Oil Painting

November 7, 2022

Kaleidoscopic Paintings of Human Figures Distorted Into Geometric Shapes

Vibrant colors and geometric shapes converge in the abstract art of Georgy Kurasov. The sculptor-turned-painter channels his interest in depicting human figures with a preference for the unorthodox style of neo-Constructivism—an approach that emphasizes intersecting lines and freedom of expression. This combination results in kaleidoscopic canvases dominated by stand-out characters and surreal backgrounds.

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October 20, 2022

Colorful Figurative Paintings Explore Different Black Experiences in Everyday Life

Colorfully rendered and filled with select, poignant details, Ocom Adonias‘ paintings shine a light on everyday Black experiences. The Uganda-based artist creates tranquil interior spaces inhabited by calm-looking figures casually going about their usual routines: from reading alone to spending quality time with friends and family. Adonias emphasizes the authenticity of these narratives with his own realistic style, which masterfully contrasts the different textures of skin, drapery, and household objects.

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September 9, 2022

Second Set of Official Obama Portraits Are Unveiled After 4-Year Delay

Five years after they left office, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama returned to the White House for a special unveiling of their new official portraits. Their first pair of portraits—created by artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley—were revealed in 2018 and will eventually join the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. after completing their tour.

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August 18, 2022

Stunning Oil Painting of the Sea Inside a Real Porthole Offers an Infinite Oceanview

When you're on a ship, a porthole will show you spectacular views of life at sea. So, it's only fitting that a painting of the stormy ocean is framed inside one of these nautical items. North Carolina-based artist Adam Stevens mounted his oil seascape inside a genuine porthole, adding to the maritime aesthetic of the piece. As a self-taught artist, Stevens learned how to paint through YouTube videos, including tutorials by Bob Ross.

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