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Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earing

Johannes Vermeer

The story of the great Johannes Vermeer, and a selection of his works. Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675) Johannes Vermeer was a 17th century Dutch painter who was known for his extraordinary talent in rendering shadow and light. Little is known about his personal life and he produced relatively few paintings. After his death, he was forgotten and remained virtually unknown until his works were rediscovered in the 19th century. Today, he is considered as one of the greatest painters of [...]

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The story of Vincent van Gogh

The Story of Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh’s life, biography, and impact on art. Vincent Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh was born March 30, 1853 and grew up in Holland. He was the oldest surviving child of Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. A year before Vincent was born they had a stillborn son who was also named Vincent. Vincent (the second, if you will) had three sisters and two brothers. He formed an exceptionally tight bond with his younger brother Theo that lasted throughout [...]

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Franz Bischoff

Franz A. Bischoff

A collection of fifty of Franz Bischoff’s wonderful oil paintings Franz A. Bischoff (January 14, 1864 – February 5, 1929) Franz A. Bischoff was a rare talent. After leaving Austria for the US at just 21 he managed to establish himself and enjoy success as a ceramic artist. A series of moves around the country would ultimately see him settle in California where he would change direction completely to learn – and master – a different medium, and excel at that too, [...]

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Professional Portrait of Beau

How to take good photos of your pets

We all want to take funny photos of our furry family members to share with our friends. But making pets pose for the camera is not easy because they move around too much. On top of that, they just won’t do what we want them to do. Here are some tips to help you capture the wonderful moments with your pets on camera: Make them comfortable Some pets might feel uncomfortable with the camera especially when you use the flash. One [...]

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Picasso Painting

How to take care of your oil painting

Whether you’re purchasing an original painting or a reproduction, it is important to know how to properly care for your artwork. With proper care and handling, you will protect the artwork from deterioration and preserve its beauty. This guide will help you take proper care of your oil painting – watercolors must be treated differently, and are far less durable than our preferred medium of oil on canvas. Handling and Transporting First, the obvious: when handling a painting, make sure that [...]

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Biography of one of the greatest Old Masters…Rembrandt. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669 Rembrandt was a Dutch painter who is known for his numerous biblical scenes and self-portraits. He is often referred to as the “painter of light” for his mastery of the technique known as chiaroscuro – the manipulation of light and shadow. He was the leading painter in the Netherlands during his time and considered as one of Europe’s greatest artists today. Early Life [...]

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