Wednesday, December 29, 2010

About Murals Paintings


Murals of sorts date to Upper Paleolithic times such as the paintings in the Chauvet Cave in Ardeche department of southern France (around 30.000 BC).

Many olden murals have survived in Egyptian tombs (around 3150 BC), the Minoan palaces.

In modern times the term became more well-known with the Mexican "muralist" art movement. There are many different styles and techniques. The best-known is almost certainly fresco, which uses water-soluble paints with a damp lime wash, a rapid use of the resulting mixture over a large surface, and often in parts.

The colors lighten as they dry. The camouflage method has also been used for millennia.

Murals today are painted in a mixture of ways, using oil or water-based media. The styles can vary from abstract to trompe-l'œil (a French term for "fool" or "trick the eye"). Initiated by the works of mural artists like Graham Rust or Rainer Maria Latkes in the 1980s, trompe-l'oeil painting has experienced a new beginning in private and public buildings in Europe.

Today, the beauty of a wall mural has become much more widely available with a method whereby a painting or photographic image is transferred to poster paper or canvas which is then pasted to a wall surface to give the effect of either a hand-painted mural or realistic scene.

The development of digital wide set-up printers offered new time and cost effective production methods for printed murals and became an important alternative to actual, hand-painted murals in the last decade. Already existing murals can be photographed and then be reproduced in near-to-original quality.

The disadvantages of pre-fabricated murals are that they are often mass produced and lack the attraction and exclusivity of an original artwork. They are often not fitted to the individual wall sizes of the client and their personal ideas or wishes cannot be added to the mural as it progresses. The Frescography method, a digital manufacturing method (CAM) invented by Rainer Maria Latzke addresses some of the personalization and size restrictions.

Digital techniques are also used in advertisement. A "walls cape" is a large advertisement on or attached to the outside wall of a building. Walls capes can be painted directly on the wall as a mural, or printed on vinyl and securely attached to the wall in the manner of a billboard. Although not strictly classed as murals, large scale printed media are often referred to as such.

Advertising murals were traditionally painted onto buildings and shops by sign-writers, later as large scale poster billboards.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

About WaterColor Paintings


Watercolor (US) or watercolor (UK), also aquarelle from French, is a painting method. A watercolor is the medium or the resultant artwork, in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water soluble vehicle. The traditional and most common support for watercolor paintings is paper; other supports include papyrus, bark papers, plastics, vellum or leather, fabric, wood, and canvas.

Watercolor painting has the reputation of being quite demanding; it is more accurate to say that watercolor techniques are unique to watercolor. Unlike oil or acrylic painting, where the paints fundamentally stay where they are put and dry more or less in the form they are applied, water is an active and complex partner in the watercolor painting process, changing both the absorbency and shape of the paper when it is wet and the outlines and appearance of the paint as it dries.

Many difficulties occur because watercolor paints do not have high hiding power, so previous efforts cannot simply be painted over; and the paper support is both absorbent and delicate, so the paints cannot simply be scraped off, like oil paint from a canvas, but must be laboriously lifted by rewetting and blotting. This often induces in student painters a pronounced and inhibiting anxiety about making an irreversible mistake.

Watercolor has a longstanding association with drawing or impression, and the common procedure to curtail such mistakes is to make a precise, faint outline drawing in pencil of the subject to be painted, to use small brushes, and to paint limited areas of the painting only after all adjacent paint areas have completely dried.
Another characteristic of watercolor paints is that the carbohydrate binder is only a small proportion of the raw paint volume, and much of the binder is drawn between the hydrophilic cellulose fibers of wet paper as the paint dries.

As a result, watercolor paints do not form an enclosing layer of vehicle around the pigment particles and a continuous film of dried vehicle over the painting support, but leave pigment particles scattered and stranded like tiny grains of sand on the paper. This increases the scattering of light from the pigment and paper surfaces, causing characteristic whitening or lightening of the paint color as it dries. The exposed pigment particles are also naked to damaging ultraviolet light, which can compromise pigment permanency.

Watercolor paint is traditionally and still commonly applied with brushes, but modern painters have experimented with many other implements, particularly sprayers, scrapers, sponges or sticks, and have combined watercolors with pencil, charcoal, crayon, chalk, ink, engraving, monotype, lithography and collage, or with acrylic paint.

Many watercolor painters, perhaps uniquely among all modern visual artists, still adhere to prejudices dating from the 19th century rivalry between "transparent" and body color painters. Among these are injunctions never to use white paint, never to use black paint, only to use transparent color, or only to work with "primary" color mixtures. In fact, many superb paintings flout some or all of these guidelines, and they have little relevance to modern painting practice.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Contempo Technologies PVT LTD

Life is best at Contempo technologies PVT LTD. People are very friendly and a Contempo technology organizes many social events that helps to know each other. In Contempo tech that is not the case people are allowed to be friendly with each other in a pleasant office environment. Events like Christmas party, quiz, Halloween party makes people enjoy the company. Contempo technologies PVT ltd has a team that helps people get to know each other. At Contempo they never feel that they are working at an IT company. Usually IT work is very stressful but in this company it has not been the case.

Please name one company that gives equal important to extracurricular activities and work. Here in Contempo technologies PVT ltd they do it they give us the feeling that they need to be part of this world to work and enjoy.

People here are not just money minded most companies are just money minded and never care what people think about the work environment. But in Contempo technologies PVTt ltd they don’t see it that way. The way they give important to fun activities it clearly portraits their feeling on what they want to give to an employee. Contempo technologies PVT ltd just don’t see work they utilize our other special skills too.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Roman Egyption oil paintings


Portraiture's roots are likely found in prehistoric times, although few of these works live on today. In the art of the ancient civilizations of the Fertile Crescent, especially in Egypt, depictions of rulers and gods abound. However, most of these were done in a highly stylized fashion, and most in profile, usually on stone, metal, clay, plaster, or crystal. Egyptian portraiture placed relatively little emphasis on likeness, at least until the period of Akhenaton in the 14th century BC. Portrait painting of notables in China probably goes back to over 1000 BC, though none survive from that age. Existing Chinese portraits go back to about 1000 AD.

From literary proof we know that ancient Greek painting included portraiture, often highly accurate if the praises of writers are to be believed, but no painted examples remain. Sculpted heads of rulers and famous personalities like Socrates survive in some quantity, and like the individualized busts of Hellenistic rulers on coins, show that Greek portraiture could achieve a good likeness, and subjects were depicted with relatively little flattery - Socrates' portraits show why he had a reputation for being ugly. The successors of Alexander the Great began the practice of adding his head to their coins, and were soon using their own.

Roman portraiture adopted traditions of portraiture from both the Etruscans and Greeks, and developed a very strong tradition, linked to their religious use of ancestor portraits, as well as Roman politics. Again, the few painted survivals, in the Fayum portraits, Tomb of Aline and the Severan Tondo, all from Egypt under Roman rule, are clearly regional productions that reflect Greek rather than Roman styles, but we have a wealth of sculpted heads, including many individualized portraits from middle-class tombs, and thousands of types of coin portraits.

Much the largest group of painted portraits is the funeral paintings that survived in the dry climate of Egypt's Fayum district, dating from the 2nd to 4th century AD. These are almost the only paintings of the Roman period that have survived, aside from frescos, though it is known from the writings of Pliny the Elder that portrait painting was well recognized in Greek times, and practiced by both men and women artists. In his times, Pliny complained of the declining state of Roman portrait art, The painting of portraits which used to transmit through the ages the accurate likeness of people has entirely gone out laziness has destroyed the arts. These full-face portraits from Roman Egypt are fortunate exceptions.

They present a somewhat reasonable sense of proportion and individual detail. The Fayum portraits were painted on wood or ivory in wax and resin colors or with tempera, and inserted into the mummy wrapping, to remain with the body through time without end.

While free-standing portrait painting diminished in Rome, the art of the portrait flourished in Roman sculptures, where sitters demanded realism, even if unflattering. During the 4th century, the sculpted portrait dominated, with a retreat in favor of an idealized symbol of what that person looked like.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Campanile di Giotto Paintings


Giotto di Bond one (c.1267–January 8 1337), usually known as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence. He is generally thought of as the first in a line of great artists of the Italian Renaissance.

Giovanni Villani, who lived at the same time as Giotto, wrote that he was the king of painters, who drew all his figures as if they were alive. Villani says that, because he was so clever, the city of Florence gave him a salary.

In the 16th century, the dramatist Giorgio Vasari says that Giotto changed painting from the Byzantine style of other artists of his day, and brought to life the great art of painting as it was made by the later Renaissance painters like Leonardo da Vinci. This was because Giotto drew his figures from life, rather than copying the style them from old well-known pictures in the way that the Byzantine artists like Cimabue and Duccio did.

Giotto's greatest work is the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, finished around 1305. The building is sometimes called the "Arena Chapel" because it is on the site of an Ancient Roman arena. This fresco series shows the life of the Virgin and the life of Christ. It is thought of as one of the greatest masterpieces of the Early Renaissance.

In 1320 Giotto finished the Stefaneschi Triptych, now in the Vatican Museum, for Cardinal Jacopo, who also commissioned him the decoration of St. Peter's apse, with a cycle of frescoes destroyed during the 16th century renovation. According to Vasari, Giotto remained in Rome for six years, subsequently receiving numerous commissions in Italy and in the Papal seat at Avignon, though some of these works are now recognized to be by other artists.

In 1328, after completing the Baroncelli Polyptych, he was called by King Robert of Anjou to Naples, where he remained with a group of pupils until 1333. In Naples few of his works have survived: a fragment of a fresco portraying the Lamentation of Christ in the church of Santa Chiara, and the Illustrious Men painted on the windows of the Santa Barbara Chapel of Castel Nuovo . In 1332 King Robert named him "first court painter" with a yearly pension.

In 1334 Giotto was appointed chief architect to Florence Cathedral, of which the Campanile (founded by him on July 18 1334) bears his name, but was not completed to his design.
Before 1337 he was in Milan with Azzone Visconti, though no trace of works by him remain in the city. His last known work is the decoration of Pedestal Chapel in the Barceló, Florence.

In his final years Giotto had become friends with Boccaccio and Sacchetti, who featured him in their stories. In The Divine Comedy, Dante acknowledged the greatness of his living contemporary through the words of a painter in Purgatorio (XI, 94–96): Cimabue believed that he held the field/In painting, and now Giotto has the cry,/ So the fame of the former is obscure.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Fresco painting


Fresco is a way of painting pictures. A fresco is a painting that is ended on a wall. All wall paintings are sometimes called frescoes by mistake. A true fresco is painted onto plaster that is fresh.

The plaster has been laid on the wall that day and is still damp. The word fresco comes from the Italian for "fresh “Advantages and disadvantages of fresco painting.

The good things about fresco painting:

Fresco is a very good way of painting pictures on walls. It is much easier than painting on dry plaster because when paint is put onto dry plaster, it sinks straight in. Painting on fresh plaster means that the artist can spread the paint much easier.

Another reason why it is a good way to paint pictures on plastered walls is that the paint joins with the plaster so that the colors will not rub off. Frescoes last for hundreds of years. If they are reserved clean and dry, the colors will stay bright for a very long time.

Fresco is the "green" method of painting because it doesn't use dangerous chemicals. The water, the calcite and the colors do not cause pollution.

The bad things about fresco painting:

The problems with painting frescos come from the plaster. It must be mixed up and put on the wall freshly every day and left to partly dry before it can be used.

As the plaster begins to dry or "set", the artist can start the picture. The plaster becomes very hot while it is drying, giving off steam, and a psaltery smell.

The artist must work very quickly and carefully. If he/she makes a mistake, the plaster must be scraped off. Unlike most other types of painting, frescos can't be moved from place to place, or rearranged.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paolo Veronese Paintings


Oil painting is a way of painting pictures with pigments (colors) that are held together by the medium of oil. The most usual type of oil that is used in paint is linseed oil. A picture that is painted using oil paint is called an "oil painting". Oil paint takes a long time to dry.

Artists find this useful because they can keep working on the painting for a long time. People say that Leonardo da Vinci worked on his painting of the Mona Lisa for four years, even although it is not a very big picture. Oils paints and oil paintings are often just called "oils" for short. If someone talks about "painting in oils" they mean that the painting is done in oil paints.

No-one knows when oil paint was first used. Caves in Afghanistan are decorated with ancient paintings in paint mixed with oils. It is believed that this type of paint was used in other countries of Asia as well.

It is believed that oil paint was used in Europe in the middle Ages at first for decorating shields, because oil paint lasted better than the traditional paint of tempera when it was in the weather, or if it was roughly treated. In 1125 a writer called Theophilus gives information for how to make oil paint in his book called On Diverse Arts.

The Renaissance art historian, Giorgio Vasari, said that the art of oil painting came from Northern Europe and the person who invented it was the famous Flemish painter Jan van Eyck.

Artists from the areas of modern Belgium and the Netherlands were the first artists to make oil painting their usual method of painting. This trend spread to other parts of Northern Europe.

A famous painting called the Portinari Altarpiece by Hugo van der goes arrived in Florence in the 1470s at a time when Leonardo da Vinci was young. Oil paintings at this date were usually done on wooden panels, in the way that tempera pictures were.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Leonid aftermov oil paintings


Leonid Afremov is a Belarus born, Israeli modern painter who creates unique landscapes, cityscape and figures using a palette knife rather than a brush to paint. Here is what he himself says about his work and the technique he uses:

I tried different techniques during my career, but I especially fell in love with painting with oil and palette-knife.

Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world.

Each of my paintings brings different mood, colors and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in my paintings.

My heart is completely open to art. Thus, I enjoy creating inspired and beautiful paintings from the bottom of my soul.

Each of my artworks reflects my feelings, sensitivity, passion, and the music from my soul. True art is alive and inspired by humanity. I believe that art helps us to be free from violence and depression.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Office at Night


In Office at Night (1940), another “couple” painting, Hopper creates a psychological puzzle. The painting shows a man focusing on his work papers, while nearby his attractive female secretary pulls a file.

Several studies for the painting show how Hopper experimented with the positioning of the two facts, perhaps to amplify the eroticism and the tension. Hopper presents the viewer with the possibilities that the man is either truly unconcerned in the woman's appeal or that he is working hard to ignore her.

Another interesting aspect of the painting is how Hopper employs three light sources, from a desk lamp, through a window and indirect light from above. Hopper went on to make several “office” pictures, but none with a physical undercurrent.

The style is suggestive of many of Hopper's works in that it depicts loneliness in a stark and distinctive fashion.It depicts a man sitting at a desk reading a document in a corner office at night. He is joined by a woman in a blue dress, possibly a secretary, standing at an open file cabinet.

A sheet of paper has fallen on the floor between the two individuals. There is a sexual interpretation of the relationship between the two individuals.

Josephine Hopper served as the model for the woman. Several titles were proposed for the painting, such as Room 1005 and Confidentially Yours, before Edward Hopper chose "Office at Night."

In a letter to the Walker Art Center, Hopper said the work was "probably first suggested by many rides on the 'L' train in New York City after dark glimpses of office interiors that were so fleeting as to leave fresh and vivid impressions on my mind."

Thursday, November 4, 2010

About Western_oilpaintings


The history of Western painting represents a continuous, though disrupted, tradition from antiquity. Until the mid-19th century it was primarily concerned with representational and Classical modes of production, after which time more modern, abstract and conceptual forms gained favor.

Developments in Western painting historically parallel those in Eastern painting, in general a few centuries later. African art, Islamic art, Indian art, Chinese art, and Japanese art each had significant influence on Western art, and, eventually, vice-versa.

Initially serving imperial, private, civic, and religious support, Western painting later found audiences in the aristocracy and the middle class.

From the Middle Ages through the rebirth painters worked for the church and a wealthy aristocracy. Beginning with the Baroque era artists received private commissions from a more educated and prosperous middle class.

The idea of "art for art's sake" began to find expression in the work of the Romantic painters like Francisco de Goya, John Constable, and J.M.W. Turner. During the 19th century the rise of the commercial art gallery provided support in the 20th Century.

Western painting reached its zenith in Europe during the Renaissance, in conjunction with the refinement of drawing, use of perspective, ambitious architecture, tapestry, stained glass, sculpture, and the period before and after the advent of the printing press.

Following the depth of discovery and the complexity of innovations of the Renaissance the rich heritage of Western painting continues into the 21st century.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Cowboy Oil Paintings


Etymologists seem to agree that the word "cowboy oil painting western art," has its origins in the English language. The English language was impacted by Rome and France at some time in their history, but etymologists trace the word Cow to its English/ Germanic rootstock, Middle English coo, Old English cu; Old High German kuo.

The same source that I am using for this phase of the discussion claims that the word "Boy" originated in the 1200's, also English, and meant a male servant, not a male child. The word "Cowboy that one theme of original oil paintings" on oilpaintingfactory.com exists in medieval Ireland according to a PBS article, which also mentions the tracking of the word to the American Revolution and referred to a Tory, or American colonist who supported the British Crown by stealing cattle from the colonial rebels.

Oil painting:

This is where we began with the evolution of the word into American English. As for the evolution of the word "cowboy oil paintings western art, into the titles of U.S. slaves, there is every reason to believe that the word became the widespread address for cattle industry laborers who were conquered or deemed servants of English cattle owners.

Writers mention Slave Cowboy that one theme of original oil paintings" in their studies of South Carolina and Appalachian cattle industries. They also mention slave cattle rustlers working under the direction of their masters.

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The cowboy is really our only folk identity, in terms of mythology. Throughout the world, there's only one way you identify yourself as an American, and that's if you put on a cowboy hat. When people start to say, 'What does it mean to be an American?' you're eventually goanna confront the cowboy symbol.

People attach all kinds of meaning to it too, from self-reliance to riding off into the sunset to being close to nature to looking at a cigarette ad, so some way or another, if you're an American you're going to have to get that cowboy image a little bit, to understand it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Different Types Of Related Scapes


The word landscape is from the Dutch, landscape originally meaning a patch of cultivated ground, and then an image. The word entered the English language at the start of the 17th century, purely as a term for works of art; it was not used to describe real vistas before.

Traditionally, landscape art depicts the surface of the earth, but there are other sorts of landscapes, such as moonscapes.

  • Vedute is the Italian term for view, and generally used for the painted landscape, often cityscape
  • which were a common 18th century painting thematic.
  • Sky capes or Cloudscapes are depictions of clouds, weather forms, and atmospheric conditions.
  • Moonscapes show the landscape of a moon.
  • Seascapes depict oceans or beaches.
  • Rivers capes depict rivers or creeks.
  • Cityscape or towns capes depict cities.
  • Hard capes are covered over areas like streets and sidewalks, large business complexes and housing developments, and industrial areas.
  • Aerial landscapes depict a surface or ground from above, especially as seen from an airplane or spacecraft. This genre can be combined with others, as in the aerial cloudscapes of Georgia O'Keeffe, the aerial moonscapes of Nancy Graves, or the aerial cityscapes of Yvonne Jacquette.
  • Ins capes are landscape-like artworks which seek to convey the psychoanalytic view of the mind as a three-dimensional space.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Art Of Hudson River School


In olden period art, around the world depict little that could really be called landscape, although ground-lines and sometimes indications of mountains, trees or other natural features are included. The earliest "pure landscapes" with no human figures are frescos from Minoan Greece of around 1500 BCE.

In early Western medieval art interest in landscape disappears almost entirely, kept alive only in copies of Late Antique works such as the Utrecht Psalter; the last reworking of this source, in an early Gothic version, reduces the previously extensive landscapes to a few trees filling gaps in the composition, with no sense of overall space.

A revival of the interest in nature initially mainly manifested itself in depictions of small gardens such as the Hortus Concuss or those in miller Fleur tapestries. The frescos of figures at work or play in front of a background of dense trees in the Palace of the Popes, Avignon are probably a unique survival of what was a common subject.

In the United States, the Hudson River School, prominent in the middle to late 19th century, is probably the best-known native development in landscape art. These painters created works of mammoth scale that attempted to capture the epic scope of the landscapes that inspired them.

The work of Thomas Cole, the school's generally acknowledged founder, has much in common with the philosophical ideals of European landscape paintings — a kind of secular faith in the religious benefits to be gained from the consideration of natural beauty.

Some of the later Hudson River School artists, such as Albert Bierstadt, created less encouraging works that placed a greater emphasis on the raw, even terrifying power of nature. The best examples of Canadian landscape art can be found in the works of the Group of Seven, prominent in the 1920s.

Although certainly less dominant in the period after World War I, many significant artists still painted landscapes in the wide variety of styles exemplified by Neil We liver, Alex Kate, Milton Avery, Peter Doig, Andrew Wyeth, David Hackney and Sidney Nolan.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Spring Morning in the Han Palace


China, Japan and Korea have a strong tradition in painting which is also highly attached to the art of script and printmaking.

Far east traditional painting is characterized by water based techniques, less realism, "elegant" and stylized subjects, graphical approach to depiction, the importance of white space (or negative space) and a preference for landscape as a subject. Beyond ink and color on silk or paper scrolls, gold on gloss was also a common medium in painted East Asian artwork.

Although silk is somewhat so expensive medium to paint upon in the past, the invention of paper during the 1st century AD by the Han court eunuch Cain Lun provided not only a cheap and widespread medium for writing, but also a cheap and widespread medium for painting.

The earliest examples of Chinese painted artwork date to the Warring States Period (481 - 221 BC), with paintings on silk or tomb murals on rock, brick, or stone.
They were often in simplistic stylized format and in more-or-less elementary geometric patterns. They often depicted mythological creatures, domestic scenes, labor scenes, or palatial scenes filled with officials at court.

Artwork during this period and the subsequent Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC) and Han Dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD) was made not as a means in and of itself or for higher personal expression.

Rather artwork was created to symbolize and honor funerary rights, representations of mythological deities or spirits of ancestors, etc. Paintings on silk of court officials and domestic scenes could be found during the Han Dynasty, along with scenes of men hunting on horseback or partaking in military parade.

There was also painting on three dimensional works of art on figurines and statues, such as the original-painted colors covering the soldier and horse statues of the Terracotta Army.

During the social and cultural climate of the ancient Eastern Jin Dynasty (316 - 420 AD) based at Nanjing in the south, painting became one of the official pastimes of Confucian-taught bureaucratic officials and aristocrats.

Painting became a common form of artistic self-expression, and during this period painters at court or amongst elite social circuits were judged and ranked by their peers.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Art of Chic ester canal’s


Turner's talent was recognized early in his life. Financial independence allowed Turner to innovate freely; his mature work is characterized by a chromatic palette and broadly applied atmospheric washes of paint.
For example, Chic ester canal’s is one the best art making paintings in the world.

Suitable vehicles for Turner's imagination were to be found in the subjects of shipwrecks, fires natural catastrophes, and natural phenomena such as sunlight, storm, rain, and fog. He was fascinated by the violent power of the sea, as seen in Dawn after the Wreck (1840) and The Slave Ship (1840).

Turner's major venture into printmaking was the Libber Studio rum (Book of Studies), a set of seventy prints that the artist worked on from 1806 to 1819. The Libber Studio rum was an expression of his intentions for landscape art.

Loosely based on Claude Lorrain's Libber Veritatis (Book of Truth), the plates were meant to be widely disseminated, and categorized the genre into six types: Marine, Mountainous, Pastoral, Historical, Architectural, and Elevated or Epic Pastoral.

His printmaking was a major part of his output, and a whole museum is devoted to it, the Turner Museum in Sarasota, Florida, founded in 1974 by Douglass Montrose-Graeme to house his collection of Turner prints.

Turner placed human beings in many of his paintings to indicate his affection for humanity on the one hand, but its susceptibility and vulgarity amid the 'sublime' nature of the world on the other hand.

'Sublime' here means awe-inspiring, savage grandeur, a natural world unmastered by man, evidence of the power of God–a theme that artists and poets were exploring in this period.

The significance of light was to Turner the emanation of God's spirit and this was why he refined the subject matter of his later paintings by leaving out solid objects and detail, concentrating on the play of light on water, the radiance of skies and fires.

Although these late paintings appear to be 'impressionistic' and therefore a forerunner of the French school, Turner was striving for expression of spirituality in the world, rather than responding primarily to optical phenomena.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Techniqes of Impressionist


Prior to the Impressionists, other painters, notably such 17th-century Dutch painters as Jan Steen, had focused on common subjects, but their approaches to composition were traditional.

They arranged their compositions in such a way that the main subject commanded the viewer's attention.

The Impressionists relaxed the boundary between subject and background so that the effect of an Impressionist painting often resembles a snapshot, a part of a larger reality captured as if by chance.

Photography was gaining popularity, and as cameras became more portable, photographs became more candid.

Photography stimulated Impressionists to capture the moment, not only in the fleeting lights of a landscape, but in the day-to-day lives of people.

The rise of the impressionist movement can be seen in part as a reaction by artists to the newly established medium of photography.

In spite of this, photography actually inspired artists to pursue other means of artistic expression, and rather than competing with photography to emulate reality, artists focused on the one thing they could inevitably do better than the photograph – by further developing into an art form its very subjectivity in the conception of the image, the very subjectivity that photography eliminated".

This allowed artists to subjectively describe what they saw with their "tacit imperatives of taste and conscience".

Photography encouraged painters to exploit aspects of the painting medium, like color, which photography then lacked; "the Impressionists were the first to knowingly offer a subjective alternative to the photograph.

Another major influence was Japanese art prints which had originally come into France as wrapping paper for imported goods.

The art of these prints contributed significantly to the "snapshot" angles and unconventional compositions which would become characteristic of the movement.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The White House at Night


The White House at Night shows a house at twilight with a prominent star surrounded by a yellow halo in the sky. Astronomers at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos calculated that the star is Venus, which was bright in the evening sky in June 1890 when Van Goth is believed to have painted the picture.

More or less acquainted with Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist techniques and theories, Van Goth went to Aries to develop these new possibilities.
But within a short time, older ideas on art and work reappeared: ideas such as series on related or contrasting subject matter, which would reflect on the purposes of art.

As his work progressed, he painted a great many Self-portraits. Already in 1884 in Niemen he had worked on a series that was to decorate the dining room of a friend in Eindhoven.

Similarly in Arles, in spring 1888 he arranged his Flowering Orchards into triptychs, began a series of information that found its end in The Rollin Family, and finally, when Gauguin had consented to work and live in Arles side-by-side with Van Gogh, he started to work on the .

Most of his later work is involved with elaborate on or revising its fundamental settings. In the spring of 1889, he painted another, smaller group of orchards.
In an April letter to Theo, he said, "I have 6 studies of spring, two of them large orchards. There is little time because these effects are so short-lived.

The art historian Albert was the first to show that Van Gogh—even in seemingly fantastical compositions like Starry Night—based his work in reality.
The paintings from the Saint-Remy period are often characterized by swirls and spirals.

The patterns of luminosity in these images have been shown to conform to Kolmogorov's statistical model of turbulence.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Claude glass paintings


A Claude glass (or Black Mirror) is a small mirror, slightly convex in shape, with its surface painted in a dark color.

Bound up like a pocket-book or in a transport case, black mirrors were used by artists, travellers and connoisseurs of landscape painting.

Black Mirrors have the effect of abstracting the subject reflected in it from its surroundings, reducing and simplifying the color and tonal range of scenes and scenery to give them a painterly quality.

They were famously used by artists in England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as a frame for drawing sketches of picturesque landscapes.
The user would turn his back on the scene to observe the framed view through the painted mirror—in a sort of pre-photographic lens—which added the aesthetic of a subtle gradation of tones.
A Thomas west in his A Guide to the Lakes (1778) explained "The person using it ought always to turn his back to the object that he views. It should be suspended by the upper part of the case…holding it a little to the right or the left and the face screened from the sun."

The Claude glass is named for, a 17th-century landscape painter, whose name in the late 18th century became identical with the picturesque visual.

The Claude glass was supposed to help artists produce works of art similar to those of Claude. Reverend, the inventor of the picturesque ideal, advocated the use of a Claude glass saying, "they give the object of nature a soft, mellow shade like the coloring of that Master".

Black Mirrors were widely used by tourists and amateur artists, who quickly became the targets of satire.

The Davis observed their facing away from the object they wished to paint, commenting: "It is very typical of their attitude to Nature that such a position should be desirable".

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

About Antonello da Messina


In 1442 Alfonso V of Argon became ruler of Naples, bringing with him a collection of Flemish paintings and setting up a Humanist Academy.

The painter Antonella DA Messina seems to have had access to the King's collection, which may have included the works of Jan van Yuck.

He seems to have been exposed to Flemish painting at a date earlier than the Florentine, to have quickly seen the potential of oils as a medium and then painted in nothing else.

He carried the technique north to Venice with him, where it was soon adopted by Giovanni Bellini’s and became the favored medium of the maritime republic where the art of fresco had never been a great success.

Antonella DA Messina painted mostly small meticulous portraits in glowing colors. But one of his most famous works also demonstrates his superior ability at handling linear perspective and light.

This is the small painting of St. Jerome in His Study, in which the composition is framed by a late Gothic arch, through which is viewed an internal, domestic on one side and minister on the other, in the centre of which the saint sits in a wooden corral surrounded by his possessions while his lion prowls in the shadows on the covered floor.

The way that the light streams in through every door and window casting both natural light and reflected light across the architecture and all the objects would have excited Piero Della Francesca.

His work influenced both Gentile Bellini’s, who did a series of paintings of Miracles of Venice for the Scuola di Santa Croce, and his more famous brother, Giovanni, one of the most significant painters of the High Renaissance in Northern

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

In Style Of Gothic

During the later 14th century, International Gothic was the style that dominated Tuscan painting.

It can be seen to an extent in the work of Puerto and Ambrogio Lorenzetti which is marked by a formalized cuteness and grace in the figures, and Late Gothic flexibility in the draperies.

The style is fully developed in the works of Simone Martini and Gentile da Fabriano which have elegance and a richness of detail, and an idealized quality not compatible with the starker realities of Giotto's paintings.

In the early 15th century, bridging the gap between International Gothic and the Renaissance are the paintings of Fra Angelica, many of which, being altarpieces in tempera, show the Gothic love of amplification, gold leaf and brilliant color.

It is in his frescoes at his convent of Santa Marco that Fra Angelica shows himself the artistic disciple of Giotto.

These devotional paintings, which adorn the cells and corridors inhabited by the friars, represent episodes from the life of Jesus, many of them being scenes of the Crucifixion.

They are starkly simple, restrained in color and intense in mood as the artist sought to make spiritual revelations a visual reality.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

About Famous Oil painting


The paintings are the expressions of artists of all ages. Famous Paintings gives a long lasting remembrance in minds of people.

The artists with their honest effort and imagination power marked the birth and growth of many famous paintings.

These paintings touch the heart of the viewer and leave an indelible impact.

The famous paintings like Mona Lisa, has attracted the millions of hearts. It is popular for its great looks and the mysterious smile of the poser.

These paintings show the insight and insight of the art, and are listed under categories, so that the works of other deserving masters are not lost.

Also, the famous paintings show the characteristics, different thoughts and the creativity of the artist.

These paintings that come from various schools of painting are really remarkable and outstanding. They show the same language of art with high unbridled creativity.

Famous Paintings like "Ajanta murals" had become one of the tourist attractions in the world. The walls of the caves depict the scenes of devotional, ornamental and instructive and immemorial. Moreover, it has brought lot of revenue for the nation.

His usage of watercolors, oils, and acrylics gives a viewer an idea to increase his/her imaginative borders.

Many techniques are used to describe the style of art.

Most of the used technique in the painting is fresco, which is done when the plaster is still wet to make the colors intermingle permanently with the plaster and becomes permanent.


Some of the Famous Paintings are Mona Lisa Painting, The Last Supper Painting, Michelangelo Paintings, Salvador Dali Paintings, Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings, Picasso Paintings, Gogh Paintings, Atlanta Painting, and Ajanta Murals.

These famous paintings are of incredible quality. Even the photographs of these paintings have a realistic look. Some of famous paintings are reproduced as art cards, framing services, and worldwide shipping.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Intelligence of Chinese Ancient Women’s…



The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures, that represents a continuous, though disrupted, tradition from Antiquity.

Across cultures, and spanning continents and millennium, the history of painting is an ongoing river of creativity, that continues into the 21st century.

Zhou Fang (c. 730-800 CE, Chinese: Wade-Giles Chou Fang) was one of two influential
painters during the mid-Tang dynasty.

He was also known as Zhou Jung Xian and Zhong Lang.

Zhou live in the Tang capital of Changan, which is now modern Xian, during the 8th century.

He came from a noble background and this was reflected in his works, which included translated as Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair with Flowers.

He was influenced by the pure and detailed style of Gu Kai-zhi and Lu tan-wei from the Six dynasty in his work.

The late Tang dynasty art critic Zhu Jing Xuan said: "Zhou Fang's Buddha, celestial beings, figures, and paintings of beautiful women are all incredible masterpieces.").

In this Paintings shows :The Intelligence of Ancient Women’s…

Monday, July 12, 2010

ABOUT OIL PAINTINGS


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  • Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particle of pigment suspended in a
  • Drying oil, commonly linseed oil.
  • The thickness of the paint may be customized by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried film.
  • Oil paints have been used in Europe since the 12th century for simple ornamentation, but were not widely adopted as an creative medium until the early 15th century.
  • Common modern applications of oil paint are in finishing and protection of wood in buildings and exposed metal structures such as ships and bridges.
  • Its hard-wearing properties and brilliant colors make it desirable for both interior and exterior use on wood and metal.
  • Due to its slow-drying properties, it has recently been used in paint-on-glass animation.
  • Thickness of coat has considerable manner on time required for drying: thin coats of oil paint dry relatively quickly.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beautiful oil painting of 16th century

  • Raphael, “Woman with a veil (La Donna Velata)”, painted 1516. Size: 82 by 61 cm (32 by 24 inches). Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy.
  • La velata, or La donna velata ("The woman with the veil"), is one of the most famous portraits by the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael.
  • Portrait of a Woman - La Velata, 1516, oil on panel transposed on canvas, 85x64 cm, Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Firenze.
  • With this masterpiece (La Velata), Raphael achieves the peak of the "portrait of woman" of all the times.
  • The artist realize a very wealthy, flowing and dynamic pictorial development and also an fluent gesture expression and a subjective composition - that gives the model an strong spirit along with a burning vitality.
  • A series of paintings and drawings are put together to rejoice the work of one of the greatest artists in the Italian Renaissance: Raphael.
  • The subject of the painting appears in another portrait, La Fornarina, and is traditionally identified as the foramina (bakers) Marguerite Luti, Raphael's Roman mistress.
  • The opportunity is hence given to exemplify, through the portraits, the stylistic evolution of the work of Raphael, in which not only the formal, but also the symbolic and expressive pictorial possibilities are constantly explored in the ideal of an aesthetic and spiritual perfection.
  • The work of Raphael realizes one of the most extraordinary parables of the Western art.
  • This unique collection of twelve paintings and eight drawings of Raphael show how the painter breathed the grace and the humanism of the rebirth into his portraits.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Highly fashioned, elegant Victorian Art


When most people think of the Victorian era, high fashion, gilded age, rich with elegance, splendor, and romance, strict manners, and rich or eclectic decorating styles come to mind - but it was so much more than that. Victorian era covers Classicism, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism.

Paintings of the Romantic school were focused on spontaneous expression of emotion over reason and often depicted dramatic events in brilliant color.

Impressionism, a school of painting that developed in the late 19th century, was characterized by transitory visual expressions that focused on the changing effects of light and color.

Post-Impressionism was developed as a response to the limitations of Impressionism.

Victorian art was shown in the full range of creative developments, from the development of photography to the application of new technologies in architecture.

Victoria from 1837 to 1901. British Empire became the most powerful, and England the most modern, and wealthy country in the World.

The faith that science and its objective methods could solve all human problems was not novel.

The idea of human progress had been gradually maturing. The world was truly progressing at break-neck speed, with new inventions, ideas, and advancements - scientific, literary, and social - developing.

Prosperity brought a large number of art consumers, with money to spend on art.

Classicism, with the accurate and apparently objective description of the ordinary, observable world, was specially viewed as the opposite of Romanticism.

Monday, June 28, 2010

TIps to Buy Oil Paints for Canvas Painting

Buying oil paint is much like buying a car, it means you get what you pay for. Usually, the more expensive the paint, the better quality it is.

Things You'll Need: Artist Palettes, Artist's Canvases, Oil Paint Set, Oil Paintbrushes, Palette Knives, Palette Trays, Clean Rags, Easels, Smocks, Turpentine, Clean Rags, Linseed Oils.
  • Choose a palette of colors you'll use. This will differ depending on what you'll be painting - a landscape, a figure/portrait and so on.
  • Include on your list a good range for a beginner: cadmium yellow medium, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, burnt umber, cadmium red medium, lamp black and white.
  • Decide which of the 2 different types of oil paint you'll get: ones made with pure pigment and binder or ones made with artificial pigment and binder. Artificial paints are suitable for beginning painters and for people who don't need to have their work last permanently.
  • Opt for pure pigment paints for college-level artwork and professional fine art. These paints will hold their colors when mixed with other colors and will not fade.
  • Buy oil paints online or at art and craft stores. Look for the pure colors behind the counter or locked behind glass.
  • Purchase turpentine to clean your brushes and to thin your paint.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Acrylic Painting Tips

Acrylic Painting is the preferred medium of painting of the 21st century. It’s not only a user-friendly medium, but is extremely durable too, and you too can try your hand at this wonderful medium. Follow these Acrylic Painting Tips to make your acrylic experience a pleasant and satisfactory one.
  • The first thing to know about acrylic paints is the fact that they dry very quick. So squeeze out only that much amount that you will need and always remember to recap the tube.
  • Never use soggy brushes as they end up making blotches.
  • Always wipe your brush dry.
  • Use the color directly from the tube or use very little water,iIf you want to get the opaque effect.
  • Dilute the paint in water, Iif you want to get the translucent effect.
  • Remember to blend your colors fast because acrylic paint tends to dry very fast.
  • Use masking tape to remove unwanted layers of paint.
  • Moisten the paper to increase your painting time.
  • It’s important to enjoy what you are doing, remember to have FUN with your colors.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Few tips on oil painting

Different artists make use of different Oil Painting Techniques; yet, they essentially have to go through certain steps. A learner should be conscious of these steps to comprehend the technique of the painting. The most essential step is to prepare the surface; the most frequently used surface is canvas.

The canvas is coated with glue and pigments, and then the artist draws the outline of the Painting, and then he applies pigments mixed with oils for color. Most artists paint in layers: painting in layers helps in perfecting the little details of the composition and also attaining the right colors. When the image is finished and dried for up to a year, an artist often seals the work with a layer of varnish.

Here are a few other technical tips, which will help you with Oil Paintings:
  • Lay out the colors on the palette systematically so that you can access them easily when you need them.
  • With each layer, increase the proportion of oil in the paint. If the upper layers dried out faster than the lower ones, they can crack.
  • Avoid using the color ivory black because it takes a more time to dry.
  • Try using pigments containing cobalt, lead and manganese, they speed up drying.
  • Avoid drying your oil paintings in the dark as it yellows, if you dry it in the dark.
  • Use alcohol to clean away a layer of oil paint or oil varnish, it is a powerful solvent.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Two funny fairy friends painting


These are two funny fairy friends execution out and having tea together. They would appear lovely in any room particularly a little girls room.

The unique artwork is a pen and ink and collection. This is an archival art print of the innovative collage. This color and feature in this print is very factual to the original. I make use of Epson inks and it is printed on Presentation Paper art paper.

Paper size 8.5 x 11
Artwork actual size: Approx 6.5" x 7"

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Effort of the monks painting

The painting beautifully show the eternal effort of the monks to keep walking in the face of all difficulty, with the solitary umbrella offering shade and relief to but one or two at any agreed time. The monks are in the optimistic shades of ochre depicting fire, sun, life, energy. On a macro step then, the painting inspires us not to offer up in the face of challenges. The colors give out hope and cheer, mocking at the grey basics of dismay, pessimism, and negativity. Clearly suggestive of that life is a wonderful journey, no doubt, along a rough road, where one has to keep walking with interval from the heat of life, with the help of the optimistic elements of human nature depicted by the umbrella.

The painting as well depicts, the posture of thought called, walking meditation in which the monks pay detailed notice to the movement of the foot, the intention of walking. Walking meditation is positive to spiritual development.

Friday, June 18, 2010

How to come close to an Art Gallery with Your Paintings

You've reached the phase in your growth as an artist that you've a body of work, have started thinking acutely about selling your paintings, and see the next step as receiving your paintings into an art gallery. So, how do you go on being represented in an art gallery? The tips and suggestion here have been gathered from a number of discussions on the Painting meeting about approaching an art gallery.

Is being represented by a gallery a good thing as far as contact and recognition go, and is it worth the limitations? I’m selling attractive well on my own already.

Putting your effort in a gallery is definitely a way to get familiar and build relationships with people; however, there are limitations and other ways to get recognized. You could demonstrate your work in a gallery for a short while and then show in a different gallery.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Perfect Ceramic pottery flowers thumb

Vladimir set approved and perfect the practice of the 18th century European trompe l’oeil, meaning “natural world in artifice” custom. Dishwares are evocative of giant cabbage leaves, sunflowers and lettuce foliage. Teapots, sugar bowls and vases are in the shape of melons, pumpkins and lemons. Moreover tableware, Vladimir set produces metal and porcelain flowers in sensible style. All flower and foliage are naturalistically painted and each terracotta pot is planned and handmade. All collections are handmade in New York and sign by Vladimir Kanevsky, an artist, stylish and craftsman who has been perfect the art of ceramic inspired by nature for approximately two decades.

Not only Vladimir Kanevsky is a great master of ceramic craft, he is also a very talented sculptor. He is inspired by human body - naked, private and susceptible. Vladimir explores human situation, feelings and the search of self.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

How to Paint in an Animated Painterly Style

The tree on the left is painted in a unify style, where the brush marks are eliminated or concealed, and gradations of tone are used to generate the illusion of form (3D). This is achieved through blending of colors while they're still wet, and by structure up colors and tone using glazes.

The tree on the correct is painted in an animated or painterly style, acceptance the marks made by the paint brush and painting knife rather than trying to hide them. While there is still a difference in tone to suggest outline on one side of the tree trunk, the tones are not graded cautiously from dark to light as the trunk curves.

Some people gaze at an animated or painterly style to be less over, or even unfinished. But it's not a style of painting where the end effect is intended to look smooth and glossy like a photograph. It's a style which celebrates and shows off the equipment made to create it: paint and a meeting. The result is amazing only a painter could produce.

Encaustic set at Wag Paintings

Encaustic painting, also called hot wax painting, absorb using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/paste is then functional to a surface-usually prepared wood, while also canvas and other materials.

There is amazing about peace, nature & privacy that go hand in hand. This painting is acrylic & graphite on work of art. I planned a dozen or so of these square 6" x 6" canvases from Dick Blick and I expect to fill them all up in the subsequently few weeks ahead and add this one for sale, next to with others, in my shop.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Old Mexico Village Folk Art Paintings

It is a sunrise location in this Colonia Colorida in Old Mexico ~ the rooster is crowing and everyone is already up early and affecting about on such a beautiful day! The attractive senoritas are dressed in their brightest and nearly all lovely dresses ~ and the good-looking hombres find these senoritas very, very beautiful, of course! One senorita is on stage outdoors with her little kitty cat, and a new is watering the spring flowers she just plant in her new Talavera pot. One of the hombres is off to fill his timber buckets with water from the river which flows during this Mexican colony. And present at the river a little fisherman hauls in his take as his dog watch in awe (from the opposite side of the river) at the size of the big fish his vendor just caught!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Self-motivated Painting by San Base

The self-motivated Paintings can be considered a generative art - an art that has been making algorithmically by a computer system. However, they are additional than that. First of all, they are outstanding art design idea brought to life using the newest in computer technology. Unlike all other generative art instance that explanation for just a few basic artistic principles and necessitate very little artist input, the Dynamic Paintings by San bottom are truly making of an artist. This is what sets it far separately from any additional works in this area. One can imagine of self-motivated Painting technology as a new medium - a new form of picture and paint.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Imaginings on Original Watercolor Painting

A white rabbit drift in a flower pot full of a blossoming plant, crossing the lake with the help of a gracious turtle. Two mice in teacups are the length of the ride.

This part was based on a vision I had. It is an innovative watercolor painting, hand painted by the performer, NOT a print or imitation. This painting has a quantity of iridescent paint in the sky and water. It is signed at the base, but is not matted and not border. The watermark does not come into view in the original. Solitary of a kind.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Painting guide - Counting Hounds

  • When it comes the time to sleep, add up the hounds as an alternative of sheep.
  • This charming country primitive painting is astonishingly easy to paint, even for beginners.
  • Romping hounds jump through a clear night sky while star twinkle above.
  • The strong colors and happy message add charm to any room.
  • And with so a lot of hounds in the painting, it's easy to modify the hounds to match your own.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

About artwork on flower paintings

Each of the poppy flowers in this painting was evenly sculpted in low relief earlier than being painting in pure egg tempera made from compressed stone. This beautiful painting of poppies will previous for centuries. The surface of this artwork will take your breath away!

These flowers in this artwork were first sculpted in low relief previous to being painted in pure egg tempera made from compressed stone & egg yolk. For my orange colors I use only usual ochers from the French quarries of Gargas and Rustrel, nested in a 12 miles long commune, in the heart of the Luberon Mountains. The soft greens come from the earth approximately Verona Italy and from Bavaria.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Celebrated Paintings an Endless Glory of Art

For everyone the characterization of painting differs. For some it is the art of look for others it’s a source of get through or entertainment. The art of painting continued through several society and cultures. Paintings have been a organization of liberalization, living, looking at, expressionism and pastime. Though the period we have seen the development in painting from cave painting, cubism to modern art. There have been some masterpieces that are look upon the finest and famous paintings. Painters overvalued their name and became endless with their creation.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mughal cultural Paintings

The Mughal paintings represent events from the variety of aspects of the erstwhile Mughal Empire. These paintings represent the scenes from the battlefields, chase sports, the wild life and animals and also the court scenes. One of the Mughal painting demonstrate a prince and his companions smoking a 'huqqa', in the attendance of attractive ladies in the beautiful surroundings of a walled fort gardens. The hunting scene in the Mughal paintings corresponded to a classic genre that depicted royal hunts and the wide-ranging portray of the royal life.

When monarch Akbar was in power, the political, monetary and cultural landscape had begun changing. The Mughal paintings confident innumerable painters who further brought more basics of exactness and realism into these paintings. These transformed paintings also depict the events from the epic of Mahabharat and the Ramayana. The animal tales, which are famous in India by the name Panchatantra, were also portraying in Mughal paintings. The collection of Mughal paintings is large and varied involving the inclusive countryside backgrounds and basics of individual portraiture.