Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was a pioneer of the modern realism movement in the United States. During a long career as an artist, Hopper had known both depression and success, and “Nighthawks”, painted in 1942, dates from one of his more productive periods when he was financially secure, in good health, and untroubled in his personal life.
“Rain, Steam and Speed” is one of JMW Turner’s best-known works. It marks him out as one of the greatest painters of all time.
“Mr and Mrs Robert Andrews” is a much-loved painting by one of England’s most celebrated artists. But what is the story behind the painting and its creator?
Caravaggio is my favourite painter, I have read multiple biographies on him, I have also seen a number of his works in real life. I have been keen to write an article explaining how to produce a Caravaggio-like effect on screen for a few years now but I was always scared of making it too long. So, I've tried my best to keep it to the bare essentials only and not go over the top about everything. There will be some references to paintings and the life of Caravaggio and so, the book "M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio" by Peter Robb may help if you're only just starting your Caravaggio journey. However, you can read this article without having read the book - the beginning of you Caravaggio journey can start here, I would be honoured to teach you about him.
In the early years, Canadian works of art are known to have portrayed the world the way we saw it, through landscapes, portraits, animals and still life, to name a few. With our growth and evolution as human beings and advances in technology and urban planning, our ways of life along with our subjects, mediums and works of art have advanced and changed.
An artist by the name of Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you can make others see.” Over the years many people have questioned what the true definition of art is and what can be considered art. According to Google art is, “works produced by human creative skill and imagination”, but once again what does it mean? The meaning can go far more beyond than just what us as human can create with our imagination. When I think of art, I think of how humans connect their perspective of the world in connection with their emotions to be able to create art.
Fresh fruit by the kitchen counter by Modern Nature Art by Xandra Breban
It's no question that Disney draws inspiration from works of art—ranging from the beginning of time, until now—but one piece in particular has been referenced in a few of Disney's recent popular films, and a controversial piece at that.
(*Cinema is the highest art form. It encompasses all artistic disciplines & uses them in collaboration in order to conjure up a representation of the human condition.)
The Royal Ballet’s 2019/20 season is up and running with Manon, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s 1974 ballet based on Abbé Prévost’s 1731 novel, Manon Lescaut. Manon is lured into a world where she is the centre of attention—and while her choices are her own, they are also not, forced onto her by many influencers.
Tiny little stories filled with love, magic ... and sometimes darkness... all inside cups, matchboxes, cans and so much more!
The isolation of artists is very evident in their daily lives, working in their studios alone with their thoughts and creativity. Sometimes the isolation can’t be avoided, but becomes part of the narrative of the artwork.