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Abstract (74)
Abstract art in general means art which doesn’t represent objects in the genuine world. It is art which is not a true interpretation of an object or form. Utilizing color and shape, this interpretation can vary in numerous ways. Simplifying or exaggerating an object deforms the natural state of it and creates an entirely distinct look. There are three styles that stand out from the many abstract art styles. Cubism is an analytical method used to abstract forms in which the subject’s primary geometric solid is painted. Neoplasticism is a style where it is believed that the duplication of actual objects is not true art; that art should be a representation of the perfection of life. Primary colors and lines, vertical and horizontal, were the only perfections to these artists. The third style is abstract expressionism. With this style, the painter expresses his personality by using spontaneity.
Animals (25)
Side by side with human beings, animals were subject matter for the earliest created art ever. To prehistoric artists, animals were viewed as food, but also represented a spiritual, sacred essence. Primal instincts and feelings are portrayed by animals. Throughout history, animals stayed a critical component in all cultures art forms. During the renaissance, the portrayal of animals was disregarded in favor of subjects supposedly higher elevated. This didn’t last long and animals appeared widely again in the 18th century. Animal representation played a major role in the growth of modernism, which commonly pursued subjects distant from anecdotal fables academicism stood for. In art, an animal can simply be the form used as a visual subject matter or it could have symbolism, giving the form of the animal a much deeper purpose for being in the art.
Architecture (75)
Architecture can be defined as simply, the art and science of building and structure design. This also includes the design of the complete built environment, starting at the microlevel of furniture creation, to the macrolevel of landscape architecture, town planning, and urban design. Designing architecture involves the skillful handling of space, abstract elements, texture, shadow, volume, and light in which the main goal is to reach an aesthetic end. Works of architecture are commonly viewed as political and culteral symbols and often, beautiful art pieces. The brilliance and visual effect a successful work of archictecture displays is reason enough why so many artists use it as their subject matter in paintings. Houses, castles, buildings, cities, ancient structures and many other architectural works offer an exciting and interesting sight.
Aviation (1)
Celebrities (116)
Celebrity art is art portraying a celebrity in some form. Andy Warhol is responsible for the idea of a more famous fame and transforming the portrait of a celebrity into a work of art in itself. Dealing with previously popular images of famous celebrities in artistically creative and arousing ways, Warhol, along with many other artists such as Peter max for example, have presented fresh ways to introduce our most adored celebrities as art. Artists create celebrity art in many ways, including painting, photography, illustration, and sculpture. Celebrities are idolized and revered all over the world. It is not hard to understand why many artists choose to make a celebrity the focus point of his/her work. What better way to immortalize an adored celebrity favorite than dedicate a piece of art work to them.
Children (7)
A work of art depicting a child portrays a sense of innocence and unadulterated beauty. Children in art represent a pure image of human nature. Usually, art with children as subject matter expresses delightful images, but occasionally, more harsh visions are portrayed making for a very powerful and dramatic work. Children have been depicted in art since the earliest times and their role in it has not differed much from then until now. Many parents create art or have art created by an artist representing their child. Because of their great adoration for their child, this is their way of immortalizing them. A child in a painting can add a sense of youth and joyfulness and leave a viewer with the feeling of inner bliss. Children are a delicate subject matter and depending on how they are depicted, can portray seriousness, humor, ecstatic happiness, or a somber melancholy.
City (60)
Cities are the boiling pots of the world. It’s usually where many different cultures, races, and lifestyles exist together. Quite often, it is where the most popular trends in fashion, slang, technology, social behavior, and suitably, art, begins. So many sources for ideas and subject matter occupy a city that an artists mind and creativity can flourish. Artists can choose from beautiful skylines, interesting people, favorite stores and shops and a number of other aspects of city life. The architecture and buildings alone in cities offer endless subjects for art work. Cities also supply a nostalgic aspect to some artists, in which certain places or things might be reminiscent of personal experiences in there lives. This recollection can be a powerful motivation for creating very meaningful and personal art that many people can usually relate to.
Dance (14)
Dance is considered an art form to many, so it would only be right that it was a common subject for many visual artists. Dance pertains to movement as a type of expression and social interaction. It can also be in the form of a spiritual or, individual or group performance. Dance can be elegant, controlled, and graceful, or it can be wild, intense, and menacing. Like a painter expresses themself on canvas, a dancer expresses themself through their movements. An artist that captures these movements in their work can depict a beautiful visual expression. The dancer’s flow, movement, and emotion will all be directly paralled in the artists work. Artists can be very creative and portray animals, flowers, and other non-human things dancing in their work. Dancing can bring life to inanimate objects in a work of art and add a sense of livelyness.
Figurative (142)
Figurative art is art which is obtained from actual object sources. They are by definition, representational. Usually, figurative art portrays the human figure or possibly even an animal figure. Though often correct, this is not necessarily the case. Since the birth of abstract art, the genre of figurative art can be used to ascribe to any style of modern art retaining a solid reference to reality, or the real world. Therefore, painting can split into groups of figurative and abstract, even though abstract art is abstracted from a source that is figurative. However, abstract is mostly used as to describe art that is non-representational – art that has no origination from objects or figures. Figurative art must come from a real source. It must represent a figure or an object in which there is a real world origin existing.
Flowers (114)
Flowers in all cultures symbolize beauty, life, and death, along with many other things. Each flower’s symbolism varies according to each culture and their beliefs. The wide variety of beautiful and exquisite flowers has inspired the creations of numerous visual artists. Due to their diverse and dynamic appearance, flowers have extensively been a popular preference as subject matter. A number of the most illustrious paintings from famous painters have flowers as the subject matter. The sunflower series by Van Gogh or Monet’s water lilies are two great examples. Flowers are not only used as subject matter for one dimensional paintings, but are also subjects of three dimensional sculptures. They are even dried, and then freeze dried followed by being pressed to permanently transform them into three dimensional works of flower art.
House (12)
Houses in art are extremely common. Forms of architecture, houses provide varied styles of design with each one possessing its own unique distinguishing features. From a visually aesthetic work of art, to a personal image portraying a meaningful story, a house in art can be a powerful subject. Depending on the experience the artist had with the house, the work can display either happiness or sadness, good or evil, a place of sanctuary or a place one never wants to return. The inside of a house can display one’s beautiful interior design or on an emotionally deeper level, express a feeling or a memory. Set in a lush landscape, showing a single room, or displayed in the background, a house can be interesting subject matter to an artist and provide for a visually engaging experience to viewers.
Landscape (369)
Natural elements like trees, mountains, rivers, and forests are commonly depicted in landscape art. The sky is included in the scene almost all the time, and weather will usually play a part in the composition of the work. Landscape art traditionally represents the earth’s surface, but other types of landscapes can be used as well to create art, such as the surfaces of other planets. In the early 15th century in Europe, painting landscapes was an established genre. The Chinese are also responsible for an established style of landscape painting called “pure” landscape. A tiny human figure gives scale and welcomes the viewer to take part in the whole experience. With their massive array of colors and visual exquisiteness, landscapes are a favorite among photographers. A powerful essence associated with spirituality and a bond to nature can be felt by a landscape scene.
Monsters/Creatures (7)
Monsters commonly appear in mythology, horror fiction, and legend. Monsters and creatures were important social concepts. This was because of their association with the unknown. The connection with the unknown made monsters a very significant concept during the renaissance and enlightenment, mainly because Western society started utilizing science and academic disciplines to attempt to grasp the idea of the unknown. Art was a perfect way for people to use monsters. Whether to simply portray a bone chilling creature from ones imagination or to use the monster as symbolism for a certain issue, monsters have been very interesting and affective subject matter for artists. Monsters and creatures usually represent evil and opposition to good, but sometimes it is common for monsters to be portrayed as friendly and nice, most often for children orientated art.
Nature (291)
Nature’s place in art is just as special as the human figure’s. Landscapes, animals, the elements, outer space, and celestial scenes are all part of nature. It is the natural world and all life that is in it. Nature is one of the first inspirations for early artists, giving them a massive choice of subject matter to choose from – a beautiful rain fall or a dazzling sunset, an animal hunting or one with its young, the skies and stars above or a vast landscape. The list is endless. Its spiritual essence and sacred recognition also make nature a significant subject matter to many. Without man, nature would still exist on being the universe and all its forces and phenomena. Nature creates its own artwork as well. All in nature can be art in itself. Spectacular colors, shapes and forms, composition and layout - all can be found in nature.
Nautical/Marine (37)
Nautical/Marine art is very common. Not just underwater, but all art relating to the ocean or a body of water in some way would fall under this subject. Nautical or Marine art has reached a point of being one of the broadest and most extensive collected subjects of art today. The sailor and his equipment, along with his ship and the vast sea, reflect our nation’s wonderful heritage and true identity. Forms of this subject of art began at the birth of this country. Not the sailors themselves, but mainly their vessels were the focus of the art. These images, along with images of beautiful shore lines, exotic seascapes, fantastic marine life, and a massive choice of other nautical/marine subject matter, have their own uniqueness that stands out from other kinds of art.
Nude (21)
The nude in art is classic, universal, elemental, timeless, and primal. It is truly the topic of extreme empathy. Yet, to an artist, that imperfect and delicate body that encases our souls becomes an immortal perfection that surpasses its obsolete physicallity. The nude has grown into a solid genre of art. It portrays people with no clothing, commonly with stylish conventions disguingishing the artistic components of being in the nude from the provocative state of nakedness. Nudity in art is quite common and accepted more than real people being nude in public. A painting or sculpture displaying nudity is regularly showcased in places in public where actual nudity is prohibited. With social attitudes and opinions about artistic nudity changing, conflicts regularly arise concerning art that doesn’t conform to the generally current standards.
People (267)
People in art are a widely popular favorite as subject matter for artists. From world famous celebrities to a homeless man on the corner, people can make for a very intriguing work of art. Artists can either capture the essence of a person in a painting or sketch, or go beyond that and make a three dimensional sculpture representing them. Every person is different with their own unique characteristics and distinct stories to tell. These specific details and attributes of a person can be expressed in a work of art and bring out a certain feeling or emotion in the viewer. A person all alone in a painting can have an entirely different feel than a painting with that person in a large group of people. Imagination and creativity is the limit. An artist can capture the true to life form of a regular person or turn them into an omnipotent being.
Portrait (129)
Portrait art is an artistic representation of someone where the face and the expression on the face is the main focus. The purpose is to portray the personality, likeness, and mood that the person is in. The artists goal is to catch the essence of the person. An artist creates their portraits off commission or more personally, get inspiration from the strong admiration and/or affection they have for the subject. A self portrait is the result of an artist portraying him/herself. With a photograph, a snapshot would not generally be considered a portrait. A portrait would be a composed image displaying a person in a stationary position. Usually, a person looks directly at the artist in a portrait to most effectively involve the subject with a viewer. In the Western world, one of the most famous portraits is Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of an unidentified woman titled Mona Lisa.
Religion (10)
Religious art is extremely popular. Religion and art go so well together because both express ideas and give meaning to something. Of the surviving art in Europe following the Roman Empire’s fall, most of it is Christian art. Christian art is commonly seen in architecture and paintings. Christian art is not the only form of religious art; many religions are seen in art such as Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, tribal religions, and many others. A lot of religious art contains important characters or figures of the religion, symbols of the religion, or stories and significant beliefs of the religion. Sculptures and statues, and architecture also play a big role in religious art. Places of worship are usually adorned with art work of the religion and can even be seen as art themselves. Religious art can sometimes be very contraversial due to the very sensitive subject matter.
Space/Astronomical (24)
Space art emerged from the understanding and ideas that are connected to outer space. The general idea is the attempt to express themes related to space, such as the vastness that surrounds us and the infinite diversity. The Cosmos have endless sources of visual incitement. The very first photos of earth as a whole gave a new and different sense of the world we live in as a lone island in endless space. Astronomical art is an outlook on space art committed to portraying the wonders and exoticness of outerspace. Major emphasis is on the environment of space being a new frontier for human kind. Aliens and their worlds, concepts emerging from inspiration obtained from astronomy, and black holes and other extremes of matter are commonly portrayed.
Sports (2)
Sports memorabilia art has a serious place in fine art industry internationally. Sports Photos, Sports Art, Sports Giclee Prints grace walls of many homes. Both collectible and decorative, these types of artworks are irreplaceable.
Still-Life (37)
Still life is art work representing inanimate subject matter. In general, typically ordinary objects are used, natural or man-made. Flowers, fruit, pottery and sea shells are a few favorites among still life artists. Still life art has been popular since the 17th century in Western art. Still life painting gives an artist more flexibility than other types of subject matter in the planning of design components within a composition. Early examples of still life combined a charm in the presence of things with a religious or moral symbolism. Flowers, skulls, and candles are examples of objects which stress the shortness of life. Even with such symbolisms popularity, still life was considered the lowest level of painting for centuries, lacking creative thought and only utilizing a skill of copying. This feeling lasted until the 19th century.
Toys (89)
The origin of the toy goes back to prehistoric times. At archaeological sites, dolls and representations of adult tools are discovered quite often. It is unknown where the word toy derived from, but it is believed that in the 14th century it was used for the first time. Toys are a very important part of growing up and learning about our world. It is not surprising that artists would use such a subject matter for their work. A toy can give any painting a straight forward sense of adolescence and childlike exhilaration, or portray a different feeling of out of place immaturity and dark humor. Toys in a painting can also change an ordinary scene into a spirited, joyful fantasy realm. Paintings and art intended for children regularly depict toys. Compared to other subject matter in work for more mature audiences, toys are not customary.
Underwater (10)
Underwater subject matter is popular among artists, particularly painters and photographers. The beautiful, enchanting world below the surface provides a massive choice of colors, forms, creatures, compositions, and lush environments for artists to choose from. Imaging underwater is considered to be a very challenging field of photography. This is due to the specialized techniques and equipment that must be used to achieve the best results. Even so, underwater photography offers a lot of fantastic and rare opportunities. Some underwater favorites are fish, submerged caves, marine mammals, shipwrecks, and fellow divers or swimmers. Painters can create beautiful images based on the underwater world that is unique from the subject matter of the world above. The exotic environments and creatures underwater provide for exciting subjects for many painters.
Whimsical (104)
Whimsical art is characterized by whims. It has very peculiar notions that may seem freakish, queer, or strange. In appearance, a whimsical work of art can be very odd or fantastic. Although the images may seem uncommon and capricious in nature, whimsical art is usually created very skillfully with clever thought involved. The unpredictability of whimsical art makes it very interesting to most viewers. Subject matter can basically be whatever the artist wants. Many artists use whimsical art to portray a delightful image or to water down a serious subject matter and make it more acceptable to viewers. Children’s art is commonly done in a whimsical style and art that has a sense of humor also utilizes this style. With the fancy characteristics of whimsical art, an artist's imagination can run wild.

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