Tapestry Into Painting

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In Vienna toward the close of the 19th century artists like Gustav Klimt found decorative patterns as a new muse. Eventually, this fascination blossomed into the Jugenstil, or new style (the art nouveau).  For source materials Klimt looked to the … Continued

Journey to Abstraction

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In 18th century India Hans Raj Joshi used traditional watercolor and powdered gold leaf to paint the tiger hunt. Within his red border we find a forest with its camouflaged participants. The space feels compressed and map-like because, we do … Continued

Harmony Through Contrast

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If we return to 1872, a moment in which many contemporary European artists were testing the effects of new colors and the new 19th century  color theories, especially  simultaneous contrast.  The results of these experiments lead directly to Impressionism, Pointillism, … Continued