Pablo Picasso, known as one of the most prodigious artists of all time was born on October 25th, 1881 in Malaga, Spain, son of Don José Ruiz Blasco and Doña Maria Picasso y Lopez. Interested more towards the vivid world of art rather than schoolwork, he exhibited an extraordinary talent of drawing at a very young age. Hence Picasso’s father who was a painter and an art teacher by profession introduced him to the different techniques and mediums. In 1895, Picasso moved to Barcelona in order to attend the Llotja School of Fine Arts. Instead of attending classes, Picasso was rather interested in roaming the streets of Barcelona sketching city scenes.
This may have been because he was experiencing more success with his art and getting into a better place financially in turn (Ergas 344). After that, Picasso of course continued to make art but his periods were much less obvious. His art went through an African influence; a Cubist style which he helped enormously to establish in his country; neoclassicism, surrealism, and sculpture; and his final years phases (Picasso, Pablo). In each of these periods, his art had a different feeling to it but was always very looked up to by other artists because he had made a reputation for himself. Throughout these periods, Picasso had many other accomplishments.
Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi Botticelli, more commonly known as Botticelli was a Renaissance Florentine painter and draughtsman born in 1445. His focus was on paintings and he used oil as his medium with his subjects being figures. During his time, he was one of the most praised painters in Italy. He was summoned to take part in the Sistine Chapel commissioned by Pope Julius II while being the patron of leading families in Florence like the Medici. By the time of his death, however, his reputation was already declined being outshined by the new style of high renaissance -his was early renaissance- paintings of painters like Michelangelo and Raphael in the Vatican.
Vincent was closest to his younger brother Theo. Although he enjoyed drawing from the time he was a young boy, Vincent had a number of other jobs before he started working as an artist. He did indeed work in London as a teacher and then like his father a minister. Vincent van Gogh also worked in a book store, an art gallery and as a missionary. At around the age of 27, young adult van Gogh decided to dedicate himself completely to art.
However the art critic did not mean it as a compliment but it gained popularity and in future use, took on a far more respectful connotation. The Impressionist movement transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century. Not only did he lead the French impressionist movement but he also led the way to twentieth-century modernism by developing a unique style that strove to capture, on canvas, the very act of perceiving nature. Impressionism continues to be one of the most reproduced styles of art for popular consumption and this can all be brought back to Monet and those inspired by him. Monet’s lead role in this period of time has lead to him being widely recognized for his participation and has made his work more popular because it represents a great period of
In the 18th century, another one of the greatest artist of all time, Vincent Van Gogh illustrated a very personal painting. The Starry Night is now one of the most widely known paintings in the world, but the story and meaning is not. Both artist used dark and grim themes when it came to their creations, and that is what draws the public to them. In today 's society we are able to relate to the deeper and more mentally touching symbols of these pieces of art. Andrew Wyeth’s painting, Christina’s World shows a young woman in a empty field looking up at a grim farmhouse on a rustic summer day.
I later found out that Bierstadt loved to paint paintings that had dramatic weather, saturated light, colors that verged on expressionistic, rocky mountains, Oregon trails, virgin landscapes, scenes of native Americans, and a bit more. This painting may symbolize dramatic weather because of the setting and all of the details that’s in it. Bierstadt had gathered the materials he needed to paint a painting of a place that he could identify as Puget Sound. Bierstadt’s artwork “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast” was successful. It was a great painting of a storm approaching some working people on land.
He began his career as a classical painter, painting landscapes and portraits, but he didn’t really enjoy this style of painting. He wanted to evolve and express himself in different ways from what we can see now from all his artwork. (Riding, 2003) When Picasso was 14 years old, he moved to Barcelona, Spain and he applied to the city’s most respected school of fine arts. The school only accepted seniors with lots of experience, but he passed the exam and entered the school. At 16, he moved to Madrid and attended the Royal Academy of San Fernando –
When we think of the most famous artists of our time, artists such as Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso come to mind. Something that often doesn’t occur to many people is, where exactly did these artists develop their signature style of art, and what influenced them to create it? Claude Monet created the impressionistic style when quickly trying to catch the beauty of a sunset before it disappeared, spurring a new style of art that eventually influenced Van Gogh. But what exactly influenced Pablo Picasso’s seemingly bizarre style of cubism? In my paper I’ll be exploring how Pablo Picasso and other artists were influenced to create the cubism style, and how these influences were the cause of an entire art movement.
John was not very known during his own time, but after he died he became more famous. He was made famous during the 19th century and painters were also inspired by his work. John Keats influenced poetry with his general emotional temper and tenderness, the minute delicacy of his natural observation, and his superficialness were all appreciated by not only regular people, but also
Joshua Johnson Joshua Johnson was an African-American painter who lived in the Baltimore area. Johnson, often viewed as the first African-American to make a living out of painting in the United States, is well-known for his professional paintings. He was a self-taught painter who worked during the 19th centuries. I thought that focusing on Joshua Johnson, is more interesting because often when the matter of artists in American art history comes up, the focus tends to be on White Americans than on the American artists of color. Joshua Johnson’s paintings were not popular until the year 1939, when they were discovered by art historians, who believed that thirteen portraits were painted by Joshua Johnson.
The painting that really caught my eyes while waking through Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art at St. Gregory was Reading the Letter by a twentieth century artist named, Harry Roseland. During the twentieth century genre painting became a huge deal and artist starting showing more and more. This allowed the artist to tell a story Roseland was self- taught and really enjoyed depicting old and poor African Americans. The reason Roseland loved painting these Post Civil War African Americans was because it was a topic that was going unnoticed. The first thing that I notice in this painting is that the white woman is the brightest thing in the painting.