Every art movement has its starting point; every art has a pool of artists putting stones of foundation. American world of art saw such happening in 19th century. In 1872 artist John Gast painted a scene of ‘people moving west’, capturing their activities. That painting started era of balancing naturalism and romanticism in US art in particular and American art in general.
Hudson River Valley Painters: Thomas Moran’s depiction of the Western landscape was so effective, and demanding the storm of emotions too, that it was instrumental to the formation of
. The park was officially created in the year 1916. Thomas Moran and his colleagues Thomas Hill, Albert Bierstadt and William Keith are known as artists of a group known as ‘Rocky Mountain School of Landscape Painters'. Yellowstone National Park
(July 12, 1917 - January 16, 2009)
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Andrew Wyeth started his artistic journey earlier, say from the cradle. Under his father cooperation and guidance he started his artistic journey at very young age. In addition to his family’s artistic history, Andrew Wyeth had the inviting rural landscape lying in the surround. He started with drawing and catching the sense of romance from the Renaissance and American artist, he went on painting his watercolours.
Andrew Wyeth had booked a special corner for the poetry of Frost and Thoreau. This poetic attachment, well supported my passion for music, equipped him for creating a near relationship with nature and romance. Known as the “Painter of the people” and for being a realist artist, he had earned much popularity in
The biggest fame for Andrew Wyeth came from the Helga paintings. It’s long line of women wearing no clothes, keeping Helga Testorf, as model. For the paintings done during the period running from 1971 to 1985, it is believed that no one knew about the process of the painting going. Neither Andrew’s wife not Helga’s husband knew about Helga acting as model for the Wyeth’s paintings. Everyone knew about the paintings only when all of them were unveiled exhibited.
As the most of the great master painters always have been controversial, Wyeth was not an exception. He was a controversial artist throughout his career. In his young age, It was period of abstract paintings in
If you want to see the paintings reach with veiled abstraction, overt beauty, and having strong current of emotions; then the paintings by Wyeth would be a good material. In his paintings rich with symbolic contents, Andrew Wyeth had used the light and shadow to illuminate the subjects on the canvass.
His death is a matter of mourning for every artist and every art-lover. May god bless his soul in Heaven.
Realistic Painting : David Ligare, Penélope (1980)
David Ligare, born 1945, is a
The age-old themes of that the Greek sculptors and renaissance painters chose have still remained the darling of the viewers. David works on the ancient themes, too. In addition to the art depicted by the ancient painters, the art of the painters like Nicholas Poussin has influenced the style of painting used by David Ligare.
What an Artist Does
The artist who knows the art of landscape painting would study the geometric aspects of he scene he or she is going to paint. The organizing of these aspects plays a great role in converting a few colours on palate and a simple canvas into a masterpiece. An artist like David would do the same. Once all the components of the scene is incorporated, the intuitive element of the artist would inject a meaning into the veins of the painting. There after the whole art-piece would be rich in respect of its physical structure, its eye-catching surface and the superbly places content on the canvas.