Calligraphy – A Form of Art
Art and Photography / November 7, 2009

Writing takes on an entirely new dimension when you use calligraphy. Using calligraphy is a form of art in the shape of handwriting and penmanship. A famous Chinese calligrapher referred to calligraphy as a way to add meaning to writing through forms and gestures. Bookmark and Share: Tags: art, calligraphy, chinese calligrapher, form of art, handwriting

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Impressionist Artist Childe Hassam – Painting with His Colors
Art and Photography / August 24, 2008

Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Childe Hassam became one of America’s most noted Impressionist painters, but he never labelled himself in that way because he was more interested in the emotional content of his paintings than the technique of applying color. He also completed over 350 etchings and dry points and about 45 lithographs, most of them after he was 56 years old. He also painted on the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire where he often painted in the famous gardens of artist Celia Baxter at Appledore. He also painted many landscapes around East Hampton, New York at the invitation of his friend Gaines Ruger Donoho. In 1919, he and his wife purchased a home there adjacent to Donoho’s widow. Bookmark and Share: Tags: Home

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Artist Frederick Childe Hassam
Art and Photography , Hobbies / April 14, 2008

Hassam’s gallery in New York city was on Fifth Street, it was there that he found the subject of his most famous paintings, the 22 Flag paintings. His inspiration came from a parade that traveled down the avenue for World War 1. He divided his time between that gallery and a home in East Hampton, where he died when he was 75. At 23 he had his first exhibition in Boston, it was a display of his watercolors. Although he enjoyed painting his native city, he was convinced by a close friend to travel to Europe to “step outside the box”. He and his friend, Edmund H. Garret, traveled all throughout Europe studying his impressionist forefathers. After establishing his reputation in Boston and studying in Europe, he settled in New York . For more information about Artist Frederick Childe Hassam or if you have artwork to sell, please visit our web site. Bookmark and Share: Tags: Home, information, Travel

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American Impressionist Edward Henry Potthast
Art and Photography / March 14, 2008

American impressionist Edward Henry Potthast was born on June 10th, 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He first showed his artistic side when he was very young and would mix his watercolors to come up with some of the most beautiful, vibrant colors. At an early age his family sent him off to design school. It was there that he met Thomas Satterwhite Noble, a portrait painter who helped Potthast develop his passion for oil painting. When Edward turned 16 he began an apprenticeship at a lithographic firm. Lithography was the perfect job to further nurture his passion for mixing paints and inks and he continued lithography until he was 39. For more information, or if you have an Edward Potthast piece of artwork you would like to sell, please visit our web site above. Bookmark and Share: Tags: Family, information

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Artist William Merritt Chase
Art and Photography / March 8, 2008

William Merritt Chase was born on November 1st, 1849 in Nineveh, Indiana. After joining and leaving the Navy in 1869, he decided to leave Indiana and head off to New York to study art. While there, he studied at The National Academy of Design. In 1870 he left New York to help support his family in St. Louis, he worked as a still-life painter and started to make a name for himself. The wealthy art collectors in St. Louis decided they wanted to expand his talent in Europe and they sponsored a 5 year stay in Munich in return for paintings. Chase returned back to the United States in 1878 and opened a studio in New York City. He was a member of the Tilers, a group of artists including Winslow Homer, J. Alden Weir and Arthur Quartley. He often painted portraits of his family, his wife Alice and his 8 children. Do you own a William Merritt Chase painting, or artwork from another artist? Please visit our web site and get your artwork appraised. Bookmark and Share: Tags: Children, Family, Home

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Art Nouveau – An International Style of Art
Art and Photography / February 3, 2008

Art Nouveau is an international style of art, architecture and design that peaked in popularity at the beginning of the 20th century (1880-1914) and is characterized by highly-stylised, flowing, curvilinear designs often incorporating floral and other plant-inspired motifs. Art Nouveau was a concerted attempt to create an international style based on decoration. It was developed by a brilliant and energetic generation of artists and designers, who sought to fashion an art form appropriate to the modern age. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was one of the leading exponents and a designer from Glasgow in Scotland. He brought his distinctive ideas to buildings, furniture and jewelry. Examples of his work are held in museums and his jewelry is constantly copied and sold. The French designer Rene Lalique was also a jewelry maker in the Art Noveau style and he also became famous for his work in glass making. More information about different artistic styles can be found at our website Newport Art. We purchase all type of artwork and frames. Bookmark and Share: Tags: information

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Impressionist Artist William Merritt Chase
Art and Photography / January 4, 2008

In 1882, Chase helped found the Society of American Painters in Pastel and created an extraordinary body of work in this medium. From 189l to 1902, he conducted classes in the open-air at Shinnecock Hills, Long Island, and it was during this period that some of his most celebrated works were painted, such as “The Fairy Tale,” 1892 (Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz) and “The Friendly Call,” 1895 (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.). William Merrit Chase’s current popularity has been very evident over the last twenty-five years. All major auction houses around the world such as Southeby’s and Christie’s have seen the prices of Chase’s work increase drastically. His continuing popularity and the scarceness of his works has allowed prices to increase significantly. For optimum value, when buying or selling, one should research his best years of painting. For more information and an complete biography about Artist William Merritt Chase please visit our web site. Bookmark and Share: Tags: information

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24 Hrs Online Art Galleries And Related Products
Art and Photography / July 16, 2007

By OnlineInformationSearches.com Tips! When you buy online, you will also be getting a bigger selection than if you hit your small local music shop for your instruments and gear. You will be able to access any type of guitar, drums, videos, or more that you are looking for. Unlike traditional art galleries and museums, online art galleries have no time restrictions. Online art galleries can display art 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All you have to do in order to access an online art gallery is to have a computer with an internet connection, click on the URL and presto! You will be magically transported to the fascinating world of art. The other benefit of an online art gallery is the security aspect. One of the reason much of the classical and neo-classical art is heavily guarded in private collection and rarely, if ever, displayed is because of the security concerns. Art has become high brow enough and today, a painting by someone like Picasso and other great masters can fetch millions of dollars in the right art circles. Tips! Big branded companies like Amazon or those using trustworthy third party companies like Paypal etc for online…

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