Who knew that Vincent van Gogh was a mixed media artist? Turns out that he incorporated some unusual components in his work. It is know that he liked very much to paint en plein aire, so it’s actually not that much of a surprise that he incorporated wildlife into his paintings, along with dust and sand.
I thought that this article was very interesting. About 3500 years ago, a Minoan warrior was buried along with some stone carved artwork. Now that it’s been unearthed, the details in the artwork suggest a level of artistic knowledge beyond its time.
It is certainly a detailed piece of realistic carving!
I thought This Article about Edward Munch’s color theory was really interesting. Red is interpreted more quickly by the brain than blue because the wavelengths are slower!
And the quote “Quantum mechanics has been very well correlated with the emergence of non-representational art.” – Bober – shows you just how much science there is in art. So if you want to be an artist, don’t skip chemistry or subatomic physics in school.
“The Vatican Museums have to be the most beautiful place and the most hospitable. It must throw open its doors to the world,” wrote the Pope in his book, noting that based on the teaching of the Bible, the poor’s inability to pay should not prevent them from seeing the church’s impressive art collection.
The book, co-written with Tiziana Lupi is also now a documentary, apparently available on youtube. The book doesn’t seem to be available (bummer).
There’s something to be said about global warming – like ‘it’s real!!!!’ – when even art museums are changing the way they choose and store art because of it. I found this article very interesting. Maybe art that is destroyed when it becomes too wet is going to be ‘ephemeral art’ in the not too distant future. Perhaps I should start sculpting in stone…..
I always figured that the oldest known art work was the paintings on the caves at Lascaux, but it appears there is another category in the ancient art world – the studio! Or perhaps it is best described as the paint manufacturer. I think many people forget how much chemistry there is in art – here’s an article about some of the pigments that they worked with about 42,000 years ago.
It seems though that they hadn’t gotten into being muralists at that time, likely just body painting. So that classifies it as time-based art. Or beauty products…..