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  • Cryptorealism: A New Era in Art

    November 30th, 2012 · 5:10 pm  →  Blog

    International contemporary artist Davood Roostaei is the founder of a revolutionary painting style called Cryptorealism.  This new aesthetic not only incorporates elements of other styles and periods of painting, but transcends them; it is simultaneously abstract and representational, symbolic and ambiguous.  The best way to describe this technique is through the observance of one ofRead the Rest…

    The Life and Work of Josef Israels

    November 16th, 2012 · 1:39 pm  →  Blog

    Josef Israels was a Dutch artist born in 1824 in Groningen, Holland.  Being from a traditional Jewish family, his father expected him to become a rabbi and devote his life to his faith; however, Israels’ inclination for art was strong and his father finally gave in, sending him to the Minerva Drawing Academy.  In 1840, IsraelsRead the Rest…

    “Place du ville St. Denis” by Koüge

    November 13th, 2012 · 9:02 am  →  Blog

    Koüge is the French name of a twentieth century Japanese artist who studied in France. He had a unique style and a keen sense of color and composition.  The oil on canvas painting created in 1969, Place du ville St. Denis, depicts the village of St. Denis in Paris, France. Although the subjects in this piece, comprisedRead the Rest…