Category Archives: Famous Works of Art

What Does It Mean to be an Artist?

Anyone can learn the proper techniques to follow in art, but that alone does not make one an artist.

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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.

Small Things Brought Together — The Greatness of Van Gogh

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”  – Vincent Van Gogh Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to see an exhibition of Van Gogh’s paintings while they were on loan to the St. Louis

Small Things Brought Together — The Greatness of Van Gogh

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”  – Vincent Van Gogh Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to see an exhibition of Van Gogh’s paintings while they were on loan to the St. Louis

Lend Me Your Ears!

We all learned that line from Julius Caesar, didn’t we? I happen to be very fond of Shakespeare, especially his tragedies. I enjoyed memorizing Mark Antony’s funeral oration when I was in school.   Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

Lend Me Your Ears!

We all learned that line from Julius Caesar, didn’t we? I happen to be very fond of Shakespeare, especially his tragedies. I enjoyed memorizing Mark Antony’s funeral oration when I was in school.   Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

Motion in Art – Wise Words from Degas

Edgar Degas has always been one of my favorite artists. Although he’s been gone from the world for nearly a hundred years — he died in September, 1917 — he lives forever through his art. Even more, he continues to

Motion in Art – Wise Words from Degas

Edgar Degas has always been one of my favorite artists. Although he’s been gone from the world for nearly a hundred years — he died in September, 1917 — he lives forever through his art. Even more, he continues to

Harmony in Painting – Through the Eyes of Cezanne

Harmony is a term I’ve most-often heard in reference to music, not visual art. As I’m learning more about composition — another term I’m familiar with as a musician — I’m discovering the importance of creating harmony within our art

Harmony in Painting – Through the Eyes of Cezanne

Harmony is a term I’ve most-often heard in reference to music, not visual art. As I’m learning more about composition — another term I’m familiar with as a musician — I’m discovering the importance of creating harmony within our art

The Eye of the Beholder

As I wrote yesterday, art is a very personal experience. That’s true not only for artists creating works, but also for those who view them. We each have our likes and dislikes and as I’ve often heard said, there’s no

The Eye of the Beholder

As I wrote yesterday, art is a very personal experience. That’s true not only for artists creating works, but also for those who view them. We each have our likes and dislikes and as I’ve often heard said, there’s no