SOME OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS AND THIER WORKS
VINCENT VAN GOGH
There are many single events which stand out in Vincent's life (the ear-cutting is, of course, the one that springs to the mind of most people).
In my opinion, I am often rich as Croesus--not in money, but (though it doesn't happen every day) rich--because I have found in my work something which I can devote myself to heart and soul, and which inspires me and gives a meaning to life.
Vincent Van Gogh
links to Van Gogh sites:
The Vincent Van Gogh Information Gallery
VINCENT VAN GOGH
The Van Gogh Collection
MAURITS CORNELIS ESCHER
"I try in my prints to testify that we live in a beautiful and
orderly world, not in a chaos without norms, even though that is
how it sometimes appears. My subjects are also often playful: I
cannot refrain from demonstrating the nonsensicalness of some of
what we take to be irrefutable certainties. It is, for example,
a pleasure to deliberately mix together objects of two and three
dimensions, surface and spatial relationships, and to make fun of
Maurits Cornelis Escher
DRAWING HANDS ,
BOND OF UNION
links to Escher sites:
The World of Escher
`Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be
shackles limiting our vision.'
Salvador Dalí, Declaration, 1929.
Spanish painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and designer. After passing through phases of Cubism, Futurism and Metaphysical painting, he joined the Surrealists in 1929 and his talent for self-publicity rapidly made him the most famous representative of the movement. Throughout his life he cultivated eccentricity and exhibitionism (one of his most famous acts was appearing in a diving suit at the opening of the London Surrealist exhibition in 1936), claiming that this was the source of his creative energy.
THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY ,
RAPHAELESQUE HEAD EXPLODING
links to Dali sites:
Docent's Tour of Salvador Dalí Resources on the Internet
Henri Émile Benoît Matisse was a French artist, leader of the Fauve group, regarded as one of the great formative figures in 20th-century art, a master of the use of color and form to convey emotional expression.
'Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better'
links to Matisse sites:
Matisse, Henri Émile Benoît
Henri Matisse Art Gallery
A French painter who was a leader in the neo-impressionist movement of the late 19th century, Georges Seurat is the ultimate example of the artist as scientist. He spent his life studying color theories and the effects of different linear structures. His 500 drawings alone establish Seurat as a great master, but he will be remembered for his technique called pointillism, or divisionism, which uses small dots or strokes of contrasting color to create subtle changes in form.
Seurat rejected the irregular brushstrokes of impressionism in favor of pointillism. Many artists imitated Seurat's method, but his technique remained almost unrivaled in its blending of colors.
LA GRAND JATTE ,
links to Seurat sites:
George Pierre Seurat
The Weyr |
The Garden |
The Portal |
The Lair |
The Cavern |
The Abyss |
The Labyrinth |
The Tower |
The Vault |
The Hall |
The Guild |
The Gallery |
The Dungeon |
The Hoard |
Places of Wonder |
Josh's Work |
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