What Is Graphic Design: History And Origins

Graphic design is a profession whose business is the act of designing, programming, and create visual communications, generally produced by industrial means and intended to convey specific messages to specific social groups, with a clear purpose. This is the activity that enables graphically communicate ideas, facts and values processed and […]

Western Painting – Transgressive Art

Transgressive Art – The Concept As evident from the name, Transgressive Art is the one that transgresses against the basic norms or the traditionally accepted rules. In order words, Transgressive Art can be defined as a Shocking Art, developed to insult the social conservatives of one type or another. The […]

Afro Cuban Art and Grupo Antillano

In a country as racially diverse as Cuba, it is surprising that, for a long time, Afro Cuban art was not looked upon as desirable. After the revolution, Santeria and other African religious and cultural practices were deemed primitive and counter-revolutionary. This was especially the case in the 70s, during […]

Pablo Picasso – The African Period

Picasso’s Rose Period was followed by an even more radical departure in style. From 1907 to 1909 Picasso’s art was influenced by his interest in so-called “primitive” arts, especially African Masks. This period, consequently, became known as the African Period. His paintings, typified by simplified, angular forms, were rendered in […]

Graffiti Art History

Graffiti’s first roots began to appear in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the late 60s when a couple of young boys started tagging corn bread and cool earl all over the city until almost every where you looked you would see corn bread and cool earl written in trains walls windows etc. […]