Posted on 14. Sep, 2014 by rosepapa.
Happy Birthday to American Sculptor and Designer Laura Gardin Fraser (Sept 14th, 1889 in Chicago, Ill.) Born a Sculptor Born into a family of 3 girls and encouraged to pursue the arts, as a young child Laura showed a persistent interest in the arts, especially clay. Through the guidance of her mother who enjoyed the arts, she continued on this path and would make notable and famous commemorate coins and sculptures for the rest of her life. Laura recalled, “Mother, whom we affectionately called Neo, was both a talented painter and musician. She taught us girls and encouraged us to […]
Posted on 12. Sep, 2014 by rosepapa.
Georgia O’Keeffe is a legend in the world of art who still lives on today, renowned for natural works of art depicting flowers, trees, stones, mountains, shells, and other things she found intriguing. Born in Wisconsin in 1887, Georgia was raised in the midst of a large farming family and had six siblings; she was the second oldest. Perhaps one of the reasons Georgia developed an interest in painting was her mother’s cultural interests. In addition to their school studies, Georgia’s mother saw to it that all her daughters studied art, although Georgia said she really did not know where […]
Posted on 11. Sep, 2014 by rosepapa.
One of the most talented and diverse Renaissance artists of all time, Dürer was born on 21 May 1471, third child and second son of his parents, who had between fourteen and eighteen children. A supremely gifted and versatile German artist of the Renaissance period, one of the strongest artistic and commercial centers in Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He was a brilliant painter, draftsman, and writer, though his first and probably greatest artistic impact was in the medium of printmaking that had a illustrative, graphical visionary quality. He produced the earliest known self-portrait drawing in European art […]
I’ve been thinking about this topic for awhile now and how to present it. The word talent has a variety of meanings and understanding. Here are a few: What is talent? Dictionary: Natural aptitude or skill. “he possesses more talent than any other player” a few synonyms: flair, gift, knack, technique, skill, artistry Wikipedia “Talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard. Someone who has talent is able to do something without trying hard. It is an ability that someone is born with. It is a high degree of ability or of aptitudes. […]
Posted on 10. Aug, 2014 by rosepapa.
Elbridge Ayer Burbank was an American artist who sketched and painted more than 1200 portraits of Native Americans from 125 tribes. Harvard-educated he decided to pursue his passion for painting the American Indian and made it his life goal to paint Indian portraits. His claim to fame is that he’s the only artist who ever painted Geronimo from life. Burbank journeyed from camp to camp in northwest and southwest, painting successively all the great warriors whose prowess has made their names famous in frontier history. He is quoted as saying: “Am so glad I am not cooped up in a […]
Meet George Boorujy Artist of exquisite realism. I stumbled across his art online and fell in love. With an eye for detail (his biology background is evident along with studies in art) his work captures a unique level of realism that is stunning. I contacted George and asked if we could share his art with our readers. Enjoy and be inspired! See more here.