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August Macke The Light Filled Artist Whose Life Was Cut Short by World War One

“Landschaft mit Kirche und Weg” (Landscape with church and lane) by August Macke-1911

” The most important thing for me is the direct observation of nature in its light-filled existence.” August Macke

German expressionist painter August Macke was born August Robert Ludwig Macke on January 3, 1887. His father, August Friedrich, was a...

Katsushita Hokusai “The Old Man Mad With Painting”

Katsushita Hokusai...

“The Old Man Mad With Painting”

 

Maybe you can relate to this – since getting my first computer with internet access (Windows 95, anyone?) many times when I go online and start reading about something, it’s never a quick thing.  It usually starts with me looking up something specific, but before I know it, countless links and clicks later I’m down a rabbit hole and nowhere near where I started.

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Edvard Munch and The Dance of Life

Edvard Munch and The Dance of Life

 The Scream on Display At Sotheby's Auction House 2012


Admit it – you’ve seen this painting before, and you probably know what it’s called, but you know nothing about who painted it.  You might know his name, but you couldn’t identify another one of his paintings if your life depended on it!  And that’s sad, because Edvard Munch was not only...

RENAISSANCE ARTIST GIUSEPPE ARCIMBOLDO’S ART – NATURES FEAST FOR THE EYES

The Vegetable Gardener, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, circa 1587

Think about it – you’re sitting in your kitchen, and you say to yourself, “Now that’s a beautiful basket of fruit – I’m going to paint that!”.  You might find that the way the sun is reflecting through a window is casting an interesting glow on the apples that you try to capture.  Or you’re struck by the subtle shading of apricots and plums.  And if you’re an artist like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet,...

Henri-Edmond Cross- The French Artist Who Played a Crucial and Vital Role in the Development of Modern Painting

 

Henri-Edmond Cross- The French Artist Who Played a Crucial and Vital Role in the Development of Modern Painting

Vivid Cypresses at Cagne by Henri Edmond Cross - Painted 1908
"Oh! What I saw in a split second while riding my bike tonight! I just had to jot down these fleeting things ... a rapid notation in watercolor and pencil: an informal daubing of contrasting colors, tones, and hues, all packed with information to make a lovely watercolor the next...

The Raphael Of Flowers Was The Nickname of Pierre-Joseph Redouté

Illustration of a Lilac Flower, Fritilaria Flower and Candolle Rose by Pierre Joseph Redouté

The Raphael Of Flowers Was The Nickname of Pierre-Joseph Redouté

 

 

  • Redoute was the premier botanical artist 1790 – 1830.
  • Redoute was an art tutor to Marie Antoinette (the last Queen of France) and she became his patron.
  • Redouté received the title of "Draughtsman...

PAUL KLEE

Paul Klee The Bauhaus Master And Father Of Abstraction Was An Excellent Art Teacher And His 100-Year-Old Art Theories Are Still Influential, Relevant and Taught Today!

Paul Klee The Bauhaus Master And Father Of Abstraction Was An Excellent Art Teacher And His 100-Year-Old Art Theories Are Still Influential, Relevant and Taught Today!

Paul Klee’s In The Desert Detail 1914

The work of the Swiss Artist Paul Klee shows that he was truly...

Beatrix Potter The Tale of an Extraordinary Woman

                    "Thank goodness I was never sent to school;                             it would have rubbed off some of the originality."

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“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream “ Vincent Van Gogh

Self Portrait Painted by Van Gogh 1888

 Vincent Van Gogh Tormented Artist

Vincent Willem van Gogh, 1853-1890, was a Dutch post-impressionist painter- artist, his early life was unremarkable and as a young man he floundered failing from one job to the next. Although he is now known as a well-respected artist, Van Gogh basically only painted for the last 9 years of his life, and...