Edvard Munch: Explorations in Color

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Edvard Munch was born and trained in Norway. He initially went to school to be an engineer, but he dropped out after the first year and enrolled at the Royal School of Art and Design of Christiania, Norway. His talent … Continue reading

Whistler Moves Toward Abstraction

Changes in artistic approaches through the ages, especially every step that moved closer to abstract art, brought high resistance. Humans are used to seeing what they are used to seeing, and they tend to find it difficult to change their … Continue reading

Abstracting From Expressionism

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has staged an exhibition about the development of Expressionism in art (June 8 through September 14, 2014). Starting with the Post-Impressionist era, the exhibit tracks the changes in artists’ outlooks and the works … Continue reading

From Impressionism to Abstraction

Fine Abstract Art by Diana Hobson

In the middle of the 19th century, the “proper” nature of art was dictated by the French Académie des Beaux-Arts. Because France had tremendous influence in all of the arts world-wide at the time, the decrees of the Academy tended … Continue reading