From the first cave paintings of the Neolithic era to the innovative techniques of the Renaissance, the playfulness of the Rococo period to the cutting-edge art of today, the history of art is a long, rich, and beautiful one. For as long as humans have been alive, there has been art. But why do we create art? Over the centuries, artists have created art out of love, self-expression, anger, and simply for the sake of making art. Artists have called for revolution through their paintings and have created art out of sheer spite and pettiness.
Not only can art help us to understand our known past in more detail, but it also offers us an opportunity to explore the lives and experiences of those who have traditionally been left out of written accounts. Mainstream accounts of art history tend to exclude certain individuals and groups from the limelight, based on race, gender, and sexuality. The articles on this website aim to include all relevant names throughout the history of art, making a particular effort to include the stories and works of those who may have been omitted in the past.
artincontext.org aims to educate and inspire, providing a comprehensive account of the rich history of art and those that were involved. After reading about the great feats of Michelangelo and admiring the emotive works of Frida Kahlo, perhaps you too will be inspired to pick up a paintbrush and create your own masterpiece.
Thus, you can think of Art in Context as an online art museum, your one-stop resource for all things art. Here, you will be able to find detailed articles on the history of art, artist biopics, analyses of famous artworks, and information on architecture, photography, and literature. Furthermore, we also offer a variety of guides that will help you to learn how to create your own works of art. Learn about color theory, how to use art mediums, and follow our tutorials on how to draw a variety of subjects!
Art in Context is owned and operated by Faessler Media Ltd. The Owners Martina and Thomas Faessler have a deep passion for all types of arts and wanted to create e a resource where all aspects of art and design are holistically covered. We are committed to providing profound and well-researched content, therefore our team of authors consists of passionate and studied experts in their fields.
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Art in Context won a SEMRUSH Award in 2022.
Art in Context is known in the industry for its content about all types of art. We are very proud to partner with educational institutes and other publicly available services so that the world of art is accessible to all social classes and age groups.
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