ART LITHOGRAPH: WHAT IT IS AND AN ONLINE PLATFORM FOR ARTISTS
Greatest artists have always loved experimenting with new techniques and many of them, starting from the early 19thcentury, have created works using the technique of lithography.
But what is exactly lithography and which are the available instruments that today an artist can use to create a lithographic art printing?
In this post I’ll explain what lithography is, but especially I’ll give you the details to discover where today you can create high-quality lithographs.
Art lithograph: what it is and an online platform for artists
MANNERISM: DEFINITION, WORKS AND ARTISTS
Mannerism marks the end of Renaissance.
It’s a very long period, covering almost all the 16th century and which was theorized for the first time by Giorgio Vasari, who indicated as masters of Renaissance absolute perfection Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo, whereas all the following artists would only imitate the greatest artists with no hope of creating something more beautiful and perfect.
That’s how you get to Mannerism, that is a style imitating the style of the greatest Renaissance masters.
Here are the major mannerist artists and their works.
Composizione (1916) di Kandinskji – Museo del Novecento di Milano.
Abstract art is an artistic movement developed in the early 20th century, and takes on the meaning of “not real”.
The path which led to Abstract art originated from Symbolism, which recalled sounds, feelings and emotions without necessarily representing reality for what it is, but inserting images more similar to dreams and nightmares.
Abstract art starts from here, and simplifies images more and more, until it makes them unrecognizable and assigns to colours and forms a meaning you can’t understand without an explanation.
In this post you’ll find the 5 most important things to know to understand Abstract art and the major artists of this artistic movement.
Jacques-Louis David, ll giuramento degli Orazi, 1785. Image source: wikipedia.it
NEOCLASSICISM: WHAT IT IS AND WHEN IT DEVELOPED
In my blog I’ve often mentioned Neoclassicism. It happened when I talked about my visit to the exhibition “From Hayez to Boldini” in Brescia, and when I showed you the images of the new rooms dedicated to Antonio Canova at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice.
I’ve been thinking about a post dedicated to Neoclassicism for a while, in order to explain once and for all in which period this movement developed and who the major artists of this movement are.
In this post you’ll find a definition of Neoclassicism.
René Magritte, Il figlio dell’uomo, 1964.
SURREALISM: WHEN IT DEVELOPED AND WHAT IT REPRESENTS
Surrealism, more than an art movement, was a cultural movement, heir of Dadaism.
The Surrealist manifesto, written by André Breton, dates back to 1924, and it affirms that surreal is the only way to reach a superior reality, thanks to the fusion of two realities which characterize the human life: waking life and dream.