As the love for Madhubani continues to grow, here is how you could make some classy bookmarks designed the Madhubani way. Following is a tutorial on making madhubani bookmarks…
Madhubani or Mithila paintings are one of the traditional paintings of India and are known for their bright colors and distinct style. In this tutorial here, we try to bring this beautiful art form in small colorful magnets made out of clay.
Recently I made quite a large painting on a sheet of thermocol for my wall. Here is the thermocol wall art…
This tutorial will show how to make a glass painting design on glassware for a stained glass effect in a few simple steps. The stained glass effect is generally seen on windows and decorative glassware. This is one of the widely used techniques in painting glass other than the reverse glass painting technique.
Decorated wooden spoons can be hung in your kitchen to add a little color and as a piece of adornment. Making these doesn’t take too much time either. What’s more, you can experiment with different designs and colors to suit your mood.
Patachitra paintings, the traditional paintings of the state of Odisha (Orissa) are paintings done on fabric such as Tusser silk, cotton, jute and on palm leaves. The name Patachitra stems from the Sanskrit “Pata” which means cloth and “Chitra” which means painting. This form of painting is said to have originated in the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri.
Madhubani Paintings, also known as Mithila paintings is one of the ancient forms of painting which originated in Mithila, in the state of Bihar. The paints were made using natural dyes/pigments and painted using twigs or fingers. In the ancient days, the mud walls of houses served as the canvas for this art while these days Madhubani paintings are done on canvas, handmade paper or cloth.
As an admirer of this form of painting, and as a beginner, this is my first attempt at making a simple Madhubani design on a mud pot.
The Sunflower paintings are a series of paintings by one of the most famous painters of all times, Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh painted many of these painting while he was in France primarily during the late 1880s.It is said that the first painting was made by him for his friend Paul Gauguin.
Gustav Klimt, the artist known for his sketches and murals, the Symbolist painter was born in the year 1862 near Vienna.
Klimt took up art seriously and studies in the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts till the year 1883. During this period, he developed a liking for various art forms and slowly started gaining mastery in architecture. He also took up mural works and started a career in art with mural painting.
A quick tutorial where we would be experimenting with a combination of pot painting and the traditional Warli paintings.
Rembrandt van Rijn, the famous Dutch artist completed the master piece, ‘The Night Watch’ in the year 1642 and this painting has since then been his most famous contribution to world of art.
The effective use of lighting in the darkness of the night was considered the salient feature of this painting and it was later found that this dark effect was due to a coat of dark varnish which was then removed. The name ‘The Night Watch‘ was in fact given due to the assumption that the painting depicts a scene at night. Otherwise, ’The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq’ would have been the more appropriate title.
Pierre Auguste Renoir was a French impressionist painter and a contributor of prominent art works in the nineteenth century.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in a middle class family in France. As a boy, he worked in a nearby porcelain factory which was the beginning of his artistic journey; he started by painting and decorating the porcelain items made in the factory. During this period, he was deeply inspired by the paintings of François Boucher who was one of the master painters of the 18th century.
The Scream has been the most prolific and cherished painting series by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.
Expressionism is at its best with anxiety, a sense of being overwhelmed, chaos and an intense fear is portrayed through the eyes of a sexless creature in The Scream. The red wavy sky adds to the chill that runs through the painting. Munch re-created this painting as a series in the form of oil on canvas, pastels and a large number of prints.
When Munch was asked about the inspiration for this painting, he is quoted to have said, “I was out walking with two friends; the sun began to set; suddenly the sky turned blood-red; I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on a fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and there I still stood, trembling with fear – and I sensed an endless scream passing through nature.”
Art Gallery of New South Wales has been a prominent Art Gallery since 130 years of its existence. This gallery is located in Sydney, Australia and was established in the year 1880.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago is one of the few museums where contemporary visual culture is exhibited with grandeur through sculptures, sketches and paintings. The works of popular artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol are a part of the permanent collection of this museum. Works from and after the year 1945 have created a rich collection of more than 2000 art works since its inception in 1967.
‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ was painted in the year 1665 by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. This Oil on Canvas work is considered the first globally known masterpiece by the artist.
Most of Vermeer’s paintings was of domestic internal spaces, this painting being one of the few exceptions. This painting remained obscure for decades, it was only in the year 1882 that the painting was re-discovered. The painting is popularly known as the Dutch Monalisa because of her calm and elegant beauty perhaps.
Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot Zundert, Netherlands. He was one of the few artists who made a significant impact through his art in the 20th century.
The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is the place where one of the greatest master pieces of all times, ‘The Creation of Adam’ by Michelangelo Buonarrotti is seen.
The man who made art a science, the man who brought infinite beauty into the smile of a simple woman, the man who’s paintings were beyond just colors and canvas, Leonardo Da Vinci was truly – ‘art personified’.
Vincent van Gogh’s most famous and one of the earliest paintings is the Starry Night which was an oil painting on canvas done in the year 1889.
If its a birthday party that you’re having for your kids, nothing can be more fascinating and colorful as face painting. Have couple of your friends with the face painting supplies ready and with a stall or two, the kids will start having a fun time. Here are some fun face painting ideas for kids.
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is a museum of art in Toronto, Canada.
This museum has more than 9,00,000 visitors per year to browse its collection more than 70,000 art works. This gallery which earlier housed the rich heritage of Canada in its art works, is now home to many other art works from all parts of the world. The AGO still is not for the Canadian art works dating as early as the 1st century.
Claude Monet was an impressionist artist born in France in the city of Paris. He was born on the 14th of November, 1980.
Monet studied art in his teenage and started by painting seascapes and landscapes. He became known among the people of the town for his charcoal caricatures and his sketches.
Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech Marquis of Pubol popularly known as Salvador Dali has been one of the most popular and acclaimed artists of the 20th century. Born in Spain, he quickly transcended borders through his art and distinguished strokes.
Claude Monet is known for his Impressionist paintings and specially for his series of paintings of water lilies in a pond and their reflections.
The Water Lilies are a series of approximately 250 oil paintings in the impressionist style. These paintings were made with the pond at Monet’s flower garden at Giverny as the model. Claude Monet famously once said “Suddenly I had the revelation of how magical my pond is. I took up my palette. Since that time I have scarcely had any other model.”
M.F. Hussain, the Picasso of India has been one of the most famous painters of Indian Origin. Born in the year 1915, over the decades of his career as a painter, he claimed name and fame for the varied types of paintings that he painted.
One of the greatest paintings of all times, The Birth of Venus is the painting by Sandro Botticelli painted in the year 1486 and this piece of art is now displayed in the Uffizi Gallery in the city of Florence.
“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” said Picasso. It is indeed the numerous lies that this great artist uttered during his lifetime that has enabled many of us realize the hidden truth of this life.
Picasso is undoubtedly one of the greatest artists of all times and probably the greatest of the 20th century.
In this tutorial we shall see how to go about making a reverse glass painting. This is a fairly simple technique and can be done with perfection within a few hours. Reverse glass painting is the type of painting where a painting is done on one site of glass and is viewed from the other side.