How to Draw Boxes with Flaps – Drawing for Beginners

French Neoclassical Painter – Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

A French ‘Neoclassical’ painter and a vanguard of ‘Modern Art,’ Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres was born on August 29, 1780 in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne. His unsuccessful painter and sculptor father, Jean-Marie-Joseph Ingres, though could never carve out a niche for himself, nevertheless, became Jean’s early inspiration for music and drawing. The encouraged artist came up with his first drawing in as early as 1789. From 1786, Jean Auguste began his education from a local school, but had to drop out when it was shut down in 1791, during The French Revolution. The same year, he enrolled at the Academie Royale de Peinture, Sculpture et Architecture, in Toulouse.

Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520) – High Renaissance Painter and Architect

Italian painter and architect, Raffaelo Sanzio, better known as Raphael was born on April 6, 1483 in Urbino. The youngest of the trilogy of ‘High Renaissance,’ consisting of the legendary Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he was one of the finest artists of his times. Packed with influential social circle and tremendous artistry, Sanzio had a powerful stint as a painter.

Jean-Honore Fragonard – French Painter – ‘The Rococo Style’

Jean-Honore Fragonard was one of the most celebrated French painters & printmakers of the eighteenth Century. His works were set in the ‘Rococo’ style of painting, centered on the luxurious, aristocratic life, rather than that of self-righteous martyrs and heroes. Jean was born on April 5, 1732 in Grasse, France, to a middle-class family of Francois Fragonard, a glove maker. In 1738, the Fragonards moved to Paris after Francois went broke.

The German Romantic Landscape Painter – Caspar David Friedrich

His artistic career began with his coaching under Johann Gottfried Quistrop, a friend of the ‘Romantic’ poet, Ludwig Theobul Kosegarten. Ludwig introduced Friedrich to ‘Romanticism’ and willed him to develop his own faculty of analyzing picturesque landscapes. Ludwig, himself fascinated by ‘Megaliths’ in architecture, encouraged Friedrich to give place to local ‘Megaliths’ as his artistic themes. From 1794 to 1798, the painter studied at the Academy of Copenhagan, concentrating solely on understanding the intricacies of ‘landscape painting.’

Giovanni Tiepolo – Great Venetian Fresco Painter & Printmaker

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, or Giovanni Tiepolo, better known as Gianbattista or Giambattista Tiepolo, was born on March 5, 1696 in Venice, Italy. Giovanni was a ‘Rococo’ & ‘Baroque’ style painter & printmaker, known for his unconventional style of representing ancient historical myths, sacred legends, and the scriptures, through the massive pieces of art. The artist celebrated his artistic desire and fantasy in these magnificent designs. Active in Veneto, Germany, and Spain, he was primarily known for his ‘Grand Manner’ frescos, while attaining considerable appreciation as a drafter and an etcher too.

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