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Georgia O’Keefe

Georgia O’Keefe was a famous American painter known for her landscape paintings as well as her artful depictions of desert flowers, animal bones, shells and rocks. She was a widely recognized painter and a major figure in the art scene during the 1920’s. She has helped stretch the boundaries that defined the American artistic style by dabbling in both abstract and representational art. Early HistoryGeorgia O’Keefe was born on November 15, 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She was the second of sev…

Symbolism Art Movement

Symbolism is an art movement that came out sometime in the mate 19th Century. It initially originated in parts of France as well as Belgium in the form of poetry as well as in the other arts. In painting, the movement represented the development of a darker version of Romanticism. The development of Symbolism as an art movement was essentially a reaction of artists against Realism and Naturalism, movements that aim to capture reality in its most natural form. Those who became Symbolist artists r…

Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter known to have been one of the main contributors to the development of the De Stijl art movement. He was known to have developed painting in a non-representational form that he termed Neo-Plasticism. It involves painting grids composed of vertical and horizontal lines with color use limited only to the three known primary colors. Early HistoryMondrian was born Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan on March 7, 1872. He was born in Amersfoort in the Netherlands. He was the sec…

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter after the Art Noveau style. He was one of the more prominent members of the Vienna Art Noveau or the Vienna Secession movement. Most of Klimt’s paintings revolved around female subjects expressed with frank eroticism and sensuality. Early LifeGustav Klimt was born on July 14, 1682 in Baumgarten near Vienna, Austria. He was the second of seven children composed of three boys and four girls. His father, Ernst Klimt, was a gold engraver. His mother, A…

Paul Signac

Paul Signac is a French Neo-Impressionist painter who helped develop the pointillist style of painting along with Georges Seurat. He was also a writer, having published several books concerning the theory of art. He was considered largely as a self-taught artist, having no formal art training aside from studying the works of other masters such as Claude Monet.Early LifePaul Signac was born on November 11, 1863 in Paris, France. His father was Jules Signac, a prosperous businessman engaged in the…

Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau was a French Post-Impressionist painter. He was a self-taught painter who started his craft late at 40 years old. He was also known as “Le Douanier”, or the customs inspector, after his employment background. He was not as accomplished as a painter during his lifetime as his paintings were widely criticized and ridiculed. It was only later on that his works were widely recognized as teeming with high artistic quality. BackgroundHenri Rousseau was born on May 21, 1844 in Laval, Fra…

Learning to Draw What You See

Learning to draw is always a challenge. One of the main challenges is learning how to draw what you see. Being able to get everything the eyes see and then putting them on paper can take some practice to perfect. Accuracy at this point is important if it concerns making a good impression of a certain subject while drawing it. When drawing a certain subject, it is not always easy for beginners at drawing to take in everything they see and draw them. The eyes can give quite a lot of information th…

Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte was a notable French painter. He was a member and patron of a group of pioneer artists known as the Impressionists. His artwork was known more for their more realistic style, probably considered the most to do so in such a manner. He was also one of the first artists who have considered some interest in photography as a new art form. His works were largely forgotten up until recently. Early Life Gustave was born on August 19, 1848 in Paris, France. He came from an upper class…

Pop Art

After World War II, an art movement began to take shape in the United States and United Kingdom, both are influenced on popular mass culture, which would become one of the most influential styles of the 20th Century. It was aptly called “Pop Art.”Pop art is a visual art movement that challenged tradition because the artist used items associated with popular culture and joins it together with classical techniques. It is characterized by themes and methods that were based on popular culture like a…

The Amazing World of Dust Art

Dust art is a unique type of visual art. Its main medium is nothing more than a sheet of dust on a flat plane like a car window. In other words, a dashboard may serve as the canvas for a dust artist. Since the main component of art is creativity, dust art is taking art dilettantes by storm. And there is no one well-known in this kind of art than a Texan named Scott Wade. Scott Wade: The Dust ArtistThough dust art is not limited when it comes to being creative, artists may also do self-portraits …