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Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

Creation of Adam by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, better known simply as Michelangelo, is a truly momentous work which fits into very any art history study thanks to it’s prominence with in the Renaissance period, which itself was crucial in shaping the development of European artists who have since followed on from where that movement left off. This article will aim to cover all the key elements of the Creation of Adam painting as well as considering which other works were highlights with in the artist’s long and highly distinguished career.

Three ‘Secret’ Ways to Gain Creative Freedom by Setting Yourself Limits

Creative freedom comes with setting yourself some limits. Does that sound contradictory to you? Well, let me explain what I mean. Because my experience of this powerful ‘secret’ has proven successful, I want to pass it on to other artists who may be floundering in an overwhelming sea of choices…

Art Framing: Why Your Mat Color Matters

The frame is only part of the consideration when displaying your work or that of others. One of the most important factors of art framing is making sure you pick the right color mat for your painting. Here are some things to think about.

How To Sell Art In 3 Easy Steps

How to sell your art? Have you ever asked that question? Here are 3 simple steps to get you started selling your artwork online.

Three Primary Reasons Why Artists Fail

You often wonder why some people fail to pursue something they really want to do if they have the ability, time, and money. When considering art, this is especially true. All artists have failed works, but had they not gotten past their failures, there would never have been the great works of Rembrandt van Rijn, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and thousands of others. How did these great artists get past their failures and succeed when so many talented people fail?

Painting Monsters – What Fuels Our Need to Do It?

In 1968, a novel by Erich von Daniken upset the chariots of science. Why it struck such a chord with the public is due, I think, to the underlying reason why artists are fascinated by monsters…

Top Ten Most Popular Christian Art Prints

Christian Art can encompass a multitude of creations. There is no way to pick the best, however, the following 10 offerings are varied forms of Christian Art.

What Is a Pyrometric Cone Used For?

After a potter creates his pottery piece out of clay, the clay is placed to dry. Following your drying process it will be placed in a kiln where it’s hardened. There are five general categories for which kiln temperatures are calculated.

Painting Plein Air Landscapes in Belleville, Pennsylvania

When I began my art studies, I painted in studio However, a few years ago I discovered a group of plein air painters – people who take their equipment to a park or other outdoor location, set up their easels and proceed to paint part of the scenery. This article is about the fantastic scenery I found at one plein air painters’ workshop.

Art Without Meaning – Is It Worthy of the Name?

They have been used to embellish monumental structures such as pharonic tombs, cathedrals and mosques, palaces and Parliament Houses. Many still exist today, as examples of skilled craftsmanship but they are not Art – they are decoration. The sciences of Archaelogy and Anthropology show us the purpose of Art.

Are Our Human Artists Really an Endangered Species?

Last year, I had written an interesting “tongue and cheek piece” which I had titled; Dear Human Creative Artist – You Are No Longer Needed – The AI Software Program Said. Kind of funny really, but I had reasoned that soon robotic painting machines with sophisticated algorithms would be creating our art, yes, the art that we might hang on our walls in fact. That’s a little disturbing I have to admit, but looking forward this is the future, and it’s inevitable.

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