Category Archives: Famous Works of Art

The Art of Medicine

Weird as it is, I love anatomy. I haven’t done any figure drawing recently since I’ve been focused so much on landscape drawing and painting, but now as I move forward I will definitely be picking up my “human forms

The Art of Medicine

Weird as it is, I love anatomy. I haven’t done any figure drawing recently since I’ve been focused so much on landscape drawing and painting, but now as I move forward I will definitely be picking up my “human forms

The Age of Innocence

When I was growing up, a beautiful framed reproduction of The Age of Innocence hung above my bed. Even as a young child, I was awed by this painting. I would gaze at it in wonder, wholly captivated by the artist’s skill.

The Age of Innocence

When I was growing up, a beautiful framed reproduction of The Age of Innocence hung above my bed. Even as a young child, I was awed by this painting. I would gaze at it in wonder, wholly captivated by the artist’s skill.

Johannes Vermeer: So Much Mystery

One of the artists whose work I’ve studied recently is Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. Little is known of his life, and he produced fewer than fifty paintings, yet he is now considered one of the masters in the world of

Johannes Vermeer: So Much Mystery

One of the artists whose work I’ve studied recently is Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. Little is known of his life, and he produced fewer than fifty paintings, yet he is now considered one of the masters in the world of

Don’t Laugh

We all know the importance of practicing…but, what shall we practice? That’s always a question, and it’s often answered with a recommendation to copy the masters. There are many benefits to be gained from this sort of practice, but…that’s not

Don’t Laugh

We all know the importance of practicing…but, what shall we practice? That’s always a question, and it’s often answered with a recommendation to copy the masters. There are many benefits to be gained from this sort of practice, but…that’s not

If It Isn’t Fine…

Two years ago I posed a question about art — what makes a work a piece of art? With over 100 “likes” and more than 100 comments, that post — Yes, But Is It Art? — has become the most

If It Isn’t Fine…

Two years ago I posed a question about art — what makes a work a piece of art? With over 100 “likes” and more than 100 comments, that post — Yes, But Is It Art? — has become the most

Landscape and the Sublime: The Art of Caspar David Friedrich

Friedrich wanted to capture elements of the sublime, that moment of “connection” that often happens when we contemplate the natural world, that inexpressible feeling of our own spiritual being, our awareness that we are but a part of something greater than our insignificant selves.

Landscape and the Sublime: The Art of Caspar David Friedrich

Friedrich wanted to capture elements of the sublime, that moment of “connection” that often happens when we contemplate the natural world, that inexpressible feeling of our own spiritual being, our awareness that we are but a part of something greater than our insignificant selves.