Artist Archive

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Every great artist who enjoyed the richness and fame during their time doesn’t necessarily remain famous in later times. Actually, most of the artists become anonymous in general life after certain period. Though, they stay in the history-books, museums or in the people’s mind who really dig deep to know about them. Jean Francois Millet was such a French artist who got revered even by the other prominent contemporary artists of his time. He was one of the founders of the Barbizon school in France, where he- with other founders- emphasized the art-movement of Realism. Though, he is an artist with some facts that after knowing them you would understand more about the background happenings among the artists in the art-world. Expertizing the art Millet […]

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Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was a very miserable artist, who suffered from the cruelty of life. During his times, he drew thousands of paintings, but was able to sell only one (The Red Vineyard for 400 francs) and after his suicide (allegedly thinking himself as a failure) at the age of 37 the time and value of his art has changed in dramatic and drastic way. Few of his paintings have broken the record for highest selling paintings in history from time to time. And as his most of the paintings have found their homes and have become scarce to own, the prices are skyrocketing in any circumstances. Though, it is not only about the fame and the money which is being stirred by […]

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Nicknamed as Fou Rou (Crazy Man) in locality, Vincent van Gogh was one of the six children of Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus and born in Groot Zundert, Netherlands on 30th march 1853. He was the oldest child of the family and named after his grandfather and a stillborn brother before him. In his later life he gathered mental illnesses like schizophrenia and clinical depression, due to which is suspected, he once cut off a portion of his left ear and ultimately in 1890, came to his death by a gun shot on his chest. His work encompasses different types like landscapes, portraits, still-life and some gloomy portrayals like head of a skeleton with a burning cigarette maybe referring to his mental depression […]

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In history full of great artists, Benvenuto Cellini is not as much celebrated as others even though his spectacular life, which he claims in his Autobiography to be a real thing. Even historians are not sure that if they should accept the Cellini’s claims of his one in a gazillion kind of life. But, here we have gathered some of his outstanding incidents about his life, which he quotes to be true. Miraculous Childhood – Vicious Scorpion and Mythical Salamander Benvenuto was born in Florence on 3rd November, 1500. His family was expecting a girl but instead on his arrival every appraised god and in return to thank Benvenuto’s father called him he was very much obliged to god and is welcoming his son. The […]

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Futurism began in 1909 when Filippo Tommaso Marinetti published Futurist Manifesto in the popular Italian newspaper Gazzetta dell’Emilia and then in a French newspaper Le Figero. It declared ten articles about the emphasizing the speed, machines, violence, youth of modern times. It was phenomenon emerged firstly in Italy and by the release of Manifesto; many like-minded artists joined the community later on. Umberto Boccioni was one of the very first to follow the movement. Today, he is remembered as a key-figure to flourish the movement of futurism. Convergence of the Like-minded Umberto Boccioni was born in 1882 in the land of Reggio Calabria. At early age, he was more devoted to drawings instead of paintings. After studying art at the Scuola Libera del Nudo in […]

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Simone Martini was an Italian painter born in Siena in 1284. Throughout his life, he contributed majorly in gothic style paintings.  He is thought to be the one of the earliest gothic artists. He produced many paintings and frescoes. His main style which differentiates his work from the rest is the spatial depictions of scenes and the use of bright, reflective gold texture. In his major works like The Annunciation, Saint Catherine of Alexandria Polyptych, Virgin and Child with Saints and Christ Discovered in the Temple, he has used the reflective golden texture to emphasize the painting with an attractive way. Additionally, in his time pigments like gold and ultramarine were very costly and the use of those colors were regarded as a reflection of […]

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Claude Monet (self-portrait on the right) is very popular name in the impressionist artists as his painting ‘Impression, Sunrise’ was the cue card for the term impressionism and the new style, in which there were no boundaries of the real world. In a sense he was painting things in a way in which the human see the world, not the painting about what the actual things are out there. Establishing this new style may have given him some setbacks but ultimately the new style became the reward of his life-long treasure-hunt for besting his own art. Some revolutions take time to be understood and accepted by people, but when they do they get phenomenon. The same happened with Monet’s new style of impressionism. But before […]

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We all know about the numerous styles and types any single art can bear. Similarly in painting, there is a ton of types if we also include the all the sub-types. If we look at the Renaissance Era (starting from 14th century), a type of painting which sparkles in our mind immediately is the Baroque Style. It was a new movement in, which left the old, static, boring and lifeless illustrations of people and landscapes behind. The Baroque style illustrated scenes and characters in emphasized way, in more dramatic way. It was considered as expression with absolutism. If you remember any paintings of the renaissance which describes any important mythological or historical event, you will surely find an utterance in paintings, which was not found […]

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Edvard munch was a Norwegian painter who was known for his symbolism and expressionism in his paintings. He influenced the art-word in his life time mainly Germany. The most famous work he produced is the expressionist painting The Scream. Munch was born to Laura Bjolstad and Christian Munch. Initially, Munch studied in a technical college getting good marks in physics, chemistry and math. Here he learned the scaled and perspective drawing. But, as the painting was his inner passion, he left the college for painting. His father didn’t appreciate it. He thought painting is an unholy trade. Though, going against every one’s wish he commenced to pursue his dream to become a painter by enrolling at Royal School of Art and Design of Christiana. At […]

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Donald Baechler is an American artist born in 1956 in Hartford, Connecticut. Following his passion, he attended Maryland Institute college of Art and Cooper Union. After that, for further studies he went to Frankfurt, Germany with his German friends whom he met at the Cooper Union. New York Times and Art in America have claimed his paintings as echoes of some former artists like Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Otterness and Rodin. At first glance, his style of work looks more childish and scattered in different things. More like different things gathered and put at one place. Here are two examples of his paintings: The most of his paintings consists one central image of a thing and the background would always be a clutter of different things. […]

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