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Edvard Munch : the Man behind the Scream ~ Biography

“I want to show men breath, fell, love, and suffer. I want to bring home to the spectator the sacred element in these things, so that he takes his hat off just as he would in church.” ~ Edvard Munch Early Childhood of Edvard Munch Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and graphic artist, born […]

Pablo Picasso Paintings: Blue Period

Well-illustrated analysis of Pablo Picasso paintings: blue period, 1901-1904. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish; School of Paris painter, sculptor, etcher, lithographer, ceramist and designer; influenced 20th century art enormously; worked in an unprecedented variety of styles. Picasso’s art is categorized into periods. The most well-known periods in his work are the Blue Period, the Rose Period […]

‘Works on Paper’ Shows New Art This Weekend in New York

Perhaps because works on paper have traditionally been called ‘minor works’, the 21st rendering of the ‘Works on Paper’ art show in New York City might make a major mark. The reference of ‘minor works’ refers to a comparison to oils on canvas which usually steal the limelight and the wall space in galleries, mostly […]

The Complex Simplicity of Henri Rousseau’s Art

By Jessica Cander A few basic, descriptive words can define a person’s reputation in a mere brush stroke. Naïve, childlike, primitive – words like these have lived on long after the renowned French painter Henri Rousseau has left this world. Yet time and time again they are the tidbits of vocabulary, or the glaring labels […]

Edgar Degas – Biography Of The French Artist Renowned For His Figure Painting

The career of Edgar Degas was a long one – about 60 years out of his total 83. And his style, unlike that of most famous artists who worked into their old age, never ceased developing, always seeking out new means of expression and technique.The art dealer Ambroise Vollard one day asked him why he […]

Vincent Van Gogh – A Depth of Passion Transformed – I

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 […]

Art Nouveau – A Period of Style & Elegance

The French and the Belgians called it Art Nouveau or the New Art. This period of integrated art may have been short lasting a mere 24 years from 1890 to 1914, however, the influence of that time has continued to this day. The artists who were in vogue then are just as much in demand […]

French Impressionism In The Heart Of Paris

By M. Davies It’s safe to say that for many of us, when we think of the centuries of art that have served to fix Paris as the cultural capital of Europe, what comes to mind above all else, perhaps even the soaring towers of Notre Dame and the Place de la Concorde’s gold capped […]

Impressionism: The Lasting Impression!

By Nadeem Alam A style that turned into a movement and then brought about the change at a great level in technique along with the ideology of the painting during the last third of 19th century that emphasized the perception of an artist up to an extant where it was adjacent to the importance of […]