One of the most unique artists of the Russian avant-garde, who excelled as a painter, graphic artist, theatrical set designer, textile designer, teacher, and art theorist, Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova, born into a wealthy and highly cultured family, grew up with a strong interest in art, especially Italian Renaissance painting. At eleven years old she began formal art lessons at home. She spent the remainder of her short life (she died at the age of 35 from scarlet fever) assimilating different styles from her mentors and teachers.Continue reading “Showcase: Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova”
Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19, countries around the world have instituted quarantine, which means that many of us are forced to stay home.
But this does not have to be boring. Not at all.
Google Arts And Culture have partnered with over 1,200 museums and galleries from all over the world to bring everyone virtual tours and exhibitions of some of the world’s most museums and art galleries.
To make sure that you don’t miss the opportunity to virtually visit these museums, we’ve made a list of ten world-famous galleries that you can explore right from the comfort of your own home.Continue reading “10 Famous Museums and Art Galleries You Can Visit Online”
How many paintings do you think there are out there? In galleries and museums?
A few million?
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.
A handful of paintings that have inspired artists ever since they were completed. A handful of paintings that have helped shape what we define as art.
In recognition of these paintings, here are the ten most famous paintings of all time.Continue reading “The 10 Most Famous Paintings of All Time”
I know, I know. The writer is usually antisocial, asocial, or just shy, and the idea of building a brand is something that only those extroverts take pleasure in doing.
Well, tell you what: in today’s marketplace, if you do not have a brand, you do not exist.
So, what can you do to build an online brand as a writer?Continue reading “How to Build Your Personal Brand as a Writer”
I believe that right now there are more artists on this Planet, more writers choosing to self-publish or just posting their stories on blogs, more painters selling prints and original artwork on deviantart, etsy, and the likes, more sculptors, more singers and aspiring movie makers trying to get more subscribers on YouTube than ever before.
And I believe this is a good thing. Modern day technology allows us to achieve our most secret of yearnings: to share our art with the world. Maybe you’re reading this post and you’re telling yourself that you don’t make art for that. You create art just for yourself. But for that to be true, you’d never want anyone to read your stories. You’d be the only one who knows you’re a writer or painter or singer. Continue reading “Art and The Internet”
Self-taught artist, Darren Crowley has this to say [from his saatchiart page]:
I am a full time professional artist obsessed with painting and I create art every day of my life. I paint in oils and acrylic on canvas and vintage book pages that have been glued together. The old discolored pages give a sense of history and intrigue. Many of them are from the 1800’s and still have writing, birthday messages, notes, best wishes etc from the original owners. The paintings begin with a base layer of vintage pages onto which the image will begin to emerge. More layers of paper or interesting symbols and fragments are added to give depth and changes in tone. I use acrylic paint, ink, airbrush and whatever I feel is necessary as the piece progresses. I work from my studio in Ireland but I travel a lot and paint everywhere I go. Landscapes, people, objects anything that catches my eye. It is my way of capturing a little of the energy. Dripping paint, fast brush strokes, splattered droplets combined with precise delicate brushwork to conjure the finished work. I hope you will enjoy the paintings as my journey continues. Painting since 2001 but I haven’t even started yet.
There’s no doubt about it: we have divided our lives into two different parts – offline and online. And the online world provides just as many opportunities, maybe even more, than the offline.
Well, then it should make sense to also sell your art online, right?
It is possible. But can it be done?
Yes, of course.
Selling art online is not only possible, but more and more opportunities are being presented every few months. Art collectors have become more confident towards buying art from online sources, purchasing works without having to see them in person.
It’s an exciting time to be selling art online, and with a bit of creativity and employing various guerrilla marketing techniques, you can do without investing a lot of money in advertising and such.
But before you even think about selling your art online, it’s important to cover a few of the basics.
Credited with painting one of the first recognized purely abstract works of art, Wassily Kandinsky developed a style like none other. The geometry, the colors, the way everything blends and takes shapes before your eyes…
A truly wonderful artist, one of my favorites, and one of the most important abstract painters. Continue reading “Showcase: Wassily Kandinsky”
While the e-book is slowly becoming the preferred medium when it comes to reading, some people still enjoy browsing for books in stores. Maybe because it’s nostalgic, maybe it’s because you never know what you might find. A room filled with books has a certain undeniable charm. Continue reading “The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstores”