Oil Painting With a Palette Knife

Impasto is a painting technique in which the artists preferred pigment, which is most often oil painting, is applied so thickly to the canvas that the brush strokes or palette tool marks are clearly visible to the viewer. Only a very small number of artists ever attempt to take this type of technique to the […]

His Most Famous Illustration (The Peacock Skirt) – Aubrey Beardsley

English illustrator, caricaturist, and author Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872- 1898) was born in Brighton, Menton, France on August 21, 1872. The frontrunner of ‘Aestheticism’ and ‘Art Nouveau,’ Aubrey’s accentuation for erotic components is displayed in many of his drawings. The most daring and audacious representation could be seen in his famous illustrations Lysistrata, and Salome, […]

Japanese Samurai Culture

Word samurai usually refers to warrior nobility nowadays. But in the preindustrial age samurai meant a Japan warrior. During Tokugawa era, samurais lost military functions and became bureaucrats, as they had to be literate. They followed a strict codes and rules, which were called bushido. Samurai culture ranged from a spartan Zen Buddhism influence to […]

Contemporary Art: World Currents

Jetzt kaufen Contemporary Art: World Currents is the first comprehensive worldwide survey of contemporary art from the 1980s to the present day.   Author Terry Smith argues that, in recent decades, a global shift from modern to contemporary art has occurred: artists everywhere have embraced the contemporary world’s teeming multiplicity, its proliferating differences and its […]

The Art of the Japanese Garden

Jetzt kaufen **Winner of the 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award**The Art of the Japanese Garden is the only historical overview of Japanese gardens that covers Japanese gardening culture in one beautiful book.Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an indigenous prehistoric tradition in which patches of graveled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to […]

Western Painting – Pluralism – The Multiplied Art

Pluralism – The Concept Pluralism is a general term, denoting the variety of accepted points of view or conventions, related to a subject or a period. Pluralism, in painting, implies an eon on art scene, which is not specifically identified by a particular genus. The earlier eras in painting have been characterized by some underlying […]

Wacom Intuos Art Pen and Touch digital graphics, drawing & painting tablet

Jetzt kaufen So you’ve already got artistic skills? Show them off to the world with Intuos Art. Sketch, paint, design, and edit with a pressure-sensitive pen on a digital canvas. Create with a natural line in paint, pastels, ink, charcoal, and more. From concept to creation, Intuos Art is there for you. Whatever your artistic […]

Understanding Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CLFs)

Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) has been so successful in replacing the traditional light bulbs (incandescent) and fit in existing light fixtures to produce more energy-efficient lighting. Edward Hammer developed the spiral shaped bulb to try to pack in enough tube yet allow enough space between the coils to decrease blockage of light. Today, Hammer’s spiral […]

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