Skulptur, Plastik, Cast? What is the difference?

Often, plastic and sculpture are considered as synonyms. But what do these terms mean? The term plastic (French: plastique = art of designing) denotes the generic term for three-dimensional works of art, e.g. – plastic – sculpture and at the same time represents a branch of fine art. The term sculpture can be derived from […]

Agustín Incicco – Interview with our teachers

Workshops, full-time study, parttime study? – These are all models that are offered in our Academy. But who is behind it? Do you already know our teachers? We had a little interview with our teachers. May we introduce you?  Agustin! What do you do in your free time? I like to do sports. From swimming, […]

Cornelia Wi – Interview with our teachers

Workshops, full-time study, parttime study? – These are all models that are offered in our Academy. But who is behind it? Do you already know our teachers? Cornelia – teacher at the Acedemy since 01.02.2018 What do you do in your free time? I discover Frankfurt or set up in my new home. What kind […]

The difference between photorealism and realism

Mostly we would describe a painting, which gives us a feeling of light, shadow, and shape — an illusion of a 3-dimensional effect — as “photo realism”. But artworks, which were created in an academic style are actually not photo realism. An artist creating a photorealistic painting uses photos as a reference and will try to […]


The original meaning of the word “Kitsch” is actually a pejorative description for a special kind of art, without any intellectual value. But philosophers and artists are arguing about the meaning of the word for ages. In general, you can describe everything, what counts as mass cultural art that gives you an illusion of a […]

The Self-Portrait

Almost every artist, dead or alive, has tried to create a self- portrait sooner or later. The self-portrait allows a deeper look into the thoughts of an artist and gives us an idea of how he or she sees himself/herself. There are many different ways to create a self-portrait. The style, the technique, and even […]

Artist of the Week: Gyula Benczúr

Gyula Benczúr The painter Gyula Benczúr was born on the 28th of January 1844 in Nyfregyháza and died on the 16th of July 1920 in the today known Szécsény. He was and still is one of the most successful and technically gifted artists from Hungary. Today we would describe him as a history painter. Even […]

Is art really a matter of taste?

When we look at an impressive painting, watch an amazing movie or listen to really good music we often say: “That’s real art!” And just like that people often say “That’s not art” while looking at something they do not understand or where quality and craft is missing. But the question if something is art […]

How can you make money with your art?

Who wants to work as a professional full-time artist must be able to earn enough money with his/her art to pay for all the costs. But how is that possible? How can you earn money from your drawings and paintings? That Question is asked by many people. People who want to make their hobby into […]

Online vs. Academy

If you want to learn how to paint and draw, you need to use the existing learning resources. Those who are checking the entire internet will sooner or later find an offer of an online course. But what distinguishes the online course from an art academy? What should you pay attention to and how do […]


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