Surrealism on DeviantArtA small introduction:
Surrealism was an artistic movement, founded in Paris 1924 by André Breton. Dedicated to expressing the imagination as revealed in dreams – it's when artists create dreamlike paintings filled with familiar objects that have been changed in a weird way that you would not see in reality.
Sophia by anotherwandererAmnesia. by Cigaroh
Below the Rust by zancanI Need a Man to Love by alkor12
Modliszki by Yaro42Parthenogenesis by anubis
the fools rule the world new by gyurkafumes of greatness by danielramosruiz
dreams by dante-mkno title by grazapp
A glimpse into Baroque Art
Baroque is an art movement from the 17th century, that resulted from the religious wars of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation. Religious faith reached an emotional height and the intense feeling, which inspired both faiths, produced a rich expression in art.
The term baroque implies a certain roughness, and the stormy paintings and dramatic music of the Baroque period often possessed the rugged torment of emotion. The French used the word "Baroque" to mean "a painting in which the rules of proportion are not observed and everything is represented according to the artist's whim." In the 17th century, art was naturalistic rather than ideal, and emotional rather than rational-art of movement, vitality, and brilliant color. Subjects could be chosen from daily life, as well as antiquity and the Bible, and presented to
A Glimpse into Hyperrealism Art
Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture that resembles a high quality Photograph, It's the type of art that your mind might not accept it as a hand-made artwork. Hyperrealism is far more advanced than Photorealism by the methods used to create the resulting paintings or sculptures. The term is primarily applied to an independent art movement and art style in the United States and Europe that has developed since the early 2000s.
Hyperrealistic paintings are the k
A Glimpse into Futurism Art❖ Introduction
Futurism was an avant-garde artistic and social movement founded by the Italian writer, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasized and glorified themes related to the modern concepts of the future, including speed, technology, machinery, violence and objects such as cars, airplanes and industrial cities. It was largely an Italian phenomenon, though there were parallel movements in Russia and England.
Futurist ideology influenced all types of art. It began in literature but spread to every medium, including painting, sculpture, industrial design, architecture, cinema and music.
Futurism exalted the dynamism of the modern world, especially in science and technology. It employs techniques of Divisionism, Cub
Halloween dA muro Contest Winners!Hello guys! Hope everyone had a spooky Halloween!
We got pretty interesting and beautiful entries in the halloween dA muro contest in the past 4 days. And now it's time to announce the winners!
I honestly had a hard time choosing the 2 winners, you all guys did a great job and thank you so much for participating in my halloween contest you rock!
The first winner is
medli20 Painted belle from Beauty and the Best with great details and colour palette! Such a beauty...
Congratulation medli20 for the 3 months dA premium membership
Spread some love for medli20!
The second winner is
FriedDay #3: :devjane-beata: interview + FeaturesHello guys! This fried day i'm bringing you some awesome art features and a small interview with the awesome painter jane-beata.
I hope you really enjoy this week's article and don't forget to show some love for jane-beata and the featured artists. Happy Fried Day! everyone!
Interview with jane-beata!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your art style.
Hey there, I am an independent self-taught painter from Slovakia. As for my art style, I do a lot of watercolour / mixed media experiments on paper, depicting people and figures, but what I do with oil and acrylic on canvas is completely different.
How did you find out about dA?
A friend invited me to join, he is a member for long years. I was skeptical at first, but today I can't imagine functioning without dA. If brings a great deal of inspiration into my everyday life.
Have you ever attended an art school / took
Halloween dA Muro Contest!Hello there! Hope everyone's having a spooky Halloween!
To celebrate it, I decided to hold this small muro contest.
The contest is about drawing any Disney character, as a zombie (for example, Donald duck or Ariel the little mermaid...)
✦ About the contest ✦
To enter the contest you need to submit your muro drawing in a comment under this journal, not to the main dA muro.
Only 1 entry/deviant.Contest ends on November 2nd
✦ Prizes ✦
1st prize: 3 months deviantArt premium membership.
2nd prize: 1 month deviantArt premium membership.
Both winners will be featured in a journal as well!
Good luck everyone and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Cave Paintings: The Birth of IllustrationCave paintings are the root of traditional illustration, one the earliest of which has been in recent news, a 'faint red dot' dated to more than 40,000 years ago. These were discovered in 11 caves in Spain, and results show that they are at least 15,000 years older than we first thought. It raises many questions; What are they trying to say? Who made it? Is it symbolic? Who was it made for?
No matter what the answers are, illustration is a means for people to convey information, a means of visual communication. The purpose of these cave paintings are unknown, and we can only speculate as to their actual purpose. A time well before printing press, but the value of visual communication has lasted through the ages. One thing that is for sure is it was some sort of communication via visual aids, they had a purpose and had something to say.
Design is intelligence made visible.
American Comics, Manga...AND WAR!This is a major turning point in the history of comics, World War II. This period of time not only changed comics as we knew them, but also other areas in graphics such as propaganda posters. Now mid to late 1930's we've seen the birth of the modern comic book. Due to the war as well we're also now seeing the birth of war comics. An obvious example of this as I'm sure many of you have already guessed is Captain America Comics in 1941 (before American involvement in the war). Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby who worked for Timely Comics, which of course has now become Marvel Comics. He gained amazing popularity and is often fighting the Axis powers in World War II.
Around this time in Japan has been rebuilding itself, its political and economic infrastructure was changing. Whilst American occupation disallowed art or published material that glorified war or the Japanese military. This policy though didn't block th
Art History: Discovering Dali
Salvador Dali was born in Spain in 1904 and has been best known and recognised throughout the years for his surrealist, ambiguous works. Dali is responsible for inspiring a plethora of artists to create, combine and step outside of their comfort zones. Many know him for his paintings, but actually like many modern artists today, Dali traversed the fields of the artistic world to pick up talents in Writing, Photography, Sculpture and Film.
Dali was not famous for his methods. That's one of the mistakes that people make when tracing his history or seeking him out for inspiration. Dali's methods were much the same as anybody else's. However his concepts trumped them all and made him what he is remembered for today. He achieved his effects through a mastery of perspective
and a critical eye for color and shape, symmetry and innuendo. It is this realization that opens up the market for future dali-esque artists. There's nothing unusual behind the crea
Milestones of Digital ArtDigital Art surrounds us everywhere, here are some of the milestones of the genre that lead to the world of Digital Art we know today. This is not meant to be complete, it simply highlights some points in the history of Digital Art that are interesting and maybe even surprising. There are videos!
If you ever created Digital Art, you know that the computer is merely a tool, but never the one actually creating the art. Photoshop may be powerful, but I haven't come across the "Create Awesome Art" button yet
1982 - Adobe introduces PostScript
PostScript as a programming language has changed the work of designers 30 years ago. In short, PostScript was able to interpret any data (vector f.e.) into printable raster graphics, which require dpi settings; Type as well as graphics. This was necessary to allow the same output on any laser printer that supported PostScript, making it easy to share and exchange files without the danger of acci
The Tales of Beatrix Potter
Cold winter evenings or blustery Autumn days had the soundtrack of my Mother's voice reading Beatrix Potter books out loud when I was younger. In fact, the wonderful children's books were the epitome of my childhood. The illustrations were just perfect and the stories, whilst simple, were mysterious and adventurous in their own way. Beatrix Potter was born in 1866, South Kensington, London. She was said to live a lonely life, being educated at home by a governess and so perhaps that's why she delved into a fantasy world of rabbits, geese and other traditional animals.
Beatrix's illustrations come from her copious studies of her own pets, and the animals that roamed the gardens of the places in which she holidayed as a child. The fascinating fact was that Beatrix's illustrations became greetings cards before her books were created. I see her drawings on cards in shops now and I always thought that it had developed the other way around. Her first boo
Art History- Welcome to Literature!
This Month, the ArtHistoryProject has collaborated with CRLiterature to bring you a whole month of Literature history! We have got a very exciting month ahead, varying through an array for specialist subjects from six word stories, to chidlren’s literature and from tricksters to fantasy literature. Hopefully there will be lots of informative articles that interest you as a reader!
From early hieroglyphics to 50 Shades of Grey, literature has had a wonderful and varied journey, one which spreads over many genres, styles and cultures. This month we will be looking at just some of these through a series of articles written by members of the literature community. These articles are snippets of the great history this proud art form has to boast.
We are inviting everyone, not just “writers” to come and get involved with this month! Maybe you will uncover a subject you knew nothing about but found deeply interesting, or feel
Art History: Writing a Pantomime:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcrliterature:
Pantomime is easy to write? (Oh no it isn’t!)
Pantomime is a traditional form of theatre, which in its most recognised form originated from the Victorian era and continues to be a prominent aspect of British theatre today. Writing a Pantomime as a scriptwriter may seem like an easy feat- the traditional fairy-tale put onto stage, but in fact it is a style where the traditional conventions are still a strong element of modern pantomime scriptwriting.
This art history article not only shares where the origins of pantomime came from, but shares some of those conventions which as a scriptwriter need consider before writing.
The birth of Pantomime
Like most forms of theatre, the origins of pantomime derive from the ancient Greeks. Greek theatre was not only an entertainment form, but a celebration of the god Dionysus and a way of retelling the stories we now know as Greek Myths. Significant
Hanna-BarberaOk now, be honest, how many of you had a little happy tear when you read the title of this article?
Hanna-Barbera Productions is an American animation studios which has produced timeless classics more timeless classics than I can name. Tom & Jerry, Johnny Quest, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby Doo, The Addams Family and many more!
The studio was formed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, formerly directors from the MGM Studio. They were born during the golden age of American animation as MGM shut down their animation studio, Hanna-Barbera rose from it's ashes.
The production company became super popular with it's Saturday morning cartoons. Their cartoon shorts and series filled this time slot on all major American TV channels at the time. However over time their profits started to fall as they lost this morning slot. The Turner Broadcasting System ended up buying them and so some of us growing up will remember seeing much of their toons in the channel you know as C
Famous Photographs: The Afghan GirlIf you run a google search on what are the top famous Photographs of all time, The Afghan Girl is sure to appear. She is truly a face from History and one that many across the globe have tried to capture within others time and time again. But what exactly has made this image and its photographer so captivating?
Source: Daily Mail/National Geographic/Steve McCurry
Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. And capturing such a piercing and expressive look in a photograph is a highly sought after skill. The Afghan Girl exhibits suspense, suspicion and a sense of distrust at the person behind the lens, she gives off an air of maturity, a foreboding feeling - a vulnerability behind years of strength. That, is what makes her so captivating.
Sharbat Gula is her name, although few even know this rather important detail. Sh
Food Photography - back to basicsFood is a necessity for daily life and good health (the right kinds anyway), but food is also fast becoming something of an Art as well as many turn to their cameras once a mammoth baking session is over and capture the delightful dishes in attractive and alluring ways. Since the beginnings of Still Life Photography, food has been a subject and whilst the topic has remained the same - methods, equipment and ease have changed in varying degrees across the years. Food Photography is still a genre that is vastly overlooked and majorly underrated in the art world.
It all began with Still Life Paintings back in the 17th Century. They were as far from commercial as a style could get and certainly weren't created with selling in mind. However the skill and main aspects that realism painters took back in the 17th Century are kept close to the hearts of Food Photographers today as they grip onto Realism, effects of light, composition and arrangement. Props have always been an important part of
Digital Art vs Traditional ArtFollowing the article I wrote for ArtHistoryProject Digital Art - Why it's such a popular medium I wanted to bring to you another topic for discussion. It has been a prevailing topic for a while now around the internet and amongst community members in respects to Digital Art and Traditional Art.
Digital Art: is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process.
Traditional Art: refers to fine arts that use the old methods for creating artwork, such as pens, brushes, clay and other tools. Although traditional arts has different techniques than digital arts, but in fact, the different forms of art are all related to each other by the same concept, which also involves digital arts.
A History of Photography (Mostly)Art History Photography Month has begun and where better to start than with the History of Photography! I appreciate not everything is included, but here are some key main events and features, images and happenings that have impacted Photography across the years. If you don't want to read it all, scroll to the bottom for my tl;dr handy summary
This is said to be where it all began with Alhazen inventing the first pinhole camera - known as Camera Obscura. Heard the phrase before? Now you know where it originates from! Aristotle observed and noted in around 330BC the optic laws that made pinhole cameras possible and questioned why the Sun could make a circular image when it shined through a square hole.
The First Panorama opens - the forerunner of the movie house invented by Robert
Nick ParkWell I am sure this is a name a lot of you are familiar with! But for those of you who need an introduction to him, Nick Park is stop motion animator who works for Aardman Animations in Bristol. So to name a few works that you may be familiar with are Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Creature Comforts.
His works have been nominated for and also won quite a few BAFTA awards and Oscars.
He continues to work with traditional stop motion animation and plasticine, so the old 'move it a bit and take a photo' technique. His first feature piece for Aardman, A Grand Day Out, was a student project at the time. This was funded by the studio which allowed him to continue to work on it part time whilst continuing his studies. This became a huge hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Unfortunately he lost this award to another short, Creature Comforts, which was also his work anyway!
His animations have graced British TV for many years and it has gained a lot of a
Golden Age of Illustration
When in the second half of the 19th century newspapers and illustrated books became popular and widespread thanks to improvements in printing technology, many artists found their base to spread their skills. The official time span of the Golden Age of Illustration is said to be from 1880s to 1920s, but it varied a little bit between Europe and America.
While European illustrators were influenced mostly by the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau and Post-Impressionists (especially by Les Nabis, a group of Parisian artists), their American colleagues focused around Howard Pyle's Brandywine School of American Illustration in the Brandywine Valley.
Amongst the most popular artists of this time we find Arthur Rackham (UK), Howard Pyle (US), Ivan Bilibin (Russia), Theodor Kittelsen (Norway), Edmund Dulac (France), John Bauer (Sweden), Beatrix Potter (UK), N.C. Wyeth (US), Sulamith Wülfing (
Art History - Trad Art Month:iconcommunityrelations: :iconarthistoryproject:
The communityrelations Team bring you ART HISTORY -
A series of articles about the entire History of Art.
WHAT IS IT?
Your communityrelations Volunteers look after your Galleries and the Messaging&Chat Network. For more information about the CR Team have a look here ---> http://communityrelations.deviantart.com/blog/27409506/#B
Our amazing team of CV’s have shown you through projecteducate what happens in the various genres, now ArtHistoryProject will show you where this Art came from.
Every month we will focus on an area of Art and bring it to YOU.
Kicking off in July with Traditional Art!
WHAT WE WILL BE SHOWCASING
Articles and Features that cover a period
Digital Art - Why it's such a popular mediumThe World of Digital Art
Stepping out of the real world and into your imagination is an experience that is both shared and held close to all of us. Most of us here express it in our own way in respects to art and the art form. As time moves forward technology progresses on, that type of expression is finding new means and mediums to be painted upon.
Digital art has exploded with the modern age and with it brilliant and fantastic artists have emerged from its rupture. So why is Digital Art so popular.
Cordyceps by jeffsimpsonkh
What makes Digital Art so appealing that most would give up traditional art to move onto something more accessible. Is it money? Is it the potential to further your own artistic ventures? Some say all and others none of the above. It's all personal preference but I am sure we can all observe how popular Digital Art has become. Not just for the artists down the street but as
Famous Photographs: Lunch Atop A SkyscraperWhilst the most famous photographs from across the years often feature famine, death, destruction and war, it's sometimes refreshing to catch a glimpse of one or two that don't exhibit depression, demise and conflict. Photo-journalism can work both ways to brief the viewer of an image on what it's like to step into somebody else's shoes. It can shock, bring a tear or even, by some miracle - a smile.
Lunch Atop A SkyScraper does exactly that. It provokes a smile, it features across the world in postcards, books, greeting cards and other formats and ultimately it tugs at that part of your heart that knows there can be good in the world. So what makes it famous?
The Photograph itself shows eleven working men eating lunch, sitting on a steel girder. Nothing extraordinary about that right? Wrong. Their feet are dangling 256 metres above New York City. Nobody actually knows w
Stock and Resources:Interview with :devdan-heffer:
As part of Art History month for Stock and Resources we have interviewed the much loved Dan-Heffer who was a Community Volunteer for the Stock and Resources Gallery in the past year. Dan creates a wide range of stock as well as general photographs and has given a bit of insight into his world.
Stock and Resources - how did you get into it and WHY?
I think somebody wanted a reference so i took one for them, then i got chatting in :#arstock: and there i found out how male stock wasn't as big and that there wasn't as much as female so started to contribute. The support grew and grew and yes! Thats pretty much it!
What's your favourite subject to shoot stock of?
Always people, because people allow for emotions and emotions make for the best stock!
How did you make the transition from stock photography to pure portrait work
The art of Hajime Sorayama❦ Introduction,
Hajime Sorayama is a Japanese illustrator, born in 1947. Known for his precisely detailed, erotic hand painted portrayals of women and feminine robots.
Hajime Sorayama is known world-wide for his imaginative and highly accomplished paintings of beautiful women. Using brush, pencil and acrylic paint, airbrushing only finishing details, he creates memorable images in a hyper-realistic style. He is often referred to as the contemporary Vargas by those familiar with his pin-up style works, and is respected by artists and illustrators for his perfect technique.
In retrospect, Sorayama's work has been remarkably prescient. Beginning in the 1970s and evolving into the 21st century, the futuristic aura of the robotic, mythic and fantastical figures in his art have always been ahead of their time.
Much of Sorayama