The beautiful and significant landscape of the Venice’ waterfront called Riva degli Schiavoni in English is very crowded place in modern times or should I say over-crowded. People love to take a walk on the pavement near the river for a fresh air. But the history of this place is large due to the prominent building resting beside the bank of the river. The nearest building in the painting on the right built with a Venetian gothic style is called Doge’s palace. Many people may walk by it today without knowing the historical importance of the building. It was the building from where the Venetian republic was governed. It was built by Doge Angelo Partecipazio as he found the need of moving the government from […]

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Luncheon of the Boating Party has been one of the known painting by the French artist Renoir born in 19th century. The painting stands as a celebrative depiction a merry company type gathering. Despite being just a regular day, it boasts about goodness of general life. Luncheon of the Boating Party Analysis The depiction is made in the similar strokes of his another painting The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette. Small, light toned strokes for a smooth output. This unique depiction way makes the whole picture a bit blurry as the lines aren’t hard enough in compare to other conventional methods. Subject matter of the painting is apparent. Some people have gathered at a house’s balcony to have some good  time. Total of […]

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The vivid painting of mount Pilatus on canvas is drawn by Swiss painter Robert Zund. He was well-known for his love for natural beauties and always avoiding portraying modern technologies like railways, tractors and high-rise buildings, etc. His main theme of painting landscapes was emphasized by illustrating it richly detailed and in realistic manner. A View of Mount Pilatus Analysis Showing the mountain far away under the heavy stack of white clouds, at the first look the Mount Pilatus goes almost unnoticed to the viewer. White clouds and blue sky attracts all the attention for the first time view. Though, as we remember the name of the painting once again, we realize the central object being the mountain itself. Being in the lower part of […]

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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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