Category Archives: Famous Artists

The Disturbing Art of Egon Schiele — And Others

I love learning new things, especially “meeting” artists I’m unfamiliar with, discovering their works, and uncovering bits and pieces of their lives. Perhaps you’ve heard of this fellow before. I hadn’t. Either way, let me present to you Egon Schiele.

The Disturbing Art of Egon Schiele — And Others

I love learning new things, especially “meeting” artists I’m unfamiliar with, discovering their works, and uncovering bits and pieces of their lives. Perhaps you’ve heard of this fellow before. I hadn’t. Either way, let me present to you Egon Schiele.

More Than Meets the Eye

In the earliest days of my art journey, I wrote about Telling Stories Through Art. It was a fun concept for me as a beginning artist. As we all know, pictures do tell stories, and at the time I wrote that

More Than Meets the Eye

In the earliest days of my art journey, I wrote about Telling Stories Through Art. It was a fun concept for me as a beginning artist. As we all know, pictures do tell stories, and at the time I wrote that

At the Albrecht-Kemper – Part 1

As part of my re-entry into the world of visual art, I recently spent a morning at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri — about 90 miles from where I live. (Take note. This is important.) Visiting

At the Albrecht-Kemper – Part 1

As part of my re-entry into the world of visual art, I recently spent a morning at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri — about 90 miles from where I live. (Take note. This is important.) Visiting

Frida’s Garden

It’s cold here in the Midwest. Today the temperatures are well below freezing with even colder wind chill factors. It’s not a good day for being outside. One way we have of dealing with winter, though, is to think ahead to

Frida’s Garden

It’s cold here in the Midwest. Today the temperatures are well below freezing with even colder wind chill factors. It’s not a good day for being outside. One way we have of dealing with winter, though, is to think ahead to

Mary Cassatt’s Good Fight

As a respectable woman in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mary Cassatt faced many restrictions.

Mary Cassatt’s Good Fight

As a respectable woman in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mary Cassatt faced many restrictions.

Impressionist Styles

Characteristics of an Impressionist painting include distinctive brush strokes, vivid colors, ordinary subject matter, candid poses and compositions and most importantly, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities and unusual visual angles.

Impressionist Styles

Characteristics of an Impressionist painting include distinctive brush strokes, vivid colors, ordinary subject matter, candid poses and compositions and most importantly, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities and unusual visual angles.

The Beginnings of Impressionism

Impressionism appeals to us, perhaps, because it allows us to understand art a very personal level. We’re not shown everything but are, instead, given subtle hints.

The Beginnings of Impressionism

Impressionism appeals to us, perhaps, because it allows us to understand art a very personal level. We’re not shown everything but are, instead, given subtle hints.