A Brief History of Color in Art

The Art Genome Project By Sarah Gottesman May 20th, 2016 Originally found on Artsy.net Artists invented the first pigments—a combination of soil, animal fat, burnt charcoal, and chalk—as early as 40,000 years ago, creating a basic palette of five colors: red, yellow, brown, black, and white. Since then, the history of color has been one … Continue reading A Brief History of Color in Art

Art for Dummies

Originally posted on Justsomething.com The following is a funny guide that’ll help you link famous painters and their style and paintings together in the future. Even though it was conceived as a joke you will realize how this list captures the essence of each artist, resulting in the end actually useful.

Photographic Portraits of Famous Artist’s Paint Palettes

via Colossal | An art, design, and visual culture blog... by Matthias Schaller Since 2007 photographer Matthias Schaller has photographed raw, abstract paintings. The paintings however are not found on canvas, but rather smeared onto the tools used to craft each work of art—the palettes. His series, Das Meisterstück (The Masterpiece), claims these behind-the-scene objects as … Continue reading Photographic Portraits of Famous Artist’s Paint Palettes

Paris in (Almost) Springtime

At the end of March my husband had to travel to Paris for work and guess who was able to tag along for a vacation? Before he had even finished telling me the plans, I emphatically said, "YES!" and had mentally packed my bags and made arrangements for the boys and the animals. Let's just say … Continue reading Paris in (Almost) Springtime