For all of you art lovers in the Hanford, California area, two new special treats have just recently opened for your enjoyment at the Kings Art Center off of Douty Street.
Fresno artist Carol Tikijian's mixed-media works that are three-dimensional will be shown in the Banister Studio from now until January 3, 2016. In the Marcellus Gallery, The Winter Show featuring works by members of the Kings County Art League and artist Ernie Weerasinghe will be on display from now until January 3, 2016 as well.
For more information please visit http://www.kingsartcenter.org/.
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor quite significantly influenced by well known artists Vincent van Gogh and Francisco Goya. He was known for co-founding the Cubist movement, and was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Some of his most famous works include The Blue Room, Mother and Child, The Tragedy, and Guernica.
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."-Pablo Picasso
Henri Matisse was a French artist well known for his use of fluid and color. Many deemed him as a leading figure in modern art during the beginning of the twentieth century.
Some of his most famous works include Woman Reading, Window at Tangier, Still Life with Oranges, and The Blue Window.
"An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language."-Henri Matisse
Better known as MOMA, this exquisite museum was one of the first American art museums to recognize photography and film as art forms. They actively support local artists from the Bay Area and they have more than thirty thousand artworks to their innovative film and performance programs.
Throughout their extensive collection, SFMOMA features artists from Henri Matisse to Agnes Martin, to Pablo Picasso. If you are a painter or sculpture lover, or just an overall art enthusiast either living or visiting the Bay Area, make sure you stop by and visit SFMOMA.
They are currently closed until May 2016. For more information please visit https://www.sfmoma.org/
Vincent van Gogh was well known for being a Post-Impressionist Painter who enjoyed painting portraits, self-portraits, and still lifes of flowers and landscapes. His most famous works were completed during the last two years of his life.
Some of his notable works include: The Starry Night, Irises, Cafe Terrace at Night, Starry Night Over the Rhone, and The Night Cafe.
Although he may have had some issues throughout his life that gave him hardship, no one who have been able to guess that through his art.
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"-Vincent van Gogh
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Oil painting gained popularity worldwide sometime back around the 15th century.The popularity started in Northern Europe and eventually made its way to America. Now it is one of the most sought out after desirable works of art out there.
Some famous oil paintings are well known even to this day such as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, The Scream by Edvard Munch, and A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. The Mona Lisa was painted in 1517 so as you can see the art of oil painting has grown over the centuries.
There are hundreds of talented oil painters from centuries ago to even now. Who is your favorite oil painter? Which oil painting is your favorite?
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For this week's museum spotlight, we are going to feature the Currier Museum of Art located in Manchester, New Hampshire.
An accredited museum by the American Association of Museums, the Currier Museum of Art is renowned for its European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and even sculptures. If you like Picasso, Monet, O'Keeffe, Wyeth, LeWitt, and other related artists then this is the museum for you.
The museum is open year round and they offer exhibitions, tours, programs, and overall fun visits for those passionate for art.
For more information, please visit http://www.currier.org/.
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Bob Ross was another great painter that we sadly lost just about twenty years ago this past July. He was well known for his paintings of nature and landscape and even had his own TV show called The Joy of Painting that was featured on PBS.
He had a great dedication and love for his paintings and tried to pass along that passion to aspiring painters and his viewers, young and old. Art classes are still being offered nationwide today and you can buy his line of painting products and supplies from his store at www.bobross.com, as well as you can even become a certified Bob Ross Art Instructor.
It is sad when we lose great artists such as Bob Ross, but the legacy of these great artists can still live on today. There will always be people like us who are passionate for art, as that is what keeps their works of art alive.
There are many talented oil painters from centuries ago to those that still exist today. One of the greatest oil painters of all time is known as the one and only, Thomas Kinkade.
He is best known as the "Painter of Light" as some have even said that with the right amount of light shown on his oil colors, the painting comes alive and looks like there is actually a candle burning or a light flickering in the distance. That is a great talent to have that Thomas Kinkade possessed, as to have his paintings actually come alive.
His many paintings have been found all over the world not just on canvases but also on calendars, coasters, greeting cards, and more. Although he sadly passed away in 2012 his art will always live on forever, for he was well known to do something a lot of artists were not able to achieve-and that was how he made his paintings come to life.
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A great work of art should never be hidden but shared with the world instead. After all, people from all walks of life will get a different feeling from each painting, each piece, than the next person who admires it. With that comes many different perspectives that can even help the way we think about our world in general.
Sharing with the world the beautiful works of art I find along the way is my ultimate goal here at betterpaintings.com. I strongly believe that art should be shared and that is what I intend to do for all of you here on my website.
Weekly, I will be posting new paintings that I have come across during my search of impressive art and will tell you all a little bit about the artist, where you can locate more of his or her work, list art for sale on this website, and about where you can locate your nearest, local, and upcoming art exhibits.
I am happy to finally be following my passion of art by creating this website with all of you so you all can share the joy and interest in the wonderful paintings I have stumbled across.
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