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The following is a list of the top posts of the week that we've shared with our facebook friends on the overstockArt.com facebook page. We try and make our facebook posts informative and engaging as we love to hear what our fellow art lovin' friends have to say about particular artists and their art. So if you have a moment, check out the overstockArt.com facebook page and share your passion for art and wall decor with us!Like the majority of artists as revered as Gustav Klimt, he showed artistic promise from an extremely young age. And, as soon as his professional training began at the School of Arts and Crafts in Vienna at age fourteen, Klimt learned every technique under the sun - painting, drawing, sculpture, mural, fresco, mosaic, etc. He became confident enough in his own developed style that his work became quite sought after. Many esteemed commissions came his way.As his determination increased some of his work received critical opposition. Rather than fold under the criticism, Klimt forged ahead as an artistic rebel for several years. But, his talent was so undeniable that society couldn't help but embrace his work. From erotic decorative panels sparkling with...
Join the Artistic Conversation on Facebook

The following is a list of the top posts of the week that we've shared with our facebook friends on the overstockArt.com facebook page. We try and make our facebook posts informative and engaging as we love to hear what our fellow art lovin' friends have to say about particular artists and their art. So if you have a moment, check out the overstockArt.com facebook page and share your passion for art and wall decor with us!Georgia O'Keeffe's Oriental Poppies with its single over-sized blossom’s and bold color have a strong vivid presence. This is in complete contrast to the Poppy flower associated with soft dream dreamlike quality.Poppies bloom in spring, but oil reproductions of the poppy flower have become a November tradition – November 11th is Veteran’s Day in the US, Remembrance Day in Canada, when the poppy is worn in remembrance of our war dead. Whether it’s the poppy’s symbolic meanings (sleep, death, imagination, faith between lovers, remembrance) or simply the flower’s vibrant beauty, the poppy has inspired many an artist: Georgia O’Keefe favored the single bloom, while Claude Monet preferred fields of poppies. O’Keefe, Van Gogh and Monet are joined by a field of other talented...

The following is a list of the top posts of the week that we've shared with our facebook friends on the overstockArt.com facebook page. We try and make our facebook posts informative and engaging as we love to hear what our fellow art lovin' friends have to say about particular artists and their art. So if you have a moment, check out the overstockArt.com facebook page and share your passion for art and wall decor with us!Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist Master whose innovative artwork powerfully influenced modern Expressionism, Fauvism, and early abstraction. Astoundingly prolific, Van Gogh produced all of his work during a 10-year period, at one point, creating 150 paintings and drawings within one year. Painting outdoors, Van Gogh uniquely captured the nighttime nuances of light and shadow, and was also renowned for his paintings of sunflowers and irises.Tormented by mental illness for most of his life, Van Gogh created many of his masterpieces while he was institutionalized. Although Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime, he is now regarded as one of the most profoundly influential artists of the 19th century. Van Gogh's tumultuous friendship with Paul Gauguin literally...
Join the Artistic Conversation on Facebook

The following is a list of the top posts of the week that we've shared with our facebook friends on the overstockArt.com facebook page. We try and make our facebook posts informative and engaging as we love to hear what our fellow art lovin' friends have to say about particular artists and their art. So if you have a moment, check out the overstockArt.com facebook page and share your passion for art and wall decor with us!"When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is" - Pablo Picasso. Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985) survived one of the greatest centuries of change in history. Born in a Shtetl in Belarus, Chagall experienced the brutal reality of two world wars as well as the oppression of the Jewish people in Russia. Despite these difficult life experiences, including being rescued from the Nazis in France by a group of Americans who plagiarized passports to help artists and intellectuals escape the country, Chagall believed in the power of love and beauty, and strove to portray those concepts in his art throughout his lifetime.One area of focus for Chagall was music, for which he painted murals in two...
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The following is a list of the top posts of the week that we've shared with our facebook friends on the overstockArt.com facebook page. We try and make our facebook posts informative and engaging as we love to hear what our fellow art lovin' friend have to say about particular artists and their art. So if you have a moment, check out the overstockArt.com facebook page and share your passion for art and wall decor with us!“When it dawned on me that all this innovation had little to do with real life, I would surrender all the glory and acclaim cubism had brought me for a way in art truer to my inmost feelings.” -- Diego Rivera, “My Art, My Life”Before spearheading the Mexican Mural Renaissance and creating such signature works as "El Vendedor de Alcatraces", Diego Rivera (1886-1957) spent several years as a Cubist!Rivera embraced Cubism early in his artistic career while living and working in Europe. He took part in debates with fellow Cubist painters – the most heated discussions occurring with Cubism’s co-founder, Pablo Picasso – and his first one-man show in 1914 included 25 Cubist works. While the style may not have suited him, it...

The following is a list of the top posts of the week that we've shared with our facebook friends on the overstockArt.com facebook page. We try and make our facebook posts informative and engaging as we love to hear what our fellow art lovin' friend have to say about particular artists and their art. So if you have a moment, check out the overstockArt.com facebook page and share your passion for art and wall decor with us!

The following is a list of the top posts of the week that we've shared with our facebook friends on the overstockArt.com Facebook page. We try and make our facebook posts informative and engaging as we love to hear what our fellow art lovin' friend have to say about particular artists and their art. So if you have a moment, check out the overstockArt.com facebook page and share your passion for art and wall decor with us!Featuring Jacqueline Roque, wife and muse of Pablo Picasso.Continuing our story on the women behind Pablo Picasso’s art is a feature on his wife and muse, Jacqueline Roque. From 1953 until his death in 1973, Jacqueline Roque was Picasso’s wife, lover, muse, and loyal assistant. Born and raised in Paris by an abandoned and destitute single mother, Roque was orphaned at age eighteen, following her mother’s stroke. A single mother herself when meeting Picasso, Roque was twenty-seven, recently divorced from her first husband, and working as a sales assistant on the French Riviera, where the artist produced his ceramics. With her large, dark eyes and long, black hair, Roque reminded Picasso of one of the harem girls in Eugène Delacroix’s...