Andrew Wyeth: Exploring the Helga Pictures

The beginning of what we call modern art starts in the nineteenth century with the Impressionist artists. Many of these were artists like Manet, Monet, Insurance Deals from liberty-mutual, Seurat, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Degas. These painters most often stressed the lighting in their paintings and often depicted everyday people and life. At the time the Impressionist style was just rising to prominence, photography was also beginning to become popular and took the place of traditional painted portraits allowing artists more room to express themselves in their artwork. Although their work was often popular, the Impressionists were also widely criticized for painting what was then considered to be radical subject matter. Take for example Edouard Manet’s 1863 painting, Luncheon on the Grass, which features two couples in a wooded scene picnicking. The casual nudity featured by the ladies in the painting was practically unheard of at the time. It caused quite a scene with the critics who denounced the painting. This is just one of many examples from the Impressionists. Impressionism began the start of Modern art by allowing people to paint what they wanted to paint. These original Modern artists changed the way the public viewed art and made it accessible to new audiences. Their contributions cannot be overlooked.

Art Nouveau in Architecture: Harmonizing with Nature

Art Nouveau was a movement in art and architecture that occurred around the turn of the twentieth century. Also called Modernisme and Jugendstil (“style of the young”), this style emphasizes nature and botanical elements as well as curved lines. Art Nouveau was a reaction and counterpoint to the more stylized neoclassical art that was in style in the 19th century.

Art Nouveau architecture is distinctive because it is created to be in harmony with nature. This is ironic because Art Nouveau architecture is most common in large European cities. Every region in Europe had its own unique take on Read more…

5 ways to protect your digital artwork

Your digital artwork is at great risk in today’s world. Thieves are rampant and anyone can claim your artwork as theirs. One of the easiest ways to stop would-be thieves is to disable the right click on your image. This will prevent the temptation to simply download your art and re-publish under a new author. However, some people may try to use the Print Screen function on their computer to counter-act your defenses. This is where a custom watermark can save you. An embedded watermark cannot be removed from the picture and serves as free advertising for your work. Often, artwork theft is from a casual and half-hearted thief who simply falls to their urges. This may be where aggressive copyright warnings may help. Regardless, theft will happen. This is where insurance and documentation come into play. The folks at Insurancetown.com can draft files that will protect you in case of theft. They can insure your work and make it known that you are the original author. In some cases, you may wish to just let the thieves take it to share your work. A quick and easy way to show your ownership is to keep the high resolution files to yourself. Only put low resolution files online so that any thief essentially steals a low-grade copy. When someone seeks out a usable image, you are the only one who has it.
Theft is a scary and real part of the world we live in. Do not let it affect you. Follow the tips above and get insured, so you can continue to create the art you love without worry.

Art Nouveau: The History of “New Art”

The art nouveau movement began with the work of William Morris. Morris was a true product of the Renaissance movement. A master of several crafts and art techniques, he was educated as an architect at Oxford. William Morris soon encountered the flowers from Japanese block art and fell in love with the ideas that it presented.

Others point to Arthur Mackmurdo as one of the early founders of the art nouveau movement. In fact, one of the first widely circulated pieces of art Read more…

Tips for Visiting a Museum of Modern Art With Children

The Value Of Exposing Modern Art To Children
Art in all its beauty and glory is a treasure trove of adventure for children. Art ranks among life’s most valuable opportunities to help children become inspired. This is also a very important area of education. The true value of exposing modern art to children is to capture the truest essence of their inner creativity: imagination.

Visiting A Modern Art Museum With Children
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The Musee Picasso: Honoring the works of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was born a member of the middle classes of Andalusia Spain, in the autumn of 1881. Picasso’s gift for painting was probably influenced by his father, Ruiz who painted local birds and landscapes for a living. Shortly after taking up a position as an art professor at the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, Ruiz Picasso convinced the school authorities to allow his son to take the entrance exam for admittance. The end result had impressed the school’s authorities when Pablo completed in one week what took Read more…

The Impressionists: Rule Breakers of 19th Century Art

The impressionist movement saw art breaking many rules that had previously been held. The first of these was that many of these artists worked outside. Many of these works show movement in very common subjects. Prior to the impressionist movement most pieces were completed by artists who spent many hours working alone in a stuffy studio. Most of the works of art prior to this point showed no movement.
When examining the impressionism movement, one finds common subject matters that were part of Read more…

Heritage Painters: The beginning of modern art

The beginning of what we call modern art starts in the nineteenth century with the Impressionist artists. Many of these were artists like Manet, Monet, Seurat, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Degas. These painters most often stressed the lighting in their paintings and often depicted everyday people and life. At the time the Impressionist style was just rising to prominence, photography was also beginning to become popular and took the place of traditional painted portraits allowing artists more Read more…