Category: Old Masters

Calligraphy for beginners

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The word calligraphy has its roots in the Greek „kallos“ („beautiful“)  and „graphein“ („to write“). As the name suggests, it means the art of beautiful handwriting! What do you need for calligraphy? The high quality of the materials is  crucial in order to give that magical effect to calligraphy. Therefore, it depends on the quality […]

Artist of the Week: Gyula Benczúr

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The painter Gyula Benczúr was born on the 28th January 1844 in Nyíregyháza and died on the 16th July 1920 in what is nowadays known as Szécsény. He was and still is one of the most successful and technically gifted Hungarian artists. Nowadays, we would describe him as a history painter. Already in his early […]

Artist of the week: Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema was born on 8 January 1836 in the Netherlands and died in Wiesbaden in 1912. He was a representative of the Academic Realism and was very well-known for his paintings, which mainly represented the ancient world.  The exhibition “Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity” is taking place from July 7th until October 29th, 2017 in the Leighton […]

Artists and their silent assistants

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That´s how many great artists used to paint For connoisseurs of the art scene, it is a perfectly normal fact, but for many, who don´t work in the field, it often sounds surprising: The works of many great artists – old as well as contemporary – often are not fruits of their labor. On the […]

Painting and drawing like Jean-León Gerôme

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A great master of his time – largely forgotten until revived recently Painting and drawing like Jean-León Gerôme. Who is that? One of the great Old Masters of the 19th century, who was forgotten for a while. The French history painter was at that time, and generations after that, very important for the realistic painting. […]

Learn to paint and draw like Leonardo Da Vinci

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Art and science combined in a very aesthetic way! Learn how to paint and draw like one of the greatest and most famous artist and scientist of his time – Leonardo Da Vinci. Everyone knows his most famous and historical works such as the Mona Lisa, the Vitruvian Man and John the Baptist. They embody […]

Surrealism

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Fantasy merges into Reality! Surrealism unleashes our imagination and mixes it with reality. It is a world that uses realism to break away from it. This art movement received important impulses from the psychoanalysis developed by Siegmund Freud, which deals in particular with the interpretation of dreams and with the subconscious. Surrealism – what’s that? […]

Drawing and painting like the Old Masters

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Drawing and painting like the Old Masters at the Academy of Fine Art Germany The tradition of classical European realistic painting was completely lost in Germany. However, it has recently found its way back to Germany, thanks to the Academy of Fine Art Germany. The tradition passed down from one generation of artists to the […]

Titian, master of Venetian painting

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Realistic painting combined with mysticism and drama! Masterpieces such as “The Woman with a Mirror” of 1515, exhibited in Paris at the Louvre, “Venus and Adonis” of 1554, exhibited in Madrid in the Museo del Prado and “Flora”, dated to around 1515 and held at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence are so impressive that the […]

Pablo Ruiz Picasso

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Pablo Ruiz Picasso – Born on October 25th, 1881, deceased on April 8th, 1973 at age 91 He is known as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He stands as a role model and incarnation of modern art, more than any other artist. Besides being a painter, illustrator and sculptor he was […]