Masters of Indian Art | V.S.Gaitonde

Gaitonde’s works are known for evoking subliminal depths. Plain, large surfaces with paint layered subtly characterize his work. His paintings have a quality of light that seems to be complete in itself. Gaitonde experimented with shapes and form in his paintings. He depicted the real world through ethereal and complex paintings in his own abstract way. He believed in meticulous planning for his artworks. His … Continue reading Masters of Indian Art | V.S.Gaitonde

Article: Artification, Fine Art, and the Myth of “the Artist”

Along with the ideal of the artist as spontaneous creative genius, no aspect of the new image of “the artist” was more important than the belief in the artist’s absolute freedom and independence, an ideal that developed in response to artists’ actual dependence on the market economy and the glut of people drawn into fine art by the exalted image of the artist. The new … Continue reading Article: Artification, Fine Art, and the Myth of “the Artist”

Link: Web Gallery of Art

The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism periods (1000-1850), currently containing over 29.000 reproductions. Picture commentaries, artist biographies are available. Guided tours, period music, catalogue, free postcard and other services are provided. (Via Web Gallery of Art) Continue reading Link: Web Gallery of Art

A Discrete Process of Abstraction

  A thought is never born abstract. It follows a discrete process in becoming abstract. Thoughts become abstract as they become devoid of context, not by themselves – the thinker does it. The context is removed, often out of choice and sometimes by chance. The achievement of abstraction isn’t that simple however. There is always an event or an incident which triggers a thought. At … Continue reading A Discrete Process of Abstraction