Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Favorite Artist

I would pick Monet as one of my favorite artists. I like that he mixed his colors on his board and blended everything so well. His paintings were very detailed in his own style. I like impressionist style because it makes everything soft, there is no hard details. I also liked that the colors of his paintings were always warm tones. My favorite paintings by him were his Water Lillie ones.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Final project

My final project was inspired by the artist Wayne Theibaud. He is an artist known for painting realistic images of food. And so for my project I decided to take many of the foods he's drawn and put them all together on one canvas but i wanted to add my own touch to it so the food is falling out of the sky. Image result for wayne thiebaud

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Favorite Artist

My personal favorite academic painter from the textbook is Michaelangelo. Michaelangelo was a renaissance painter and most of his work is of humans. This painting, the Creation of Adam, is one of Michaelangelo's famous paintings. It is a fresco painting on a canvas.

Final Project

My final project for our class is going to be inspired by a painter/graffiti artist who uses the alias Alec Monopoly. Alec Monopoly is a modern pop culture artist who is inspired by cartoon characters, mostly being the monopoly man. He has many different paintings and graffiti sketches that show the monopoly man. He also uses cartoon characters like Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. He inspired me to do my final project because I really like his art and I have also wanted to paint a cartoon character.

Favorite artist

My favorite artist that we covered throughout the course was Raphael.  The School of Athens is a great portrait and shows how life was back then. Raphael was a Renaissance painter, one of the most influential times in art. He always used vivid colors and used perspective in his paintings

Frida Kahlo

She was born July 6,1907 she was a Mexican painter known for her self portraits. I admire her work because it reflected a lot of what she had been through. She said she always painted herself because it was the "work" she knew best.

Favorite Painter

I personally enjoy looking at Carvaggio's work. It is very dark, but detailed. I think it is interesting that he is able to add detail and textures to a very dark solemn painting. He was an Italian painter from 1592 to 1610. This picture above is his painting called The calling of Saint Mathew.

Favorite Painter

My favorite painter is Jacob van Ruisdael. Ruisdael was a dutch painter. His paintings draws your attention to the big skies and low lands. I also like the tone of his paintings, they are very gloomy and calm.


Monica lee is a Malaysian pencil artist that inspires me to draw. I love realistic photos that looks as if it was photocopied and it is a style that I'm striving to accomplish. When drawing hyper realistic image it feel as if it is coming to life in sense that you can feel its emotions in a way. Im going to stop there because im getting a little weird about it.
Monica Lee
My take on hyperrealism

Michaelangelo - Isabella (not fae)

My favorite academic painter from the textbook is Michelangelo. Not only was he a painter, but he was also a sculptor, architect, and poet. His favorite painting of mine is of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. There is so much detail on his paintings. They have a type of elegance to them. In his works where he paints nude figures, he is always so detailed and proportionate. Also because he paints on ceilings it is difficult. If he messes up he can't just take the canvas and throw it away, he has to be careful and do it right then and there. 

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci is one of my favorite painters from the text because of his pieces as a whole and also the stories and controversies behind them.  Leonardo was an extremely smart individual for his time and he used his knowledge to trace images allowing him to paint remarkable portraits.  The Mona Lisa is also the most recognizable portrait in history and most likely will continue to be for years to come.

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Caravaggio is one of my favorite painters due to his amazing clarity and extreme contrast. His shadow work is unreal and makes the painting hard to look away from. The Conversion of St. Paul is one example he know from class that was what made me gain interest in Caravaggio in the first place.

Favorite Painter

     Homer was my favorite painter from our text book. He painted using watercolors and was fascinated by the power and energy of the sea. This painting is called Sloop, Nassau and was painted in 1899 in New York.

Favorite Artist : Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907- July 13, 1954) She is known for her folk and native art. She is considered a surrealist painter. She often would paint self portraits because they express her own pain and sexuality. The Two Fridas was created around the time of Kahlo’s divorce to Diego Rivera and it is believed it portrays her loss. It is a double self-portrait. Frida on the left is wearing a white European style dress with her heart torn and bleeding while Frida on the right is wearing a traditional Mexican dress with her heart still whole. Kahlo remarried Rivera a year later and although their second marriage was as troubled as the first, it lasted till her death. I really like the symbolism behind the painting is so pure.

Favorite Artist

My favorite painter from the text is Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter. He painted what was around him. He created about 1,200 paintings in just over a decade. I like that most of his paintings were either self-portraits, or still life paintings, because he worked with what he had in order to produce art. His paintings, "The Starry Night" and "Sunflowers" are personally my favorite paintings by him.

Favorite Artist

My favorite painter from our text was Velasquez, specifically Las Meninas because of the perspective. I like how the canvas is in front of the man and woman. I also like the lighting and shading. The scene seems very busy. Velasquez is a painter from the Spanish golden age and during the time in which Spain was experiencing the black legend. During this time, Spain had lost control of the sea, looked inward, and isolated itself with a Spanish inquisition mindset. Although the rest of Spain's culture seemed to be lacking behind other countries because of this, their painting and art flourished.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


My Favorite artist from the assigned textbook was Raphael. I was impressed with how well he blended multiple techniques from different artists, such as with his masterpiece, "School of Athens". I was also interested to learn that he was not only held in high regard for his work, like some other artists of the time, but was also adored by the public as well.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Favorite Artist: Carvaggio


My favorite artist would have to be Caravaggio. His pieces are very well painted. My favorite part of his pieces and techniques is the way he uses dark and light together. His pieces look so dark but somehow he still makes them look bright and contrasted.  I love the simple shapes, colors and how everything is easy to digest. 

Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol 

Born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movements. He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics. Warhol died on February 22, 1987, in New York City.

The Camouflage Self-Portrait is a work that was completed in the year 1986 by Andy Warhol, who was an American artist. This work was a self-portrait that he completed in the month of February before his death. In this self-portrait, Andy Warhol used a Polaroid photograph of himself as the base. He used an acrylic polymer paint and silk screen printing to create a camouflage effect across the surface of his self-portrait, which is surrounded with black.

Andy Warhol was one of the most prolific and popular artist of his time.

Favorite Artist

This is an oil on linen paining called "Waiting - 116th Street," by Daniel Green. Green is an artist from North Salem, NY. He paints very realistic portraits and scenes while still retaining a sense of "cartoon." I love that his painting are rich in texture. In the picture above, there are shiny subway tiles, cracked mosaic, textured hair, and a smooth suede-like jacket. His use of light really brings his paintings alive. Green uses a realistic color scheme that makes it feel as if you're looking at a photograph.

Favorite artist from text

My favorite artist from the text is Salvador Dali. In a previous class that I took (History of Art) we learned a lot about Dali and his art works. I chose this painting because Dali used the techniques of realism for a surreal effect by distorting familiar objects and placing them in a hallucinating context. He called his technique "critical paranoia". I like Dali because he put his problems into his work and made it his own type of art. 

Final Exam Artists and Terms

Cubism                                Fragmented picture plane                                    Pablo Picasso
Chiaroscuro                         Dramatic Use of Dark and Light                          Caravaggio
Self Portrait                         Figure Painting by the artist                                 Rembrandt
Pointilism                            Tiny Dots of Pure Color                                      Seurat
Art Photography                  Pioneer and Championed photography as Art     Alfred Stieglitz
Impressionism                      Loose Group of Parisian Painters                       Manet
Impasto                                Heavy Application of Paint                                 Vincent van Gogh
Father of Modern Art            Proto Cubist Stress on Structure                        Paul Cezanne
Expressionism                       Potray Emotions through distortion and color     Edvard Munch
Fauve                                     Wild Beasts                                                        Henri Matisse
Non-Objective Abstraction    Pioneer to have no recognizable Subject           Vassily Kandinsky
Dada                                       Hobby Horse                                                      Marcel Duchamp
Surrealism                              Dream Paintings                                                  Salvador Dali
Abstract Expressionism         First American Modern Art Movement               Jackson Pollock
Color Field Painting              Flat Patches of Color on large canvas                 Mark Rothko
Pop Art                                  Fine Art depicting popular culture                        Andy Warhol                                    

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Final Project

The artist I chose for my final project is Bernard Frize.  I chose this artist because although his work looks simple it must be difficult execute a painting where there is no subject/main focus meaning the painting is its own subject.