Van Gogh – Still Life Paintings Of Flowers

The still life is a staple for all styles of painting, a simple format practiced by those just beginning as well as the artistic masters. However, few have captured a still life of flowers as well as Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh made flower still-lifes a specialty, particularly toward the end of his life when… Continue Reading

Style And Vision Of Claude Monet Impressionist Paintings

“One day Boudin said to me, ‘Learn to draw well and appreciate the sea, the light, the blue sky.’ I took his advice.”  –Claude Monet In April of 1874, at 35 Boulevard des Capucines in Paris, a group of disaffected young artists presented an exhibition which would change the face of art. Calling themselves “The… Continue Reading

Rococo Art Definition And Its Characteristics

Think of a curvy, asymmetrical painting marked by pastel colors and, chances are, it can be attributed to a rococo artist. Although it was incredibly influential during the early 1700s, Rococo has since been largely forgotten by the public, with the concept mainly adopted by interior designers with a penchant for pastel colors or architects… Continue Reading

Vincent Van Gogh Painting Style And Techniques

Arguably the most influential painter of the 1800s, Vincent Van Gogh set himself apart as a Post-Impressionist artist capable of capturing great beauty and depth of emotion in his many pieces. In looking at a cross section of his work, it is easy to spot a clear evolution from the very anatomically accurate paintings of… Continue Reading

Mary Cassatt Famous Paintings That Inspired Many Women Artists

Those who are delve into the art world are usually familiar with the fact that in relation to the Impressionist artists, Mary Cassatt was the only American who received an invitation to join. Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas was impressed with Cassatt’s work after seeing it in the official Salon, and it was he who extended the invitation…. Continue Reading

Oil Pastel Painting By Famous Artists

Oil pastels, or wax crayons are an art medium that is a stick mixture of colored pigment mixed with an oil and wax binder. The surface of an oil pastel painting can remain rather sticky which makes it harder to seal in the paint so that it doesn’t smear. You can apply a special fixative… Continue Reading

Top 10 Flower Paintings By Famous Old Masters

Flowers are one of nature’s most spectacular gifts. For centuries, they have been used to brighten up homes and gardens around the world. It comes as no surprise that artists have tried to capture the inherently alluring beauty of flowers through their works. Some of the most well-known and respected masters, such as Vincent van… Continue Reading

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – Love Or Lust?

Known for their revolutionary contributions to the art movement of the 1920s and 30s, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are just as much a study in artistic talent as they are in dysfunctional relationships. It’s no secret that there was a significant age gap between the couple, which is why it is perhaps no surprise… Continue Reading

Famous Surrealist Paintings Of Our Time

Do you often say “It’s surreal?”  It’s a popular phrase now used by many.  Do you really know what it means?  A dictionary defines “surreal” as having an oddly dreamlike quality.”  It means something is “intensely irrational, unbelievable.  Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting… Continue Reading

Famous Landscape Oil Paintings Of The World

There are many places around the world where you can purchase beautiful art. More than likely when you begin your search for the perfect piece of art to collect, you will see some of the most famous landscape oil paintings of the world. Landscapes are the most beloved genre in the art world, and these… Continue Reading