With the abandonment of the inherent concept of color, people's understanding of color is also greatly deepened. People find a few pairs of shades of white mixed into white, and there are several colors mixed with each other will become black, so that people call these shades and pigments complement each other, the two kinds of pigments called complementary color, such as yellow With purple, red and green, orange and blue. In color painting, this complementary relationship helps people to analyze and identify colors.
People's understanding of the shadow has also greatly changed. In the past that the shadow is only brown or black, no color at all, when the light source and the color of the environment to observe the scientific concept of objects, found that the shadow of light reflection and the impact of the surrounding environment, but also showing a rich color, and shadow Often with the color of light and color of the opposite color.
These acquaintances prompted Impressionist painters to use color boldly. They seek real and clear color effects, began to use color, color or color point juxtaposition of the way to describe the object. Such as red and blue juxtaposition and get bright purple. So that the impressionist painter's picture suddenly become exceptionally bright and bright. If you put a classic oil painting with the Impressionist works, you will marvel at the achievements of the Impressionist painters in color. Because in their pictures really reflect the light and color of the infinite charm.
(by Mark Spain )
Classicalism, mainly in art, refers to the high degree of recognition of the classical age culture that contains Greek and Roman. Classicalism takes the taste of the classical era as a standard and tries to imitate its style. The formation and prosperity of classicalism in France, and then extended to other European countries, is the era of enlightenment, rational times and some modernist ideas advocated by the concept.
The 17th century began to prevail in Western Europe, especially in France, a literary trend. This trend is a specific historical period of the product, becauseit is in the theory of literature and creative practice with ancient Greek and Roman literature as a model and model known as the "classical". As a kind of literary thought, classicalism in Europe for two centuries, until the early 19th century, the rise of romanticism before the end of literature and art. It was the most popular in France in the 17th century, and the development was the most complete. The political basis of French classicalism is the monarchy of the monarchy, the philosophical basis is Cartesian rationalism theory. Classicalism in the theory of creation emphasizes imitation of the ancient, advocated the use of national norms of language, in accordance with the provisions of the creative principles of creation, the pursuit of artistic perfection.
(by Albert Bierstadt )
For August 2010 Alfred Gockel was contracted to do a solo art-tour, with action painting and art-lecture in some main cities of the USA, Orlando, Charlotte, Washington DC and Miami.
ADAC (German Car Assistance Company) in Germany asked Alfred Gockel to create a sculpture with a size of 10 meters wide by 5 meters high with inside a yellow helicopter. This will be placed along the Highway A1 and A2 where the 2 most important German highways cross. A special hill of 18 meters high for this prestigious sculpture is ready to receive the sculpture within 2010.
His unique brushstrokes on the bright colour palette makes his artwork very recognizable. He also uses tar as paint, which is specially prepared made according to a self- invented treatment.
During the vernissage he uses to paint live an oversized canvas, so visitors have the privilege to see the master acting in the gallery. These events are like short master-classes and it’s amazing to see how he inspires the audience and then starts immediately concentrated to continue his painting with accurate, gentle brushstrokes; sometimes with two hands painting at the same time.
Now Alfred Gockel is represented everywhere in the United States in many reputable galleries and his work is purchased by many art-collectors. Famous collectors of his art are a.o.: Abram Abramovich, Michael Jordan, Bono’s wife, Shaggy, Pat Robertson, Tommy Haas, Shaquil O’Neal, Christie Kerr, Ludacris, Pat Robinson, Andy Roddick a.o.
Since 6 years now Alfred Gockel creates sculptures which are made in bronze and silver-alloy. There are sculptures built in steel and aluminium of more than several meters height and also in small sizes as limited editions.
He’s very versatile in many disciplines of art, accessible as a person and full of ambition.
Alfred Gockel is extra motivated to give way to his ambition and to become as acquainted in the rest of Europe as he is in the United States and Germany.
(by Alfred Gockel)
Van Gogh returned to Etten in April 1881 for an extended stay with his parents. He continued to draw, often using his neighbours as subjects. In August 1881, his recently widowed cousin, Cornelia "Kee" Vos-Stricker, daughter of his mother's older sister Willemina and Johannes Stricker, arrived for a visit. He was thrilled and took long walks with her. Kee was seven years older than him, and had an eight-year-old son. Van Gogh surprised everyone by declaring his love to her and proposing marriage. She refused with the words "No, nay, never" ("nooit, neen, nimmer"). After Kee returned to Amsterdam, Van Gogh went to The Hague to try and sell paintings and to meet with his second cousin, Anton Mauve. Mauve was the successful artist Van Gogh the starry night. Mauve invited him to return in a few months, and suggested he spend the intervening time working in charcoal and pastels; Van Gogh went back to Etten and followed this advice.
(by Van Gogh Prints)
Fabian’s latest collection confirms his position as one of the foremost figurative artists of our time and an exceptional global entity. All artists move and progress on their artistic journeys and Fabian is no exception to this. Over the years he has explored many different paths in his search for greater self expression and artistic truth. His new collection brings together a broad range of life stories drawn from many sources close to his heart. From the geisha of Japan’s flower towns to the couples who haunt the night clubs of Buenos Aires, all these characters have a story to tell of their disparate and intriguing lives, including Fabian himself who appears as a rare self portrait in bronze.
Van Gogh suffered from psychotic episodes and delusions and though he worried about his mental stability, he often neglected his physical health, did not eat properly and drank heavily. His friendship with Gauguin ended after a confrontation with a razor, when in a rage, he severed part of his own left ear. He spent time in psychiatric hospitals, including a period at Saint-Remy. After he discharged himself and moved to the Auberge Ravoux in Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris, he came under the care of the homeopathic doctor Paul Gachet. His depression continued and on 27 July 1890, Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver. He died from his injuries two days later.
Van Gogh was unsuccessful during his lifetime, and was considered a madman and a failure. He became famous after his suicide, and exists in the public imagination as the quintessential misunderstood genius, the artist "where discourses on madness and creativity converge". His reputation began to grow in the early 20th century as elements of his painting style came to be incorporated by the Fauves and German Expressionists. He attained widespread critical, commercial and popular success over the ensuing decades, and is remembered as an important but tragic painter, whose troubled personality typifies the romantic ideal of the tortured artist.
(by Van Gogh prints )
Beginning in 1960, he traveled the world observing and painting leisure life, social activities and athletic competitions including the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby, championship boxing, PGA and The Masters golf tournament, The Ryder Cup, the World Equestrian Games, Wimbledon and other Grand Slam competitions, as well as night life, entertainment, jazz and the world of casino gambling.
In 1970 Neiman did the illustration for The 5th Dimension's album Portrait.
In 1998 he did all the illustrations for a special "Sports" issue of The Nation magazine, for which he received the magazine's standard fee of $150.
Neiman sponsored and supported several organizations from coast to coast that foster art activities for underprivileged children such as The LeRoy Neiman Center for Youth in San Francisco and the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center in Harlem. He also has established facilities at various colleges, including the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University in New York and the LeRoy Neiman Campus Center at his Alma Mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Neiman donated $5 million to the School of the Art Institute, which funded the construction of the Neiman Center at the School.
(by leroy nriman prints)
Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch: [ˈvɪnsɛnt ˈʋɪləm vɑn ˈɣɔx] ( listen);[note 1] 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life in France, where he died. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. His suicide at 37 followed years of mental illness and poverty.
(by van gogh paintings)
(Andrew's first US Show. LaMantia Gallery, Spring 2006)
ANDREW ATROSHENKO — Andrew Atroshenko was born in 1965 in the city of Pokrovsk, Russia. Accepted as a gifted child in 1977 into the Children’s Art School, Andrew graduated with honors in 1981. Two years later, Andrew entered Bryansk Art College, and in 1991 was accepted at one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, the St. Petersburg Academy of Art.
In 1994, Andrew began taking part in exhibitions such as St. Petersburg Artists in Reutlingen, Germany, the exhibition of a group “Academy” in St. Petersburg (1996), and “Teacher’s memory” (1997). After graduation from St. Petersburg Academy of Art in 1999, Andrew was invited by a New England, US based art group “Bay Arts” to take part in their exhibitions and activities, spending that entire year in the United States into the Millennium.