Rembrandt, Prince of Painters, Prince of Etchers – Face to Face With the Real Thing in Museums

Standing face to face with an actual painting by Rembrandt or an actual etching by Rembrandt may become a thrilling event. The paint surface: is it shiny and translucent like a lacquer box or is it as rough like mortar? How fine or bold are the etching and engraving lines? Learn how to see and to read.

An Afternoon With James Picard

An afternoon interview with a very prolific and interesting Canadian artist. An artist who paints 16 hours a day, every day, who paints to free his passion to the public.

Modern British Paintings

Modern British painting started after painters recognised the potential for artistic freedom in modernism. Realizing the possibilities in art that artists such as Cezanne and other modernist masters made apparent, British modern artists looked to a home-grown form of expressive, modern and direct way of painting.

Sex, Gold and the Nazis – A Life in the Day of Gustav Klimt

A successful symbolist painter and undoubted sex addict, Gustav Klimt was a controversial figure in his lifetime. He was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna, Austria in 1862. His father was a gold engraver who was unsuccessful in business, and Klimt, one of seven children, spent his early years in poverty. Find out about the life, the loves and the scandals.

Vermeer of Delft – How to Appreciate the Real Paintings in Museums All Over the World

Standing in front of a real Vermeer painting… what do you recognize, what do you see and what do you appreciate? Do you actually know the multitude of artistic choices he put in it to elevate the painting to a work of great art? If you do, viewing the painting can be a thrill of a lifetime. If you do not quite “get it” you may learn how to see and appreciate by having an art specialist next to you.

Landscape Painting – How I Came to Love It

This article reviews my life and the many opportunities I have had to be and work in the out-of-doors. It wasn’t until later in life that I realized how very much I enjoyed the landscape.

Why Buy Contemporary Art?

Some people are scared of contemporary art. They look at a painting, sculpture, or installation, and they don’t know what it means. Sometimes, they don’t even know what it’s about. Since the unknown is scary, they become afraid of the contemporary art itself.

How You Can Use Classic Paintings As Modern Decorations

Classic paintings can be found in a lot of surprising places. There are many famous paintings that just about anyone would recognize such as the Mona Lisa. However, there are many out there that are just as good but are unfortunately, not as widely known. Of course, classic paintings do not have to be as old as the ones painted by Leonardo Da Vinci or Michelangelo. Many classic paintings are from the last century as well. Norman Rockwell has many famous paintings all done in the 1900s.

Girl With a Pearl Earring: A Valuable Piece of Art by Vermeer

Paintings hold a valuable space in our lives. Paintings which are painted whole-heartedly by some renowned painters hold a special position in the history of paintings. In fact, they are praised for the ultimate work till date. While talking about famous paintings till date, it is quite mandatory to mention about the famous painting by Johannes Vermeer’s-The Girl with a Pearl Earring. Let me here answer all of them to the best of my knowledge.

The Best Modern British Art Books Of 2011 So Far

An overview of books on modern British art that have been published this year. There are new books out on the artists John Piper, Ravilious, and John Craxton, and on designer duo Robin and Lucienne Day, and Abram Games.

Monet’s Water Lilies: The Healing of a Nation

In the summer of 1918, Claude Monet, the great French Impressionist was facing disaster. In the distance, the 78 year old artist could hear the guns of the German army, signaling the advance of the enemy. World War I was in its fourth year and German soldiers could be at Monet’s beloved estate of Giverny soon. At its core the miraculous water lilies pond that was perhaps more important to Monet than his own life. The inspiration for his greatest work of art, the Grandes Decorations, painted by Monet to heal his people and the nation of France.

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