Showing posts with label Painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Painting. Show all posts

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Metz & Co showroom - van der Leck


We just learned about the famous work of art Composition VII by Theo van Doesburg.

Another famous work of art is the Metz & Co showroom by Dutch artist Bart van der Leck in 1941.

Like Mondrian and van Doesburg, van der Leck was part of the abstract art style called De Stijl.

Metz and Co was a store that asked van Doesburg to make a nice looking room, and he made it using simple shapes and colors, that weren't supposed to look like anything except a bunch of shapes.

(from: wikipedia - bart van der leck)


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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Composition VII - van Doesburg


We just learned about the famous painting Composition II by Piet Mondrian.

Another famous work of art is Composition VII by Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg in 1917.

Like Mondrian, van Doesburg was part of the De Stijl movement that made abstract art using shapes and colors that were just from their imagination.

(from: wikipedia - theo van doesburg)


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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Composition II - Mondrian


We just learned about the work of art Revolving Torsion by Naum Gabo.

Another famous work of art is Composition II by Piet Mondrian.

We learned a while back about another of Mondrian's works called Broadway Boogie Woogie

Mondrian was famous for an abstract style of painting called De Stijl which is Dutch and means the style.

He only used the same shades of white, yellow, red, blue and black to make his paintings, and he used straight lines, squares and rectangles.


(from: wikipedia - piet mondrian)


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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dance. An Objectless Composition - Rodchenko


We just learned about the work of art Tatlin's Tower.

Another famous work of art is the painting Dance. An Objectless Composition by Russian artist Alexander Rodchenko in 1915.

This was another painting in the Constructivist movement.

Rodchenko used scales and compasses to make lines and shapes to try and get rid of the extra styling from normal paint brush strokes that he thought were not needed.

(from: wikipedia - alexander rodchenko)

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge - Lissitzky


We just learned about the famous work of art Black Square by Malevich.

Another famous work of art is the painting Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge by Russian artist Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, also known as El Lissitzky in 1919.

In Russia there was a big fight between two groups of people called the red party and the white party.
The artist El Lissitzky liked the red party, so he made this poster to show the red party beating the white party.

Lissitzky's art was known as constructivism which meant it wasn't just art to look at,
it was made to help do something like help change people's minds in a war.
He also did a lot of work coming up with ideas for new buildings.


(from: wikipedia - beat the whites with the red wedge)


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Saturday, November 14, 2015

The City Rises - Boccioni


We just learned about the famous work of art Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash by Giacomo Balla.

Another famous work of art is the painting The City Rises by Italian Painter Umberto Boccioni in 1910.

Just like Giacomo Balla, this artist was also famous for painting in the style of Futurism.

In this painting, there are things like buildings in the background, but most of the painting is people and horses that are all blended together.

The artist painted them in this way to try and make them look like there was a lot of action and movement.

(from: wikipedia - the city rises - (boccioni))


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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash - Balla


We just learned about the painting Elegant Ball, Dance in the Country by Marie Laurencin.

Another famous work of art is the painting Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash by Italian artist Giacomo Balla in 1912.

This artist was famous for helping come up with the kind of art known as Futurism.
During the time of his paintings, there were many great inventions like the car and the airplane, and people really liked new fast and exciting things.

In Futurist paintings, the artists tried to make it look like things were moving fast.

(from: wikipedia - giacomo balla)


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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Le Bal élégant, La Danse à la campagne - Laurencin


We just learned about the famous painting Personnage écrivant by Polish artist Louis Marcoussis.

Another famous work of art is the painting Le Bal élégant, La Danse à la campagne by French artist Marie Laurencin, in 1913.

The French name for the painting means Elegant Ball, Dance in the Country.

Marie Laurencin was part of the Cubism movement with artists like Picasso, but focused mostly on paintings of women, and used curves more than sharp edges.


(from: wikipedia - marie laurencin)


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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Personnage Écrivant - Marcoussis


We just learned about the famous painting Woman with a Fan by Jean Metzinger.

Another famous work of art is the painting Personnage écrivant by Polish artist Louis Marcoussis in 1931.
Marcoussis was born in Poland, but moved to Paris, France and did most of his art there because many of his fellow artists lived and worked there.
He even changed his name which was originally Ludwik Kazimierz Wladyslaw Markus to be Louis Marcoussis so that he would fit in better in France.

He worked with other cubism artists like Picasso, and made abstract art pieces like this one that showed a picture of a person at a desk writing.


(from: wikipedia - louis marcoussis)


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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Woman with a Fan - Metzinger


We just learned about the painting Portrait of Jacques Nayral by French artist Albert Gleizes.

Another famous work of art is the painting Woman with a Fan by French artist Jean Metzinger in 1912.

This is another painting in the abstract art style of cubism.
You can see in the painting that there is a woman with a fan, sitting on a bench.
The different shapes and colors are there to show the many different sides and different shapes in the world, and the wild shapes almost make it look like the painting is moving.


(from: wikipedia - femme à l'éventail)


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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Portrait of Jacques Nayral - Gleizes


We just learned about the famous painting Simultaneous Windows on the City by French artist Robert Delaunay.

Another famous work of art is the painting Portrait of Jacques Nayral by French artist Albert Gleizes in 1911.

This is another painting in the style of Cubism.

(from: wikipedia - portrait of jacques nayral)


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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Simultaneous Windows on the City - Delaunay


We just learned about the famous painting Woman in Blue by artist Fernard Léger.

Another famous work of art is the painting Simultaneous Windows on the City by French artist Robert Delaunay in 1912.

Delaunay was another artist who was part of the abstract art and cubism movement.

His paintings used strong colors and shapes to try and show a different artistic side to something real, like his painting of windows looking out on the city.


(from: wikipedia - robert delaunay)


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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Woman in Blue - Léger


We just learned about the famous work of art Fruit Dish on a Checkered Tablecloth - GrisHouses at L'Estaque by French painter Georges Braque.

Another famous work of art is the painting Woman in Blue by French painter Fernand Léger.

Léger's painting is a part of the Cubism style of Abstract Art.
In his style, he sometimes used lots of shaded shapes that looked like tubes. So some artists nicknamed his style tubism instead of cubism.

In his painting Woman in Blue, he used shapes to try and make a different picture of a woman using interesting shapes.


(from: wikipedia - fernard léger)


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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fruit Dish on a Checkered Tablecloth - Gris


We just learned about the famous work of art Houses at L'Estaque by French painter Georges Braque.

Another famous work of art is the painting Houses at Fruit Dish on a Checkered Tablecloth by Spanish painter Juan Gris in 1917.

Juan Gris's painting is a part of the Cubism style of Abstract Art, where the painter liked to use lines and triangles to try to show a different side of a picture, making it look very strange, but still very interesting.


(from: wikipedia - Juan Gris)


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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Houses at L'Estaque - Braque


We just learned about the famous work of art Farewell by August Macke.

Another famous work of art is the painting Houses at l'Estaque by French painter Georges Braque.

This was a painting of some houses in the French town of L'Estaque.
Looking at the painting, it may be hard to tell what the shapes are, because it looks like cubes, triangles and lines.
When one of the art critics saw Braque's painting, he said it looked like little cubes, and because of that this type of art was nicknamed Cubism.

Braque was very famous for helping start the Cubism movement, along with Pablo Picasso.


(from: wikipedia - houses at l'estaque)


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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Farewell - August Macke


We just learned about the famous work of art The Tower of Blue Horses by German artist Franz Marc.

Another famous work of art is Farewell by German artist August Macke in 1914.

Macke was part of a group of artists called Der Blaue Reiter who worked together to make art that used strong colors and shapes, was exciting and had meaning behind it but didn't look like a picture of real people.

His painting Farewell was made when World War I started, and it shows the sadness of people because of the war.


(from: wikipedia - august macke)


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Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Tower of Blue Horses - Franz Marc


We just learned about the famous work of art When Will You Marry? by French artist Paul Gauguin in 1892.

Another famous work of art is the The Tower of Blue Horses by German artist Franz Marc in 1913.
This picture is very large, over 6 feet tall and over 4 feet wide.

It is painted with very bright bold colors, and not the real colors of horses, but it is supposed to show how strong and beautiful they are.

The different lines and circles and other shapes are used to make it look like parts of the picture are in motion, and the colors of the picture go from darker at the bottom to lighter at the top to show how light shines down on the horses and their strong colors.

(from: wikipedia - the tower of blue horses)


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Saturday, August 22, 2015

When Will You Marry? - Gauguin

We just learned about the work of art La Blanchisseuse by Toulouse-Lautrec.

Another famous work of art is the painting When Will You Marry? by French artist Paul Gauguin in 1892.
This painting was of two women from the land of Tahiti, where Gauguin traveled to try and see what people lived like in other places.
The woman in front is dressed in bright colors and has a flower in her hair, and is looking for someone to marry.

Just like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Vincent Van Gogh, he painted in a style called Post Impressionism, using bright colors and lots of thick paint.

Gauguin and Van Gogh were actually friends and worked together for a while.
They had a fight and Gauguin left, and right after that was when Van Gogh went crazy and cut his own ear off!


(from: wikipedia - when will you marry?)


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Saturday, August 15, 2015

La Blanchisseuse - Toulouse-Lautrec


We just learned about the famous work of art Le Pont de Moret, effet d’orage by French artist Alfred Sisley.

Another famous work of art is La Blanchisseuse by French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec in 1886.

Toulouse-Latrec was part of what was called the Post-Impressionism group of artists, where they liked to use bright colors and lots of thick paint.
They liked to make paintings of real things like people and places, but sometimes try to make shapes stand out more or use crazy colors to make an effect.

(from: wikipedia - la blanchisseuse (toulouse-latrec))


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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Le Boulevard de Montmartre, Matinée de Printemps - Pissarro


We just learned about the painting Woman with a Bag by German artist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

Another famous work of art is Le Boulevard de Montmartre, Matinée de Printemps by Pissarro.

This painting is interesting because the artist painted this same street in Paris for different times of day and seasons.
He painted it in spring, in fall, in winter, at night and with or without lots of people.

He showed a vision of how a busy street can change so much all year long.

(from: wikipedia - le boulevard de montmartre, matinée de printemps)


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