How many paintings do you think there are out there? In galleries and museums?
A few millions?
And out of them all, there are a handful of paintings so recognizable by people from all over the world and of all ages that they will probably be admired and talked about until the end of what we call human civilization. Continue reading The 10 Most Famous Paintings of All Time
If you wish to catch a glimpse into the artistic process of some of the world’s most famous artists, then a sure bet is to take a look at the insight provided by their studios. Continue reading Showcase: Artists’ Studios
“All art is erotic.”Gustav Klimt
• 14th of July 1862 – 6th of February 1918
• symbolist painter
• influences: Japanese, Chinese, Ancient Egyptian and Mycenaean.
• influenced: Egon Schiele.
Gustav Klimt was born in Vienna, in 1862, the first born son of the Klimt couple. His father, Ernst Klimt, worked as an engraver and goldsmith, from whom he learned how to manipulate the famed metal.
Early in his artistic career, he was a successful painter of architectural decorations in a conventional manner, but for the rest of his life and even after, he was always the subject of a controversy.
Continue reading Showcase: Gustav Klimt
French artist Patrick Rogelet uses colored pencils to draw amazingly detailed works of art. Continue reading Showcase: Patrick Rogelet
George Bellows was an American realist painter, known for his depictions of urban life in New York City. Continue reading Showcase: George Bellows
Those who know me personally know that I am obsessed with Ancient Rome. So, yeah, here’s a showcase of some of the best Romans could do with what they had at the time. In terms of art.
As they say, when in Rome…
Continue reading Showcase: Ancient Roman Art
The grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Michael Freud was one of the foremost portraitists of the 20th century. Continue reading Showcase: Lucian Freud