Monthly Archives: December 2010

Is it possible to buy original art online?

29 December 2010

Good art should enrich everyone’s life and should therefore be available to everyone. Today more and more people are turning to the internet to explore and research art and to facilitate original art purchases.

In the most cases, individuals possessed of lofty ideals and high ambition decide to open art galleries or to create a website to make it possible to sell art online.

Art gallery allows art buyers, curators, collectors and anyone who loves art to experience richly varied styles, mediums and ideas in one space.

Nowadays there are over 20,000 web sites that are selling art on the net. Online information is always available. To learn, explore and buy original art is now more than possible. Exploring and buying original art online is easy, affordable and of low risk. One site can links thousands of international dealers, galleries, and artists of all styles and levels.

Online art galleries offer their clients a continual source of quality works on view. Most of them are well known for their seriousness and individual attention. Art gallery offers an unrivalled art selection and a wealth of information to facilitate the purchase and collection of art, in a risk-free environment. At the same time, they also provide worldwide audience and a vast marketplace for the artists and the art-world.

The focus of the gallery is to show and promote the various style works of talented artists. Whether at an online auction house or at an online painting store, the price should be considered carefully when buying the piece. Most art galleries sell oil paintings in a price range that can accommodate most budget requirements.

Whether you are an established collector of fine art or just looking to purchase a piece for your living room, shopping online for fine art can be a fulfilling experience and a kind of relaxation. Unlike a gallery or auction house, the internet has unlimited inventory space where you can find everything from sculptures to paintings.

Jackson Pollock: American Abstract Expressionist painter recognized during his lifetime and

16 December 2010

Paul Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist. Pollock had a volatile personality, sometimes struggling with alcoholism.

Pollock’s name is also associated with the introduction of the all-over style of painting which avoids any points of emphasis or identifiable parts within the whole canvas and therefore abandons the traditional idea of composition in terms of relations among parts.

Pollock was the first “all-over” painter, pouring paint rather than using brushes and a palette, and abandoning all conventions of a central motif. He danced over canvases spread across the floor.

Pollock said: “The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.” He painted no image, just “action”

Pollock was the major force behind the transfer of avant-garde art from France to the United States and the American idiom in which it was expressed. Jackson Pollock was the first American abstract painter to be taken seriously in Europe.

Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming in 1912, the youngest of five sons. Jackson grew up in Arizona and Chico, California. Expelled from one high school in 1928, he enrolled at Los Angeles’ Manual Arts High School, from which he was also expelled. In 1930, following his brother, he moved to New York City where they both studied under Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League of New York.

In attempts to fight his alcoholism, from 1938 through 1941 Pollock underwent Jungian psychotherapy. From 1935 to 1943, Pollock worked for the WPA Federal Art Project.

In October 1945 Pollock married American painter Lee Krasner, and in November they moved to what is now known as the Pollock-Kranser House and Studio in Springs on Long Island, NY. There he perfected the technique of working with liquid paint. Also, he began creating his characteristic large scale artwork. His work was praised and dismissed at the same time. But he was gaining significant attention with a number of one- person exhibitions. While he was widely known in the New York art world, the rest of the world was introduced to him in August of 1949, when Life magazine did a piece on him.

Pollock observed Indian sand painting demonstrations in the 1940s. Other influences on his dripping technique include the Mexican muralist and Surrealism automatism. Pollock was already experimenting with Surrealist automatism, but after the War he settled in Long Island and began to develop the Action techniques.

After his move to Springs, he began painting with his canvases laid out on the studio floor, and he developed what was later called his “drip” technique. Then, Pollock turned to synthetic resin-based paints called alkyd enamels, which, at that time, was a novel medium. Pollock described this use of household paints, instead of artist’s paints, as “a natural growth out of a need.”By defying the convention of painting on an upright surface, he added a new dimension, literally, by being able to view and apply paint to his canvases from all directions. Pollock denied “the accident”; he usually had an idea of how he wanted a particular piece to appear. His technique combined the movement of his body, over which he had control, the viscous flow of paint, the force of gravity, and the absorption of paint into the canvas.
Between 1947 and 1950 Pollock’s art matured with astonishing rapidity. He also began to receive national and international recognition. In 1948 Peggy Guggenheim included his work in an exhibition of her collection presented in Venice, Florence, Milan, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Zurich.

In 1950 she organized his first European one-man exhibition, which was shown in Venice and Milan. In New York, Pollock showed twice at the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1949.

Pollock’s most famous paintings were made during the “drip period” between 1947 and 1950. In 1955, Pollock painted Scent and Search which would be his last two paintings. In 1951, Pollock underwent a change in emphasis in his work. He gave up the use of color and instead created a series of black paintings on unprimed canvases. For the next five years after, he continued to struggle with his drinking and his art continued to undergo changes and he returned to using colors.

In his last year, he did not paint at all.

After struggling with alcoholism for his entire adult life, Pollock, on August 11, 1956 died in a single-car crash while driving under the influence of alcohol. That year a memorial exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art honored him. More recently, in 1998 and 1999, his work was honored with large-scale retrospective exhibitions at MoMA and at The Tate in London. When he died in a car crash at 44, he was one of the few American painters to be recognized during his lifetime and afterward as the peer of 20th-century European masters of modern art.

Pollock’s work has always polarized critics and has been the focus of many important critical debates. Balanced in his life on the edge of destruction and in his art on that of innovation, Pollock mirrored a chaotic world, one in which humans seemed to have lost control.

Become who you want to be

10 December 2010

Whether you are looking to develop an interesting new hobby, to express yourself, or to begin a new career, you can learn how to paint or maybe even how to create real art. Anyone can be an artist if he or she has desire, excitement and determination. You can become an artist or improve your art. Just start to study art. You’ll be amazed at the level of creativity you possess that is just waiting to be released. Just try, because sometimes there are things you don’t think you’ll enjoy, but you end up loving them.

Painting can be a challenge, and those who are better at it can make a living from this form of art. Some people think that artists love to paint, but usually for the money unless just for fun. I disagree. Dedicated artist still paint even after people rejected their works, like it was with van Gogh, for example. If people love to paint and are dedicated to art, money is not among the most important things. Nothing will stop artists to do what they like – to create art. If you’re an artist, you can actually make money from your art, feel good about it, and build up a following to support your independent career. The bad news is that every year more than 30,000 artists graduate from art school in the United States alone, but most of them fail to make a living with their art. Only few artists manage to support themselves in the career they are passionate about. The good news is that most artists fail because have not been properly trained in how to represent themselves, build a customer base, and actually sell their great artwork. But not every artist wants to make money. Some are interested in art as an introduction to another career, and others pursue art as a passion or hobby.

Someone may ask why people do study art if they are aware of the heavy competition, and artists have small chance to be recognized, and only a few of them will become famous and will earn a lot of money. But don’t fall for the idea that only a few artists are successful people. Competition exists in every field and those who study art are doing the right thing by becoming knowledgeable about their interests. And if they have confidence in themselves, if they have an enthusiasm for art, they will definitely get a well-paid job. If art is your passion, never despair! Never give up!

Artists look inside themselves, the work hard, only after that they can paint something really valuable, they can reach the top. You also should practice, paint every free minute you have and believe in yourself. Art requires practice and patience. Anything is possible and you can become an artist! Good luck

You also can be an artist!

2 December 2010

Have you ever observed that artist pays attention to the smallest details, is he like a detective? Someone once said that art is the attempt to extract the least untrue lies. That’s some food for thought. And artists see things that other people cannot and find meanings where other people think there are not. People can view different things while looking at art. With the help of art artists can communicate to the world their inner feelings and show their creativity. It is a medium through which they express emotions, viewpoints and ideas. So, if you want to find out more about art that surrounds you, hire some professional detectives – artists. They will help you to become more aware of world of art. They will convey their feelings and thoughts by different colors, shades and specific techniques. After accomplishing their job you would be able to enjoy your original oil painting. You would be able even to create your own art gallery for all your paintings to be exhibited.
You also can try to become an artist, maybe not well-known artist, but artist for yourself.
I suppose that every person is an artist of his or her own life. It is very important to try to master your destiny, to try to change your life and to live it the way you want. Just don’t be afraid to show your emotions, ideas, beliefs and share them with others. Art gives people a possibility to express themselves, understand outside world and each others, and also enjoy life.

You don’t have to get the A-ok approval from a school to be an “artist.” Simply always try to reach the top, improve yourself and never stop doing this, because there is always a lot of room for improvement. I believe that everyone is responsible for nurturing his own level of knowledge, experience, and skill.

The language of art is universal. Everybody, in spite of age, nationality, occupation understands what is said by the painter. So, art can be a perfect way to communicate with the outside world. It could be your way to express yourself and share your ideas with other people.

People struggle to find a freedom through art. Private viewings have become the norm
for explicit expressions of art. With so many different opinions on what is and what is not art, the artists of today are not afraid to show their own viewpoints and represent their personal perception of what is art. You also have a right to be among them!