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History has seen many eccentric artists like Salvador Dali and Man Ray. They were different from the rest and their art was also particularly different from others. Jackson Pollock was such artist. Though, he wasn’t known for his person traits as his behavior was normal. But, his popularity was due to his new type of unusual abstract paintings. Pollock was known for using unconventional tools for painting. He would mostly use anything lying around him. Trowels, sticks and knives were his main tools in many of his paintings. He called such use as “a natural growth out of a need”. The reason was simple. He didn’t need the conventional brushes or easels for his newly invented unique style of Drip Painting. He would just lay […]

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“To create is divine, to produce is human.” Man ray told these words once which clearly reflect his disposition about art. And this longing to ‘create’ instead of ‘produce’ (or imitate) pulled his mind into his own dreams and fantasies and to the new ways which became his sources of inspiration for his art-pieces. He was reluctant to imitate or go after another artists’ art. Instead, his own insight of things and subject were being reflected through his works. Born on 27th August, 1890, with name of Emmanuel Radnitzky was an American modernist. He changed his name to Man Ray (short version of his original names) due to the ethnic discrimination. His brother decided to choose the surname Ray for the family, while he himself […]

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  Giorgio Vasari, this name has become a must, when you are researching about the renaissance period’s most able artists. Whether it’s famous artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello or the lesser known names like Masaccio or Paolo Uccello, you get to know about most of the recognized artists from renaissance in his considered as “the first art-history book” titled as “The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects.” He was born in Arezzo, Tuscany in 1511. At the age of 16, he was sent to Florence for his humanist education where Michelangelo came in his contact and left a measurable impact on Vasari’s mind and later on the impact was perceivable in Vasari’s painting and architectural works. When he became pupil of […]

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“If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it.” He said this in an interview. But, you have to dunk your head into the artist’s life to know him better. He was nicknamed as “Pope of Pop”, ‘bellwether of the art market’, in modern times he is one of those artist whose art is being sold like hot cakes of a famous bakery. They are buying his art like crazy for millions of dollars. Recently, in an auction in 2009, it is reported that Eight Elvises has become his most expensive painting of all time with a tag of $ 100 million! The Unprecedented Style […]

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The very long period of medieval era last from around AD 400 to AD 1400 and many profound artists emerged from the period, having more knowledge and techniques than the predecessors. Thus, the collective knowledge of the time peaked to its saturation point in 1400. After which the new era of renaissance began taking only the important techniques from the medieval time. The three medieval artists called Limbourg brothers were born in 1385. That means, they had the privilege to learn from the over a thousand years of cultivation of the arts. So, we can say that they were one of the remarkable artists of the time. Though, having the knowledge and learning from it are totally different things. But, in Limbourg brothers’ case, they […]

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There was another artist called Benvenuto Cellini on which we have written a full article describing the unbelievable incidents of his life. He was very much interested in supernatural and necromancy affairs. Here, we have stumbled upon another renaissance period artist who was much interested in supernatural things like witches and witch-crafts. Yet, he didn’t performed any supernatural or paranormal activities like Benvenuto Cellini, but his interest in those things surely amplified in some of his works, which were not commissioned to him but were made for his own pleasure. Artistic Journey Parmigianino, meaning “the little one from Parma”, was an Italian painter born on 11th January, 1503. His parents died just in two years of his birth due the plague, after which he was […]

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The artist of romanticism, Eugène Delacroix was a French painter, born on 26th April, 1798. He is mainly known for his romanticism in his paintings, as well the excellent use of colors. He painted some great artworks, some of which made ripples in the contemporary times, while some got poorly criticized. Though, up and downs are the real flow of life and no artist has ever experience an undisturbed fame in their lives. He was no exception. But, maybe the luck was not all that furious upon him, as in his career, he didn’t have any steep downfalls. Even in the later years, he was getting good commissions from the patrons. He is considered as one of the artists who were born in between the line […]

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After the Baroque style flourished in Europe in 17th century, there came the style of Rococo following the Baroque. That’s why Rococo is sometimes called as the Late Baroque. The main difference between both styles was that Baroque style still had some influence of religious subjects in it and was a grand depiction of scenes, whereas the rococo was the freedom from those rules. Rococo artists started to draw apart from the regular stuff which was drawn at the time. They started to draw themselves, the surroundings and the general life in more ornamental and stylized manner than the baroque’s somewhat stick-to-the-fact style. This freedom attracted many artists during the time and at the top of that list we consider François Boucher from France, who has […]

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Surfing through the glorious history of great and memorable Italian, French, German and American painters, the eastern painters hardly gets their name in an article or in any speech until it’s especially attributed to them. This negligence may have occurred because of the lack of interest and most notably the lack of the historical evidences to know more about them. Truth is, eastern artists are not as much as known or sought to be known even by the art-geeks in general.  Many great names of them likely have forgotten or vanished from the history. Though, thanks to some documentations and references, there are still some names remained to be remembered form the south Asia (mainly from India). Names like Govardhan, Bichitr, Abd-al-Samad, Miskin  Kesu Das, […]

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‘Sometimes, I spit for fun on my mother’s portrait.’ “The only difference between me and a madman is I’m not mad.” These are some quotes by this much-famed artist. It is very hard to believe on the second line after seeing the photographs. I mean, who would pose in front of camera like this when you know that you are a famous personality and will be seen everywhere. And what about the first quotation? Does it make any sense? Even after he said that ‘I am not strange, I am just not normal’, it will take some courage to consider him not strange after reading the full article. Imprisonment and his thoughts upon the scene Dali was born on 11th May 1904 in Figueres, Spain in […]

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