August 24, 2019

Landscape Paintings Celebrate the Healing Beauty of the Outdoors

Artist Ariel Lee pays homage to the power of the outdoors through contemporary landscape painting. Her colorful works focus on grand, sweeping scenery with precise brushstrokes,  presenting a love letter to both natural beauty and the therapeutic effect that it can have. “It puts everything into perspective for me,” Lee tells My Modern Met. “Being outdoors is similar to a reset button—I can feel the tension build when I’m away too long.

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August 15, 2019

Surreal Paintings of Women Embody the Emotions of Nature and Inanimate Objects

Artist Sarah Joncas uses a centuries-old narrative technique as the basis for her surrealist paintings that combine realistic portraiture with decorative motifs. The Toronto-based creative was inspired by the concept of “pathetic fallacy”—a literary term that attributes human traits and emotions to inanimate objects or animals. Through 21 portraits, she creates her own twist on this time-honored device.

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August 4, 2019

Georgia O’Keeffe: How the Pioneering Female Artist Helped Reinvent Flower Painting

Georgia O’Keeffe was an artistic pioneer, but how much do you really know about her? She was a painter best known for her abstract depictions of colorful blooms and landscapes of the Southwestern United States. She produced her work in the early 20th century and helped to usher in the American Modernism movement with a style that favors the interpretation of subjects rather than representing them through strict realism.

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July 15, 2019

Traveling Artist Captures Europe’s Charming Cityscapes with Watercolor and Ink

While many travelers keep their camera in tow, artist Danny Hawk brings along his sketchbooks too. His colorful ink and watercolor sketches are painted en plein air, capturing the architecture, streets, and rural landscapes of Europe. Hawk has always had a love for drawing, but like many creative people, he struggled to find the time to pursue his art. He reveals, “Growing up as a kid, art was one of my favorite subjects.

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