Paul Cezanne, 1839-1906, Painter

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… Continue reading Paul Cezanne, 1839-1906, Painter

Edvard Munch, 1863-1944, Painter

Edvard Munch was five years old when his mother died of tuberculosis; nine years later he lost his sister to the same disease. He was raised by his father, a doctor serving the poor, and his world was always marked by illness and death. At age sixteen he enrolled in the school of arts and… Continue reading Edvard Munch, 1863-1944, Painter

Botticelli (Sandro Filipepi), 1445-15IO

Sandro Filipepi was born in Florence in 1445. The son of a tanner, as a youth he entered the studio of the painter Filippo Lippi and adopted the nickname of his elder brother, Botticello (“small cask”). By age twenty- five he already had his own studio. After Painting many images of the Virgin and Child,… Continue reading Botticelli (Sandro Filipepi), 1445-15IO

The New Realism art Movement

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… Continue reading The New Realism art Movement

Pop Art from around the world

The Second World War was followed by a period of reconstruction in Europe and increasing prosperity there and in the United States. There was also a sense of collective exhilaration at what seemed to be the dawn of a new era of possibilities. Yet there was also an under ­current of pessimism. The war had… Continue reading Pop Art from around the world

ABSTRACT ART

Born in the early twentieth century, abstract art is by definition opposed to the representational art that had prevailed until that time. Subjects depicted by painters and sculptors could sometimes be difficult to construe, but previously it had been inconceivable for them to deliberately compose images that did not depict recognizable objects. Some artists now… Continue reading ABSTRACT ART

Modern art movements

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… Continue reading Modern art movements

The personal touch

A canvas print is a way of adding a personal touch to your home or office d©cor. A personalized canvas print is like your own personal window to relaxation and happiness. With advanced canvas printing methods, digital photos can be transformed to amazing pieces of canvas art. The canvas printing companies have made the idea… Continue reading The personal touch

Canvas Art for your home

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… Continue reading Canvas Art for your home