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The Artist’s Mother ~ Haring, Hockney, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso …

For this special day, honoring Motherhood, I thought to look at how some artists have depicted their own mother or an archetypal mother. Who’s Mom? The artists’ real mothers are displayed as persons with their own life. She is an individual with a personal life and character as is witnessed by her child, the artist. […]

Rembrandt’s Religious Art

Throughout his long and prolific career, Rembrandt repeatedly turned to the bible as a source of inspiration. He produced many paintings, drawings and etchings that depicted scenes and characters taken from the Old Testament and Apocrypha. The Sacrifice of Abraham,… Rembrandt van Rijn He also devoted his talents towards bringing to life people and places […]

Rembrandt Impasto – A Master in the Shadows

By Jessie Corbett The Baroque period is characterised by dramatic art pieces that are direct and visceral. Paintings of that era depict scenes that imply energy, tension and movement. Rembrandt, a major contributor and forerunner of this period, was a virtuoso with luminosity, as well as a master at infusing his paintings with sympathy and […]

Art – Rembrandt’s Life

By Michael Russell Rembrandt is an extraordinary Dutch painter, etcher and draftsman of the 1600s. He is most well known for his chiaroscuro, his brush work and the way in which he connected with the human soul. His life, however, was not a happy one. Rembrandt’s full name is Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn. He was […]

Andy Warhol’s Fine Christmas Pop Art

When people think of famous contemporary artists that comment on Christmas, they always think of musicians. However, there are some great contemporary famous artists who made Christmas-related art. I confess that I discovered by accident that pop artist Andy Warhol made a collection of Christmas artworks, depicting a Christmas sled with presents, Christmas Wreaths, a […]

Vincent Van Gogh – A Depth of Passion Transformed – II

By John Keaton Continuation of part I of his article: Arles : A New Hope Turns Tragic Arriving in Arles on February 20, 1888, Vincent had most certainly hoped that the light of provence would inspire his work and raise his artistic abilities to a new, creative plateau. By this point, the plein-air painting he […]

Outsider Art – Is It Really Art? – part 1

What actually is art? Give me ten people and I’ll give you ten different definitions of the word. What it means to you is as unique to you as your fingerprints. But who’s to say what qualifies as art, or fine art?

America’s Top Museums & Art Galleries A-K

My list of US-based art museums and public galleries, in alphabetical order. Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Housed in a renovated seven-floor warehouse building, the Andy Warhol museum displays more than 500 works of art in film, paintings, prints, and drawings, offering a comprehensive presentation of the development of Warhol’s work. The artworks displayed are drawn […]

Art’s Impact on Society

Art is an extremely private experience, yet, it is meant to be shared with the public. Society, as a whole, examines the art produced and has the right to approve, disapprove, acknowledge, ignore, praise and abuse it. The public or society has not remained constant over the years. In the time of the Renaissance, for example, only a select few were “society.” They commissioned art, were patrons of the arts and their artists. Today, almost anyone can share in the experience of art.

The Old Masters – Who Are They?

By David Nivala The term Old Master refers to artists or painters that painted between 1400 and 1900. (Some say to 1800) These painters were mainly from Europe. They were people who were fully trained and worked independently. Some of them are household names, even today, like Rembrandt, Leonardo, Rubens, Raphael and Michelangelo. Professional art […]