Vintage Posters as Art Form

The craze for posters started in the late 19th century, as an avant-garde mode of mass communication. Revolutionary changes in print media especially the evolution of color lithography, made bulk production of print material inexpensive and convenient for advertising. Possibility of colored posters got Master Artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha, Ramon Casas and Théophile Steinlen interested in poster designing. Continue reading

Orientalism- a unique genre of Art

‘Orientalist Paintings’ is a genre started by the western artists in late 18th century illustrating the culture and ethnicity of Middle East, North Africa, and West Asia. After Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt in 1798, significant amount of interest got stimulated in Europe regarding the Eastern culture. Many artists (mostly French) traveled extensively to study the lifestyles of the locals, the artworks created by these master’s pleased the western audiences’ growing curiosity of the oriental lifestyle. Continue reading

Artists of the Wild West

The ‘American Frontier’ which is popularly dubbed as ‘The Wild West’, has long been romanticized in literature, fine arts and other media’s. Adventurous cowboys, western landscapes, American Indian warriors and similar intriguing subjects have served as inspirations for many Hollywood movies, books and artworks. In the fine arts arena, Continue reading

Feathers in Audubon`s Cap

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”– J.  J. Audubon

James Audubon, a self taught artist, naturalist and ornithologist is best known for his exceptional bird paintings, his ambition was to illustrate every single bird species of North America in their natural habitats. His collection of artworks were published as a book Continue reading

Top 10 Biopic Movies of Artists

Frida (2002), a biopic drama film of the celebrated Mexican artist Frida Khalo, played and produced by Salma Hayek. The bold and free-spirited artists’ life has been illustrated starting from her tragic childhood accident, tumultuous relationship with her husband/artist Diego Rivera to her worldwide achievements in the art scenario. The movie was has been adapted from the book Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera. Continue reading

There are Passionate Art Collectors and then there are Fanatical Ones

There are passionate art collectors and then there are fanatical ones. We have listed few such obsessive art collectors who even served as art patrons for budding and up-coming young artists, not for personal financial gain or for investment sake but purely for their love for art. Their insightfulness and intuition has originated many success stories for accomplished and skilled artists. Continue reading

Just a Fluke of ART

Perceiving recognizable image in random shapes of clouds, stains on a wall, knots on a tree trunk or other such unusual places is a creative vision which all of us possess. This phenomenon is called Pareidolia by the psychologists, wherein the mind perceives a familiar image of something where none actually exists. However an artist would rather not term it as a phenomenon, it’s an ‘Experience’ of a ‘Happy Fluke of Art’. Continue reading

Mona Lisa- The Queen of Mysteries

Mona Lisa is undoubtedly the most popular portraits in the art world, the greatest creation of renaissance period and the finest masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci. Surrounded with bazillion mysteries this accomplished work of art has been the most widely reproduced work and the ultimate source of inspiration for visual and literary arts. Here are some of the most intriguing mysteries that have boosted the artworks popularity. Continue reading

Indian Ghats- a unique genre of paintings

Indian Ghats and rural river banks particularly Benares and Mathura have been a favorite subject for artists, starting from the ancient miniature painting where religious figures were often shown near a sacred river and the theme continues to be popular among the artists of contemporary times. It’s probably because of the exotic beauty and uniqueness of the composition that attracts the artist to capture the view. Continue reading