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Skull by Van Gogh

Skull with Burning Cigarette is a popular painting by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh and has recently become a frequent choice as poster for students who are attracted by it’s seemingly revolutionary appeal where a skull is accompanied by a burning cigarette. This article discusses the Skull painting and also comments upon it’s style and where it fits into the overall career of famous Netherlands post-impressionist painter Van Gogh.

Fairies and Fantasy in Art – Escapism

Mythical, mystical and fanciful, fairies have always been a fascinating part of the arts. Since the days of early Victorian art in Britain, fairy painters have had great success in captivating the world. Why? Because fairy fantasy art can be compared to a soap opera, which offers temporary release from a desolate existence by way of the imagination.

Drawing With Charcoal, the Oldest Medium in the World

When you hold a piece of charcoal between your fingers you are doing exactly the same as the mysterious people, or even person, who created the works of art in Chauvet’s cave, southern France. The cave paintings depict all kinds of animals hunted at the time in a fabulous three dimensional detail which would subsequently vanish from art until the renaissance as much as twenty thousand years later! In this article I will not discuss the mystery of Chauvet’s cave, it’s purpose is to give beginners a guide to charcoal as an artist’s medium.

Do I Need to Know How to Draw Before I Begin Painting?

I am often asked by beginning artists: Do I need to know how to draw first, before I learn how to paint oil paintings? A great question and here is my answer…

Van Gogh’s Works

Van Gogh’s works are covered in full within this article which attempts to bring you the most significant contributions from a Dutch painter who has become much loved right across the world. Vincent Van Gogh himself produced hundreds upon thousands of works at an incredibly prolific rate as he went about staving off his mental illness problems through artistic obsession which helped to drive the incredible achievements which he managed. We can conclude that the works of Van Gogh are amongst the most important and popular to have come from any artist since the Middle Ages.

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