United Kingdom Art Crafts By: Jil & Olenka

Scottish Tartan

In 1782 the Scottish Tartan was no longer an ordinary highlands dress but was adopted instead as the symbolic national dress of Scotland.Is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials.

Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours.

Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns.

Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on bed.

Scottish Tartan

Welsh Landscpapes

Graham Brace is one of the leading lights in the arts of wales and of the talented seascape painter of the United Kingdom. Welsh art refers to the traditions in the visual arts associated with wales and its people.

The term Art in Wales is often used in the absence of a clear sense of what Welsh art is and to include the very large body of work, especially in landscape art, produced by non-Welsh artists in Wales since the later 18th century.

British Pop Art

Pop art is an Art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s – in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States.

The early artists that started with Pop art were Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton.

Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertisement and news.

The Term ‘Pop Art’ actually emerged first in the UK

Northern Ireland Street Art

Street art is a visual art created in public locations.

The Street Art gained popularity because of the graffiti. Street art is often motivated by a preference on the part of the artist to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world.

Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with aesthetic value, to attract attentions to cause or as a form of “art provocation”.


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