Roy Lichtenstein was born in 1923 in New York. In 1939 he studied under Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League of New York, and the following year under Hoyt L. Sherman at the College of the Arts at Ohio State University in Columbus. He served in the army from 1943 to 1946, after which he resumed his studies and was hired as an instructor. He obtained an MFA in 1949. In 1951 the Carlebach Gallery, New York, organised a solo exhibition of his semiabstract paintings of the Old West. Shortly thereafter, the artist moved to Cleveland, where he continued painting while working as an engineering draftsman to support his growing family. From 1957 to 1960 Lichtenstein obtained a teaching position at the State University of New York, Oswego. By then he had begun to include loosely drawn cartoon characters in his increasingly abstract canvases. From 1960 to 1963 he lived in New Jersey while teaching at Douglass Residential College, a division of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Andy Warhol began his career as a commercial artist in New York City. His famous illustrations for I. Miller shoes consisted on blotted ink drawings, which he used in much of his early works. This one was later featured in a booklet, titled “Shoes, Shoes, Shoes.” Other works were published in booklets, such as “Yum, Yum, Yum” was about food; and “Ho, Ho, Ho” was about Christmas. Many artists worked as commercial artists at that time, but Warhol’s popularity lowered his status to be taken seriously as a real artist. In the 1960s, be began drawing popular culture images towards his art than trying to incorporate what he learned through commercial art. The Campbell’s Soup Can portrait is one of Andy Warhol’s most famous pieces. He drew this painting in 1962, which consists of 32 cans of Campbell’s Tomato Soup measuring 20 inches in height, and 16 inches in width.
This art app is touted as the bestselling art app on the app store and it certainly is one of the best art apps available for your iPhone. With more than 200 artists and their art works featured, it’s really not surprising that Art app has become one of the most downloaded apps from its genre. It’s both educational and entertaining as the app provides you with artist bios, more than 6000 pictures that you can view in both portrait and landscape mode, offline browsing of art images, animated slideshow, quiz game and many more features. If abstract art pleases you, this app will allow you to create those kind of drawings on your iPhone. Here’s another art gallery app for your iPhone. It features more than 7,500 art pictures submitted by users and you can pick any of the images and save them to your photo album for viewing later.
Castles Crowns and Cottages France Simply Irresistible. France – Simply Irresistible isn’t it just! I knew exactly what I would share. One of my favorite, incomplete. There are days, and then there are DAYS. I don’t include the obviously special “big ticket” days. 1 day was not with Steve and it happened with little thought or planning. I was in Paris with my daughter, my sister and my niece. Below is the story I wrote and submitted to Victoria Magazine it was rejected. We all have special days in our lives – graduation, marriage, the birth of our children. But most special are those stolen moments which happen unexpectedly that we savor forever. My sister and I were taking our daughters on their “Grand Tour” of Europe. Marcia, who is more than a frequent business traveler had indulged us through seven countries viewing museums and monuments she had visited on numerous occasions.
Metalworkers range from ship builders to bridge construction workers and from fine jewellery makers to producers of intricate parts for electronics manufacturers. So how did it all begin? Metalwork is an ancient art – go to any historical museum and you will find countless metal objects, both functional and decorative, from hundreds, even thousands of years ago. Tools have always been needed for farming and warfare – the discovery of metals was a big step in making these more effective. And precious metals became popular materials to make finery and personal adornments. The precise date when metalworking became commonplace is unknown, but it is thought that as early as 6,000 BC copper smelting was a known process in what is now the Middle East. All metals, other than gold, are found in ores (metal bearing rocks) that require heat to extract the metal. Discovering and then refining this process was a big step. Gold is found in nature in nuggets and doesn’t need to be liberated from ores.
Alex Steinweiss (1917 – 2011) played a seminal role in record cover design as the Art Director for Columbia Records, as well as other record companies – London, Decca and A&R Records. He also worked for clients including National Distillery, Schenly Distributors, as well as “Print” and “Fortune” magazines. When Alex Steinweiss was appointed as art director at Columbia Records in 1938, there was no such thing as a record sleeve. 250,000 in the equipment needed to print on record packaging. No longer would records come in plain brown wrappers. Steinweiss created the ‘album package.’ It was an instant success, and created an entirely new field of illustration and design in the form of Album Cover Art. Quote: ” I got this idea that the way they were selling these albums was ridiculous. The covers were just big brown, tan or green paper. I said “Who the hell’s going to buy this stuff? There’s no push to it. From about 1940 to 1943, Masterworks sets without unique covers (and this was the vast majority of them) came in plain grey covers with the title and artist information enclosed within a box. After that, an attractive new generic design was unveiled which, though unsigned by Steinweiss, appears to be his work ( in particular, the lower-case rendering of “columbia” is a hallmark of his style).
Art and culture are two of the most integral parts of the Indian and world civilization. Art, in its multiple forms like, literature, music, painting, sculpture, architecture and dance has been influencing people from different walks of the society since time immemorial. Regardless of what genre of creativity you are a lover of, when in India; you can see the glimpses of different forms of creations at various galleries that showcase Art events India from time to time. The best part – you can be a part of different events or simply visit the galleries to watch and admire your favorite form. Some cultural galleries hold events all throughout the year. Are you an admirer or connoisseur of the art and culture? Are you from the joyful city of Kolkata? If so, then you have a plethora of options when it comes to visiting Art events India. Yes, there are a number of centers of cultural activities in the city that showcase varieties of events all year long.
The Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh is presently holding an exhibition of artworks by Ryan Travis Christian, entitled ” Well, Here We Aren’t Again.” Christian is a Chicago-area artist who enjoys working with graphite and ink. In his work you can view abstract elements, comic characters, and cartoon iconography. The students viewed his work and loved his use of graphite and ink, as well his use of cartoons. We decided to create our own compositions using black sharpies. Students created stencils of their favorite cartoon character and found a way to incorporate the image in their design. We were also free to incorporate our favorite images from Christian’s work. This project gave us the opportunity to review the concept of Line. We discussed how a straight line tends to make our eyes run along its length. In analyzing Christian’s design, we saw how horizontal lines tend to be calmer and vertical lines tend to be more bouncy and alive. In Christian’s Xs, diagonal lines can move in and out of the picture plane more than horizontal or vertical ones. In Christian’s work we saw how lines can be real or implied, thin or thick, straight or jagged.
If you wish to keep your guests busy in some activity during your birthday party, it would be a good option to choose a theme that is interesting and everybody love such a theme in your friends and family. Finding such a theme could be difficult, but not impossible. It is not always that your parties need to be sophisticated with retro or contemporary themes. You can decide some crazy theme like a rainbow or organize an art birthday party. Art and craft birthday party is a wonderful way to keep your guests busy and make them have the fun of all kinds. There are different birthday party ideas Melbourne that you can perform. If you are specifically focusing on art theme, then you need to have some creative ideas for invitation, food, supplies and favors for your own or your child’s art birthday party. Another important thing that you need to take care is the invitation.
Are you a fan of art paintings? Would you plan to buy some pieces for your home decor? Then, you will be confused of finding what type of painting is the best for you. Broadly speaking, you have two types of modern decorative paintings canvas art paintings and metal wall artworks. You may already have identified the key differences between them, yes; they are hand-painted pieces of artworks respectively on quality 100% cotton canvases and metal (aluminum) panels. Canvas has been an inevitable factor in art painting from its birth itself. Then it is inevitable to think of canvas artworks too. Like the name suggests, canvas is the structure or space of such paintings. Named as ‘real life art’ by art lovers, canvas wall art paintings draw real life images on shattered and juxtaposed blend of colors. A most familiar form of canvas painting is the abstract oil painting.