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Contemporary and Post Modernism: Lisa Yuskavage

Lisa Yuskavage is a contemporary painter that is still alive in the present day (2018). She was born in Philadelphia in 1962 and studied at the Yale University School of Art, where she received her MFA in 1986. Yuskavage has… Continue Reading →

Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art: Barnett Newman

  Barnett Newman (1905-1970) was a American artist associated with the Abstract Expressionism movement. Being one of the big figures in the movement, Barnett is well known for his “Colour Field” type paintings, where flat and solid colours would be… Continue Reading →

Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism: Juan Gris

Juan Gris (1887-1927) was a Spanish painter involved in the Cubism movement.¬† Being friends with Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, their works would inspire Juan Gris in the coming future. Gris would submit darkly humorous and satirical illustrations to magazines… Continue Reading →

Expressionism, Fauvism, & Early 20th Century: Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde Emil Nolde is a German-danish painter and print-maker of the Expressionism movement. One of the first artists to “jump start” the Expressionism movement. Painting with watercolour and oil paints, Nolde was most well known for his paintings of… Continue Reading →

Impression and Post-Impressionism: Camille Pissarro

A Brief Summary of Impressionism The Impression movement was mainly about using loose brushwork and painting pieces of a object in a composition to give off the suggestion or impression that the object was there. Paintings would often emphasize lighting,… Continue Reading →

Realism, Pre-Impressionism, & Pre-Raphaelites: William Blake

William Blake (1757-1827) William Blake (1757-1827) was a amazing man capable of many things. Blake was a Engraver, artist, poet, visionary, and author at the time. being born from a regular family, his father was a hosiery selling socks, gloves,… Continue Reading →

Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Rococo: Sir Joshua Reynolds

Self-Portrait (1750), Oil on canvas, (25 in x 18.74 in), Yale Center for British Art Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was born in Plymption, Devon and was not only a accomplished painter, but made many honorable contributions to the fine arts… Continue Reading →

Baroque: Franz Hals

Franz Hals: A Master of Expression Self-Portrait 1648-1650, Oil on Panel, (33 cm x 28 cm) Indianapolis Museum of Art Franz Hals (1582-1666) was a artist of the baroque period who was well known for his role in the transition… Continue Reading →

High Renaissance and Mannerism: Tintoretto

Tintoretto, a Innovative painter (1588) Oil on Canvas, (63cm x 52cm), Louvre Museum, Paris Tintoretto, born in Venice was a astounding painter that didn’t fail to challenge art itself during the time of the Late Renaissance. At a early age… Continue Reading →

Late Gothic and Early Renaissance: Giorgione

Self Portrait of Giorgione (Autoritratto) (1510) Oil on Canvas, (52cm x 43cm),¬†Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, Germany Giorgione is a famous painter that is considered one of the masters of the Early Renaissance period. Not much is known about his… Continue Reading →

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