Art Techniques

Art Appreciation
How artists use their medium to create a desired effect.

Darkness in Art – Rembrandt, van Gogh, Whistler star
As Daylight Saving Time ends, we face darkness at an earlier evening hour. Some artists have chosen to embrace the dark and create wondrous works. I’ll discuss these paintings.

Diversity in Head Portraiture star
From the Italian Renaissance to the Dutch Golden Age to current times, figurative art has again gained in popularity. Who does it best?

Famous Artists Who Were Inspired by Color star
When you think of Van Gogh, you think of yellow, a vibrant color. What is your favorite color and which one of the famous artists used that color to express their creativity?

Flowers in Art from the Dutch Golden Age star
The Dutch have had a national passion for flowers - beginning in the 16thc. I'll discuss interesting aspects of floral arrangements then and now and artists who painted flowers (and one who didn't).

Imagined + Fictitious Figurative Art star
In contrast to abstraction, figure painting is instead a representation of the real world. In modern art, the subject can be without a face or even that of an imaginary person. I will discuss these variations.

The Art and Nature of Fresco: Introduction star[offsite link]
An in-depth guide written by a contemporary artist describing fresco as a work of art including process, materials, design and painting

The Line, Angle, and Axis as Used in Art star
Lines seem simple enough to draw. Why, even your child can make that, right? Well, yes and no. I'll discuss notable artists who have used the line (unlike anyone else) and turned it into personalized art forms.

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