Vincent Van Gogh is a brilliant artist to inspire children in primary school, a classic example of the starving artist struggling for recognition. Yet despite his tragic life he never gave up in his quest to become a great painter and although he sold only one painting in his ...
12, July 2014Paul Priestley
Abstract Expressionism was a term first used in connection with Kandinsky in 1919, but is more commonly associated with post-war American art. Robert Coates, an American critic, coined it in 1946, when referring to the work of Gorky, Pollock and De Kooning. By the 1951 Museum of ...
21, December 2013Paul Priestley
André Derain was born in 1880 at Chatou, which was then a kind of artists’ colony at the gates of Paris. His father was a successful pastry chef and a town councillor. Derain received a middle-class education but disliked school calling it a ‘more bitter memory for ...
14, December 2013Paul Priestley
If you have any great acrylic painting tips you'd like to share, please let me know and I'll publish them here A great acrylic painting tip for Keeping Acrylic Paints Workable: Because acrylics dry so fast, squeeze only a little paint out of a tube. If you're using a 'normal' ...
28, April 2013Paul Priestley