1. There is no better gift than a pop art print of a photo that is special to the receiver. It could be their photo or yours or even a photo of a place that you have been to together.

    Photos on canvas last almost forever

    Photos on paper or even those in a photo album can crack, bend, and can be ruined within years. Preserve your favorite photos with photos on canvas, and they last for a very long time. You can choose from many different styles, and some websites even allow you to preview what your painting will look like after the artist finishes painting it. They use a special wrap so that it is protected during shipment. Many businesses include a frame in the price that they charge, and it complete with a hook so you can hang it up immediately when it arrives at your home.41” x 41” for square shaped or 40” x 54” for

  • There is no better gift than a pop art print of a photo that is special to the receiver. It could be their photo or yours or even a photo of a place that you have been to together.

    Photos on canvas last almost forever

    Photos on paper or even those in a photo album can crack, bend, and can be ruined within years. Preserve your favorite photos with photos on canvas, and they all last for a very long time. You can choose from many different styles, and some websites even allow you to preview what your painting will look like after the artist finishes painting it. They use a special wrap so that it is protected during shipment. Many businesses include a frame in the price that they charge, and it complete with a hook so you can hang it up immediately when it arrives at your home.

    They make the perfect gift for everyone

    Everyone loves canvas prints, and they are a perfect choice for giving as gifts for birthdays or holidays. If you are stumped as to what to give your significant other, husband or wife, friend, or relative, they are the solution. If the person has a special pet in their life, a pop art of their special dog or cat would surely bring a big smile to their face. Those who have recently had a new baby will be thrilled with an art hanging of their child that will make a wonderful memory of their baby early months. If there is a special occasion, such as a graduation or marriage, these events can also be remembered with these prints.

    Choose the right style

    There are various styles to choose from, such as Warhol pop artwhich is a favorite of many. This style features brightly colored backgrounds with facial features that are also accented with color. A frame with four different backgrounds may feature the same picture of a person, but each of the backgrounds is a different color. The person’s hair and face are also highlighted with a bright color, making each of the panels very unique. Other styles are available as well, such as the popular Lichenstein pop art. This style takes a photo and gives it the comic look that is very popular. The retro style makes the picture simpler, but it fills in the background with bright patterns and colors that are characteristic of the 1960s. Any style you choose for your photos on canvas will be a truly unique gift that will be kept for many years

  • Jackson Pollock was one of the leading figures of modern American painting, and one of the most important Abstract Expressionists. After an itinerant and impoverished childhood, he moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1924, and in 1930 made his way to New York. He enrolled as a student at the Art Students League, where he studied with the American regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton. Later he became interested in the work of the Mexican muralists, and was strongly influenced by Picasso and the Surrealists, especially Max Ernst and Joan Miro.

    Alcoholic and self-destructive, Pollock led a turbulent life, but despite his problems, he enjoyed a remarkably successful career. Around 1941 he met his future wife, the artist Lee Krasner, who introduced him to other young painters such as Robert Motherwell and Sebastian Matta. They, like Pollock, were strongly influenced by the Surrealists who had come to America to escape World War II. Pollock also met Peggy Guggenheim, an enthusiastic patron of artists, who commissioned him to paint a monumental work for her New York home. Finally, he attracted the attention of the art critic Clement Greenberg, whose favorable articles made Pollock famous.

    In the large mural for Peggy Guggenheim, Pollock broke free of the influence of Picasso and Miro, and he soon began to develop a style that emphasized strong strokes or “gestures” in paint. This style would later be called “action painting,” a term given it by the critic Harold Rosenberg in a 1952 essay. In 1947 Pollock started to drip and pour streams of paint onto canvases placed on the floor, shaking the pigment from a stick or simply letting it run from pierced paint cans. The resulting works, the combined product of chance and intention, have an epic sweep that is altogether unique. Pollock’s novel technique posed the problem or artistic freedom versus control in a very acute way, and it inaugurated a new conception of the act of painting.

    In 1951 Pollock reverted to representation, limiting his palette to black and white in works that look like giant drawings. His development along these lines was cut short, however. In 1956, while deliberately driving recklessly on a country road on Long Island, Pollock and one of his passengers were killed when the car crashed. He was forty-four.

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  • John Constable’s father initially intended him to be a priest, then a miller, but the young man himself preferred to spend his time drawing from nature. Sir George Beaumont, the founder of London’s National Gallery, took note of the young man’s gifts and persuaded his father to send him to the Royal Academy in London to be trained as a painter. After a few years Constable withdrew from the school to pursue his favorite activity, landscape painting.

    Many English painters of the late eighteenth century were drawn to landscape painting. Reynolds used landscapes to enrich the backgrounds of his portraits, as did Gainsborough, who also produced pictures in which the landscape is dominant. Constable painted landscape for itself, as a part of straightforward depictions of figures going about their daily lives.

    In 1824, when Constable was almost fifty, he received his first important commission. The archbishop of Salisbury asked him to paint a view of the cathedral there. Five years later he became a member of the Royal Academy in London. He was not able to enjoy the official limelight for long, however, for he died suddenly in 1837, bringing his brilliant but belated career to a premature end.

    His work had little impact in Eng­land, but it greatly influenced such French landscape painters as Boudin and Monet, who were fascinated by his practice of painting in the open air and his attentiveness to ephemeral at­mospheric effects. Constable made a point of carefully noting on the backs of his studies – those of clouds are the most famous – the date and time at which they had been made as well as the prevailing weather and lighting conditions.

    This article is courtesy of ‘The beginners guide to Art’ , translated from French by John Goodman, edited by Brigitte Govignon.The article was brought to you by Blue Horizon Printing ,experts in premium quality canvas prints at affordable prices.

  • Paul Cezanne was born in Aix-en-Provence in 1839. After studying classical literature, at age twenty he decided to become a painter and was soon traveling back and forth to Paris, where he was reunited with his child­hood friend, the novelist Emile Zola. He frequented the independent Academie Suisse, copied paintings in the Louvre, and admired the work of Delacroix in the Luxembourg Museum.

    He was never admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and his paintings were refused time and again by the jury of the Salon, which found them provocative, crudely executed, violently lit, and excessively agitated. In 1866 Cezanne became interested in still life, and in The Black Clock (ca. 1870) he hit upon an idiosyncratic rigor and balance that set his future course.

    In 1872, he settled in Pontoise for a time to paint alongside Camille Pissarro, who taught him the joys and advantages of painting in the open air. His palette lightened thereafter and he began his quest for modern landscape compositions of classical solidity. In 1874 he took part in the first Impressionist exhibition in Paris. Disappointed by its poor reception, he renounced public exhibition and returned to his family’s estate outside Aix-en-Provence.

    In Provence he was able to work in solitude, with a minimum of distrac­tion. While he continued to paint in the open air, he reacted against the Impressionist search for the ephemeral moment, seeking instead a formal equilibrium based on the cone, the cylinder, and the sphere. As an ob­ject’s various sides appear to have dif­ferent colors, he used hue to convey volume. Working like a mason, he built up his compositions using color and geometric form. While rigorously composed, his landscapes, still lifes, and imposing portraits manage to convey the fracturing nature of the painter’s gaze. He sometimes applied his pigment in short parallel strokes that align like iron filings to a magnet.

    The year 1886 was a turning point in Cezanne’s life. He finally married Hortense Fiquet, who had become the mother of his son Paul in 1872. Six months later his father died, leaving him an immense fortune. Finally, Emile Zola published a novel, The Masterpiece, depicting Cezanne in an unflattering light, prompting the artist to end their long friendship.

    In 1895, Cezanne had his first one- man exhibition in the gallery of the great dealer Ambroise Vollard. Allthough there were many bad reviews, his painter friends were enthusiastic. A handful of critics, too, had begun to understand his artistic aims, and expressed admiration for them.

    Cezanne continued to live a with­drawn life in Aix-en-Provence, work­ing intensely in a new house and studio built to his specifications on the city’s outskirts. With dogged determination, he depicted a few themes over and over: still lifes of flowers and fruit, the nearby Mont Sainte-Victoire, portraits, and three large compositions of bathers. Painted slowly over a period of many months in a limited but rich palette, these last works feature massive female figures that seem to fuse with the surrounding landscape.

    In the autumn of 1906, while painting in the environs of the city, the aged artist was caught in a sudden rainstorm; shortly after, he fell gravely ill and died.

    A posthumous exhibition mounted at the Paris Salon d’Automne in 1907 marked the public acceptance of Cezanne’s greatness. His work had brought painting to the threshold of abstraction; his example proved cru­cial for the birth of Cubism, and in­deed for that of modern art as a whole.

  • In France, in 1960, the art critic Pierre Restany organized several artists into a move­ment he dubbed New Realism, of which he became the theorist. The work produced by its members was diverse, but always centered on the ambiguities of consumer culture. Far from celebrating it, their works critique the stagger­ing waste that this culture generates. Daniel Spoerri (b. 1930), for example, suggests this with his assemblages of cheap store-bought and thrown-away toys and other commercial objects.

    Arman (Armand Fernandez; b. 1928) is an accumulator. “My technique of accumulation consists in letting the objects that I use place themselves. In the long run, nothing is easier to control than chance.  Chance is my basic material, my blank page.” He used this appproach to create accumulations of everything from gears to gloves to musical instruments.

    The collaborative artists Christo (Christo Javacheff; b. 1935) and his wife, Jeanne-Claude (Guillebon; b. 1935), wrap things, thereby rendering them mysterious. Christo began with objects as small as bottles and pushcarts, but in the 1960s he and Jeanne-Claude progressed to works on an enormous scale. Their work Running Fence (1972-76) was an eighteen-foot-high nylon fence that crossed two counr­ties in northern California and extended into the Pacific Ocean. Later they wrapped several islands in Biscayne Bay off the coast of Florida, and in 1995, six years after the reunification of Germany, they realized a long-planned project to wrap the Reichstag, the vast building in Berlin where the German National Assembly had met before the Second World War.

    Among the New Realists, Raymond Hains and Jacques de la Villegle (both b. 1926) are unique. They stole and exhibited weather ­worn street posters ripped by passersby to reveal the manifold layers beneath. According to Hains, these “works existed before but were not seen because they were right under people’s noses.” Martial Raysse (b. 1936) incorpo­rated objects and materials of all kinds into his paintings, producing playful critiques of a cul­ture forever in pursuit of leisure.

    Yves Klein (1928-62), one of New Real­ism’s most prominent figures, proceeded very differently. In April 1958, he held an “exhibition” entitled “The Void Pure and Simple” at the Iris Clert Gallery in Paris, where visitors arrived to find a room empty save for the artist himself. He made “paintings” with flamethrowers, or by fixing canvas to the roof of his car and driving through inclement weather. His search for scandal climaxed in a series of performances in which he used the paint-soaked bodies of nude women as “paint brush­es.” His monochrome paintings are probably his most beautiful works; whether they are painted in gold or in the pigment he copyrighted and christened “International Klein Blue,” they are perfect emblems of his quest for boundlessness and immateriality.

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  • Overtime the art, like fashion evolves and changes form, popular art styles at one period of time become replaced by others. These periods of time each create a different imprint on the culture at the time and are continuously in a state of flux as fashions and trends change. As such are known as changing time periods of time are known as art movements. Some of these movements were unique in their expressions and others were unique in the colors that were used. Each of these art movements perfected the art that was present in that era. There were also times when the art from one movement overlapped into another movement creating other unique kinds of art.

    The_Elephant_CelebesImpressionism

    Modern art is thought by many to start with this era of art. One of the major reasons that could be said to be the starting point of the impressionism art movement beginning was the rejection of the painting of Edouard Manet. His painting was rejected by the Academie des Beaux Arts. He organized another exhibition that changed and revolutionized the way art was viewed in those days. Impressionist painters had a unique method of creating art by studying the effect of the light on objects. Popular themes for their paintings were landscapes and portraits . Some of the well known people from the time of the modern art include those like Edouard Manet, Monet, Pissaro, Degas, Cezanne, Camille Pisarro. Alfred Sisley of England, Renoir of France and of course Van Gogh.

    Fauvism

    Seen by many as a mode of Expressionism, this short lived movement was founded by Henri Matisse, the movement was primarily driven by a need to use colour as an emotional force. With Matisse and his friends, Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) and Andre Derain (1880-1954), colour lost its descriptive qualities and became luminous, creating light rather than imitating it. Other well known Fauvists include Vlaminck, Derain, Marquet, and Rouault. Notable art works of this movement include Charing Cross Bridge by Derain and The River by Vlaminc.

    Expressionism

    This was a German version of the Fauvism. There were two groups in Germany who were part of this group, but they had their own differences.

    Art Nouveau Movement

    This is a French name for the word New art which was mainly popular in the time between 1880 and 1910. It has all art forms including buildings, glass and others as part of it.

    Art deco movement was popular in the 1920 to 1930 period. This used mainly furniture and jewelry in the art.

    Cubism

    Cubism was a 20th Century, experimental and innovative art movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, it went on to inspire related movements in literature and music. In this movement objects are fractured, analysed and then reassembled in an abstract form displaying the object from multiple viewpoints. Picasso Le guitarist and Paul Cezanne, Quarry Bibemus are two well known examples of this style.

    Surrealism

    Surrealism originated in Spain and was popularized by Andre Brenton. Surrealist art usually features the element of surprise or unexpected juxtapositions. Many Surrealist artists regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact.

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  • Are you looking quality canvas art for your home or office, but are apprehensive about the investment involved? You will be surprised to know that owning or creating your canvas art is a much simpler process than you would have anticipated. Advanced canvas print technologies has made the canvas print available within affordability. All you need is just few mouse clicks to get yourself a stunning piece of print on canvas for your home or office.

    Canvas print technology has made it possible that one can own beautiful pieces of digital art canvas by printing digital files on the canvas medium. It is in fact more cost effective to get a stretched print on canvas than a traditional photo paper print. Your favorite family photos can be quickly and easily turned into a print on canvas by the sophisticated printing methods applied by the canvas art professionals. Such a print on canvas can manifold increase the value of your home or office and they are also great personalized gift items to be given on occasions. The entire process is as simple as selecting your favorite photo, uploading the photo on a canvas print website and specifying the canvas size to the website.

    A hand stretched photo on canvas is in many ways different from a simple framed photo. When you print your photos on canvas, you convert them to museum quality artworks that are meant to last for generations. The secret of their longevity lies in the whole canvas printing process itself. The entire process starts with selecting the right canvas for the printing process. The canvas print shops ensure that the quality of the canvas used for the print is archival (museum quality) and the canvas can last for decades without showing signs of deterioration. This is followed by adding high quality archival inks to the canvas so that the ink and the canvas both ensure the longevity of the print on canvas. After the inks are dry, the whole final product is sprayed with UV resistant sprays to ensure the long term protection of the canvas art against abrasive agents like sunlight and excess moisture.

    These techniques applied by the canvas print specialists ensure that your simple digital photographs are transformed into a lifelong memoir. In fact, the techniques convert digital photographs into a digital art canvas that increases the value of your home or office. The canvas art make for amazing gift items and they add a nice, personalized touch to any occasion. You do not have to worry about the problems, such as fading or distortion over time, that are generally associated with ordinary photo paper prints. The canvas print will be like oil prints and will be the focal point of everyones attention. You can even print reproductions of famous artworks on a canvas. If you want, you can even paint a picture by yourself and make a canvas art out of it. All you have to do is to find a specialist photos on canvas print shop and assign the task to them.

  • As many home owners know decorating your home with quality artwork can be expensive, many galleries charge a premium for the artwork that often seems a little over the top. These art galleries are often uninviting and stuffy environments that can be daunting especially if you are unsure if you are going to buy.

    Blue Horizon Printing was created to fill this void; the business has 3 great cost effective solutions allowing normal people access to great art at unbeatable prices. Why pay over the odds for art when the answer is at the click of a finger or a mouse with Blue Horizon printing online gallery.

    Transforming your own photos into premium quality, long lasting canvas prints is an easy and increasingly popular solution, these personalised artworks add a strong sense of the individuals in the home instead of generic modern art.  Have a photo of your wedding day or a favourite holiday printed onto a canvas, or for a more unusual look Blue Horizon Printing offer an Andy Warhol style Pop Art service where your photos of yourself, your kids or even your dog are transformed into brightly coloured, extremely modern Pop art.

    Andy Warhol Pop Art has never been more popular as a way if displaying your favourite photos in a unique way, these personalised canvas prints are always a topic of conversation every time guests come by the house. Whats more, the cost of this service has now come down, why pay a thousand dollars for this as some companies do, today’s readily available digital technology allows us to create great quality personalised canvas prints at unbeatable prices. Our digital image studio uses the latest technology and premium quality canvas and inks to create a contemporary work of art that will last for over 70 years! The inks are UV resistant so they won’t fade for a long time and the invisible laminate means that the canvas print can even be wiped with a damp cloth this means when you print your photo on canvas you are creating art that will last.

    A second affordable art option is to select a picture on canvas from our massive range of prints.  These prints come in every conceivable style, colour and size. Our aim at Blue Horizon printing is to offer a canvas print to suit everyone’s taste.  We have award winning Panoramic prints such as beaches, surf and mountains views, unique diamond shaped prints that make unbelievable centrepieces for any room. There are Pop art prints such as the popular Star Wars canvas art range and the ever in demand Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.  We offer a large range of modern and contemporary art prints ranging from Vincent van Gogh to Franz Marc. Or just choose a stunning landscape or seascape.

    If you are still searching then lastly we offer a customised art search service where our customers instruct us on what exactly they would like, we will then search through our extensive image library to source the perfect artwork for them. We send a few samples over and let the customer make the choice; what’s more, this is a free service! We only charge if we have had to buy the image. How about that for value?

    About the author

    Gary Klungreseth works for Blue Horizon Printing; they are a premium quality online art gallery offering unbeatable value for money on canvas art prints. There photo on canvas Printing service has a reputation for being amongst the best in Australia for value for money.