Category: Artists

Behind the Frame: Female Artists

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.

Female Artist

Behind the Frame: Eugene Delacroix

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.

Eugene Delacroix

Kandinsky Prints: Behind The Frame

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.

Kandinsky Prints

William-Adolphe Bouguereau Prints: Behind The Frame

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.

William Adolphe Bouguereau Prints

Andrew Wyeth Prints: Behind the Frame

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.

Andrew Wyeth Prints

Black and White Art from Classic to Modern

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.

 

Dogs Playing Poker: The History Behind the Classic

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.

 

Canvas Art Prints Done Your Way!

FramedArt.com offers a marvelous variety of canvas art prints, with an inventory that has something for everyone, every room, and every style. Unlike many of our competitors, which rely exclusively on digital archives, we offer both digital and conventional art prints on canvas. Our warehouse here in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey is massive. It contains thousands upon thousands of stretched canvas prints that are not available anywhere else. We also have reproductions of artwork from many artists displayed in the National Gallery of Art.

Thanksgiving Artwork for Every Decor

Thoughtfully chosen framed Thanksgiving art is a treasured family heirloom. Changing the artwork in your home with the seasons is a splendid way to welcome the holiday season. First and foremost, FramedArt.com makes it affordable, fast and fun. From traditional landscapes through whimsical PumpkinsTurkeys, Pilgrims, and Cornucopias, you’ll find plenty of choices for any decor. We don’t believe in one size fits all! Our online configurator makes it easy to select the perfect mat and frame combination for your Thanksgiving artwork.

Traditional Thanksgiving Art - Cornucopia by David Galchutt

Living Room Wall Art: Four Things to Consider

Living room wall art can be hard to choose, especially without the guidance of a decorator. The artwork on the walls of your living room acts as a centerpiece for your entire home, so picking the right pieces is a serious task that should not be hurried. Bold, interesting framed art is a commitment, and you’ll need to invest sufficient time to select the perfect piece.

From the Lake No. 1 by Georgia O'Keeffe

If you feel the pressure mounting as you read this post, don’t worry. We have you covered! Follow these four guidelines for choosing living room wall art, and feel confident in the art that surrounds you and everyone invited into your home.