appreciate: Chloe Cockburn

It is still a common misconception that people can’t  find the time to do all the things they are interested in. If anyone needs yet another example that this is possible, look no further than Chloe Cockburn. Cockburn is an acclaimed civil rights lawyer by day, but when she isn’t working on policy reform, she is painting a collection of gorgeous abstract … Continue reading

appreciate: Wilfred Lang

With the multiple creative tools that become available everyday, it has become difficult for an artist to take an overexposed muse and breathe new life into it.  Artist Wilfred Lang has done just that, taking an abstract approach when it comes to painting city skylines and urban landscapes. His artistic interpretations on architectural subjects that … Continue reading

appreciate: Jaeyeol Han

It’s funny how we as people can look at a person, a place, a thing (a noun basically) and see completely different things. In South Korean artist Jaeyeol Han’s portrait paintings, he allows the viewer to see not only the subject’s face, but the feelings that lies beneath it. Han’s paintings blur the lines between … Continue reading

appreciate: Jules Olitski

I have been talking for months about wanting to paint: I have the paint, I have the canvas, and I have the brushes. All I need is the inspiration. I am drawn (no pun intended) to abstract art (mainly because I’m not a pro with the paintbrush yet). I have been looking at different artists … Continue reading

appreciate: Mark Rothko

I did some impulse buying today at the art store, Utrecht, picking up a couple of small canvases, watercolors, and acrylic paint, just because it was there an dI was feeling inspired. While looking to the internet for some inspiration on some painting techniques I could, I came across a painting I had seen before … Continue reading

Appreciate: Per Kirkeby

I went to the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. a while back and I came across an exhibition by famed Danish artist Per Kirkeby and was an instant fan of his work. His inspiration for his work comes from his interest in nature and geology, which he had a masters degree in. He was a … Continue reading

Appreciate: Pierre Soulages

French artist Pierre Soulages is a jack of all trades. He is a sculptor, engraver, but is mostly known for his abstract paintings. Most of his works are a study on the color black. He creates striations in the black surface in his paintings to so that when light is reflected on it, the black … Continue reading

Appreciate: Gerhard Richter

This painting, Abstract Painting (809-4), is the creation of German visual artist Gerhard Richter. Just a few days ago, it was sold at Sotheby’s auction house for $34.2 million dollars. That is not a typo: $34.2 million dollars. What makes Richter’s paintings so high in value? Richter is one of the most important living artists of … Continue reading

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