Scene in Bagneux on the Outskirts of Paris - Henri Rousseau

In 1908, a group of Paris friends received invitations from Picasso for a festive banquet, in honour of his new friend, the painter Henri Rousseau (1844-1910).Read More →

The Return from the Fishing - Sorolla y Bastida Joaquin

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida was known as the painter of sunlight. His versatility was terrific, but it is a versatility of the senses rather than the mind. It did not make much difference to what he painted, providing there were colour and light in the subject. He painted the headRead More →

Kimba White Lion Wall Painting

OSAMU TEZUKA, who was revered as the “god of manga,” watched Bambi eighty times, until he had memorised every frame, and dreamed of equaling or surpassing Disney realism in his own animation.Read More →

St Paul's Cathedral. The nave, looking towards the choir

Baroque art is the art of turmoil and tension. Forsaking the horizontal and vertical precision of Renaissance forms, it placed its emphasis on depth and recession, on diagonal lines in space, and even on spirals.Read More →

Art Into Life: Russian Constructivism 1914-1932

In the early days of the Bolshevik revolution artists in their teens and early twenties passionately connected themselves to the collectivist goals of communism. Their motives certainly combined idealism with opportunism – a chance to ride the aesthetic revolution to fame on the political upheaval. The book “Art Into Life”Read More →

The temptation of Saint Anthony by Salvador Dali

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The Persistence of Memory (1931) by Salvador Dalí

Summary of Surrealism The Surrealists sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. Disdaining rationalism and literary realism, and powerfully influenced by psychoanalysis, the Surrealists believed the rational mind repressed the power of the imagination, weighing it down with taboos. Source: Surrealism MovementRead More →

German School’s Wide Influence on Modern Design In an enormous release of creative energy in Germany that followed World War I, a good many artists, hopeful that a better world could be made out of the ruins of a devastating war, became possessed of a new idealism (The Bauhaus FusionRead More →

Pieris (Thestias) Pyrene (1837) butterfly illustration

A selection of beautiful butterfly and moth illustrations from Dru Drury Book on Etymology (1837). Dru Drury (4 February 1724 – 15 December 1803) was a British collector of natural history specimens and an entomologist.[1] He had specimens collected from across the world through a network of ship’s officers and collectors including Henry Smeathman.Read More →

The City by Charles Burchfield (1916)

Charles Burchfield his early watercolours Based on the Museum of Modern Art New York Exhibition April 11 to April 26, 1930 One question always kept coming back to haunt American artist, Charles Burchfield.  “He had this constant question, ‘Am I doing something valid?’ ” said a former director of theRead More →

Counterpoise plywood chair designed by Kaptura de Aer

The Counterpoise Plywood Chair is a creative bent plywood chair with a flowing silhouette and a chic design While sitting, we are looking for maximal comfort, but that’s not all – a chair should be functional and stylish, too. We’ve found such a piece for you, and it’s the Counterpoise.Read More →

Interaction of Color by Josef Albers illustration

Interaction of Color is Josef Albers masterwork and is one of the significant works on the nature and use of colour in art.  It is indispensable as a guide for artists, instructors, and students. John Ruskin, the Victorian art critic, said of colour: “Every hue throughout your work is alteredRead More →

The Chariot of Apollo by Odilon Redon 1905-16

Odilon Redon, the artist who at the age 73 outsold all but Marcel Duchamp at the 1913 Armory Show of “Modern French Art” in New York City.Read More →

West Side Story Movie Poster

Saul Bass Born May 8, 1920 Known for Graphic Design, title designer, film director Awards Academy Award, Best Documentary   When the Frank Sinatra film on drug addiction “The Man With The Golden Arm” opened, a Saul Bass poster dominated the cinema billboards. No words, only artwork- a jagged arm.  SaulRead More →

Tsukudajima From Eitai Bridge, No. 4 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

It is a tribute to the sheer loveliness of “Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo,”  These luscious ukiyo-e prints of 19th-century Japan that coloured the course of French Impressionism, and thus, Western art. The prints are ensconced in pink, blue and white galleries that use arboreal motifs blossoms andRead More →

Purple Hills Ghost Ranch - 2 - Purple Hills No II - Georgia O'Keeffe

GEORGIA Totto O’Keeffe, the acclaimed American painter and pioneer of modern art, lived long enough she was 98 when she died to see her work honoured as masterpieces in American museums. She continued to paint regularly well into her eighties until her eyesight began to fail, and she had toRead More →

Audrey Hepburn Pop-Art Free Stock photo

Pop Art was never a cohesive movement. Instead, it inched its way up the international art scene, starting in the mid-1950s, as the invention of artists throughout Europe and the United States, artists who were often working independently and in isolation from each other. As a result, these artists tendedRead More →

Woman Embroidering Biedermeier oil canvas George Friedrich-1814

Biedermeier style, in art, a transitional period between Neoclassicism and Romanticism as it was interpreted by the bourgeoisie, particularly in Germany, Austria, northern Italy, and the Scandinavian countries. Following the Napoleonic sieges, the Biedermeier style grew during a period of economic impoverishment from 1825 to 1835. Source: Biedermeier style |Read More →

I do not believe in objects. I believe only in their relationships. Summary of Analytic Cubism In 1920 the leading promoter of Georges Braque’s and Pablo Picasso’s work, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, published his book Der Weg Zum Kubismus ( The Rise of Cubism ). It would become the first authoritative textRead More →

The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum comprises Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art from the Neolithic to Late Antiquity; European art—including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts—from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century; and international photography from its inception to the present day. Source: 10Read More →