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Religious and Mythological Paintings of Francois Andre Vincent

DECEMBER 30, ON THIS DAY Francois Andre Vincent was a French painter and draughtsman who was one of the leading Neo-classical artists in France during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He is best known for his classical history paintings, especially those depicting episodes from the works of Virgil and Dante, as well as …

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David Alfaro Siqueiros Painted for the People of Mexico

DECEMBER 29, ON THIS DAY \”Art is a weapon that penetrates the eyes, the ears, the deepest and subtlest human feelings. The artist must paint as he would speak. I don\’t want people to speculate what I mean, I want them to understand.\” David Alfaro Siqueiros David Alfaro Siqueiros was a Mexican painter, muralist, and …

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Felix Vallotton\’s Mastery in Capturing the Mood and Atmosphere

DECEMBER 28, ON THIS DAY “The life I live is literally the opposite of the life I dreamed of. I love seclusion, silence, cultivated thinking and reasoned action – and I have to deal with machinations, foolish talk and vain affectation.\” Felix Vallotton Felix Vallotton was a Swiss-born French painter, printmaker, illustrator, and writer. He …

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Hermann Paul Captured the Effects of Light and the Atmosphere

DECEMBER 27, ON THIS DAY Hermann Paul was a French painter and lithographer best known for his caricatures, illustrations and posters. He was a member of the artistic movement known as the Nabis, a group of Post-Impressionists who favoured flat shapes and bright colours in their work. His artistic style was heavily influenced by the …

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Maurice Utrillo Started Painting as a Form of Art Therapy

DECEMBER 26, ON THIS DAY \”On a particularly boring day, I had a clever but unfortunate inspiration. I seized a piece of cardboard, some tubes of tint and petroleum base – since I lacked real oil – and, confronting a typical Montmartre street corner, I suddenly found myself a practitioner of this difficult and thankless …

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Joseph Cornell Showed Mastery in Box Assemblages

DECEMBER 24, ON THIS DAY “Shadow boxes become poetic theater or settings wherein are metamorphosed the elements of a childhood pastime. The fragile, shimmering globules become the shimmering but more enduring planets—a connotation of moon and tides—the association of waterless subtle, as when driftwood pieces make up a proscenium to set off the dazzling white …

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Distinctive Characteristics of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Artworks

DECEMBER 22, ON THIS DAY “If you wanna talk about influence, man, then you’ve got to realize that influence is not influence. It’s simply someone’s idea going through my new mind.”  Jean-Michel Basquiat Basquiat was well-known for showing his subjects\’ heads rather than their full bodies. Many modern critics also agreed that his use of …

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Beverly Pepper’s sculptures were inspired by ancient civilizations

DECEMBER 20, ON THIS DAY Beverly Pepper was an American environmental artist and sculptor known for her monumental works made of cast iron, bronze, steel, stainless steel, stone, and soil. She was one of the modern era\’s well-known and influential artists. Her sculptures are featured in some of the most significant public and private collections …

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