Archive for September, 2007

The Hearst Tower: New York, USA

The Hearst Tower can be seen towering over the New York skyline if you ever find yourself near Columbus Circle. The building itself is located at 300 West 57th Street on Eighth Avenue and is quite a beauty to behold. It first started as a six-story building that was completed in 1928 and was designed by architect Joseph Urban. The original building had a cast limestone facade. Its main design consists of columns and sculpted figures said to represent music, art, commerce and industry. The buildi…

Know Your Painting Brushes

Painting may not be all dependent on creativeness and great vision. Beauty in art can also be created by the use of quality equipment. And in the art of oil painting, quality paints and brushes can help in creating the most beautiful masterpieces. Paintbrushes, for instance become a valuable painting tool since it helps put the artist’s ideas and vision onto the canvas. Poor quality paintbrushes may contribute to a bad quality painting. A good understanding of paintbrushes and their proper use i…

How to Judge Art

It is one way to paint a masterpiece and another way of to evaluate it. Judging and evaluating a painting can both be technical as well as an art itself. Judges in art shows not only look for technical brilliance in artistic works but also on it aesthetic value. But how do most art judges do it? What do they really look for when evaluating different artworks? Judging artworks may differ depending on certain situations. It may depend on certain preferences that the judges as a whole may have in m…

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas is a well known French artist who was regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism. Aside form his paintings, Degas was also known for his sculptures, prints as well as drawings. He was especially identified with depicting dancers as his subjects which cover over half of his works. He has also done quite a number of female nudes as well as a number of works depicting happenings on the racecourse. Edgar Degas was born on July 19, 1834 in Paris France. He was the eldest of the five…