I couldn’t help but direct everyone to fellow public art loving blog Street Art Utopia as they have compiled a pretty decent list of the best street art of 2011. If you are just getting into the wonderful world of pasting, spraying or making the streets a more creative place, this list is a great place to start (short of Wall and Piece). One of the best things about this genre is it’s diversity – you can decided what you find gimmicky/twee or meaningful and awe-inspiring. Street art has always been the public’s voice, and the art world has yielded success to those with great ideas and a call for change.
British, 1830 - 1896 44 pictures Click image to learn more about each picture, or send as a free e-card The acknowledged leader of the Victorian classical school of painting, Frederic Leighton was born in Scarborough, the son of a doctor. His grandfather, Sir James Leighton, was court physician to Czar Alexander I of Russia; and Sir James' son was also a doctor. Frederic Lord Leighton :: Biography and Image Gallery at ArtMagick
Portfolio >> Lord Frederic Leighton Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton PRA (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton, Bt, between 1886 and 1896, was an English painter and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage became extinct. Leighton was born in Scarborough to a family in the import and export business.
Michelangelo Sculptures, David, Pieta | Michelangelo Gallery Michelangelo•Sculptures Click here for the Gallery of Michelangelo Sculptures Michelangelo is one of the most famous sculptors in the history of art. He trained as a fresco painter yet most of his early works were sculptural.
Michelangelo (my kel AN jel oh) was born in Italy in the village of Caprese. His father was a local magistrate. He attended school, and at the age of 12 he became an apprentice to a famous painter in Florence, Domenico Ghirlandaio (doh-MEN-e-koh geer-lan-DYE-yo). After a year or so he stopped painting and began working as a sculptor. Pieta by Michelangelo
Michelangelo Poems, Poems by Michelangelo | Michelangelo Gallery Michelangelo•Poems Many people don’t realize that beyond being a sculptor and painter Michelangelo was also a poet. Though
Complete Catalogue of the Painting of Johannes Vermeer
Bouguereau: Pietà William Bouguereau (born 1825 - died 1905)Pietà (1876)Oil on canvas90 1/2 x 58 1/4 inches (230 x 148 cm)Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas The weeping Mary is cloaked in a robe of black. She, together with the dead body of Jesus are surrounded by eight weeping angels surround them in an arc, like a rainbow. At the bottom lies the crown of thorns. There is also a white cloth covered in the blood of Christ. There is also a pitcher of water.
William Bouguereau (1825-1905)Premier Deuil [The First Mourning]Oil on canvas, 188879 7/8 x 99 1/8 inches (203 x 252 cm)Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires The dead body of Abel lies across Adam's lap. Eve is kneeling by his side crying uncontrollably. The grief is greater: Abel was murdered; the murderer was Cain, their other son, who has fled. Bouguereau had five sons, four of whom died before him. First Mourning was painted directly after the death of his second son. Bouguereau: The First Mourning
William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)
Renaissance Art: 1400-1550
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 - August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter. Bouguereau was a staunch traditionalist whose realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of Classical subjects with a heavy emphasis on the female human body. Although he created an idealized world, his almost photo-realistic style was popular with rich art patrons.
Altes Museum (photo: Berlin.de / Tobias Kneschke) more photos Historical pictures The Altes Museum (Old Museum) is infact Berlin’s oldest museum (1830) located in the UNESCO-listed Heritage site known as Berlin’s Museum Island opposite at the Lustgarten (Pleasure Garden). It was built by Karl Friedrich Schinkel – Prussia’s most influential architect - and houses the Classical Antiquities collection, displaying a selection of its with a selection of its Greek and Roman holdings.
The Baroque Era Europe, 17th Century Baroque Art developed in Europe around 1600, as an reaction against the intricate and formulaic Mannerism that dominated the Late Renaissance. Baroque art is less complex, more realistic and more emotionally affecting than Mannerist art. This movement was encouraged by the Catholic Church, the most important patron of the arts at that time, being seen as a return to tradition and spirituality.
James Tissot, Too Early
Allan R. Banks, Hannah
The Incredible Art Of Julian Beever! Many of his creations are optical illusions, such as this one, where Julian appears to be perched on a ledge, waiting for Batman and Robin to climb the building and rescue him. In reality, there is just pavement in front of him, and the street below together with the expectant crowd, plus the blazing building below him, are all tricks played on the eye (a modern example of trompe l'oeil - a French term that means literally 'trick the eye'). An absolutely insane chalk drawing on the pavement. Batman an Robin are going to save a man from a burning building.
Paintings by Thomas Wilmer Dewing
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During the three decades of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' remarkable career, he redirected and invigorated the course of American sculpture away from a worn-out Neoclassical aesthetic to a lively, naturalistic style, while also ardently promoting the nationalistic concept of an American school of sculpture flourishing on American shores. An artist of exceptional talent, Saint-Gaudens was born in Dublin, Ireland, son of a French father and an Irish mother. When he was an infant, his family...
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