Google Doodles Do – Art

NEW POST ON BOOKSTAINS HERE Google Doodles began in 1998 and were unanimated and unhyperlinked until 2010, when Sir Isaac Newton was honoured with the very first animation. Over 2000 international and regional Doodles have appeared through its homepages, featuring artists, personalities, musicians etc and by 2019, over 4000 Doodles had been created for GoogleContinue reading “Google Doodles Do – Art”

Happy Birthday Chaim Soutine!

Today is the birthday of Expressionist artist Chaim Soutine (b 1893 – 1943 Belarus)  Soutine who was inspired by classical painting in the European tradition and he favoured colour, texture and shape over representation.  His work acted as a bridge between traditional approach and the evolvment of Abstract Expressionism. Soutine was born near Minsk (when it was part of the RussianContinue reading “Happy Birthday Chaim Soutine!”

My 500th post

It’s not really my 500th post – that was yesterday, but I wanted to commemorate the Titanic.  I have been playing around with WordPress’ slide show tutorial and I thought what could be more fitting than to try to make a slide show of some of the items I have featured on my blog so far.  Starting inContinue reading “My 500th post”

Painted Ladies

I came across this fantastic video of women who inspired artists to pick up their paintbrushes up and paint.  Women have always acted as muses for artists and the idea of the artist’s model is usually synonymous with women – not men though Michelangelo and perhaps Caravaggio are a couple of exceptions. A lot of the women remainContinue reading “Painted Ladies”

Neo-Classicism, Classicism, Romanticism and Rococo Part Two

Continued from yesterday (part one HERE) Rococo style depended on titillation.  It was elaborate, opulent and warm.  But now with the discoveries of Herculaneum in 1738 and Pompeii 1748, artists were becoming sober in their outlook – they wanted to educate.  Winklman said “Dip your brush in intellect“, he thought that artists should raise themselves upContinue reading “Neo-Classicism, Classicism, Romanticism and Rococo Part Two”

Neo-Classicism, Classicism, Romanticism and Rococo Part one

The art movement  known as Neo Classicism, made it’s appearance in the 1750s.  It was a reaction against Rococo: a lighter and more playful version of Baroque – associated with Louis XV of France.  It emerged in the 1750s and was established by the 1770s.  It was dedicated to static and harmonious revival in theContinue reading “Neo-Classicism, Classicism, Romanticism and Rococo Part one”

Art I LOVE (past posts)

Here are the past posts that have done so far, featuring artists  who I LOVE.  I will be adding to them all the time (because I love a LOT of artists!)  It’s just a matter of getting the time to write about them, to do them justice.  There are so many I want to include;Continue reading “Art I LOVE (past posts)”