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These are common steps most painters goes through when they are trying to depict a picture. Whether it’s describing a real scene (landscapes, portraits, etc.) or piece from their own imagination (abstract, action, drip paintings), these are essential steps of painting a picture. Although, you can’t escape these steps, not all of them are mandatory in your painting process. It depends on your choice, painting ability or the painting style. So, you are free to paint the way you feel comfortable instead of following some rules. The listed steps are just guidelines. 1. Deciding a Subject This is an obvious step but needs mentioning. Here artist decides what picture he wants to paint, a landscape, a bird or even a pen. The subject could be […]

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As the historical facts suggests, out of the 14 members of army depicted in the scene, only 4 were actually present in the real battle. Though, the named ones aren’t those. The named ones the ones who have been recognized successfully. Others are minors or the unrecognized ones. Here is our post, The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West, for the full analysis, story and history regarding to the scene.   James Wolfe: General James Wolfe was the English war-hero of the Seven Years war between England and France took place in Quebec, Canada in which England won. He was born on 2nd January, 1727 and died on the battleground of Quebec on the day of 13 September, 1759. He is called as the […]

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Vincent van Gogh could be said to be one of the first artists whose paintings sold for millions and broke many the records in the art-history. Many of his works were the most expensive paintings at the time of their sell. This list describes his most expensive paintings starting the most expensive one at the beginning. The list is according to the adjusted prices (September, 2014). Also, some readers would find the original selling prices a bit low than other artists like Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso or the recent sales like “When Will You Marry?” (current record holder for most expensive painting) or The Card Player by Paul Cezanne and will actually feel like the prices to be lower despite than the Dutch […]

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Two Paul Cezanne art works discovered Two works of Paul Cezanne, the known French artist who holds the record of the most expensive painting to date, have been recently discovered during a conservation work in Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation museum. Though, these are newly found works by Cezanne, but not on new canvas. These works are unfinished sketches, one being a graphite sektche and another being a watercolor. Both were found on the backside of another Paul Cezanne paintings. The two paintings whose backs were secretly carrying these two sketches are called, “The Chaine de l’Etoile Mountains” (which has the graphite sketch) and “Trees” (having the watercolor sketch). Full Story Paint Nite – Big help for painters seeking good locations Paint Nite is a social painting […]

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Pablo Picasso’s top ten expensive paintings has collectively costed their buyers almost a billion ($992 million to be exact). He was a great painter and sold his works for great prices. Not to mention that he was one of the luckiest artists who enjoyed wealth through their art during their lifetime, unlike most of other artists. Here is the latest list of his most expensive art works as of 2014. The list is according to the adjusted price inflation. 11. Femme assise dans un jardin by Pablo Picasso ($69.7 million) The cubist work by Pablo Picasso made in the year of 1938 is an exception piece of his style. It depicts a woman sitting on a chair in a garden. As per the Cubism instructs, […]

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This time, Art Update includes two important paintings found: one by Vincent van Gogh and another by Norman Rockwell, due to damaged air-conditioning the important renaissance art works of Borghese Gallery, Rome are under threat, Francis Bacon’s another $100 million painting about to be auctioned and Mondrian’s most expensive art work yet. Important Vincent van Gogh and Norman Rockwell’ paintings found Almost every painting by Vincent van Gogh is on high demand. He is like most liked and most sought after artist. Anywhere you go, you wouldn’t find a person who doesn’t his name – he should be interested in paintings though. His artworks being hot cakes in the art-market are selling for insanely high price. News are, a new painting has been found by […]

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This time Art Update brings the updates including another scientific attempt to reveal the origin Mona Lisa model, a blind artist’s artworks, Gallipoli Art Prize’s unbelievable winner and the 8 bit versions of the famous art-works. One more scientific take at identifying Mona Lisa Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is the most famous painting ever and the model who stood for the painting is enjoying after death status of no less than a popular celebrity. Because, every year Louvre Museum is visited by 6 million people and how many of them you think would skip it? Now, scientists are trying once more (they have never stopped actually) to identify the Mona Lisa. Silvano Vincenti, the project leader, is searching for a DNA connection between […]

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This time Art Update talks about a painting which would be adored by the bookworms in same way they would adore their books, computer graphic art by Andy Warhol, Basnky’s 7 works to be sold in an auction and the convergence of renaissance art with games and aliens in a ‘fun’ way. “The Bookworm” available for sale – not officially though This… …is a painting, a bibliophile would love to hang it in his personal library for-ever. The painting is a pure reflection of a bibliophile’s love for books. The man is depicted alone and very calm, and that’s what a bookworm needs, solicity and a ton of books. It’s like a heaven, without clouds and all magical stuff. But, bookworm can find far greater […]

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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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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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