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Charles Keeping: An Extraordinary English Illustrator

By February 20, 2018

Today I would like to talk about Charles Keeping, an illustrator whom...

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ALL Art In BoJack Horseman We Could Find Gathered In One Place

By February 19, 2018

We love it when pop culture is adopting, using, and remixing art...

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    The History of Amedeo Modigliani’s Portraits

    By January 30, 2018

    Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, the infamous early 20th-century Italian-Jewish painter and sculptor who developed a unique, modern style in the artistic quartiers of Paris, is particularly noted for his portrayal of people – including nudes – with a characteristic and easily recognizable...

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    Tiepolo: The Last Venetian Master

    By January 29, 2018

    Mainland Italy is a perfect country for frescoe production since it is dominated by a dry climate which preserves frescoes very well. Venice, however, is too damp for that. Is that a reason why Venetian painters came up with...

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    Jackson Pollock: The Face Of Abstract Expressionism

    By January 28, 2018

    A man walks on his creation, a fragmentary and chaotic creation. But it is an elaborate, creative and almost romantic chaos. He’s in love with his canvas. This man is Jackson Pollock. Jackson Pollock’s paintings represent a great...

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    The Real Story of the Goddess Gifs

    By January 27, 2018

    People are going crazy over these goddess gifs – twenty-four ancient female statues shaking what their mothers gave them. Artist Nina Paley created the gifs for one of her projects (you can see them here). They’re fun, clever, and a bit inappropriate, so it’s...

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    Jewellery in Rossetti’s paintings

    By January 26, 2018

    Each jewellery in Rossetti’s paintings worn by his models wasn’t invented but copied from actual accessories from the artist’s collection. Pieces were carefully selected to complement the garment, color and other aesthetic features of the painting. Rossetti kept...

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    Gwen John: A Converted Artist

    By January 25, 2018

    This artist is my most recent painterly discovery. I haven’t heard of her before and I think it’s such a shame! Her tranquil paintings in Post-Impressionist style are the best thing for a relaxing afternoon… Have a read...

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    What Edouard Manet and Saint Francis have in common?

    By January 24, 2018

    Edouard Manet once remarked: “I should like to be the Saint Francis of still life”. While the comparisons between Manet and Saint Francis may not be immediately obvious, in some ways, Manet did achieve his goal. Both Manet and...

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    Venice Carnival In Paintings

    By January 23, 2018

    Venice is stunning all year round but during the carnival month, it becomes even more charming and mysterious. One stumbles upon princesses, pierrots, dukes who hide their faces behind lavish masks. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Venice, join...

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    Marion Adnams: A Teacher Who Turned a Surrealist

    By January 22, 2018

    Would you ever suspect one of your teachers to be a painter? Marion Adnams, a modern languages teacher from Derby, England turned out to be a hidden talent. When she began to take evening drawing classes, nobody expected...

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    Jeff Koons And His Balloon Dogs

    By January 21, 2018

    On this day in 1955 one of the most controversial artists of 20th century was born. Jeff Koons is the artist who blended the concerns and methods of Pop, Conceptual, and appropriation art with craft-making and popular culture...

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