The Art of Still Life

The Art of Still Life

By LACA SG

In every generation, we see different approach in Still Life paintings. From the realistic Flemish paintings to post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh signature thick strokes to Pablo Picasso & Paul Cezanne’s own stylized approach toward Still Life. One can see how much transformation and creativity one can achieve through this one-single genre – Still Life.

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Outdoor Painting (en plein air)

Outdoor Painting (en plein air)

By LACA SG

En Plein Air or Plein Air painting (better known as Outdoor Painting) is a popular Art practice since 19th century. John Constable (1776-1837), one of the pioneering artists of landscape painting, started painting outdoors in 1813 (Tate), capturing the scenic views of his English Countryside.

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Artists and their Use of Colours

Artists and their Use of Colours

By LACA SG

Long before synthetic colours came into existence, colour pigments were grinded from natural substances for artists’ use. Artists in those days, had to work with limited colour palettes to produce their masterpieces. Artists and their use/choice of colours had to be closely associated with trends and technology. Akin to fashion, Artists used colours that were novel in the market and they would go at all costs to acquire the colour pigments. Here we are to uncover some fun and interesting facts about colour that might just surprise you!

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Finding your Own Voice in Art

Finding your Own Voice in Art

By LACA SG

Throughout history, Artists have been making waves, chartering unknown paths in creating masterpieces that will stand out from others or if possible, to break away from their ancestral routes of Art making. 

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Is Art only reserved for the talented? Or can art be learned? | LACA

Is Art only reserved for the talented? Or can Art be learned?

By LACA SG

Is Art reserved only for the talented? Or can Art be learned?

Back in Secondary Schools, it is mandatory for students to take this subject - Art. Some love it while others shun away from it. “I am bad at this subject”, “I cant draw”, “He is more talented than me.” As we enter into adulthood, we will hear voices from the public, “I failed Art in Secondary School”. The same old words repeat on its own.

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