Showcase: Derek Gores

Born in 1971, Derek Gores recycles magazines, labels, data, and found analog and digital materials to create his works.

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Showcase: Pablo Picasso as a Child

Pablo Picasso requires no introduction. Arguably the most famous painter in existence, his level of genius comparable to those of Salvador Dali or Jackson Pollock, the Spaniard created some fifty thousand artworks during his life.

“It took me four years to paint like Rafael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

Not bad for an eight year old, right? Continue reading Showcase: Pablo Picasso as a Child

Showcase: Jan van Eyck

Man in the Red Turban, thought to be a self-portrait

“I do as I can.” – inscription on the frame of Man in the Red Turban

As one of the early innovators of what became known as Early Netherlandish painting, and one of the most significant representatives of Early Northern Renaissance art, Jan van Eyck was already a master painter with assistants by the age of 32.

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Showcase: Francisco Goya

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker, often considered to be the most important Spanish artist of the 18th century, the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. I’d say he was one of the best artists to reveal the darkness that resides in our souls. All that is greedy and wrong with human nature. Continue reading Showcase: Francisco Goya

Showcase: Francis Bacon

“OK, I got Velazquez portrait of the Pope Innocent X. Quite an ambivalent study of absolute power. And here comes Francis Bacon. Despite never having seen this painting in person, Bacon became so obsessed with it that he compulsively repainted it over and over again, each version more horrific than the previous. […] It’s not until an artist finds his obsession that he can create his most inspired work.”Anamorph

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Showcase: The Paintings of Famous Writers

Believe it or not, quite a lot of famous writers tried their hand at painting. After all, why not? Whether it was a sort of therapy or just a way to try a different form of expression for their ideas, they took the time to paint.

Here are some of their works. Continue reading Showcase: The Paintings of Famous Writers