Rembrandt art is anything but basic. The art of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn spans the spectrum from intricate to downright intense. Rembrandt was a master of all types of painted portraits. He cranked out dramatic landscapes, historical happenings, and scenes of Biblical proportions… literally! If this blog post doesn’t sell you on the mind-blowing beauty of Rembrandt art, nothing will!
Gustav Klimt believed that “All art is erotic.” Vienna’s most renown artist of his era produced decorative paintings filled with emotion and storytelling ability. Klimt’s paintings are still some of the most commonly recognized and widely hung art nouveau pieces in the world. Scroll through this post to see some of his most popular paintings, and read about the history of Gustav Klimt art.
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domenech, or as we know him, Salvador Dali, arrived on May 11, 1904. To celebrate his birthday, we created a post about his life, highlighting some of his mindblowing surrealist art. Dali wasn’t the only surrealist artist of his day; he joined the movement because of the influence of Rene Magritte and Joan Miro during his visits to Paris in the 1920s. But Dali created such imaginative, colorful works that he remains the poster child for surrealism to this day.
It’s International Women’s Day! Today, we celebrate the incredible social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, many of them hard-fought. But why not celebrate the artistic achievements of women as well? This post will highlight some of our favorite female artists, and show off their amazing work.
Many females fought their way to secure their place in art history. Because of this, much of their drips with struggle and tension. The stunning beauty of dissent captured in art is a sight to behold, and a work of art worth owning.
Keep reading to see and hear the stories of women who have made their mark in the world of art.
This week we go behind the frame with Eugene Delacroix, a French painter with a flair for the dramatic. Eugene Delacroix prints often contain bold brushstrokes and wild and untamed subjects. A classic painter of the Romantic era, Delacroix used color and contrast to bring images of the “exotic other” to life. Read more to discover how Delacroix’s travels had an impact on his art, and which of his paintings remain the most evocative today.
Wassily Kandinsky once said, “Color is a means of exerting direct influence on the soul.” It’s safe to say that this artist took his art seriously. For Kandinsky, painting wasn’t just a creative expression. Creating was a spiritual experience.
Kandinsky prints carry with them an emotional depth. This makes them truly unique works of art. Let’s dive into a bit of Wassily Kandinsky’s history. We’ll find out where he got his inspiration for these timeless masterpieces.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau was born an artistic prodigy. As a young boy in mid-1800s France, he created impressively realistic paintings and drawings from a very young age. His uncle recognized his talent very early on and encouraged him to continue practicing his painting. He gave him jobs to create portraits for people that he knew, and soon, others realized his talent as well.
Bouguereau’s father enrolled him in Ecole des Beaux-Arts, based in Paris. His study in art eventually lead him to create a painting of the Catholic Saint Roch, a work that earned him the Prix de Rome prize… but that was just the beginning.
Our new “Behind the Frame” series will highlight the history behind some of our favorite works, starting off with the legendary Andrew Wyeth.
Few realist painters can rival the haunting style of Andrew Wyeth. Wyeth’s stunning watercolor and tempera paintings were rich with color, as well as intrigue. His mysterious, yet shockingly real compositions earned him fame as one of America’s best-known realist painters of the 20th century.
Much of Andrew Wyeth’s inspiration came from his rural surroundings in New England But his perspective, medium, and lifestyle all contributed to works of art that were far from normal.
Bring on the black and white drama.
Black and white art has a way of bringing a colorful edginess to the walls of a home… without any color at all. Hanging black and white art in your home has many advantages: it often matches any room it’s in, there are options for any look or feel, and it’s often a crowd favorite… especially black and white photography.
Whether you’re looking for something modern to pop off the wall of your living room, or a timeless classic print to adorn your entryway, black and white art always delivers.
You may not even be conscious of it, but when someone says “Dogs Playing Poker,” you have a distinct image in your mind. You’ve seen dogs playing poker somewhere… you know you have.
Almost everyone has. Whether it was in the basement of your best friend from high school, or alongside the ping pong table in that one apartment building, the strangely famous painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge has mysterious mass appeal, and a permanent place in the hearts and minds of almost all living pre-millennials.
Dogs Playing Poker is an iconic centerpiece of wood-paneled dens everywhere, so it’s time you know the history… and some little-known facts… behind the clever canine masterpiece… or masterpieces.