Saturday, August 19, 2017

Renaissance Art and the effect on Modern Art

Famous Renaissance art and the effect on modern art, well, is there an effect. Since one thing always leads to another, did we get here because of Renaissance art? What is here? We seem to have taken the paint off the canvas and left ourselves with the nail, or an installation to take down. The nature of art itself that is not permanent, any statement is about the impermanence.
If Rembrandt or da Vinci were here, what would they think of today's art. Would they be able to see their influence or would they throw their arms in the air and rail about what we lost? Ah, but art is about impermanence. Michelangelo's statue of David is not permanent, it will wear away with time. We say famous artist, and that must mean good artist?
The sand paintings of the monks, which are done with grains of sand of different colors and then swept away is a spiritual representation of all art.
Here is a good place to start the study of the Renaissance. They have a video lessons on about 50 Renaissance artists. If you like ceramics and pottery you might like the new site, ceramics buy online, who has just published some good videos about Renaissance ceramics

Monday, August 14, 2017

Abstract art and Why to Buy

Abstract art and why to buy. Abstract art is a natural place for art to have gone. It's like taking an Impressionist painting and looking at it really closer until all we see are the color and the feeling. We all think of colors having feelings. Red means many things, love, anger, fire, expression. Blue is the sky and a feeling of openness. Colors are thought of as warm or cool. The warm browns and reds and oranges, maybe, are colors of the fire in the hearth while blue and green are more outside, and cool. Abstract expressionism, of course, is typified by Jackson Pollock, Rothko de Kooning and others and represents an expression that does not rely on form but relies on color.
Abstract art is the art of not painting anything, it is the art of disdain for intent. It is a slashing at the canvas and then discovering the painting. It's meaning is in the observer after it's painted. Abstract paintings are hard to name, and a name is always needed.
Abstract art is hard to sign. Maybe it has an orientation that the artist intended, but that is not the orientation, necessarily, that the beholder sees. Consider the image above. Too many it should be rotated to the left. Some may see a face or an animal. This makes abstract art fun.
What do you see in this piece? The artist is not there to tell you. It's up to you. That makes some abstract art different from what we see as regular art.
Abstract art is decorative by its very nature. It can be an accent color and style without representation which fits modern architectural design rather well. It looks good with concrete and glass, and an office or modernist home.

We have recommendations here also
Saatchi Abstract
Abstract Fine Art
Original Paintings for Sale

Recently art villa became a gallery as well as an e-zine and is now a selling art on the Internet. We like this site and always have since it's been on the net since 1998, a well are respected name in art lessons and art history and now in art sale on the Internet. Early artists didn't really sell art but painted on commission from the church, the king and other royalty. It wasn't until civilization developed that art for sale to the consumer became available.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Art Lessons on the Net

Art lessons on the net. The Internet has become a place to take lessons of all kinds. Art lessons are no exception. Online videos have become a great place for artists to share their techniques on the Internet via YouTube and others. A popular website
  Free Online Art Lessons has become a place for art students together and watch videos on lots of art topics. Here are some of their categories.

There are other places for art lessons on the Internet. Jerry's Artarama does a good job of presenting video. Skillshare also has lessons for beginners.
An interesting addition is Lois DeWitt . Her free online art classes warrant a good review like was done in the New York Times. She deserves it.
Another excellent site for art lessons is Artist DailyFree Painting & Drawing Lessons. They use good photographs and instructions rather than video.
One thing we like about Artvilla is the range of topics.

Famous Art Schools

There has been some question lately about whether you should neven go to art school . That's a good debate. We thought we'd search f...