Russell Werner Lee, son of Burton and Adeline Lee, was born in Ottawa, Illinois, on July 21, 1903. At age five his parents divorced and at age ten he watched as his mother dies from being hit by an automobile. His life wasn’t easy growing up. He attended Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana for four years and disliked the ways of military treatment. Lee graduated from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania with a degree in chemical engineering.
He paints New York streetscapes and mimics the works of artists like Renoir with great aptitude. After proving his talent, Lou puts his artist's tools aside. Sedaris soon snatches up the leftovers, thinking he can certainly do it if his father can, and begins his artistic career. Moment Two: Sedaris soon learns that painting is not his forte, unlike his talented sister. His still life paintings of grapes look like stones, so he moves onto to tracing comics.
His highly refined drawings and watercolours accompany texts such as Le Reve by Emile Zola While working as a wall paper designer he became familiar with symbolist artists which then lead him to usually painting mythological and allegorical topics. In 1892 he illustrated the book Le reve by the 1900s he essentially had two distinct styles which mainly consisted of the idealism of the symbolic use to conduct in his work. Carlos Schwabe mainly focused on the creativity of women which often was represented as death and suffering or in other areas of his work they represent inspiration and guidance. An example of this was in the death of The Gravediggers Death was produced in 1895 this was the symbolic meaning of a death angel being peacefully transcending it to another world. His inspiration and interests for symbolism increased when one of his good friends died in 1894 when Carlos Schwabe was 28 and also one year later his wife was a role model symbolic use “The Death of the Grave Digger”.
Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh The first time I saw “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, I must have been about thirteen or fourteen years old and although I can’t remember exactly where it was that I saw it, I remember that my favorite colors immediately changed from pink and purple to the cerulean hues used in his masterpiece. Although I have been to the Modern Museum of Art before, my first time seeing it in person was when I had to go for this project. Wandering about I wondered where I would find the “The Starry Night” painting. A crowd of people surrounding a lone wall in one of the galleries gave me my answer. I was completely mesmerized.
It is the innate search for our own identity that drives artists such as Chuck Close and Vincent Van Gogh to explore their inner psyche through self expression and portraiture. The search for identity begins in how one’s childhood progressed, and Chuck Close had a very different childhood from Vincent Van Gogh. An only child, Close was always odd and with little friends due to his family’s constant relocation in his early years. His parents Leslie and Mildred, a plumber and a piano teacher, cherished their only son and aided him in his artistic endeavours to the best of their ability. When Close was about eight years old his father found a local woman of dubious work to give him art lessons in which his mentor would often provide nude models for him to study from.
Monet and Van Gogh chose the subject of sunflowers for two of their most famous still life paintings and even though both depict the same type of flower, their painting styles are completely different. Van Gogh was considered to be more post-impressionist than Monet. Van Gogh was also considered to be an expressionist. Van Gogh moved to France and rented a house and began panting seaside landscapes, portraits and the Sunflower series. His paintings reveal his emotions and sensations and are expressionist in nature.
Picasso was a pioneer when it came to drawing. His drawing changed as time passed each new idea brought him attention from the people. Pablo was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. His parents Jose Ruiz and Maria Picasso were also artists. Instead of taking his father’s last name, Picasso took his mothers last name.
Picasso stated, “It was thinking about Casagemas that got me started painting in blue (Enrique).” In the beginning, he had started with several paintings that memorialized the recent suicide of his friend Casagemas. Then, he had moved back and forth between Barcelona and Paris and started to paint blind or lonely beggars and poor people in the streets. The use of blue has also been attributed to the fact that Picasso was too poor to buy any other colors as well his habit of working at night by lamplight. Lau 2 The first thing to notice in the painting is the guitar. The guitar shines bright in contrast to the somber gray scale hues surrounding it.
Calatrava's family had suffered during the political upheavals of the 1930s in Spain, and they saw an international future as their son's best chance. Therefore, when he was thirteen, his family took advantage of the recent opening of the borders and sent him to Paris as an exchange student. He later travelled and studied in Switzerland. Calatrava was initially interested in becoming an artist so he made plans to attend art school in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts), but he arrived in mid-1968, with the student protests of that year at their height, and found that his classes had been cancelled. As a result, he returned to Valencia and enrolled in the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura, a relatively new institution, where he earned a degree in architecture and took a post-graduate course in urbanism.
He looked at the big orange splot for a long time then he went about his business. The neighbours got tired of seeing that big orange splot. Someone said, “Mr. Plumbean, we wish you’d get around to painting your house.” “O.K.,” said Mr. Plumbean. He got some blue paint and white paint, and that night he got busy.