Still Life Paintings as Abstract

Still life paintings became a genre of painting during the Renaissance. The practice began quite simply as practice for the artists. Most portraits of the period included objects around the person being painted; household items, books, or bowls of fruit. … Continue reading

Abstract to Abstract

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presently has an exhibition titled “Four Abstract Classicists.” The show consists of works from LACMA’s own collection, focusing on works by Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, and John McLaughlin. These artists worked … Continue reading

Immersion in Artful Snow Thoughts

The Santa Monica Museum of Art is currently featuring an exhibit that will immerse the visitor into artistic responses to snow, snow sports, and the general winter experience. The exhibit “Yutaka Sone & Benjamin Weissman: What Every Snoflake Knows in … Continue reading

High Contrast

During the Renaissance, many artists began exploring the effects that they could achieve by using high contrast in their works. It began as a way of giving a greater sense of volume to objects. By increasing the sense of shadows … Continue reading