The Currier Museum of Art had its start in 1915 when Hannah Currier died and left her estate for the start of The Currier Gallery of Art.
In 1927 construction of the new building was started. To see the timeline of the Currier go to currier.org and click on timeline for the complete history of The Currier
There is an exhibit going on now titled Killer Heels: The art of the high heeled shoe. This exhibil will be going on from Feb. 6, - May 15, 2016.
For more information go to currier.org
The State Hermitage Museum located in St. Petersburg, Russia is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world.
The complex of buildings were ordered to be built under Catherine The Great for her private collection and in 1852 the buildings housing her collections were opened to the public which by then composed of six magnificent buildings along the Neva embankment not to far from The Winter Palace.
The best way to see the museum is to take a tour. This is a must see museum even though fro some it involves a great distance. In looking at the buildings on both the exterior and the interior you will come to realize that the buildings themselves are a work of art.
Many of the great masters are represented in the museum such as; Picasso, Rembrandt, Rubens, Degas, Lippi, Van Gogh, Renoir and many other well known artists from around the world.
For more information go to; hermitagemuseum.org
Italian Baroque painter Francesco Albani was an active popular painter in Bologna, Viterbo, Rome, Mantova, and Florence during the 15 and 1600s.He started painting at the age of 12 when he became an apprentice to the mannerist painter Denis Calvaert.
He has many famous paintings that are wordly well known, but the ones that stand out the most are the following: Adonis Led by Cupids to Venus, The Baptism of Christ, The Holy Family, Autumn, and The Annunciation.
Located on Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vermont, this museum is known for its diversity and as well as how it features over 150,000 works. They have so many artistic works to showcase that they spread them among 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of those buildings being considered historic and were even relocated at some point. They feature all art anywhere from folk art, furniture, decorative arts, Impressionist paintings, and artifacts from the 17th-20th centuries.
The museum was founded in 1947 by Electra Havemeyer Webb, as she was a well known collector of American folk art. Aside from bringing art into the hearts of fans everywhere, adding educational programs, and for her museum being known as one of the finest art museums in the country, Electra Havemeyer Webb also surrounded the museum in a unique way with beautiful landscaping everywhere. By unique we mean over 400 lilacs, an heirloom and herb vegetable garden, a perennial garden, and even a circular formal garden.
Their hours are as follows:
Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2016Wed -Sun, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information please visit their website.
Italian painter Gentile Bellini was from Venice's leading family of painters, and was the official portrait artist for the Doges of Venice. He was also often called upon to go to Constantinople, requested specifically by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II himself.
His most famous paintings include: The Blessed Lorenzo Giustinian, The Miracles of the Relic of the Cross, Procession of the True Cross in Piazza San Marco, and Miracle of the True Cross at the S. Lorenzo Bridge.
In honor of the most anticipated movie of the year coming out on Friday for comic book fans everywhere, Deadpool, it reminds us of how many comic book fans are really out there.
From Batman, to Superman, to Wonder Woman, and even Harley Quinn, these comic characters, whether derived from DC Comics or Marvel Comics, are growing in popularity more now than ever before. And coming across fan made art of the re-creation of their favorite characters is also a growing craze.
Which piece is your favorite?
Painter Auguste Renoir was known for being one of the founders of the famous French Impressionist era. After becoming seasoned in Impressionist painting, Renoir later moved on to be a part of the Italian Renaissance era.
Renoir was most remembered for his detailed and various use of colors. He merged objects onto his paintings as if they were floating in his consciousness, and he so effortlessly moved those objects onto his canvases. He was also remembered for his portrait paintings, mostly of women.
His most notable works include The Theater Box, The Swing, Two Sisters, and Girls at the Piano.
As coffee is practically every adult's best friend, an art craze has started that has filled kitchens and coffee shops across the nation with several different art paintings.
What is the appeal you might ask? Well, if you are a coffee lover, a piece of coffee art might be suitable for your kitchen area or even coffee bar area in your home. Let's not forget about the office and even the various coffee chains throughout the country that feature this stylish new craze.
Whether you like cappuccinos, espressos, lattes, cold, hot, tall, venti--there is a piece of coffee art painting for everyone.
You see it all the time while you are on vacation visiting Pier 39 in San Francisco, or walking through Manhattan in New York--street art, live, right before your eyes from various talented artists who have gifts from all different backgrounds.
Some artists paint on canvases right on the street, while some use chalk right on the sidewalk, and other artists use other forms of artistic expression such as objects found from the streets, making art from trash, or other creative ways.
Whenever you are visiting your next major city for a vacation, get downtown, as these talented artists are emerging everywhere across the country. Their art is not only impressive but just watching them use their talents is amazing.
Street artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan, David Zinn, has a different take on the actual streets of Michigan. He creates fairy tales with chalk on the street to be exact which is beyond creative and entertaining.
He uses cracks in the streets, and even props for his artwork such as bars on the sidewalk, cement lines, and even ripples in the crosswalk as his canvas.
Those walking around Ann Arbor or visiting often notice his artwork all over the streets of Michigan.
For more of his artwork, please visit his website.
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