Hiho / henshu iin This series, with its comprehensive scope and visual material goes beyond the usual survey of Japanese religious sites. Temples, shrines, and their treasured objects that are important to the history of Japan are represented. Prominent historians and art historians undertook this major project to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of Kodansha, one of the leading publishers in Japan that specializes in culture. A collaborative effort, the series documents many artifacts usually hidden in treasury vaults. "Hihô" is a significant source of visual material on these religious sites, one of an unprecedented quality and thoroughness. Close attention is given to almost every aspect of the individual temples and their treasures, from well-known paintings and sculptures to small-scale ceremonial implements and written historical documents.
Art Tutorial The second bit of advice a beginning artist usually gets is “draw from life”. And it is excellent advice! After all, if you can't draw what is right in front of you, you certainly won't be able to draw what you see in your imagination either. Most Popular Artists The most popular artist searches last month: a not-to-be-taken-too-seriously measurement of which famous artists have the greatest "mindshare" in our collective culture. Moving up: Edgar Degas (#22 to #12), Titian (#28 to #18), and realist painter Janet Fish (appearing for the first time on the list at #29). Moving down: Joan Miro (#13 to #19), Wassily Kandinsky (#11 to #24) and Paul Gauguin (#21 down to #32).
Tender Times by Scott C "Pollens" We are so excited to have Scott C. here at Cotton Candy Machine for his first solo show in Brooklyn! Scott's paintings have appeared in galleries and publications around the world. He lives here in Brooklyn now, SO we are couldn't be happier to put on this show with him on his home turf. "Candy Stripes" and "Little Guy Three Spirits" Lotus Throughout his career, Zhang Daqian explored different ways of depicting lotus. Here, he has extended the expressive potential of bravura ink-play pioneered by Xu Wei (1521–1593) and Zhu Da (1626–1705) by adding representational details to abstract patterns of color wash to create an evocative, atmospheric image. He dedicated this work to Lin Yutang with a poetic inscription that reads: Thanks to the silk-washers who did not pluck them,They remain in the rain to shelter the mandarin ducks. (trans. by Shi-yee Liu) This image is executed in what Zhang referred to as his "splashed-ink" style, which he developed in the mid- 1960s.
Early Christian art and architecture Early Christian art and architecture (or Paleochristian art) is the art produced by Christians or under Christian patronage from the earliest period of Christianity to, depending on the definition used, some time between about 350 and 525. In practice identifiably Christian art only survives from the 2nd century onwards. After 550 at the latest, Christian art is classified as Byzantine, or of some other regional type. It is hard to know when distinctly Christian art began. Prior to 100, Christians may have been constrained by their position as a persecuted group from producing durable works of art. Since Christianity was largely a religion of the lower classes in this period, the lack of surviving art may reflect a lack of funds for patronage, and simply small numbers of followers. Early Christians used the same artistic media as the surrounding pagan culture.
Beautiful Digital Illustration Art by I Chen Lin – I.D. 43 I Chen Lin is a multi tasking illustrator who has shown his potentialities for many times. His works speaks for him. In painting style he blend cartoon and realistic style and let the work bring an eastern color, present mysterious and colorful effect. Check out some of his beautiful work. Barbara Cooney Barbara Cooney (August 6, 1917 – March 10, 2000) was an American writer and illustrator of more than 200 children's books, published over sixty years. She won two Caldecott Medals, which are awarded to the year's best-illustrated U.S. picture book and a National Book Award. Her books have been translated into 10 languages. Jian Chong Min Amazing Landscape Painting Pages Sponsored Links Saturday