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August 24, 2018

Kandinsky experimented with music and painting and his work explored the link between the feelings evoked when listening to certain types of music and painting at the same time.

We discussed this in our lesson and although it did seem a bit weird at first, it did make s...

August 23, 2018

Whilst not the first person who would come to mind when thinking of an Expressionist Painter, I believe that Ralph Steadman easily falls under this heading.

The Wiki definition of Expressionism is this:

"A style of painting, music, or drama in which the artist or writer...

August 22, 2018

In the previous post I took a photograph and tried re-drawing it in various styles. I will do the same things again but using an original character of my own.

This is my character sketch:

Using only curved lines:

Using only straight lines:

Using a slow tempo:

Again, this ex...

August 21, 2018

As an exercise I was tasked with taking this photograph and drawing him in a variety of ways. The aim being that I could practise the different processes learned through studying expressionist painters, some of which were mentioned in the previous blog posts.

I had less...

August 20, 2018

WIKI: Willem de Kooning , Dutch: (April 24, 1904 – March 19, 1997) was a Dutch abstract expressionist artist. He was born in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. He moved to the United States in 1926, and became an American citizen in 1962.On December 9, 1943, he married pai...

August 19, 2018

WIKI: Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged, raw imagery. He is best known for his depictions of popes, crucifixions and portraits of close friends.

His abstracted...

August 18, 2018

WIKI: Egon Schiele, (12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity and its raw sexuality, and the many self-portraits the artist...

August 17, 2018

When I was younger I studied art at school and we had to pick an artist and do a 'deep dive' to find out more about that artist. I chose Lucien Freud.

WIKI: Lucian Michael Freud was a British painter and draftsman and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century portrai...

August 16, 2018

A much less famous expressionist artist, Käthe Kollwitz,

WIKI: (8 July 1867 – 22 April 1945) was a German artist, who worked with painting, printmaking (including etching, lithography and woodcuts) and sculpture. This is her self portrait:

Despite the realism of her earl...

August 15, 2018

Arguably the most famous artist in the world, I think I can safely say that we've all seen some of his work before.

There are countless websites and books out there about his life and work, but I really like this one, it's very thorough and easy to navigate:


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