One of the top contemporary painters in the world, Fernando Botero, has died at the age of 91. Known for depicting voluptuous figures in both his paintings and sculptures, Botero challenged the trends to build a unique style that propelled him to stardom.
After Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, families in the United Kingdom opened their doors to Ukrainian refugees as part...
It's fairly common to find unusual and rather old objects at a thrift store, but sometimes thrifters strike gold.
Whether you want to paint like an Old Master or find a way to express yourself, there's nothing more satisfying than creating a painting. Working with acrylics is a great starting point because they are affordable, versatile, and long-lasting. So, it's no wonder that My Modern Met Academy's online painting classes focus on this medium. All four painting courses on our e-learning platform show how acrylics can be used to great effect.
Over the course of history, the way artists have painted—and the mediums they use—has evolved.
Artist Nitika Alé is known for her lush floral abstract paintings created with acrylics.
When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, life came to a standstill as closures effectively shut down the world. That included the National Portrait Gallery's David Hockney exhibit, which had only been open for 20 days. Now, the London Museum is restaging David Hockney: Drawing from Life, and expanding it to include 33 recent portraits. Among the new entries is a delightful portrait of Harry Styles, which Hockney painted in spring 2022.
For years, Johnny Depp's legal battles with ex-wife Amber Heard were followed by the media and people around the world.
Creating abstract artwork can be a freeing and liberating process.
In the late 1700s, a romantic trend swept through wealthy families in England, Europe, and even America. Called “lover's eyes,” or “eye miniatures,” these small paintings were commissioned to depict the eye or eyes of spouses, loved ones, and children. While during the Georgian period (1700s to early 1800s) they were worn as accessories like bracelets and pendants, contemporary artist Susannah Carson is reimagining this art form.
You probably remember “Paint-by-Numbers” kits from your childhood, but do you know the history of how they came to be?
Watercolor painting is one of the most accessible forms of art.