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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on May 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Russian born painter Wassily Kandinsky was a man whose abstract art made history in the 20th century. Kandinsky is credited as a leader in avant-garde art as one of the founders of pure abstraction in painting.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on May 18, 2015 11:00:00 AM

There are not enough words to describe the accomplishments of Michelangelo Buonarroti. He is one of the most famous artists of the high to late Italian Renaissance, and one of the greatest artists of all time.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on May 11, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Chuck Close is widely known for his photorealistic paintings. He plays with ideas of color and form to create individual color squares. Although the squares appear abstract up close, they form exceedingly realistic images at a distance.

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Posted by Natalie Lascek-Speakman on May 7, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Have you ever pictured yourself working in an art gallery or museum in a place like New York City, Los Angeles - maybe even in London? We don’t blame you! A career as a gallery director can be pretty amazing. Gallery directors set the artistic policy of the gallery, working in public or private galleries. They take responsibility for both permanent collections and artwork for specific exhibitions and manage day-to-day operations. A good director builds the reputation of a gallery by collecting or exhibiting work by important artists and creating high levels of interest among the art community and the public.

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Posted by Rebecca Adey on May 5, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Photography contributes to both the cultural and economic aspects of society, and a medium that many aspiring artists hope to pursue as a life’s work. If you’re serious about photography, a college degree should be at the top of your list.

Why should you get a degree?

The easy accessibility of cameras and the ease with which more people can distribute their work to the public creates an increasingly competitive job market for aspiring photographers. However, the education and training that someone with a bachelor’s degree has is a real advantage and is one of the most important career resources you can have as an aspiring photographer. A BFA will differentiate you as a candidate with well-honed abilities in creative concept, problem-solving, communication and top-notch technical skills.

From fashion photography to photojournalism, the possibilities for a career in photography are wide-open to someone with the education, training and vision that spells success. But, let’s begin with that art degree.

 

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on May 4, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Peter De Séve discovered his passion for art at an early age. He began drawing as a young child, inspired by the comic books he collected as well as science fiction and fantasy illustration.

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Posted by Nicole Duquette on Apr 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Concept Artistry Sound Complicated? Let's Take a Look!

Concept artistry, often referred to as concept design or illustration, conveys a visual representation of a design or idea before it's put into the final product, or rather, before it exists. In other words, the goal is to convey overall design vision rather than define everything in exact terms. So, why is concept artistry necessary?

We live in a world where there are infinite possibilities and infinite possibilities can also bring infinite opportunities for errors. Concept art is key to focusing that one artistic vision and making sure all kinks are ironed out before they can become problems down the line. It is a concept artist's duty to quickly explore ideas, communicate those ideas effectively as possible, and tell a store that brings characters to life. Sound like something you may want to pursue? Read on to find out if there's a career in concept art or illustration in your future.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Apr 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Painter and printmaker, Jasper Johns, is best known for his paintings of maps, flags and targets that lead the artistic community from Abstract Expressionism into a new emphasis on concrete objects. He laid the groundwork for both Pop Art and Minimalism and his work influenced nearly every artistic movement from the 1950s to present day.

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Posted by Eric Weeks on Apr 24, 2015 2:38:00 PM

Once a month, students at Kyungil University (KUI) in Daegu, South Korea, and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, are asked an open-ended question that students at both institutions will then answer through photographs.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Apr 20, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Delightfully weird, whimsical, dark, macabre; words that describe Edward Gorey. One of the most puzzling and extraordinary illustrators of the past century, Gorey has written more than 90 books, illustrated over 60 others, designed sets and won a Tony Award for the Broadway show Dracula. His first book, The Unstrung Harp, was published in 1953. The book is dark and comical, just as is every book that followed.

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