Awesome Animal Art for World Animal Month
Each year October is observed as World Animal Month. The holiday originated in Italy in 1931 and was started by a group of ecologists at a congress of the world’s animal protection organisations who wanted to raise awareness of animals, their importance, and their needs.
Feline Art - How Cats Have Inspired Artists Throughout History
Our obsession with, and adoration for our feline friends has endured for many centuries. And a great illustration of this is seen through their representation in art throughout history, from Ancient Egyptian tomb art, Japanese woodcarvings, and Impressionist paintings, all the way to current day contemporary paintings and an endless stream of quirky internet memes.
Leading Art Trends of 2022
Fashions and trends are a constantly changing entity in every area of life, and the world of art is no exception.If you look at any art movement throughout history, it is possible to see how an endless list of factors unique to the time; including politics, culture, conflict, and environment, have influenced individual artists, their work, and what people want to see the most.
A Brief History of Father's Day
This day of celebration for fatherhood is said to date back to the early 1500s when the Catholic Church supported its celebration on Saint Joseph's Day, otherwise known as 'The Feast of Saint Joseph'. The day reveres the "Nourisher of the Lord" (as referred to in Catholicism) or "the putative father of Jesus" (as known in Southern European tradition), and so was a fitting time to mark appreciation for Fathers.
Meet the Artist - Adam Paddon
In 2020, we at Collier & Dobson were excited to continue our new commissioned collaboration with highly skilled fine art technician Adam Paddon with a small collection of stunning bronze 'fruit' sculpture, which artfully represented his captivation with taking the norm and adding a bright and interesting twist.
Valentine's Day – How Romantic Love is Depicted in Art
Celebrated every February 14th, Valentine's Day originated from the Christian feast day of Saint Valentine, a Roman Empire clergyman who, on that date, was martyred and buried in a Christian cemetery on the Flaminian Way. Although he died in 260 AD, it wasn't until 496 AD that the Feast of Saint Valentine was observed, and even later still (around 1000 – 1250 AD) before it became associated with the tradition of 'courtly love'.
Countryside Winter Walks in the UK, and Their Artistic Influence
We are blessed in the UK, with millions of acres of glorious countryside in which to admire the flora and fauna, and enjoy a seasonal stroll. So tumultuous and captivating is scenic England, and so keen the urge to indulge in a rural ramble, that both have been an influence to artists time and time again.
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