Émile Friant (16 April 1863 – 9 June 1932) was a French artist. Friant was born in the commune of Dieuze. He would later be forced to flee to Nancy by the encroachment of the Kingdom of Prussia’s soldiers. He exhibited paintings throughout his lifetime at the Paris Salon. Friant created works in charcoal, oil, […]
Julie Mehretu (born 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is an artist, best known for her densely layered abstract paintings and prints. She is best known for her large-scale paintings that take the abstract energy, topography, and sensibility of global urban landscapes as a source of inspiration.
Raden Saleh Sjarif Boestaman (1811 – 23 April 1880) was a pioneering Indonesian Romantic painter of Arab-Javanese ethnicity. He was considered to be the first “modern” artist from Indonesia (then Dutch East Indies), and his paintings corresponded with nineteenth-century romanticism which was popular in Europe at the time. He also expressed his cultural roots and […]
Knife is not only used for cooking. One thing a knife can be of much use by artists other than food artists is that knife can be used in painting. There is this Salman Khoshroo who is very skilled in using his palette knife for his dynamic paintings.
Sufism or Taṣawwuf (Arabic: التصوف), which is often defined as “Islamic mysticism”the inward dimension of Islam,or “the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam, is a mystical trend in Islam “characterized … [by particular] values, ritual practices, doctrines and institutions” which began very early on in Islamic history and which represents “the main manifestation and the most important and central crystallization […]
Vincent Van Gogh While in Paris, Van Gogh was exposed to a myriad of artistic styles, including the Japanese woodblock print, or “ukiyo-e.” These prints were only made available in the West in the mid-nineteenth century. Van Gogh collected works by Japanese ukiyo-e masters like Hiroshige and Hokusai and claimed these works were as important […]
The peony or paeony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Europe and Western North America. Scientists differ on the number of species that can be distinguished ranging from 25 to 40, although the current consensus is 33 known species. The relationships between the species […]
One of Master in Abstract painting in Asia in his era is Profesor Ahmad Sadali, born and surrounding in Islamic scholar made him have passion for spread out his capability in faith. Ahmad Sadali was born in Garut, West Java, Indonesia on July 29, 1924. He studied at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) under […]
Kandinsky was born in Moscow, the son of Lidia Ticheeva and Vasily Silvestrovich Kandinsky, a tea merchant. Kandinsky learned from a variety of sources while in Moscow. He studied many fields while in school, including law and economics. Later in life, he would recall being fascinated and stimulated by colour as a child. His fascination with […]
Lucian Michael Freud (/ˈluː.si.ən ˈfrɔɪd/; 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a German-born British painter and draftsman, specialising in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century portraitists. He was born in Berlin, the son of a Jewish architect and the grandson of Sigmund Freud. His family moved to Britain in […]