Written By: Crystal Finley
Art is an incredible aspect of life. Art is the tree surrounded by daisies, the bird that takes a bath in a puddle of water, the apple that falls from a tree on a bright sunny day and even the mom who sits and admire her baby while she sleeps. Art can be the dog that chases a cat, an old woman walking down the street and a bowl of fruit resting on a tabletop. As the world turns, art will continue to be part of life!
History of art
Art has been around since the beginning of times but wasn’t identified as art until 19th century. During those times art historians relied on formal analysis, semiotics and psychoanalysis to determine when and how art was developed. Art historians also relied heavily on iconography. According to all-art the first known painters and sculptors died over 30,000 years ago however, their works are still circulating the world in museums. This allows visitors the ability to admire the art, interpret the work from their own point of view while reacting to what they see.
During the 19th century, artists did not have the things modern artists have today. Back then, artists had to use whatever they had including finding a place to create their arts. Unlike artists in the old days, today’s artists work in private studios to create paintings, sculptures and others for showings in art galleries to sell them. However, all artwork possess some similarities with the main being creating their pieces based off past events or current events.
Art galleries in Coco (Keeling) Islands
While there are a variety of galleries to choose from in Coco (Keeling) Islands, there are only a handful that offers more than just quality work but an experience that enable visitors to ask the artists questions about their work.
The Big Barge Art Centre
The Big Barge Art Centre is a unique yet very popular art gallery located in West Island. It provides tons of beautiful art pieces pertaining to the Coco (Keeling) Islands. Each piece presented in the gallery was created by local artists but are admired by millions from around the world. The Big Art Centre enables visitor the ability to enjoy the working class artists’ studios while having the option to talk to any artists in sight.
Most of the pieces exhibited in the art gallery pertain to past events that took place on the Islands. Each piece present enables visitors to admire and enjoy interpreting what the picture represents.
Hidden Garden Art Gallery
The Hidden Garden Art Gallery is considered the largest art gallery in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It has over 60 artists, 15 rooms of art and is visited by thousands from around the world all year round. The Hidden Garden Art Gallery enables visitor to get one on one conversation with any artists about their works. The next best thing about this gallery is that visitors have the option to purchase artwork when available. Each unique piece of art presented by its artists not only jumps out at the visitors but also enables visitors to related to them.