16 Different Types of Diction

At its most basic, diction (pronounced dic-shun) is the way in which people express themselves while speaking and writing. A person’s diction will be a combination of the words they choose to use; the style or tone in which they use them; and, in speech, the intonation, accent, and pronunciation of those words. How we … Read more

Top 10 Most Precious Paintings that Were Lost or Stolen

A painting of a famous artist could cost several million bucks in the market. This is why many artworks – even those that are housed inside highly guarded museums – go missing. Here is a list of some of the most famous paintings that were lost, stolen or destroyed, that have yet to be recovered. … Read more

Top 10 Tattoos of 2014

Tattoos are simple expressions of one’s art or ideologies. The year 2014 has been a witness to quite a number of popular tattoos, as donned by tattoo fans, followers, and even celebrities. The top 10 tattoo designs of 2014 are listed below. 10. Portrait Tattoo The tattoo artists of this generation are undoubtedly more talented … Read more

Top 10 Inspiring and creative 3D Painting Arts

The Flying Carpet

Pedestrians in the cities and towns throughout the world usually encounter a patch of sidewalk or paved surface decorated with amazingly beautiful 3D paintings. And Although this form of art is newfangled to most countries, 3D painting art has a long tradition in Europe and is believed to have originated in Italy during 16th century. … Read more

Top 10 controversial paintings in Art History

The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins

What makes a painting controversial? People would say something that attacks our religious concepts can be controversial; some would argue, anything that contains nude matter is controversial. Well, nothing of this is wrong because people have general norms related to such matters. And paintings often become controversial when it goes against these commonly accepted norms. … Read more