Thursday, 8 October 2015

My Top 10 Favorite Forms of Art

  1. Sculpting: sculpting is the art of shaping and carving from a piece of something, typically clay or rock. One of the most famous sculptors is Donatello, he was born in Florence, Italy in 1386, and started sculpting at a young age. One of his most famous pieces is "Bust of Niccolo da Uzzano"
  2. Nail Art: nail art is very fascinating to me. The intricate designs someone can produce on such a small canvas (nail) amazes me. Nail art can be as complicated or as simple as you wish, its a creative activity and/or hobby that anyone can take up!
  3. Sketching: sketching consists of drawing that has been done freehand, that is based on something the artist has seen, an idea, or thought. You can use a pencil, pen, pastel, etc. to sketch. Sketching started in the cavemen aura, sketching on cave walls to represent animals and plants. 
  4. Painting: painting consists of a brush, paint, and a canvas of some sort. Abstract painting simplifies the normal forms, putting their own twist on it. With the colour you can portray emotions.
  5. Graphic Art: graphic art is lines and tones used to make cartoons, animation etc. It can also be drawings and sketches.
  6. Figure drawing: figure drawing is the drawing of the human body. It has been around since prehistoric times. These drawings are typically drawn from a live nude model. A famous representation of this is in the titanic. 
  7. Portrait painting: portrait painting s the realistic representation of a live model, or photograph that portrays their expression and mood. A popular example of this is mona lisa. It was painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1503 which makes it over 500 years old!
  8. Tribal Art: tribal art originated from Africa. It is a vague representation of the animal shape, or object, that is then filled with patterns. They're typically in black and white with repeating flowing patterns inside. 
  9. Stained glass: stained glass is glass that is typically used as a window, that has added colour to it during the production process. It became popular in the 12th and 13th centuries. 
  10. Franco- Cantabrian Cave: franco- cantabrian cave art is self-formed drawings in cave walls that have obvious markings of hands, fingerprints, and carvings from other rocks. They would use charcoal or burned bones and combine them with animal fat to create "paint". They would then smear it and make shapes and representations of animals.


  1. nice, tbh i didn't know there are this many types of art. are there any more :0

  2. good job char, i agree with noah i didn't know there was that many types of art, and you gave a good description.

  3. Cool art forms, maybe a bit more pictures?

  4. Never knew you were in to art. Keep it up!