Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin was born in 1963 and is a well known British Artist famous for her autobiographical work exploring a range of mediums and techniques, including drawing, sculpture, painting, printing, film, photography, neon text and sewn appliqué. Emin is probably most well known for her installation work “My Bed” which was shown at the TateContinue reading “Tracey Emin”

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne was born in 1839 and was a French Post impressionist Painter. Cézanne is known for his varied painting style which later influenced many modern day artists such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. In contrast to the poverty stricken life of Vincent Van Gogh, Cezanne’s father was wealthy and afforded him financial security.Continue reading “Paul Cézanne”

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York in 1923, and was an American Pop Artist. Lichtenstein is famous for his bold and bright paintings, painted in a comic strip style. The minimal colour choice in his paintings reflected typical printing techniques of the time and often he used very bright primary colours, coupled with seriesContinue reading “Roy Lichtenstein”

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853 and was a Dutch Post Impressionist Painter. Van Gogh is arguably one of the most famous painters, both for his art work and his tormented existence. In his earlier life, Van Gogh sought out work in religion and teaching but as time drew on, he took the teachingsContinue reading “Vincent Van Gogh”

Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi was born in 1890, and was an Italian painter. Morandi is most know for his extensive still life paintings, called “Natura Morta” in Italian. Morandi used oil paints to create his works and often used very muted tones of grey, cream and pale pastel colours. Morandi used a variety of everyday objects foundContinue reading “Giorgio Morandi”

Georgia O’Keefe

Georgia O’Keefe was born in 1887 and is arguably one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. O’Keefe was an American artist and is widely known for her depictions of flowers, abstracts and landscapes, however O’Keefe also painted still life such as the example below, “Peach and Glass”. There is a real intensityContinue reading “Georgia O’Keefe”

Armand Fernandez

Armand Fernandez was born in 1928 and was a French-American Painter, and well known for his still life collections, accumulations and assemblages. “Arman” as he preferred to be referred to as, was concerned with the society we were living in of consumption and consumerism. Arman did use lithography in some of his works using realContinue reading “Armand Fernandez”

The History of Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paint is now a popular material widely used in the art world due to its many positive qualities, as it is affordable, non-toxic, water based and quick-drying. However it is a relatively new painting medium, in comparison to oil or watercolour paints. It is widely recognised that the compounds for acrylic paint were firstContinue reading “The History of Acrylic Paint”

Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville was born in 1970 in Cambridge, England. Saville is a contemporary British painter and an original member of the Young British Artists. She is well known for her large-scale painted depictions of nude women. Saville gained her degree at the Glasgow School of Art in 1992, and went on to study women’s studies at the UniversityContinue reading “Jenny Saville”

Robert Priseman

Robert Priseman was born in Derbyshire in 1965, and currently lives and works in Essex. Priseman is a British artist, collector, writer, curator and publisher . Priseman began his career painting portraits, of which his sitters include the Dalai Lama, Phil Collins, Jeremy Paxman and Cardinal Basil Hume. However Priseman later moved on from portrait paintingContinue reading “Robert Priseman”