Arte Povera - (1960s)
Minimalism - (1960s–1970s)
Conceptual Art - (1960s–1970s)
Contemporary Art - (1970–present)
and I am sure many more...........
It is only through research that I have found so much information and the initial list of art through the ages blow me away I had no idea and never heard of many of the above.
As a novice and learner I am curious to learn simplistic information not to be a scholar, rather an appreciation and basic understanding. I am not here to be a critic or force any of my opinions on others.
It's more like an open book for anyone to read and make their own choices as to what is interesting for them.
Art as we know is subjective and dependant on personal taste, preferences, emotional reactions and the attraction of the observer to each piece.
On my creative journey I am newly discovering artists and styles and for fun wanted to create my own simplistic version using various different medias along the way.
My Artist Inspired Journal - Simple Creations.
It began in lockdown when I was looking for creative inspiration from artists pictures online.
Looking at various professional artists creations and making them into my own simple creations using different mediums.
Bulb Inspired Fields, also known as flower beds in Holland, by Vincent van Gogh (1883)
Jamani Roy Inspired pictures (1887 - 1972)
Indian Lady I was inspired by Indian Art after seeing a beautiful selection of pictures online recently.
Expressionist or Impressionist Art
Impressionists paint the scene as if they had only glanced at it for a moment. Expressionism is directly focused on the emotional response of the artist to the real world, using disproportionate sizes, odd angles, and painted in vivid and intense colors.
These have become one of my favourite styles of painting.
Mehndi is an art form which dates back to ancient India, and traditionally of body art and temporary skin decoration in which designs are created on a person's body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis).
Recently learning about drawing and painting to create mehndi designs gave me an idea for a journal.
Pencil practice at shapes and design
Here is my first creative design with coloured ink pens and stick on crystals.
These Art journals are a work in progress something I will have pleasure adding to in years to come.
Future Art Interests
For me it's all about art for wellness with the aim of learning new skills and creating art for that anyone can have a go at.
To show the beautiful benefits of being creative, it's not about being the best painter or the most talented.
Never be afraid to follow your own path and create your own style.
Art reflects your personality and the way you need to heal.
Keep an open mind and be willing to learn.
Supporting and encouraging others and making friends along the way.
Let’s share the beauty of creativity
My name is Debbie Crouch, a Creative Wellness Mentor, artist and author.
Helping people find their creative spark.
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Written December 2020 by Debbie Crouch
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