Displaying mental distress with insane feelings of the sorrow, the picture describes an old man crying over for unknown reasons.  He is stressed out and looks unable to bear any more stress as he is trying to hide from the tensed world by concealing his eyes behind his fists. The support by the elbow represents his weakness and inability to cope more with the undesired situations. The strongly closed fist may represent the anger inside him which has aroused after many years of anxiety and strain as those are the essential factors for anger. The flames in the fireplace at backdrop may represent the fiery agony by which the old man is suffering and has become an infinite struggle. Van Gogh firstly made draft of […]

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This time’s Art Update brings you a glorified murderer’s gloomy art, the undercover artist (or ‘Guerrilla artist’ as he is sometimes called) Banksy‘s new art-work which has been replaced with a replica and the England’s famous portrait painting award’s three finalist paintings. A murderer and his grotesque art Jack Kevorkian AKA Dr. Death has assisted more than 120 suicides or euthanize deaths during his lifetime and has said that he was proud of doing them. During his lifetime, he has been a Euthanasia activist, writer and an artist. Although, he paid his time in jail for 8 years, in some groups he is being admired in some euthanasia-favoring groups. Now, his paintings are available for sale. He was convicted for second-degree murder (and have served 8 […]

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Jackson Pollock’s known Drip painting Convergence holds many shades of colors, different with intensity contrast and depth is an Abstract Expressionist art-work. Unlike his famous works No 5, 1948, Mural or The Deep, this piece holds much more bright and contrasting color making it eye-catching. Jackson Pollock’s most paintings where large at size. This one is no exception. The canvas is the size of around 8 x 13 feet. It takes up a whole wall in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y where it currently resides.  

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This painting is a part of the series Cypresses by Van Gogh produced in 1889-1890. The represented one is the most popular as it got famed in 1993 after its sell to Walter H. Annenberg for an equivalent amount of $ 86.3 million. It is considered as the artist one of the masterpieces. Though, if one takes a closer look at the painting, he learns that the depiction is more related to his fantasy than the reality as if he just watched the real scene and then depicted it in his own style of broken brush and post-impressionist vivid colors. This portrayal from his last days has filled with vibrant and close to original colors as he accepted the post-impressionism. Van Gogh’s prominent works has […]

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There are many examples in the history of painting in which many artists together had decided to break the conventional rules taught in art schools (Academic art, for instance). These artists found the conventional rules to be limiting their urge to paint. They found it hard to keep up with the rules which were pressuring them to learn the customs and in the process remove the natural urge to paint which basically drifted them near to the very art of painting. In some cases, artists held campaigns for the freedom of depiction in the way they want. While in many other cases, the like-minded artists flew away. They flew away to a secure place, where they weren’t objected on the way they depicted or the […]

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Jackson Pollock’s Drip paintings became known to the world from 1940s and 1950s when his star was the brightest in his whole career. The American artist’s whole career was based on newly invented technique which is sometimes described as the blend of Abstract Expressionism, Surrealism and Cubism with his own Drip technique. This blend mostly created a joyous creation which would get the viewer’s attention and get them instantly interpreting the work. Pollock’s popular work, No. 5, 1948 (ranking in world’s most expensive paintings sold) is a good example of it. The Deep Analysis The current painting is mostly done with black and white, the essential colors. There are some specks of light blue and yellow, though. Just like Pollock’s other works, it’s huge with […]

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Among the many series of self-portraits, family members, peasants, still-life, cypresses and farmers there, he produced a series of sunflowers proclaiming: “You may know that the peony is Jeannin’s, the hollyhock belongs to Quost, but the sunflower is mine in a way.” The current still-life painting is from the same series being as the forth version of the sunflowers. He painted it while his stay in Arles in 1888 just two years before his death. His fascination towards sunflowers was due to his intention to decorate his house just before his beloved friend Paul Gauguin (the same friend with whom he had the infamous fight) intended to come at his house for some times. There is his signature visible on the left side of the […]

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The Milkmaid ranks among Johannes Vermeer’s best known works. It is known for its ample depiction and also for multiple interpretations viewers and critics make, which ranges from pragmatic views to theoretical meanings. The painting origins from the 17th century of Dutch Golden Age. The Subject The subject of the painting is a Milkmaid pouring fresh milk in a bowl. Though, in the 17th century Dutch people didn’t have special Milkmaids. They were called “Kitchen maids” or ‘maid of all works’. Such maids were subject to do all types of works necessary in the kitchen or house. Also, such kitchen maids were also predisposed for love and sex. It wasn’t unapproved in society. The Milkmaid Analysis Vermeer has depicted the scene and the woman with […]

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This week’s art update brings pretty huge news like a recovered Renoir painting, Important Titian exhibition which is going to held at the end of 2015 but enthusiasts can’t wait due to its importance, $25 million balloon, extremely rare Banksy work which you could own and a massive 200 million pound art auction. A $7 painting turned out to be 135 years old stolen Renoir art-work When the thief takes away an original painting from a museum or from the owner’s house, what do they think? That, in the time of fine forgery in which you won’t be able to believe which piece is real and which is not, people would believe him that his art-work is the original piece? He would need authentic documents […]

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Being in our post of Legend of Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch artist’s this priciest portrait with a huge price tag of $ 71.5 million around 15 years before in 1998 was the third costliest painting of all the time and fourth if we consider the price-inflation. And it is still an impressive rank for a portrait. Alongside with its enormous price-tag there are other facts which make this painting unique from the rest of the self-portraits which are totaled more than 35 in numbers. This self-portrait executed in 1889, was the last self-portrait by the artist. After that he majorly focused upon the cypresses and wheat fields. Moreover, this is the only painting depicting the artist without beard. As van Gogh’s many last works […]

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