Art History

The History of Paper & How it is Made

The first writing surface was made in ancient Egypt from a plant called Papyrus, the royal plant of Egypt. The core of the papyrus plant was cut into tissue-thin strips, then laid across each other and pressed together under pressure. This turned the strips into a thin, smooth and durable laminated material that wasn’t quite paper.

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The Art of the Ghost Army of WWII

In the summer of 1944 the U.S. Army recruited a hand picked group of men, many from top art schools and advertising agencies, for a special assignment. In the new book The Ghost Army of World War II, authors Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles tell the story of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, nicknamed “The Ghost Army.” They were a unique troop tasked with misleading the German army via a host of deception tactics.

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Color Psychology - Blue

Color psychology suggests our mood can be impacted by different colors. Read about the color blue and see a collection of blue-themed artwork. 

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Why Art is so Important

Aside from the fact that art is just plain fun, there are many scientific reasons that show more art in our lives is beneficial. 

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