Category: Artists

Michelangelo Art: Copying The Divine

Michelangelo art reflects the philosophy of Michelangelo himself. The Italian artist once said,

“The True work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. Only God creates. The rest of us just copy.” – Michelangelo

Michelangelo Buonarroti was a painter, sculptor, poet and architect who showed us, and continues to show us, glimpses of the divine. We’ll explore some of our favorite Michelangelo Art with our very own Michelangelo Top 3!

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Edouard Manet Art: Behind the Frame

Edouard Manet was a rebel. If you had been alive in the mid-1800’s, he would have been the boy your mom didn’t want you to hang out with. That’s exactly what made him such a great artist Manet was an upper-class Frenchman with a tendency to disregard the conventions of rich, and expose the world for what he believed it was… all through his art. Let’s get behind the frame and explore Edouard Manet art!

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Jackson Pollock Art: Behind the Frame

Jackson Pollock art is famously elusive, eclectic… and really awesome. His chaotic splashes of color are some of the most widely recognized works of art on the planet. But most people don’t know much about the artist behind these famous works. We’re about to change that. In this post, we’ll dive deep into the mind of Jackson Pollock, the artistic brain behind the enormous splatters we have grown to love.

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Happy Birthday, Pablo Picasso!

This week, we celebrate an artist who contributed an incredible amount of creativity to the art world: Pablo Picasso. Picasso is arguably one of the most famous artists of all time, with widely recognizable art pieces in galleries around the world. (Why not hang one of those pieces in your own home??)

In this post, we’ll talk about the life and art of Pablo Picasso. Happy Birthday!

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Rembrandt Art: Behind the Frame

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!

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Gustav Klimt Art: Behind the Frame

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.

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Behind the Frame: Salvador Dali

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.

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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.

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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.

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