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Tag Archives: Painting
Dirk Staschke takes us back through history with his symbolic art
You’re more likely to see still life vanitas hanging on the walls of historic art museums than in modern art galleries. This distinctive style of Dutch art, which reached peak popularity in the 16th and 17th Century, isn’t nearly as … Continue reading
The famous painter pondered life's end through his signature evocative paintings
In addition to his most well-known image, The Scream, the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch created a great deal of art pondering life and death. Through the paintings below, he expressed his own grief and experiences with death and the end-of-life, … Continue reading
Sixteenth and seventeenth century Dutch vanitas paintings weave life and death into a single, still moment
Life is fleeting, and death apparently eternal. Still life paintings that came out of the Netherlands in the late 1500s through the 1700s, known as vanitas, gather symbolic objects of death into a memorialized moment, halting the processes of both … Continue reading
What does it mean to render life, death and humanity in neon?
In the late 1970s, Indiana native Bruce Nauman emerged as one of the key players in America’s contemporary art scene. Like many of his peers, Nauman’s art knew no fixed medium – he worked in print, sculpture, video and even … Continue reading
Kate Rothko Prizel still mourns the loss of her father forty years after his famous suicide.
After losing her father, the painter Mark Rothko, to suicide and her mother to cardiovascular disease shortly after, the nineteen-year-old Kate Rothko Prizel thought she and her then-six-year-old brother would be fine. They were in the midst of the New … Continue reading
WI Artist Kari Radl Painted While Her Father Fought Brain Cancer
From the artist’s statement: “In December of 2006, my father was diagnosed with brain cancer. This series of paintings began while we fought this enemy. After the craniotomy, while he healed, I painted. You can see my techniques slowly grow and mature throughout … Continue reading