Impressionism 101: Mostly Everything You Need To Know About The Art Form

Impressionism 101: Mostly Everything You Need To Know About The Art Form

February 1, 2021By Joe LatimerArt, Impressionism, Inspiration No Comments

Impressionism is an art form that has been around for nearly 150 years. Impressionist art is characterized by its rejection of traditional academic salon displayed paintings. Instead, these paintings feature small, visible brushstrokes and unblended colors to depict a fleeting and ever-changing picture of light. Impressionist artists rebelled against academic techniques, history, mythology, and the … Read More

Jeff Koons 101: Mostly Everything You Need To Know About The American Artist

Jeff Koons 101: Mostly Everything You Need To Know About The American Artist

January 1, 2021By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Jeff Koons, Sculpture No Comments

Jeff Koons is an American sculptor who rose to prominence in the 1980s. His thoughtfully crafted pieces have made him one of the most influential, popular, and controversial contemporary artists. Starting off as a commodities broker on wall street who made art during his breaks, Jeff Koons is now an internationally recognized artist with works … Read More

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

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

November 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Expressionism, Inspiration No Comments

Expressionism is an art style that relies on emotional impact rather than the reality of things. Instead of merely depicting the outside world in a visual form, expressionists aim to seek what lies within. Expressionist art, in essence, portrays the human psyche. What exactly is Expressionism? Let’s explore what the movement stood for and the … Read More

Francis Bacon 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Figurative Painter

Francis Bacon 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Figurative Painter

October 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Francis Bacon, Inspiration, Surrealism No Comments

Francis Bacon was an Irish-born figurative painter at 63 Baggot Street, Dublin in 1909. Bacon was known for his raw, unsettling imagery that consisted of fleshy, screaming, contorted figures: from popes and art-historical subjects to friends and lovers. He is credited for creating some of the most “satanically influential” paintings of the 20th century. In … Read More

Brian Donnelly 101: Mostly Everything You to Know About the Artist Known as KAWS

Brian Donnelly 101: Mostly Everything You to Know About the Artist Known as KAWS

September 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Pop Art, Street Art No Comments

Brian Donnelly, professionally known as KAWS, is an American artist, sculptor, painter, and designer. A major chunk of his art is inspired by characters from popular TV shows. These include Mickey Mouse, Spongebob Squarepants, Smurfs, Michelin Man, Snoopy, and most famously, The Simpsons – although you’ll see characters of his own making in his art … Read More

Keith Haring 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Famed Street Artist

Keith Haring 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Famed Street Artist

August 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Keith Haring, Pop Art, Street Art No Comments

Keith Haring was an American street artist born May 4, 1958 in Reading, PA. His unique, colorful, pop-styled, graffiti-like art became a part of the NYC Street Culture in the 1980s. His inspirations included the drawings of Dr. Suess and Walt Disney, the work of his famous friends Madonna, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, socio-political … Read More

7 Thought-Provoking Artworks From the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

7 Thought-Provoking Artworks From the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

July 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Digital Art, Events, Inspiration, News, Street Art No Comments

Over the past month, global Black Lives Matter protests have been seen in many parts of the world, in response to the murder of George Floyd, and Police Brutality against black people. The Black Lives Matter movement, as all political movements over history, has created some of the most powerful art of our times. Artists … Read More

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

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

June 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Inspiration, Surrealism No Comments

Where Does It Come From? Officially, Surrealism was a literary and artistic movement founded by André Breton 1924 in Paris, France. Behind the scenes, Surrealism emerged from Dada’s mockery of the establishment, Marxists disdain for Capitalism, the writings on psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud, and the tragedy of World War I. Surrealism was a response to … Read More