Drawing and shadows – 3

Drawing, shadows, material, right brain, basic concepts and sight-size drawing. “If you hold up my work next to a drawing done by a specialist of a weaving chair, you will find that my work will show you that it is made out of oak and has been stained by sweaty hands… Hold my work next to this drawing… Read More »

Image composition – 2

Image composition, stable, instable, diagonal, powerful and spiral composition.   Stable A triangle with its base pointing down is the most stable picture composition. This was very common during the Renaissance. Example: Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1683-1754) Instable A composition based on a triangle with the base pointing upwards will be considered instable. This can be a way to… Read More »

Negative Space, Perspective – 1

Intersecting of lines, Perspective, The Golden Ratio, Negative Space, Positive Shapes. About art from the notebook is meant to be a resource to solve problems, to analyse paintings or to investigate how artists have composed their work. The most important thing to do when creating images is to move from depicting to creating an image. This means that… Read More »


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Timeline – History of Art

Timeline Art History Year Cave paintings ► Chauvet ► Lascaux ca 30 000 BC – ca 15 000 BC Rock Carvings ► Rock Carvings, World Heritage ca 1500 BC – ca 500 BC Egypt ► Egyptian Museum ► Ancient Egypt, British Museum ► KV-63, tomb chamber ► UNESCO:s World Heritage ca 2000 BC – 0 Greece ► Ancient… Read More »

Art fraud

Art fraud, carbon dating, forgery, forge, forgeries, copy, replica, fakes and copies. Art forgery refers to creating and selling works of art that are falsely attributed to be work of another, usually more famous, artist. With modern analysis techniques the identification of forged artwork is much simpler. When art become a commercial articles the value of the artwork… Read More »

Images – documenta 12 2007

Documenta is one of the world‘s most important exhibitions of contemporary art. Documenta takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany and was founded by curator Arnold Bode in 1955 as part of the Federal Horticultural Show. documenta 1 took a historical and reconstructive approach. In documenta 1 the most influential artists and groups since the beginning of… Read More »

Important Art Fairs

Important Art Fairs – Documenta, Frieze Art Fair, Venice Biennale, Zoo Art Fair. documenta is one of the world‘s most important art exhibitions of contemporary art which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. It was founded by artist, teacher and curator Arnold Bode in 1955 as part of the Federal Horticultural Show. This first documenta was… Read More »

Academic art

Academic art, kitsch, academy, academism, contemporary, Bouguereau. Academic Art is a style of sculpture and painting produced under the influence of European academies or universities of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Academic art is specifically the art and artists influenced by the standards of the French Académie des Beaux Arts. Academic Artists: William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Suzor-Coté, Pierre Auguste… Read More »

Art Museum – Japan, Australia

Australia National Museum of Australia National Gallery of Australia Canberra Contemporary Art Art Gallery of New South Wales Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery National Gallery of Victoria Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Japan The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Kyoto National Museum Center for Contemporary Art The National Museum of… Read More »