Rembrandt and Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro, a valuing technique that employs the bold use of lightness and darkness of tones and colors, is a powerful modus operandi to convey a sense of drama and intrigue in a work of art. When utilized in an effective manner, the disparity between the highlights and shadows in any piece of art is one … Read more

Biography and Life Path Of Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele Every generation has their punks. Be they musicians, writers, or artists, those individuals ahead of their times – while infamous during their lives – create legacies that last years after their deaths. Austrian painter Egon Schiele is certainly one of these controversial and memorable personalities. Best identified as a 20th century Expressionist painter, … Read more

To the painter Swaminathan

Richard Gott, GuardianEven though the Mexican born Octavio Paz Lozano (1914-1998) is celebrated as an anthropologist, essayist, professor, critic, and translator, but it is as a poet he enjoys a worldwide reputation and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1990 for his impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterised by sensuous intelligence and … Read more

“The Camera Degli Sposi” – an Artwort by Andrea Mantegna

The Camera degli Sposi (1465-1474) by Andrea Mantegna is a prime model of an artwork that attempts to defeat spatial constrictions through an illusion of depth. The work is an example of trompe-l’oeil painting, which employs realistic imagery to create optical illusions of continuing space on an architectural surface. Camera degli Sposi translates to the … Read more

Judith Jans Leyster – a Famous Artist

Judith Jans Leyster was born in July 1609, in Haarlem, and was the 8th child in the family. Her initial artistic tuition came from Frans Pieter de Grebber, who was a member of the local painters’ guild. He was a landscape artist and portraitist, who also designed tapestries. Around 1633, her family moved 40 km … Read more

Tips For Using Glow-In-The-Dark Paints

Use the Appropriate Brush You can use different kinds of brush with different sizes to create your designs. However, for more intricate patterns use brushes with smaller, narrower tips to improve your precision. And if painting a wide area, use a larger, wider tipped brush. After application, wash the brush using shampoo and water, and … Read more

Kara Walker biography

Kara Walker was born in 1969 in Stockton, California. She was raised by her father who was also an artist so by the age of three she knew she wanted to be just like him. In her early life, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia with her family. She later ended up at the Atlanta College … Read more

Types of drawing

Types of drawing Freehand drawings, paintings or sketches – These are good for recording the general visual effect of a building or for making personal statements about how you feel about a place. They can be of any size and in any medium you like. Scale drawings on graph paper These are useful for preliminary … Read more

Comparative analysis of Kehinde Wiley’s “The Two Sisters” and Jan Van Eyck’s “The Double Portrait”

While Kehinde Wiley’s “The Two Sisters” and Jan Van Eyck’s “The Double Portrait” are both greatly detailed portraits, each one contains its own style, form, content, and context that give the paintings a unique presence in its own way. Kehinde Wiley’s “The Two Sisters” is a pop art oil painting done on a linen surface … Read more

Paintings of Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock (Jackson Pollock, and Jackson Pollack, January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) is an influential American painter and abstract expressionist movement of the main forces. He is famous for his unique creation drip painting. In his life, he also enjoyed considerable fame and reputation: most of the time he is supposed to be … Read more

Roy Lichtenstein's Painting “Ohhh… Alright…”

In November 2010, 1964 Lichtenstein painting “Ohhh Alright” was sold for $42.6 million dollars, at christies New York. Lichtenstein would himself have found this chocking as he used to say who pays so much for what he called “used Canvas”. “Ohhh…Alright…” is derived from the June 1963 edition of Secret Hearts #88 by Arleigh Publishing … Read more

How to draw a person of a full growth

To draw a person of a full growth we can use different ways. Now let’s find out the basic steps to drawing a human figure. The most common mistake in drawing a human being is to distort the proportions, as in make the hands short relative to the rest of the body, make the head … Read more

‘Black Iris’ Painting

‘Black Iris’, oil on canvas, 36 x 29 7/8 inches, 1926, The picture ‘Black Iris’ which can be called Black Iris III, is an oil painting in 1962 by artist Georgia O’Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico). The size dimensions of this picture is 36 x 29 7/8 in. (91.4 x … Read more

‘Black Iris’ Painting

‘Black Iris’, oil on canvas, 36 x 29 7/8 inches, 1926, The picture ‘Black Iris’ which can be called Black Iris III, is an oil painting in 1962 by artist Georgia O’Keeffe (American, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 1887–1986 Santa Fe, New Mexico). The size dimensions of this picture is 36 x 29 7/8 in. (91.4 x … Read more

The Views from Matisse’s Windows

The menagerie of emotions that Henri Matisse evoked in his paintings spanned from enchanted enthusiasm to somber contemplation. In his paintings, Open Window and French Window, the artist depicted two vastly different views from possibly the same window, each nearly opposite in value, yet both impetuous in color. Various research studies have explored the psychology … Read more