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

Salvador Dali 101: Mostly Everything You Need to Know About the Legendary Artist

May 1, 2020By Joe LatimerArt, Art Museums, Artist, Salvador Dali, Surrealism

Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech, usually referred to as Salvador Dali, was a Spanish Surrealist artist known for his exploration of subconscious imagery. During the 1920s, Dali was considered the world’s best-known Surrealist artist. He portrayed his subjects in meticulous detail, often placing them in contrast with sunlit landscapes. Salvador Dali is most famous … Read More