The Controversial Genius of Egon Schiele: A Look at the Trailblazing Austrian Artist

The Controversial Genius of Egon Schiele: A Look at the Trailblazing Austrian Artist

February 1, 2023By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Egon Schiele, Inspiration No Comments

Egon Schiele was a groundbreaking Austrian artist and draftsman who left a lasting impression on the art world with his bold, expressive style and controversial subject matter. Though he died at the young age of 28, Schiele’s impact on the realm of art has been enduring, and his work continues to be admired and celebrated … Read More

Metaphysical Art 101: Mostly All You Need to Know About the Art Movement

Metaphysical Art 101: Mostly All You Need to Know About the Art Movement

December 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Metaphysical Art No Comments

Where it Came From Metaphysical Art has its origins in the early 20th-century Italian Art Movement. Dream-like scenes and unusual juxtaposition of shapes and colors defined it. The movement can be credited to Giorgio de Chirico, who worked with sharp contrasts of light and shadows to give his paintings a mysterious quality. Metaphysical art then … Read More

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

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

September 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Cubism, Inspiration, PIcasso No Comments

Cubism was an art movement started by artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in the early 20th century after the two first met in 1905. The style was characterized by breaking almost every rule in painting. It rejected traditional perspectives and models in art in favor of abstract, geometric, and simplified shapes. African tribal masks … Read More

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

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

August 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Fauvism, Henri Matisse, Impressionism No Comments

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

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

July 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Inspiration, Renaissance No Comments

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?

What is Dada?

June 1, 2022By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Dada, Inspiration No Comments

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?

Why Does Everyone Forget Matisse?

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

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