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Art History: Life Imitating Arteriors

Arteriors prides itself on paying homage to the timeless roots of style and design, while also keeping an eye on what’s around the corner. 

In today’s on-the-go world, the next big thing can change as quickly as an Instagram refresh. A popular theme or trend can shift depending on an influencer or celebrity’s tweet on any given day.

To provide the marketplace with unique designs, our team of artists and designers are constantly looking for inspiration – looking to bring elements from fashion, architecture and artisan-crafted goods to our designs.



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Evidence has shown that as far back as 500,000 years ago, Homo erectus engaged in craftsmanship and creating items for artistic purposes.

Primal, pure and crafted, these pieces carry the spirit of the Prehistoric Times into the present – bringing that same crude, artisan element into today’s luxury home.

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Predating written language, artists in the Ancient Eras were charged with recording history and telling their culture’s story through visual elements.

Wall painting, beautiful pottery artwork and carvings, gold and bronze sculptures. Exemplified in ancient Greek art, these items combine geometric shapes and patterns with naturalistic elements to create a unique style that’s survived for centuries – and continues to be ever-present in architecture and design.

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The term Renaissance literally means rebirth and revival – with the time period being known for the increased interest in learning, knowledge, nature and the arts.

This revitalized fascination with the natural world drove artists to find inspiration throughout the environment, their surroundings and mankind itself. Naturalism was prevalent through the time period – with works showcasing the classical spirit, harmony, beauty and serenity.

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BAROKE

Derived from the Portuguese term “barocco”, meaning “irregular pearl or stone”, The Baroque Era emphasized scale, movement, swirling spirals and diagonals.

These spectacles are meant to inspired drama, tension and visions of grandeur.

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Resources:

  • https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429983.200-shell-art-made-300000-years-before-humans-evolved/#.VISuEibfWnM
  • http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/prehistoricart/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_art
  • https://isdistribution.com/BookDetail.aspx?aId=69933
  • https://www.britannica.com/art/Renaissance-art
  • http://www.history.com/topics/renaissance-art
  • http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/baroque.htm
  • http://www.artinthepicture.com/styles/Baroque/

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