Piet Mondrian was an influential Dutch Abstract painter of the first half of the 20th Century. When standing in front of one of Mondrian’s later artwork of the 1920s, you might think that his work is derived from a strict ordering of geometric shapes & lines and a scientific balance of colors. Instead, what is […]
For this special day, honoring Motherhood, I thought to look at how some artists have depicted their own mother or an archetypal mother. Who’s Mom? The artists’ real mothers are displayed as persons with their own life. She is an individual with a personal life and character as is witnessed by her child, the artist. […]
By John Keaton Continuation of part I of his article: Arles : A New Hope Turns Tragic Arriving in Arles on February 20, 1888, Vincent had most certainly hoped that the light of provence would inspire his work and raise his artistic abilities to a new, creative plateau. By this point, the plein-air painting he […]
By John Keaton “And my aim in my life is to make pictures and drawings, as many and as well as I can; then, at the end of my life, I hope to pass away, looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking, ‘Oh, the pictures I might have made!’” -Vincent Van Gogh, Letter […]
Welcome to the March 31, 2008 premiere edition of the fine art blog carnival ‘No Name For Art‘. It is our objective to showcase the best current blog articles on fine art that would be of use and interest to collectors of fine art. We’ll work with our submissions, reviewing what comes up. The submissions […]
Being one of the most beautiful and oldest forms of art in the history of man, one couldn’t help but wonder about how such art has evolved and survived through all these centuries. This type of ornamental arts where small tiles of stones and marbles are used to develop patterns and pictures appeared randomly in totally different cultures and locations. That is why; mosaics can’t be rooted to a particular people or culture.
French painter Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris in 1848 and then moved to Peru with his family when he was only three years old. Growing up in Peru provided much excitement and had a great impact on him as little boy. When he turned 17, he joined the Navy and went to […]
This 1 hour video is a great treat!!! It contains two artists interviews of contemporary artists about their art. Interview with Chuck Close, Artist 1) Artist clips: “Chuck Close: Portrait in Progress” [Muse Film and Television / Art Kaleidoscope Foundation /WNET]; 2) book: “Chuck Close” [The Museum of Modern Art] “The Portraits Speak: Chuck Close […]
Art is an extremely private experience, yet, it is meant to be shared with the public. Society, as a whole, examines the art produced and has the right to approve, disapprove, acknowledge, ignore, praise and abuse it. The public or society has not remained constant over the years. In the time of the Renaissance, for example, only a select few were “society.” They commissioned art, were patrons of the arts and their artists. Today, almost anyone can share in the experience of art.
By Natalie Aranda A caricature is a portrait of a person that exaggerates certain features in order to express the essence of the person and still make the subject easily identifiable. Although it is often viewed as a comic type of art today, it has a rather long history. The earliest forms date back to […]