Edvard Munch : the Man behind the Scream ~ Biography

“I want to show men breath, fell, love, and suffer. I want to bring home to the spectator the sacred element in these things, so that he takes his hat off just as he would in church.” ~ Edvard Munch Early Childhood of Edvard Munch Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and graphic artist, born […]

Angelica Kauffman ~ Historical Painter, ahead of her time

Angelica Kauffman was one of the most successful and internationally celebrated artists of the 18th century. Swiss/British, 1741-1807 Kauffman achieved extraordinary recognition for a female artist of her day, thanks to her talent and open-minded father who taught her painting… Angelica Kauffman was a child prodigy. it was her exceptional talent that encouraged her father, […]

Pablo Picasso Paintings: Blue Period

Well-illustrated analysis of Pablo Picasso paintings: blue period, 1901-1904. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish; School of Paris painter, sculptor, etcher, lithographer, ceramist and designer; influenced 20th century art enormously; worked in an unprecedented variety of styles. Picasso‚Äôs art is categorized into periods. The most well-known periods in his work are the Blue Period, the Rose Period […]

A Brief History of Caricatures

By Natalie Aranda A caricature is a portrait of a person that exaggerates certain features in order to express the essence of the person and still make the subject easily identifiable. Although it is often viewed as a comic type of art today, it has a rather long history. The earliest forms date back to […]

Where to Commission a Portrait

When you need a photograph changed to art form, you can commission a portrait. Now what do we need for commissioning a portrait? All you need is a photograph even a fuzzy old photograph will do. The artist tries to make an exact replica of the photograph given. When there are missing elements in the […]

Learn how to Draw 101

I have a friend, who has a strong sense of design and home decoration. However, when you talk to her, she would be most adamant about NOT being creative. So, one day, I’ve given her an art class, i.e. for 1/2 an hour I made her to sit still and draw from memory the million […]