Archive for April, 2009

Flowers in Painting

Posted in Floral Art with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2009 by

The way an artist express his imaginations is through his paintings. In his paintings, you will see his perception of the world around him. The usual subject of artists’ creations is landscapes, sceneries, and some other elements of nature. A lot of painters are fascinated with the beauty and artistic appeal of numerous types of flowers. What painters find challenging is that the painting of flowers which bloom only for a short period of time. In order to perfectly catch the real meaning of these flowers on their canvas, what artists do is to paint them using several shades so that the flower would be given a natural effect.

It has been long since flower painting has been in existence. During that period, various modern together with traditional artists came up with their own portrayal of the different kinds of flora in their paintings. Among their ways of portrayal is through abstract painting.


It is a fact that we cannot always understand what an artist wants to show in his painting although there is a given subject. We can only draw our personal conclusions as to what we may think it represents. In fact, when artists paint, they can only decide on a title of their own after they are through with it as they were carried away while painting. If this is true in terms of paintings of real person, how much more if we talk about animal abstract painting.

Abstractionism can be said to be showing great vision. It is confusing for people since sometimes; the manner of expressing very plain forms appears to others as very wishy washy. As a consequence, the painting is completely misunderstood. It is, however, fair to mention that we are not always expected to understand the creations of artists. But, it would also be fair to say that you should have a great degree of sensitivity to understand this style of art. Although it contains only the real meaning of the original subject, it will, however, emit emotions. Unknowingly, you might find yourself interested in this type of work. It has the capacity to catch you attention and there is just something about it that would stir up an emotional response from you.

Floral abstract art paintings are showcased in various museums and abstract art gallery. If you are looking for an interesting home decor, gallery paintings might be the best choice for you.

Evoke your Emotions

Posted in Landscape Painting with tags , , , , on April 16, 2009 by

There are various kinds of professional painters. Others prefer to paint pictures of real people, others would like to paint real objects while others would prefer create paintings following an unlikely format.

Have you ever wondered what an abstract art is all about?

Abstract art is simply defined as the art form that paints nature for expressive effect. During the times when there arises a physical change in our natural surroundings, it is expected that an abstract landscape painting would thereafter exist.

According to W. Kandinsky, who is one of the most famous 20th-century artists and who is credited with painting the first modern abstract works, out of all the arts that exist today, abstract art painting is among the most complicated arts. What artists usually do is to make use of warm, cool palettes in order to stir up their emotions and be able to speak calmness by means of this unique art of abstract landscape painting.

If you are good in describing the nature plus you have great sense of colors and composition and you are great at drawing, you might to try out this form of art as you will surely have fun. Nonetheless, this is extremely important.

If you are an abstract landscape painter, I’m sure you are aware of the numerous rules and guidelines to follow to be able make your true magic appear right on the canvas.

The said rules include the following: (a) That there should be balance in the composition; (b) That the tone and texture should be proper; and (c) That you should take care of the harmony, tension and contrast.

If you are interested in knowing some of the renowned abstract painters who were able to establish a name and prominence in this area, some of them are Barnett Newman and Sean S. You will surely find some of their great works in some abstract art gallery.

If you are able to pull some emotions from the viewer of your creation, it can already be said that you have attained mastery in the field of abstract painting. It is worth knowing that during the 20th century, the artists then made use of certain techniques just to get their paintings done in its true creative way.

Considering the fact that these forms of painting exists at present, it can already be stated with certainty that landscape remains to have a large potential and capability to stir up emotions despite reaching industrialization. Regardless of what you want to do, you might as well consider starting your thing by making use of this unique type of painting beginning today.

The Life of Francisco de Goya

Posted in Life of a Painter with tags , , on April 16, 2009 by

Francisco Jose de Goya was born in Fuendetodos, Spain, on March 30th, 1746.  His family later relocated to Saragossa, where Goya came to be under the tutelage of local artist Jose Luzan.  A few years later, after a sojourn in Italy to study, Goya returned to Saragossa where he received his first commission, painting frescoes in the Cathedral of El Pilar.

Goya created designs for a tapestry factory in Madrid, painting scenes of everyday life in Spain. His worked were very sought after, and in 1780 he was elected to the Royal Academy of San Fernando.  Shortly thereafter, he was named painter to King Charles IV, who was perhaps the most educated of the Spanish Monarchs of the era, and ultimately appointed Goya to the post of court painter.  Goya painted portraits of the social elite, but he also continued making more tapestries.  This was the height of Goya’s artistic career, and he was at this point, considered the most successful, sought after and admired of all Spanish artists.

Alas, tragedy struck, and Goya was stricken with a mysterious illness that left him completely deaf.  Later, after the death of his friend and brother-in-law Francisco Bayeu, he took over his duties as Director of Painting in the Royal Academy from 1795 to 1797, when he resigned due to ill health.  Two years later, in 1799, he was given the title of First Spanish court painter.  Being only capable of communicating via sign language or handwriting, Goya became a silent observer of the world around him.  Surprisingly enough, his work took an unexpected twist, and he developed a more caricature-like style with which he created several satirical illustrations based on human weakness and his own whimsical imaginings.

Francisco Goya was the Father of Modern Art, his idea that the artist’s personal vision had more importance than his subject opened new ways of thinking which helped art break free from commissioned portraits and religious imagery.  Goya’s artistic career lasted over 60 years, and in that time he showed an incredible evolution from Baroque all the way through his own groundbreaking style.  Artists ranging from Manet to Pablo Picasso have cited his work as being influential in their development.  Goya painted for himself, his view of the world, and his candour gave his work resonance that would not only inspire, but also enlighten.

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