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Arts and Crafts Movement now on

The Arts and Crafts movement is a British artistic style that originated in the United Kingdom around 1860 and developed until after the Victorian era, in 1910.

It concerns architecture, decorative arts (furniture, wallpaper, etc.), book illustration, painting and sculpture. now has a new coloring gallery inspired by the Arts and Craft Movement, but before discovering it, take some time to understand the origin and specificities of this artistic style!

From Tattoos to Coloring pages

Over the last few years, tattoos and coloring pages have happily gone together hand in hand, and it’s no surprise if we think of the ever increasing popularity of tattoos and of the colorful appeal of many modern designs.

One additional feature that makes them great for coloring is the fact that tattoo artists usually prepare an outline of each design to be applied on skin before the actual tattooing starts, to serve as a guide for the artist and also to allow customers to have a first look at their new art before making it permanent.

The Card Players by Paul Cézanne

The Card Players is the name of the most famous series of paintings by Paul Cézanne, the renowned French artist who transformed the world of art in the late 19th century.

The artist, by reducing the features and details, seeks only to keep the essential: the gravity of the confrontation between these plays.

This series consists of 5 different paintings that all feature the same subject which is two or three card players that are playing cards on a table.

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The Zentangle® : relaxing scrawls

Coloring, we already know, mandalas too, but what are those Zentangle® patterns?

As Mr Jourdain, in « Le bourgeois gentilhomme » of Molière, who were speaking prose his all life without knowing it, maybe you do some Zentangle® while phoning or just while enjoying playing with a pen!

At the first sight, the Zentangle® seems to be some scrawls that we do without paying attention, but in fact, this new artistic style follows some rules. It mostly consistes in tracing, with a black pen, on a 9cm square, some abstracts and repetitive patterns, in order to reach a meditative concentration.

This art style, now registered as a trademark, was created by two Americans : Maria Thomas, drawing artist, and Rick Roberts, meditation specialist. They compared the state they entered in, while practicing their own discipline. They realized that the freedom and the concentration Maria feels when she’s drawing are similar to the ones Rick feels when he’s meditating.

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