Fauvism 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Art Movement

August 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Fauvism, Henri Matisse, Impressionism

Where Does It Come From  Fauvism is an art movement that originated in France back in the 20th century and was characterized by bright colors and prominent, bold brushstrokes as opposed to traditional and subtle forms of painting that were introduced through Impressionism. Fauvist art was symbolist and depicted bright landscapes and figure paintings, often … Read More

Renaissance 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Art Movement

July 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Inspiration, Renaissance

Where Does It Come From The Renaissance art movement was a revival of classical learnings. Marking a shift from abstract forms of art to more representational ones. Renaissance paintings, sculptures, and drawings greatly emphasize the individual experience and the human condition. The Renaissance art movement originated in Italy in the 14th century when the Italians … Read More

What is Dada?

June 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Dada, Inspiration

In the early-to-mid stages of the art student’s career, the focus of study eventually falls on an art movement nearly entirely unknown to the vast majority of laypeople. It is almost universally impossible to understand for virtually everyone. Its unexplainably is at both times the only source of its appeal and the main reason why … Read More

Why Does Everyone Forget Matisse?

May 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Fauvism, Henri Matisse

Whenever anyone thinks of early 20th-century post-Impressionist artists, everybody always thinks of Picasso. It’s always Picasso, Picasso, Picasso! It begs the question, why? How is it that the average layman who doesn’t know anything about art history is familiar with the work of Picasso, but not with many (or often any) of his contemporaries? Of … Read More

Jean Michel Basquiat: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Artist

April 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Expressionism, Graffiti art, Inspiration, Jean-Michel Basquiat

Known to be one of the world’s greatest contemporary graffiti artists, Jean Michel Basquiat was a key figure in the neo-expressionist artistic movement. Born in Brooklyn in 1960, Basquiat became a member of the Brooklyn Museum when he was just six years old. Basquiat ended up dropping out of high school to pursue art when … Read More