Caricatures – Then and Now

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Satirical cartoons of Donald Trump and Co. Caricatures are the drawing of a subject in a humorously exaggerated way, especially a satirical one, which can be found in newspapers or magazines. Caricatures have always been used to poke fun at film stars, politicians and celebrities. One of the most caricatured politicians at the moment is […]

VIP in the art scene

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When stars become painters Buying or selling art is a very lucrative market and during the last years, more and more celebrities have started to enter and to be part of this market. Each year several stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio or Sylvester Stallone attend the art fair Art Basel. But that’s not all: in […]

Painting by numbers vs. Realistic painting

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A trend that thrills young and old alike. Painting by numbers is widespread and very popular. The trend comes from America and was invented by the Palmer’s Paint Company. Originally, this technique was created for children, who “just” had to paint in each shape in which the picture was divided, marked with a number corresponding to a […]

Anatomy in art tattoo

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Skull in art tattoo: where does this timeless cult come from? Anatomy in art tattoo has a long tradition, especially the skull. A well-known skull is the classic one of the Jolly Roger, a skull with two crossed bones. This symbol was used by pirates ships in the 17th century. This is a modification of […]

Painting and drawing like Jean-León Gerôme

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A great master of his time – largely forgotten until revived recently Painting and drawing like Jean-León Gerôme. Who is that? One of the great Old Masters of the 19th century, who was forgotten for a while. The French history painter was at that time, and generations after that, very important for the realistic painting. […]

Which painting surface do you prefer when painting?

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The painting should last forever! When learning to paint is also very important to know the different surfaces, in order to achieve the best possible painting result. The surface also determines how long your work is going to last. There are many different surfaces that you can use and try out. What material do you prefer […]

Learn how to paint: why and what do you draw?

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Learn to Draw: Why do you draw and what draws you the most? Drawing is a deep need for many people, who draw for many different reasons. The motivation is as individual as the drawer himself/herself. Some people draw to create something beautiful, others to express their emotions, and others to entertain people. Whatever the […]

Still life painting: Nutella, Pumpkin and Madonna

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A fusion between traditional realistic painting and modernism! We present you this series of still life paintings, which are realized remaining loyal to the traditional realistic style, however with a dash of modernity. The headphones series by the Swedish artist Ricky Larsson. It all began when Ricky Larsson began to combine his three favorite things […]

Learn to paint and draw like Leonardo Da Vinci

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Art and science combined in a very aesthetic way! Learn how to paint and draw like one of the greatest and most famous artist and scientist of his time – Leonardo Da Vinci. Everyone knows his most famous and historical works such as the Mona Lisa, the Vitruvian Man and John the Baptist. They embody […]

Surrealism

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Fantasy merges into Reality! Surrealism unleashes our imagination and mixes it with reality. It is a world that uses realism to break away from it. This art movement received important impulses from the psychoanalysis developed by Siegmund Freud, which deals in particular with the interpretation of dreams and with the subconscious. Surrealism – what’s that? […]