For an artist, Sansepolcro, Italy might be considered heaven on earth. Why? Because it was the birthplace and hometown of Piero della Francesca, painter of the Resurrection.Details
Contemporary artists are constantly stretching the boundaries of art by using unconventional materials to craft their artwork. Way back when, “true art” consisted of things like realistic oil paintings and finely carved marble statues. These days, even things you find in your kitchen, office or trash bin can be turned into respectable art. Perhaps it…Details
Have you ever wondered why certain works of art are so famous? For instance, why does the Mona Lisa enjoy celebrity status, even though there have been scores of other well-painted portraits throughout history? Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is currently known as the most famous painting in the world, but in previous centuries, it…Details
Is theft of over $124 million worth of art from the Musee d’Art Modern (Museum of Modern Art) in Paris was part of a movie plot, chances are it wouldn’t have had any exciting action scenes. Art thieves managed to steal 5 priceless paintings while 3 security guards were on duty, completely oblivious to the art heist taking place. Despite the art thieves breaking a back window to enter the museum, the building’s alarm systems were not triggered.Details
LeRoy Neiman died June 20, 2012 in New York City just after his 91st birthday. He was most known as an Expressionist painter. Neiman’s first work for Playboy Magazine’s fifth edition which then started him authoring for 15 year a feature titled “Man at His Leisure”. He worked for Playboy Magazine monthly even until recently.Details
Unconventional Color Schemes in Art
Artists have the ability to tap into the power of colors when they create a piece of art. Color plays a strong role in the way a work of art is perceived and experienced by the viewer. Certain colors can raise spirits while others can dampen moods. Some colors can invigorate and enliven while others can put people to sleep. How can artists use the power of colors to their advantage?
Which one of these blue trees doesn’t belong? The residents of Seattle have been wondering just that. Those who visit Seattle’s Westlake Park this summer are sure to witness a unique change of scenery. Australian artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos is responsible for transforming the usually brown bark on these trees bright blue. No, she didn’t climb these trees and…Details