Vincent Van Gogh – A Depth of Passion Transformed – II

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 […]

No Name For Art – # 1

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 […]

History of Mosaics

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.

The Era of The Emerging Artist

Assume for a moment that emerging artists are akin to value stocks. Like any true value stock, the work of emerging artists is often overlooked, and their worth and prospects underestimated. However, just as Warren Buffet will search out quality companies with distinctive attributes, art lovers can unearth emerging artists whose work is thoughtful, topical and passionately committed to a sense of relevance to modern life.

Opinion, Value, & Taste in Art From Botticelli to Goya – Artistic Variations of the Human Body

It is fair to say that many observers of art, professional or otherwise, are hampered by preconceived ideas of what represents good art. The uninitiated might consider Botticelli’s “Venus” the epitome of female beauty and use it as an unswerving benchmark. Many of the images and concepts that have so outraged the gallery going public […]

Tiffany And His Stained Glass

By Tracy Crowe When I think of stained glass windows, or stained glass lampshades, I think of Louis Comfort Tiffany. What is his story? How did he come to create such magnificent pieces of art? Louis Comfort Tiffany lived from 1848 to 1933. His father was the founder and main owner of a highly successful […]

David Hockney – Art BMW – Video

By Astrid Lee World-famous artist David Hockney was born in Bradford, UK. He lived in both London and Los Angeles. As important contributor of the British Pop art movement of the ’60s, Hockney is one of the most influential, 20th century artists. Despite his fame for Pop Art, David’s earlier works show Expressionist marks and […]

Abstract Painting – Art Without Meaning ?

Abstract Painting has meaning, not the borrowed meaning of depicted objects. Rather the important and different meaning of high art from the most creative of pursuits.

Photography as a Fine Art

Compared to most art forms, photography is a relative newcomer. Having been around for less than 200 years its place in the art world is still being established. Interestingly, there have been many arguments against photography being considered art, one of which is that the camera is a ‘machine’. However, one must ask if a […]

The Life and Art of Paul Gauguin

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 […]