• Why do people like modern art?

    Why do people like modern art?

    Best answer: I have never got it myself, though I would admit there is the odd picture I do appreciate 95% to me is crap. Impressionism, now you are talking. I was in paris at the beginning of June, if you are ever there you must visit the Musee d Orsay and the Orangerie( has Monet's largest canvasses) 2 of the most... show more
    Best answer: I have never got it myself, though I would admit there is the odd picture I do appreciate 95% to me is crap. Impressionism, now you are talking. I was in paris at the beginning of June, if you are ever there you must visit the Musee d Orsay and the Orangerie( has Monet's largest canvasses) 2 of the most amazing places I have been and been stunned by some of the artwork.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • I don't get art can someone please explain why pay hundreds or thousands for a painting or even worse a print of a painting?

    I just have a hard time understanding.
    I just have a hard time understanding.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Did the masters like da Vinci paint with an air gun blowing paint through a tube?

    Best answer: No, airbrushes only appear from the late 19th century and used mainly with water color. The sort of ones you blow using breath tend to look as though they have been sprayed. One of DV's favorite techniques was sfumato and that is fog like shading by shading with a soft brush.
    Best answer: No, airbrushes only appear from the late 19th century and used mainly with water color. The sort of ones you blow using breath tend to look as though they have been sprayed. One of DV's favorite techniques was sfumato and that is fog like shading by shading with a soft brush.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What do you think about Thomas Kinkade paintings in general?

    Best answer: Technically nice but I personally think they have a bit of a "Disney backdrop" feel to them...great for doctor office waiting rooms and the lobbies of restaurants with words like "wagon" or "inn" in their names.
    Best answer: Technically nice but I personally think they have a bit of a "Disney backdrop" feel to them...great for doctor office waiting rooms and the lobbies of restaurants with words like "wagon" or "inn" in their names.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Does anyone remember when the Mona Lisa was NOT outright smiling and we all used to debate over whether or not she was smiling?

    I swear, something's been going on and it's freaking me the **** out. The Mona Lisa's entire appeal was the mysterious expression on her face. People would stand and stare at her face, or look at it from different angles until they saw the smile. THAT'S why she was so iconic... but now she's... show more
    I swear, something's been going on and it's freaking me the **** out. The Mona Lisa's entire appeal was the mysterious expression on her face. People would stand and stare at her face, or look at it from different angles until they saw the smile. THAT'S why she was so iconic... but now she's JUST. SMILING?! What's up with that, and why are people forgetting? Why has the painting changed? I know of people who studied art in college who were fascinated with the painting and have the same memories as me. There was even an episode of The Simpsons where Lisa mimicked the painting with a neutral facial expression with only a HINT of a smile at the corner of her mouth. It's driving me crazy...
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why does Picasso's work sell for thousands/millions, but when I throw paint on a canvas my art teacher fails me?

    Best answer: Take no notice of what your teacher says. I very much doubt that Picasso took any notice of his art teachers. A piece of art is worth what it is worth, meaning what anybody will pay for it when it is offered for sale, maybe decades or centuries after the death of the artist. I doubt that the early works of... show more
    Best answer: Take no notice of what your teacher says. I very much doubt that Picasso took any notice of his art teachers.

    A piece of art is worth what it is worth, meaning what anybody will pay for it when it is offered for sale, maybe decades or centuries after the death of the artist. I doubt that the early works of Picasso made him much money when he was a student, but you might care to research that notion.
    14 answers · 1 month ago
  • What was the theme of van goghs art?

    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • What title should I called for this painting?

    What title should I called for this painting?

    I'm selling this painting I've done and I'm not sure what to call it any ideas?
    I'm selling this painting I've done and I'm not sure what to call it any ideas?
    12 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is this abstract painting worth selling ? If yes how to price it ?

    Is this abstract painting worth selling ? If yes how to price it ?

    Size of the canvas is 18"X 24"
    Size of the canvas is 18"X 24"
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do people like Georgia O'keeffe?

    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • What do artists usually use these chemicals for? Can you identify the common names and uses for chemicals found hidden alongside paintings?

    Best answer: Some of those chemicals are in the paints which artists use, some of them are mind-altering substances which some artists use to help them have their particular vision of the world. I am not aware of any sales gallery or museum etc which lists the chemicals you might find in any particular painting. Indeed the... show more
    Best answer: Some of those chemicals are in the paints which artists use, some of them are mind-altering substances which some artists use to help them have their particular vision of the world.

    I am not aware of any sales gallery or museum etc which lists the chemicals you might find in any particular painting. Indeed the artist himself or herself might not know or remember exactly which type of paints were used in any particular painting or artwork of any kind.

    If you are worried about "Health and Safety" regulations, then it is best not to get involved with the production of or viewing of any sort of artwork! And certainly do not touch or open any bottles or packets of anything which you do not know about for certain.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Can someone identify this picture? Artist?

    Can someone identify this picture? Artist?

    3 answers · 2 months ago
  • Would it be wrong to paint Portraits of killers?

    Best answer: Yes, but not because they're killers. If you're a "professional oil painter," then you know that it is "wrong" in your field to paint a portrait of someone who isn't sitting for you. For art to transcend whatever image can be technically rendered to a much higher level of... show more
    Best answer: Yes, but not because they're killers. If you're a "professional oil painter," then you know that it is "wrong" in your field to paint a portrait of someone who isn't sitting for you. For art to transcend whatever image can be technically rendered to a much higher level of duplication by a simple photograph, an artist cannot paint from a photograph but must actually sit with the subject. That is how an artist imbues something true and beautiful of the subject into the art that those looking upon it can per fully perceive if not quite get their arms fully around. To do otherwise, makes the portrait worthless, and even much, much worse, derivative--for how can art rendered from another artist's or artists' work, namely photographers and camerapeople, not be derivative? So, unless these killers are alive and you are painting them with them in front of you in their prison cells or wherever, then your painting, along with your entire endeavor, will be wrong for them, wrong for you, wrong for those who look upon it, and wrong as art.
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • What kind of people love paintings by Picasso or Picasso-like paintings?

    Best answer: People who can appreciate that not all great art is strictly representational.
    Best answer: People who can appreciate that not all great art is strictly representational.
    6 answers · 2 months ago