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Minimalism – Less is More

Minimalism – Less is More

Minimalism is an art school wherein the physical reality of the work is given foremost importance and is supposed to be perceived literally, keeping layered meanings and expressions of the artist at a bare minimum. Such art, paintings, sculptures and such, therefore is very basic to eye and stripped of unnecessary frills. Minimalism emerged in the 1950’s as repudiation to the idea of personal expressivity of the artist and favored the objectivity of literal presence. ... Read More »

Award Winning Paintings-Still Life By Portrait Society of America

Enjoy this collection of award winning paintings from the 2016 members-only competition by Portrait Society of America. Competition was held in different categories including portraits, still life, landscape, non-commissioned portraits and commissioned portraits. I have featured the still-life painting category here. The contest had a great participation with more than 1800 entries. Almost all the […] The post Award Winning Paintings-Still Life By Portrait Society of America appeared first on Fine Art Blogger. Source: Fine ... Read More »

Dress Paintings By Romanian Artist Viktor Schramm

Today I came across some amazing dress paintings by Viktor Schramm. So I thought to share his works with my readers. ???? I really wonder why such a great artist is not so popular? You may not realize how beautiful the paintings of the 19th century are. There are many skilled artists who lived in […] The post Dress Paintings By Romanian Artist Viktor Schramm appeared first on Fine Art Blogger. Source: Fine Art Read More »

What Are Your Favorite Art Supplies?

What’s your favorite art supply? This is the question I recently asked some artist friends, and their answers are as eclectic and enlightening as anyone could guess. I asked because I think it’s interesting to hear what art supplies others hold in highest regard; the following roundup will likely inspire you to try something new for your own art. Answers came from illustrators, oil painters and mixed-media artists whose work can be described as everything ... Read More »

The Nuts and Bolts of Mechanical Pencils

The following article about mechanical pencils, by Sherry Camhy, appears in the fall 2016 issue of Drawing magazine. You can purchase the complete issue here or download it here, and you can subscribe to Drawing here. ~~ Mechanical pencils fill the shelves of schools and offices. They’re inexpensive, commercially manufactured products sold by the dozen. They’re often designed to be as eye-catching as sugarless gum—and as disposable. It’s not surprising that many artists have never given them a ... Read More »

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