In 1898, Revolutionary French Artist Toulouse-Letrec Went To The Toilet On A Beach, His Friend Took These Photographs
In 1898, Maurice Joyant took four photographs of his childhood friend Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec Montfa, better known Toulouse-Letrec (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), defecating on the beach whilst reading Le Petit newspaper. The pictures were sold a postcards. Joyant later founded the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, where the painter was born, and added these images to the exhibits. Continue reading »
Dutch Impressionist Painter George Hendrik Breitner Took His Camera Onto The Streets Of Amsterdam In The 1890s
In the 1890s Dutch impressionist painter George Hendrik Breitner (12 September 1857 – 5 June 1923) took his camera onto the streets of Amsterdam. Could the camera record changes in light and motion, capturing the essence of any subject and not only the details? And could an avant-garde Dutchman on a cloudy Dutch day translate a quintessential French movement into photographs? Continue reading »
Young entrepreneur and classically trained painter Dimitra Milan, is challenging traditional ideas of how artists reach and engage with collectors and audiences. How does an eighteen year old know anything about the art establishment and marketing art? Dimitra has been painting and selling original canvases for the past five years through the standard system of galleries and artist reps. “I am still in galleries and plan to continue working with a few fantastic gallery owners, but I am taking the initiative to market directly and take ownership of my brand.” She has a vision for a better way to get her art out to viewers and do it on her own terms, and without compromising her artistic vision. Continue reading »
Jeff Rowland is an established contemporary artist – mainly in oil and pencil – who lives in the UK on the North East coast near Newcastle. After studying art at North Tyneside College, Jeff became a self employed professional artist. He used this time to experiment with all medium. including glass engraving, printing and painting, but he always feels drawn back to oil paint. Continue reading »
Alexander Savko’s works contain a collision between the aesthetic of Western television shows and the concept of the “everyday heroism of Soviet man”, an idea used widely in ideological constructions during the Soviet era. According to this concept, every Soviet citizen accomplishes a daily feat of labor by fulfilling his quota or even just by going to work. While mass culture introduced Superman, a man with special abilities, Soviet paintings offer a counterpoint in the heroic, yet run-of-the-mill Everyman. Continue reading »
Natalie Fletcher’s work are enough to make people double-take, the spiraling patterns of some appearing to fade into the abyss. In other works, the artists designs look as though they are never ending, while some show body parts appearing to protrude from models chests. The idea behind the ongoing series came to Natalie as a means of keeping entertained during the winter months. Continue reading »
Born in the city of Khabarovsk, Vladimir Volegov began painting when he was three years old. Vladimir honed his skills during a trip, drawing portraits on the streets of Europe, and working at a Moscow publishing house. Now he creates wonderful expressive pictures of young women with kids, books, flowers, and cats. All his artwork is full of tenderness and infinite sensitivity. Continue reading »
Chinese artist Liu Yungsheng is one of the leading watercolor painters of his generation. Making use of inherited traditional techniques, Yungsheng creates hyperrealistic portraits that convey a trademark observational style. Each depiction seems more photograph than painting, as Yungsheng’s portraits seem to come alive by capturing his subjects, down to the smallest detail. Continue reading »
Walk the streets of Auckland, New Zealand, and there’s a good chance you’ll come across some of Paul Walsh’s work. A self-taught artist, Walsh has spent the last several years transforming his city’s unsightly internet service provider utility boxes into colorful portraits and landscapes, each of which adds a dash of much-needed whimsy and creativity to the otherwise drab fixtures. But rather than pull a Banksy and create his art clandestinely, Walsh’s work is done with the permission and full support of Chorus, the local telecommunications ISP who own his medium of choice. Continue reading »
Master speed-painter D. Westry shows off his creative skills during the “Anderson’s Viewers Got Talent” competition.
Aelita Andre is a four year old abstract painter of Russian heritage and the youngest professional painter in the world. Her paintings continue to sell around the world to international buyers and she has been compared to Jackson Pollock by the press and her visionary style to Salvador Dali and Wassily Kandinsky.
Australian Art critic Robert Nelson and Associate Professor of Monash University says, “Aelita’s art is an antidote to the oppressive qualities of expectation in western painting.”
Aelita paints with an ‘innocent eye’. Her paintings are a window into the primal and subconscious creative process – a field pioneered by Freud and Jung. Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso elevated spontaneous and accidental painting as a supreme creative process allowing us to peer into the workings of the mind. Continue reading »