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A glimpse into Impressionism

A glimpse into Impressionism

Impressionism was the first modern movement in painting which started officially in 1872. Though its seed had already been sowed during the 1860s in Paris and its influence quickly began to grow across the entire Europe and even United States. This movement was actually started by artists who were eschewed by the big academic art institutions and rejected by the government sanctioned salons and exhibitions. That is why these artists did not want to work ... Read More »

Critical Study of Art: Le Potager De Pissarro, Pontoise

Critical Study of Art: Le Potager De Pissarro, Pontoise

Le Potager De Pissarro, Pontoise Credits: www.paul-cezanne.org Source: http://bit.ly/1L42HWc Artist: Paul Cezanne Date: 1877 Nation of Origin: France Size: stature: 48.3 x width: 59.9 cm Materials Used: Oil on canvas This specific bit of Cezanne’s work was not appointed by anybody be that as it may, Cezanne himself for amusement esteem as it is of Pissaro’s greenhouses, however as of late it has been shown at the Addison Fine Arts Gallery in New York. The piece was ... Read More »

Agnolo di Cosimo

Agnolo di Cosimo

  Bronzino Source: http://bit.ly/1j7ieNw Full Name: Agnolo di Cosimo Short Name: Bronzino Alternative Names: IL Bronzino, Agnolo Bronzino Date of Birth: 17 Nov 1503 Date of Death: 23 Nov 1572 Focus: Paintings Mediums: Oil, Tempera, Metal, Wood, Other Subjects: Figure Art Movement: Mannerism Hometown: Florence, Italy Agnolo Bronzino of Florence, Italy, known as Il Bronzino, was a Mannerist painter. Blending styles of the late High Renaissance into the early Baroque period, Mannerists frequently delineated their ... Read More »

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

Source: http://bit.ly/1QW6c4I MOCAD had three distinct specialists chip away at showcase. It was part up into three distinct rooms. The first room was Design 99 Too Much of a Good Thing and in the following room is Latoya Ruby Frazier Mother May I and in the last room was Jef Geys Woodward Avenue. The craftsmanship that was in plain view was not customary fine art. The greater part of the craftsman’s work showed in the ... Read More »

What Does “Brushwork” Mean In Art?

What Does “Brushwork” Mean In Art?

Paintings don’t pop into existence all at once. They are created one piece at a time, or one brushstroke at a time. The paintbrush is the basic tool of painting and how that brush is used determines the mark that is made and what the final piece looks like. The word used to describe how a brush is used is brushwork. It is worth adding that brushwork can be used to cover more than just ... Read More »

Theater: Our Country’s Good

Theater: Our Country’s Good

The Revival of a Classic Reminds Us of the Humanizing and Transformative Power of Arts There are burglaries. There are shootings. Arsons. Bombings. Murders. The world we live in is not a very peaceful place. The perpetrators of these crimes—the “criminals”—are sometimes nabbed, convicted, and punished. Sometimes they remain at large, free to plot and execute more crimes. We could hardly care less. But once in a while a play like Our Country’s Good comes ... Read More »

Edvard Munch Biography

Edvard Munch Biography

Who Was Edvard Munch? Edvard Munch was a Norwegian artist who earned his spot in art history through striking and emotional paintings. He is most well known for The Scream but over his 80 year life he produced a wide range of work that has inspired artists and non-artists alike for over a century. His work inspired the Expressionist movement, making him even more influential. What Did His Life Look Like? Munch was born on ... Read More »

The Beasts of Medieval Art

The Beasts of Medieval Art

Art from the Medieval period seems to move. A slither here, a crawl there. A dragon mingling precariously close to praying men and women. A fantastic unicorn rearing gallantly in the center of a cobblestone street. The imagination of medieval artists regarding animals, both real and fantastic, appears to be limitless. There is no doubt that animals played a heavy role in the day-to-day lives of the people of Medieval Europe (roughly 500-1500 AD) as ... Read More »

Meet George Condo

Meet George Condo

Who Is George Condo? George Condo and his four siblings enjoyed a typical American childhood growing in up Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He was the only one of his close family members who was interested in art. His father was a teacher and his mother was a nurse, they weren’t artists themselves but they encouraged Condo to take classes and develop his talent. Growing up he split his time between drawing and making music. When he attended ... Read More »

Priya Shakti by Ram Devineni

Priya Shakti by Ram Devineni

The Indian Comic Book Heroine for Women’s Rights is in a New York City Art Exhibit. Priya is the heroine of a tale called Priya Shakti which is full of adventure, beautifully written by Ram Devineni, beautifully drawn by Dan Goldman, and steeped in Hindu symbolism. It is meant to shed light on and fight what is known as rape culture: generally the treatment of rape or other types of sexual or gendered abuse as ... Read More »

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