“No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.”
― Antonin Artaud
Imagine staring yourself in the mirror. Maybe you like what you see, maybe we don’t. But what you’ll notice if you do this on a regular basis is the irreversible process of aging. Life slowly moving closer towards death. The apparent opposite. The yin to the yang. The omega to the alpha. Continue reading “The Artist”→
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.”
“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.
Paul Delaroche was a French painter who achieved his greater successes painting history, becoming famous in Europe for his melodramatic scenes that often portrayed subjects from English and French history. Continue reading “Showcase: Paul Delaroche”→
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”→