|Entry for the Last Witch Hunter contest here on Deviant Art that's about to end. Had a lot of fun doing it.|
Gothic was originally a term of criticism among the Italian Renaissance artists who coined it. The term implied that, compared to superior classical buildings, the Gothic medieval cathedrals were so crude that only a Goth could produce them.
In ancient times, it was believed that certain colors could combat the evil spirits that lingered over nurseries. Because blue was associated with the heavenly spirits, boys were clothed in that color, boys then being considered the most valuable resource to parents.
People have been painting for the past 20,000 years, but it wasn't until 1880 that you could purchase ready mixed paints.
The term Art Nouveau was taken from the name of a shop that opened in Paris in 1895. In France, Art Nouveau is referred to as 'Modern Style'.
Genghis Khan forever impacted Eastern porcelain by introducing the Chinese to cobalt blue, which he carried from Iran.
"A great artist shows only the details you'll remember."
"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
"What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough."
"Every good painter paints what he is."