RELEVANCE OF OLD SCHOOL ARTS AND CRAFTS

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Arts and Crafts are a profound part of any culture. Arts & crafts describe a range of architectural style that sprang to life in about 1880, remaining popular until the 1920s and still informs design today. It also underlines the essentiality of ethical values that these various types of arts encapsulate within it. With the changing times, there is a rapid shift in taste and preferences of people which are making arts and crafts adapt according to the modern lifestyle!

Modern day home decor tastefully designed with various artistic objects

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The Middle Ages was a period of greatness in arts within the common people. The arts and crafts movement in America has helped a lot for the resurgence and then preserve of Arts. The art and craft movement was primarily concerned with architecture and decorative arts as it plays a great influence. The Victorian art critic, John Ruskin, was a key figure in Arts and Crafts movement. With his extensive work and radical ideas in architect he became a primary impact in setting of Glasgow School of Art.

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There are many artists in the past era that have given the World a special treasure of their impressive work. Leonardo Di Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting is still very captivating, Raja Ravi Varma’s Goddesses art, Picasso’s abstract paintings are very much pertinent in today’s art forms.  Their style and aesthetics of art are very much relevant even today.

Compilation of classic paintings

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While some claim that Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous painting is a self-portrait of the artist himself in drag. Research has concluded it is likely a portrait of a woman named Lisa Gherardini, a member of a prominent Florentine family and wife of a wealthy silk merchant. Leonardo’s father allegedly knew Gherardini’s father very well, and the painting was possibly commissioned by him. The world popular Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo Di Vinci has some interesting theories about her famous smile. Some say that the clowns and musicians entertained her while Leonardo was painting her while some say her smile means she was secretly pregnant.         

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Researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Illinois used face-recognition software to determine that the Mona Lisa is 83% happy, 9% disgusted, 6% fearful, and 2% angry !

In modern day home decor, home interior experts have an eminent choice in these classic paintings that also suits perfectly with the vibrant choice of a customer. One get to see different types of classical home interior designs like Eastwood home design, Portland classic homes, Ethnic Indian style, Desain interiors, Vintage Chandelier among many others. Nowadays there is a special requirement of art styles inspired by bygone era, so one said it rightly ‘classic never goes out of style.’


One specimen of Modern Art Home Interior Design

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In Popular Culture one can see the extensive use of various forms of Art and Crafts in Films. From lavish ethnic costumes, rich jewellery to interesting forms of music and dance crafts; Cinema incorporates all of these and that is alluring to see for audiences alike. This not only highlights the aesthetic beauty but also represent the eternal charm of our rich cultural heritage.

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Handicraft products are most preferred choice for the classic home style designs. As much as genuine handicrafts are expensive they also are quite rare to find.  With people interest still intact in arts and crafts in modern times, it is affirming to say that different types of Arts and Crafts are still very much relevant even after modernisation. On hindsight, it is also very vital for the handicraft artisans as they work recklessly and passionately towards their work. Here’s an ode to the long live of Modern times Arts and Crafts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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