Latest Articles In Art

This category and its content give you an insight in, what is probably one of the oldest human enterprises, a beautiful and intriguing world of art.

Since the first cave dwellers depicted scenes from everyday life and made roughly shaped statues, to this day, art has been evolving mainly because people had the urge to express themselves in a certain creative and productive way.

The result of that process, regardless of the media used in realization, is what we today perceive as art. Now, as broad term as art is, it demands a certain categorization, in order for us to be able to grasp the concepts and ideas it offers. Depending on the medium, time period, or even a stream of thought at the time of making, a certain piece of art belongs to a specific category.

The long established categories include music, theatre, literature, painting, sculpturing, architecture, dancing and recently two more were added to this traditional classification and they are the art of film and comics.

The following sub division of each category is defined by the term genre. Each individual category contains, or consists of, if you will, of a number of genres.

The art category on Documentary Tube consists of all of the above mentioned categories along with their genres and even more, because art itself is constantly evolving and someone is always there to document it. The coverage, material wise, goes from the printmaking artists from Chicago demonstrating various printing techniques and skills.

See the story of the street art of graffiti and the development of that particular art form across the globe, followed by the overview of the impact that Leonardo Da Vinci made to the world of art when he painted one of his most famous works-the Mona Lisa, and finally the life and work of the musical mastermind Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Explore the vast dimensions of art, sharpen your senses and develop a fine taste in various genres of a colorful range of categories. Perhaps you will discover the creative potential within you, and keep in mind that it is never too late for art.

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Alhambra Palace – Rich History of Andalusia’s Palace

The building was constructed in the 13th century, but there is evidence of earlier periods. For example, archaeologists have found remains of ancient foundations of Roman presence on the Sabika Hill. ...

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Easter Island – World’s Most Secluded Inhabited Island

The first inhabitants were the Rapa Nui, a Polynesian society that arrived there between 700-800 AD. They developed a rich culture during their time there, yet they depleted its resources by 1600. The...

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Newgrange – Is it Older than Stonehedge?

According to Ireland’s Ancient East, Newgrance is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley. It was built by Stone Age farmers, with the mount 85m (279ft) in diameter and 13m (43ft) ...

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Understanding the Mandela Effect – How do we Create False Memories?

This effect occurs when a large group of people believe an event occurred when it did not. There are many examples in popular culture. Those include misquoting famous movie lines and even recalling en...

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Byzantine Style – Features and Best Examples

Mosaics were the signature characteristic of Byzantine architecture and Byzantine style. These mosaics illustrated religious scenes and important historical figures. Mosaics decorated the walls and ce...

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Seven Things You Need to Know about the most famous Gothic Novel

That novel set the benchmark for all other writers of the vampire afterward. But how much do you know about the original novel?

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The Roman Colosseum – Largest Amphitheater to this day

Standing at 157 feet high, the Colosseum is as tall as the Washington Monument. There are four levels, allowing for 50,000 spectators to enter the site. And the site has more than 80 entrances for gue...

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Bechdel Test In Modern Times

About half of movies nowadays meet the criteria. Now, passing or failing the test is not a necessity in the movie industry. Nor it is necessarily indicative of how well women are represented in the work

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Pombaline Style – First Earthquake-Safe Architecture in Europe

The Pombaline building is a structure with up to four floors, including arcades on the ground floor to allow for shops and balconies on the first floor and attic

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The World Tree - Middle Eastern Religions

The World Tree is mytheme in many Middle Eastern religions. It is most often portrayed as an archetype of the trees of knowledge and life.

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Azulejo – Portugal’s Most Captivating Work of Art

In Portugal, tiled pavements, made of geometrical pieces of plain colors were used since the 13th century. Moros brought Azulejo to the Iberian Peninsula, and the influence in Portugal came from Spain...

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Antoni Gaudi Secret Gems – The Lesser Known Buildings You Have to See

Gaudi's work can be classified in three different styles in periods, including orientalist, neo-gothic, and naturalist

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Persepolis – Iran’s Archeological Jewel Crown

Persepolis was the capital of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, starting from the reign of Darius I, until its destruction in 330 BCE. The name comes from the Greek Persespolis (Persian city). Persians k...

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The Rigorous Process of Becoming a Wax Figure in Madame Tussauds

From the initial sitting to the launch of the wax figure it takes up to four months. The process requires more than 20 skilled artists, and costs more than $200,000

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Uffizi Gallery – First Modern Art Museum in Europe

Opened in 1769, the museum was first modern museum in the history of Europe. Home to some of the most famous works including masterpieces by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Carava...

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9 Zaha Hadid Buildings as Spectacular as Daxing Airport

She refused to say that her designs belong in a particular style or period. Zaha was known as “the queen of curves”. But her buildings are not easily grouped with one particular style

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10 Interesting Facts That Will Take You to Rome to See the Sistine Chapel

Entry to the Sistine Chapel brings an annual revenue to the Vatican around 80 million euro. With that in mind, here are some facts you ought to learn before going to Rome and visiting the Sistine Chapel

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Chichen Itza – What is so Special about the Ancient Mayan Temple?

Chichen Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya People of the Terminal Classic Period. In the 2000s, the ancient Mayan temple was classified as one of the new seven wonders of the world

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The Precious Relics of Notre Dame, Which Ones Survived the Fire?

On April 15, 2019, shortly before 18:50 CEST, a fire broke out in the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Investigation revealed that the fire alarm broke out two times, but the first time, firefig...

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Andy Warhol, Pioneer of Pop Art and Highest Paid Commercial Artist in New York

During his time, Warhol was one of the highest, if not the highest and most prolific commercial artists in New York. His work is considered precious nowadays as well. In 2013, a famously macabre paint...

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Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain – Absurd piece that Changed Art Forever

The “Fountain” was submitted to the Society of Independent Artists, which is one of the first venues for experimental art in the United States. And from the moment it was submitted, it produced a ...

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The Thinker by Rodin – 7 Facts about the Iconic Statue

You can see the Thinker all over the world. Rodin himself made more than 10 castings of the Thinker. After he died in 1917, the nation of France got the rights to recast Rodin. Since then, the number ...

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Who Was Katsushika Hokusai, the Author of the Great Wave

Some have heard his name, some have not. But we have all seen or know about the Great Wave of Kanagawa, simply called “the Wave”. It is one of the most iconic internationally known pictures. It is...

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Top 8 People who Were Superstitious, but We Didn’t Know it

If you didn’t know, artists are some of the most superstitious people on the planet. Most of them have a routine they use before performing, or while painting, writing, or so on. With that in mind,...

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5 Things you Didn't Know About Thor

This is one of the 5 things you didn’t know about Thor, one of the most popular characters in the history and beliefs of Germanic people.

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Through the lens of Steve Schapiro - A look back at some iconic celebrity moments

In Schapiro’s words, he was fascinated by the “magic of photography in the dark room”. He was fascinated by the process, how a picture comes to life, and all it takes is dipping the picture in ...

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Greek Architecture that changed History

The influence of Greek architecture is visible in Roman architecture later. During the Renaissance period, Ancient Greek architecture was rediscovered, but the legacy of Greece goes deeper

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Ub Iwerks - The Forgotten Man of Disney

When the term Mickey Mouse is brought up, people think of Walt Disney at first. But rarely someone thinks of Ub Iwerks, the man who animated the Mickey cartoons

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Q-Carbon - new carbon harder than diamonds for those who want one-of-a-kind sparkler

The material is the third known solid phase or form of the carbon element, following graphite and diamond

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Latvian Academy of Science - Stalin's Birthday Cake is the Most Prominent Stalin Architecture building in the world

The Academy was originally built as a present to Stalin, and was supposed to be unveiled for his birthday. However, Stalin died, but his present remained

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Queen's Vagina - the

The description reads “the vagina of a queen who is taking power”. Apart from the controversial sculpture, Kapoor has also placed other objects on display in Versailles

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Pyramids of Giza - One of the most mysterious places in the world

The Pyramids of Giza were built to endure an eternity, and the tombs have done just that

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Will we live to see Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia?

In 2013, the currently architect, Jordi Fauli, said that 65% of the monumental building are finished. His prognosis was that the Sagrada Familia will be finished in 2026. Provided that the building is...

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The True Identity Of Mona Lisa

Who is the most famous character in art?

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The Culture of Steampunk

A movement that is inspired by creativity and imagination

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How to Watch Films on Your Computer

Great locations where movies can be watched

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Best Documentary DVD Set

Highest grossing documentary films on DVD

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How Documentary Films Benefit the World

Powerful means of conveying social messages to the world

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The History of Documentary Film Making

First documentary filmmaking projects through history

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History of Film Making

Steps to film production over the years

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Advancements of Cinematics

Development of the motion picture through history

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A Personal Review of Earth Documentary

Earth to the big screen

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A Personal Review of An Inconvenient Truth Documentary

‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is a film which cannot be ignored.

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Documentary Film Festivals from around the Globe

Showing you where the best documentary film festivals are!

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Amateur Documentary Film Making Tips

Learn how to create your own documentary

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How to Promote Your Documentary Film on the Internet

Making , promoting and earning money with your documentary

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Making Your First Documentary Film: The Ultimate Guide

Guiding you throught the creation of your own documentary

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