Psychology and art theory

Art psychology theorists look at past art forms and try to see them through the eyes of the artist to understand the ideas behind the art. This section examines some of the significant ideas on the psychology and theory of art and their influences on different art forms.


Roman art - wall painting techniques

Pompeii and Herculaneum have been described as towns frozen in time. Houses and villas with their furniture, food, people, jewellery and pets have been preserved.  One thing that strikes all visitors to Pompeii and Herculaneum is the amount of colour on the walls of the buildings. It is perhaps the most obvious feature of Roman art.


Greek art theory influences future art

Here we look at how the influences on Ancient Greek art, including the importance, and what is meant by, the Goldern Ratio.


Egyptian myths

The Egyptians developed a world view in which events and conditions were attributed to the actions of multiple, related gods and goddesses. Here are some of those stories.


Style in cave paintings

How does the style of cave art change around the world?