Archive for June, 2007

Raphael Sanzio

Raphael was an Italian painter and architect schooled in the Florentine style of painting during the times if High Renaissance. His artworks were celebrated for their perfection and grace. They were also admired for their clarity of form as well as the ease of composition in depicting the ideal of human grandeur during his time. He was also best known for his Madonna paintings as well as for his large figure artworks that can still be seen at the Vatican in Rome. Raphael, or Raphael Sanzio was b…

Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was known to be the most prolific and the most renowned Northern European artist of his day. He was also considered as one of the great artists who have largely contributed to and greatly influenced Western art history. He brought together the realistic tradition of Flemish painting and the imaginative themes being used in Italian Renaissance painting and redirected Northern European painting.Rubens was, first and foremost, a Baroque style painter and was a proponent of the sty…

Common Drawing Mistakes

Learning to draw takes time and a lot more effort. It takes learning the basic techniques in order to come up with great drawings that people can appreciate more than usual. With the basic drawing techniques in mind, there are a great many drawing beginners who have continued to make the same mistakes over and over again. Here are some of them and what one can do in order to correct them. Drawing On the Wrong PaperMany beginners don’t seem to care for the type of paper that they are drawing on. …

Drawing Light and Shadows

Drawing is a skill that must be practiced in order to master. It is not simply a talent that will work itself out. It takes years of practice sometimes just to learn and understand the fundamentals and apply it in what you are working on. The basics will take you to where you wish to go and the practice and the experience that you gain will help you complete your journey towards mastering your drawings. Along the basics that you have to learn is how to make use of light in your drawings. Light c…

The Fascinating Stories Behind Famous Artists

Art can be an interesting endeavor and it has been for many, many years. Artists throughout the years have made a name for themselves and left lasting legacies that allowed many art lovers today to thank for. And art, in whatever form it takes, has many stories to tell. And art history is here to tell us about such stories, of artists and the interesting stories behind some of the world’s famous art pieces. Here are just some for you to enjoy and think about. ColorAlthough people have been paint…