For those who have seen the beauty of an ice storm, there is little need to explain some of the art of people from colder climates. Rich undertones of blue and green are part of the landscape when it is frozen, and this has long an inspiration to those who...

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Not all artists in any given culture will paint or draw, and this is reflected in the art of many cultures. In many areas, wood and rock have been widely used to create art. Chipped, carved or drawn upon, these items are yet another way for artists to illuminate the...

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While much of the vegetation in the tropics comes in variations of green, the fruits and vegetables are often brightly colored. Vibrant yellow bananas, velvety red watermelons and bright citrus oranges are just three fruits that are easily recognizable in almost any nation of the world. These are examples of...

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In ancient times, groups of people banded together in geographical areas and formed villages. This trend expanded as populations grew, and unique cultures developed all over the world. Much of the cultural heritage of people came from the natural landscape around them, and this is often reflected in their arts. Those who grew up in tropical island nations developed themes that reflected the water and land, and many of their colors were centered on the fruits and vegetables that grew in their area.

There are colder countries that contain ice and snow for a good part of the year, and their arts are very different from their tropical cousins. While the ocean could still be a part of their art, it would reflect the darker colors that surround them. Fruits and vegetables in these areas would not be the neon bright colors found in the tropics, and this would affect their art choices as well. This is a large part of how cultural art develops.