Category Archives: Famous Works of Art

Mary Cassatt’s Good Fight

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

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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.

Emotions in Art

I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m looking at works of art. Now, as an artist, emotion also draws me to particular scenes, and when I pick up

Emotions in Art

I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m looking at works of art. Now, as an artist, emotion also draws me to particular scenes, and when I pick up

Art, Animals, and Activism

Art is so much more than pretty pictures or even interesting compositions. Art can also be inspiring — in more than the usual sense. Because art has the ability to touch us at deep, emotional levels, it can stir us to action.

Art, Animals, and Activism

Art is so much more than pretty pictures or even interesting compositions. Art can also be inspiring — in more than the usual sense. Because art has the ability to touch us at deep, emotional levels, it can stir us to action.

In a Word…

Recently I read an article about conceptual artist and sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle. She was best known for the oversized female forms she created, such as her famous Nanas. Although these voluptuous statues serve a larger purpose — exploring the

In a Word…

Recently I read an article about conceptual artist and sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle. She was best known for the oversized female forms she created, such as her famous Nanas. Although these voluptuous statues serve a larger purpose — exploring the

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