Archive for March, 2008

The Statue of David by Michelangelo

The Statue of David is perhaps one of the most famous sculptures in the world. It is a Renaissance masterpiece sculpted by Micheangelo from 1501 to 1504. It is considered as one of the greatest works of the famous Renaissance artist along with his other sculpture, the Pieta. The Statue of David can be found in the city of Florence in Italy. The original statue is now located at the Accademia Gallery where it is being protected from damage. A replica of the statue now stands in its former place a…

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin was a famous Post-Impressionist painter whose bold experimentation with color helped develop the Synthetist style in modern art. His painting style also led to the development of Primitivism and a return to the pastoral. He is also known for his woodcuts and wood engravings from which he became one of its influential proponents. Paul Gauguin was born on June 7, 1848 in Paris, France. His father, Clovis Gauguin, was a journalist while his mother, Aline Maria Chazal, was the a half-Pe…

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder is a well known American sculptor and artist who was credited to inventing the mobile or the kinetic sculpture. It is a sculpture that takes advantage of the principle of equilibrium to achieve balance. A mobile usually consists of a number of rods from which weighted objects or other rods hang. The different objects hanging from the rods balance each other making them remain more or less horizontal. The display of rods and objects usually hang from only one string giving them f…

Drawing Materials

Good drawings do not merely depend on skill and talent alone. The use of the right drawing materials also play a big part on how your drawings eventually come out. Here is a list of some of the basic as well as optional drawing materials that you should have with you before you begin sketching. Pencil – The pencil is the most important tool that you will be using in drawing. But as with all tools, there are many pencils that you will have to choose from. Artist pencils are usually graded or clas…