June 21, 2021

Contemporary Oil Portraits Explore the Fragility of Human Relationships

Portrait paintings don't just capture people's outward appearance, but often reveal aspects about the figure's life or character. Russian-German artist Tania Rivilis tries to convey people's inner life and feelings in her series of contemporary oil portrait paintings. She portrays the “human image” and the “dialectical concept of the human soul” through dynamic renderings of individuals and couples.

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June 19, 2021

5 Famous Beach Paintings From Art History That Capture Serene Summer Days

Nature has always been a source of inspiration for artists, but the beach is a particularly recurrent theme throughout art history. The French Impressionists of the 19th century were famous for taking their easel and paints outdoors to paint en plein air, but the artists that came after them continued to depict natural environments outside of their studio.

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May 25, 2021

Tiny People Swim, Surf, and Ski on Dollops of Paint and Human Hands

After adding tiny figures to torn pieces of cardboard and large dollops of paint, Italy-based artist Golsa Golchini is continuing her unique series on larger surfaces. She fills framed canvases with abstract representations of natural and urban environments, and populates these isolated places with realistic people and animals. Each of these miniature worlds pulses with energy. Golchini conveys a sense of movement in her works by applying paint in an expressive way.

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