For patrons of the arts, keeping track of the hottest new trends and up and coming creators may not be an issue they would prefer to leave to chance. Knowing a little more about the ever changing urban art scene can ensure that you are able to attend the best shows, hear about top artists and other creative professionals whose work is having the biggest impact on the scene and ensure that any new piece or work that you may be seeking to add to your collection » Continue Reading
Many people can be found that are willing to support both sides of the debate regarding whether are not hidden messages exist in artwork. While some individuals believe that hidden messages can be found in almost all forms of artwork, others feel that the discussion is nothing more than a way to spark a debate. In fact, support can be found for both sides of the argument. Deciding which viewpoint is right is much more difficult, as artwork in and of itself » Continue Reading
Sculpting is one of the most difficult art forms to create due to its complexity, but it is one of the easiest to understand. There are exactly three types of sculpture and while there are a few sub-categories, these three types encompass all forms of sculpture. The three types are relief, assemblage, and in the round.
Relief sculpture is most commonly found in architechture as it is literally carved into a vertical surface such as a wall or pillar. The object can either be carved to stand out from the object » Continue Reading
Whether you live far away (buy a ticket and set your Oakland security systems!) or just up the road, the Southeast is really growing in terms of amazing artists and shows. We’ve got the lowdown on a few of the Southeast’s best and most talked about museums – plan your trip today!
The High Museum of Art – People don’t typically think of art when the think of Atlanta but the High has collections ranging from neoclassical to post-modern. It’s four floors of astonishingly diverse art with a flair for the local.
Mint Museum of Art – Charlotte’s trademark museum recently moved into a shiny new space in “Uptown” giving ample room for the surrealist and craft exhibits housed here. They’re open late at least one night a month and the museum even has an on-site organic eatery.
Southeast Museum of Photography – Located in Daytona, FL, this is one of the premier museums focused on photography in the Southeast. With collections from local artists and well-knowns like Ansel Adams you’d be hard pressed to find a better photography museum in this part of the world.
The five most artistic cities in the world that often run through my mind are London, Paris, Rome, Florence, and Vienna. London is home to over 200 separate art venues, including the National Gallery of art that houses original works by da Vinci and Van Gogh, the Royal Opera House, and a mansion that once was the home of the Duke of Wellington. In Paris you will find many museums and monuments. From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre that houses da Vinci’s original Mona Lisa and was » Continue Reading
Over the centuries, love has been to blame for a variety of different artistic creations. Songs, sculptures, and especially paintings, have been the result of an artist who was proclaiming their love for a person, place, or thing. Take a look at some of the most popular pieces of art from the past and you will see that romance has been very inspirational for many artists.
Pablo Picasso was completely taken with a women who was forty years younger. This love relationship is what inspired paintings like La Femme Fleur. He even painted a piece titled, “I love » Continue Reading
Art is a visual reference of the culture of a people, time, and place as seen through the eyes of the men and women who have recorded it for posterity. Each artist has given us a special insight into their world as they lived it. Our museums located all around the world have placed these works of inspiration on display for our enjoyment for generations to come.
The Musee du Louvre located in Paris, France house some of the most incredible paintings » Continue Reading
These days with such popular modern artists as Jeremy Fish (who has worked with rappers like Aesop Rock), there are also some other artists that aren’t so well known that you should know about-
Leonardo Da Vinci- Though a lot of people do know his work, a lot of people are unfamiliar with how brilliant this man was. He was a painter, sculptor, musician, scientist, writer, geologist, and of course, artist. He was a very mysterious and remote man, and this adds to the allure of his personality.Is this new to you? Catch up here
Masaccio- At 27 when he died, he was one of the most influential artists in the Renaissance period. He created a style of his own that created the illusion of 3 dimensions.
Donato Bramante- As a painter and architecture, he built several churches in a newly formed antique style. He was also appointed to be the court architect in 1476 by Duke Ludovico Sforza.
Giorgione, Phoenix ADT, Titan- A Venetian painter of the High Renaissance period, only six of his survivng paintings are acknowledged to be his work.
Fra Bartolomeo- An Italian Renaissance painter for religious subjects
Mariotto Albertinelli- Influenced by Raphael and an Italian Renaissance painter like Barolomeo
Andrea Del Sarto- An Italian painter from Florence
Correggio- A painter of the Parma school of the Italian Renaissance
Lucas Cranach- A German Rennaissance painter
Hans Holbein- A German artist and print-maker