Let your home choose its art

Knowing what artworks you should take home involves taste, mood and tendencies that change all the time. That’s what makes it so hard to choose. To make it simple, let your house tell you what it needs. Find out what art corresponds to your Decor style, and know what you should be looking for.

Written by on 20 Jul, 2014
Cottage

1. Traditional A welcoming elegant home inspired by the past. You probably love antique furnishings, floral prints and rich wood tones balancing light neutral colors. The essentials are order, symmetry and freshness to avoid the outdated feel. Lord Frederic Leighton, Rembrandt or Bouguereau are three examples of artists that will give it the ultimate refinement. overstockArt.com categories: Traditional, Classical, Romanticism, Impressionism, Symbolist 2. Rustic Your home has an honest cozy feel to it. You probably love reusing wire baskets and wooden crates over rough textiles, patchwork and earth tones. The point of perfection lies between the loose and lush feel of nature and an ever so slight touch of industrial style rawness – balancing the organic forms with sleek surfaces. Cezanne, Van Gogh and Alfred Maurer are a great starting point to complement your decoration. overstockArt.com categories: Rustic, Country Landscapes, Post-impressionist 3. Modern You love the mid-century looks…

Artist Mark Bennett Named ArtistBe.com’s July Artist of the Month

The English figurative painter who turns the passion of music and dance into oil on canvas. Coming from a line of painters to become a rising star in art, and now the featured artist for July among 2500 artists from around the world.

Written by on 07 Jul, 2014
FLAMENCO IV by Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett is an English figurative painter and graphic designer, who for nearly ten years has been capturing attention from galleries, collectors and art lovers all over the United Kingdom and Europe. Since his childhood he has been inspired by outstanding natural beauty. On one side the Cotswolds, with its honey colored stone, rolling grasslands and open skies; on the other Cornwall, with its fishing villages and beaches where he had plenty of beads, paint and clay to let his creativity run free. His creative urge comes to him even before his birth. His grandmother, Sheila Howells and his mother Celia Atkins were already painters from whom he captured this artistic side. His creativity was always stimulated since his early years, being always encouraged to paint and draw, and he soon learned to walk on his own path to become a rising star in the art world. As…

Henry Ossawa Tanner – Man of liberating talent

The first African American to gain international acclaim at a time where Abolition of Slavery and the Civil War were being fought. While in the US he was known as the black artist, he was greatly respected on the other side of the pond. He was acclaimed first by France and then by the rest of Europe, where he simply was known as Monsieur Tanner, l’Artiste Américain.

Written by on 04 Jul, 2014
Tanner - The Thankful Poor

Henry Ossawa Tanner was the first of nine children, born on 21 June 1859 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was named Ossawa in honour of John Brown, the abolitionist who commanded at the Battles of Black Jack and Osawatomie. His father, Benjamin Tucker Tanner, was a Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal church – the first independent black denomination in the US – and a lifelong political activist. His mother, Sarah Miller, was one of many born into slavery that escaped to the North through the Underground Railroad. In 1868 the family moved to Philadelphia, where he attended the Roberts Vaux Consolidated School for Colored Students until 1877. He was expected to become a minister like his father, but he knew he wanted to be a painter at 9, when he first saw a landscape artist at work whilst wandering about Fairmont Park. The idea had little encouragement from…

The Art of War – Genius Vs. Genius

Every generation has its heroes; and every hero has his archenemy. Companions, artists and rivals. Three examples of love and war between timeless minds.

Written by on 30 Jun, 2014
Leonardo da Vinci vs Michelangelo

Da Vinci Vs. Michelangelo: On one side Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519) the creator of “Mona Lisa” and the “Vitruvian Man”. An intellectual inspired by Aristoteles’ objective vision, scientific research and observation of Nature. Sociable, kind, keen on a good party and happy to share his work in progress with anyone interested. On the other side Michelangelo (1475 – 1564), creator of the “Sistine Chapel” ceiling and “The Birth of Venus”. An artist inspired by Plato and in love with idealist shapes. Irreverent, brash and often rude, who worked obsessively and alone. Both Italian icons of the High Renaissance with absolute irreconcilable differences. Around 1503, Piero Soderini (recently elected Gonfaloniere in Florence) awarded each artist with a commission of painting one of the walls in the Council Hall of the Palazzo Vecchio – the legislative center of Florence. Da Vinci was commissioned to produce a fresco of…

overstockArt.com Reveals New Innovative Art Gallery iPad App

The Newly Designed Shopping App Allows Users to Virtually Decorate Their Walls, Create Customizable Art Galleries and Turn Their Favorite Photos into Masterpieces.

Written by on 23 Jun, 2014
overstockArt.com Reveals New Innovative Version 6.0 iPad App

overstockArt.com today unveils its brand new Version 6.0 overstockArt.com Oil Paintings application (app) for the Apple iPad. Users of the app can decorate their walls with its interactive “View in a Room” feature customized for iPad, create personal art galleries and turn their favorite photos in to masterpieces. The overstockArt.com Oil Paintings app is available free to download from the iTunes App Store. The newly designed app is an extension of the gallery’s online store, “We designed the new iPad app to take full advantage of the iPad’s large display, so the user can get a full shopping experience on their device,” said David Sasson, CEO of overstockArt.com. “With iPad traffic accounting for 46 percent of our mobile traffic and 72.5 percent of all mobile revenue coming to the site, we were driven to improve our customer’s experience and build an app that allows this audience to lean…

Degas and Cassat – An Artistic Love Affair

Edgar Degas, a Frenchman with lack of affection and a caustic humor, who didn't think much of women as equals. Mary Cassat, a strong American lady whose talent and strength made her the artist with whom Degas could truly identify. An artistic couple - maybe lovers - whose passions touched to remain together for a lifetime.

Written by on 18 Jun, 2014
Cassatt - Little Girl in a Blue Armchair

Edgar Degas was born in Paris in July 19th, 1834. He was one of 5 children, son of a successful banker and an American mother. His family expected him to go to law school after his baccalauréat in Literature. After making little effort he changed to the École des Beaux-Arts. Mary Cassat, was born in Pennsylvania in May 22nd, 1844 to a family of 7 children. Her father was a successful stockbroker and her mother descended from a banking family. Her parents also objected to her artistic ambitions, still she enrolled at the Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. They seemed to have parallel paths even before knowing each other: a similar background; growing between Europe and America; moving in the same social circles. Both highly educated, known for their intelligence and cutting wit and, above all, with the same artistic passion. As painters they were realists,…

The feminine side of Leonardo Da Vinci

One of the greatest artists of all time and one of the most multi-talented figures in History. The painter, sculptor, writer and musician whose creative genius explored fields from architecture and engineering to botany, anatomy, physics and mathematics. Still, there was something about women: portraying them, admiring them or maybe just being one of them.

Written by on 13 Jun, 2014
Da Vinci - Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15th, 1452 in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci, in Florence. An unplanned child bore to Messer Piero – a wealthy legal notary – by Caterina, a young peasant. The child with no surname, simply called Lionardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Leonardo, son of sir Piero of Vinci) grew up to be the creator of the Vitruvian Man, the Last Supper and Mona Lisa – and also of flying machines, armored vehicles and studies that are still innovative today. He didn’t receive formal education as a child. Other than being taught reading, writing and arithmetic he pursued knowledge alone to become one of the greatest scientific minds of the Italian Renaissance, renowned in fields such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, anatomy and many others. This polymath, this humanist ideal of a Renaissance man whose ideas were centuries ahead of his…

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