In 1819, Cole returned to Ohio where his parents resided. Here, a portrait painter by the name of Stein, would become Cole’s primary teaching vehicle and inspiration for his oil techniques we’ve come to be familiar with. During this time, Cole was extremely impressed by what he saw in the landscapes of the New World and how different they were from the small town of England from whence he hailed. Self taught, art came naturally to Cole. One day Cole set out to observe nature and it’s wilderness.
Cole found that art came naturally to him and eventually taught himself how to observe nature and still life. He started by illustrating American trees, plants, animals, and even Native Americans. With his sketches of nature he made several different paintings including his famous “The Course of Empire”, “The wood chopper”, and “The Oxbow.” In early 1826, Thomas Cole was most famous for being the creator of the National Academy of Design. As the founder, Cole was urged by fans to paint American scenery, but Cole desired to create a landscape painting that could express moral and religious meanings. He painted and painted and then in 1836 he married and settled in Catskill, New York to Maria Bartow.
He has based it on the beauty of nature and the fact that most of his major works were done in the period that romanticism took place, most of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Thomas Moran had attended the Hudson Valley River School, where many landscape artists had attended, too. He painted the Hudson Valley with the attraction, beauty, and scenery of the valley.(www.ency). He also was attracted to the awesomely romantic images of American wilderness and the open west, where he did most of his paintings. (www.art) Thomas was fascinated with Yellowstone and wanting to be associated with it painted the wilderness and scenery of it.
Homer’s styles, mediums and subjects helped him create the artwork that he was so famous for. Probably his most famous painting, The Snap of the Whip is painted by Homer with incredible realism and accomplishment. As seen through his many landscapes, Winslow Homer enjoyed painting and studying the glorious nature that surrounded him all throughout his lifetime. s The famous American realist, Winslow Homer, lived from 1836-1910, was born in Boston. The only art lessons he acquired were from his mother who was a watercolorist.
Becoming a teacher at the painter’s guild he went on to craft altarpieces and also designed stained-glass windows. On a trip to England he met the scholar Sir Thomas More and proceeded to paint portraits of him and his family. After developing an international reputation with contemporaries marveling at his talent of capturing the likeness of the people and their elegant clothes he traveled back to Basel. From Germany, Hans Holbein was an artist and a printmaker who designed with a Northern Renaissance flare. He came to be known as one of the greatest portraitists of his time.
For his first 30 years, he painted scenes of the country, childhood embarrassments, discomforts and humiliations (Buechner, ... ... middle of paper ... ...early stages of childhood innocents, he told us the idealistic American Dream was and he persuaded us as a country to fight for what is right and protect our freedoms that our ancestors fought so hard for during World War II. Norman Rockwell had a style uniquely his own, his illustrations looking so real at times, that it looks like he had just photographed the image onto canvas. His style was so simple but told you everything you needed to know, this defined American art perfectly. This style was seen for the work he did in the Saturday Evening Post and different advertisements thorough his life. His work will be remembered always.
An analysis on Starry Night (1889) of Vincent van Gogh Introduction The life span of 37 years saw Vincent Willem van Gogh (Vincent) in creating beautiful works he dearly loved. Painting was an avenue, which allowed him to express his inner thoughts or vent his struggles. My decision to research on Vincent’s painting, Starry Night (1889) came with the inspiration from Don Mclean’s Song, Starry Starry Night where his lyrics spoke about Vincent’s life that further intrigued me in writing this paper. In this paper, we will focus on examining Vincent’s painting, Starry Night. The paper will begin with a short introduction about Vincent where an analysis will be conducted to explore more into the painting.
Norman Rockwell is best known for his depictions of dail life of a rural America. Rockwell’s goals in art revolved around his desire to create an ideal America. He said “ I paint life as I would like it to be.” The second child of Jarvis W. Rockwell and his wife Nancy, Norman Perceval Rockwell was born in the famous New York City. In his summers he enjoyed life on the countryside, which made a profound impact on his art. Rockwell remained in Manhattan until 1903, when they moved to Mamaroneck, New York.
In the Los Angeles area, he was recognized as the leading figure and force for the California Style watercolor movement. Sheets was born in Pomona, California on June 24, 1907. He grew up on a ranch with his maternal grandparents and developed a love of land and horses that influenced his paintings recurrently. From this, he became a passionate observer of the natural world, and his paintings “often pulse with the tempestuous energy of horses, the balletic postures of tree trunks and the moody beauty of stormy skies.” Also in childhood, two of his maternal aunts encouraged him to use crayons and pencils. He took his very first drawing lesson when he was seven years old.
Winslow Homer was late 19th and early 20th century American painter and printmaker. Homer worked in lithography, printmaking, oil, watercolors and several other media. He is most regarded today for his work in landscapes and marine subjects. A lot of his early work focused on rural life in his native New England. This is evident in one of his famous genre paintings currently on display in the St. Louis Art Museum titled The Country School.