7 of the Most Famous Art Forgers in History

April 1, 2021By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Inspiration

Pablo Picasso once said, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” — So, should forgery be considered art? Art forgery isn’t anything new. Art intrinsically has value in some way or another. Consequently, people have been fabricating and making exact copies of original works by great artists to exploit this opportunity. “Good artists copy, great artists … Read More

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

February 1, 2021By Joe LatimerArt, Impressionism, Inspiration

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

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

November 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Expressionism, Inspiration

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

October 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Artist, Francis Bacon, Inspiration, Surrealism

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

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

June 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Inspiration, Surrealism

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

Cyberpunk 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About Cyberpunk

December 1, 2019By Joe LatimerArchitecture, Art, Artist, Cyberpunk, Digital Art, Inspiration

Even if you’re not a ‘sci-fi nerd’, even if you’ve never heard the term cyberpunk before – you’ve most likely seen a Cyberpunk-influenced piece of literature, film, or art within the last two decades. So, what exactly does Cyberpunk mean, and why has it been so immensely influential within the sci-fi genre? Let’s break it … Read More

5 Provoking Art Prints for October

October 1, 2019By Joe LatimerArt, Digital Art, Inspiration, News, Prints

Halloween is almost here. To celebrate I’ve placed some of my most provoking prints on display in the full moonlight at JoeLatimer.com for the month of October. The only thing scarier than their exceptional quality and great value is how bare your walls are! AAAGH! Quick! Cover that spooky blank space with Joe Latimer’s original … Read More