Art Is Everywhere

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Everywhere there is Art. We pass art in different forms every day. Billboards, graffiti, statues, and sculptures are all forms of art. With a little investigation work one can find that art has a place within every town. Not only that, but is found so easily on the web and at libraries. There are many venues that exist in my own art world/area that are publicly displayed. Many of these venues let artists, student, children, adults, and the community to view such imagery. The places I investigated that reflected those values are the ABC Gallery, the Light, Space, and Time Gallery, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Banana Factory, and The Monsoon Gallery. The first place I visited was an online art gallery. The website’s URL is http://www.abcgallery.com. This website has the largest and most comprehensive online collections in the world! They have over 10,000 works of art and their collection is going daily. Their mission is dedicated to bring quality information about artists and their artwork form all around the world (Para 2). The website’s creators, Olga and Helen Mataev and Yuri and Sergey Mataev all corresponded together to help children learn the history of painting, religion, and literature. It has become a very popular website among college teachers and students, and among art lovers. The webpage came into existences over 8 years ago. The size of the project and its popularity with web users was never expected to become this large from a small startup art themed webpage (Para 2). They have a range of artist. The top 20 are Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Claude Monet, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Vincent Van Gogh, Rembrandt van Rijn, Edgar Degas, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Paul Gauguin, Alphonse Mucha, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Cezanne, Hieronymus Bosch, Diego Velázquez, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Raphael, Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani, Caravaggio (Para 1). The Artist that caught my eye while exploring the webpage was Vincent Van Gogh’s Lilac Bush. This painting was painted in May of 1889 on a canvas. It is currently displayed in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia (Para 4). In the book it says “If our experience of being alive is the most value to becomes a critical choice,” well Van Gogh did just that in his paint of the Lilac Bush (Booth 53). This image caught my eye because it was closely relative to my painting on a canvas for our acrylic painting of your place. In the book it says “any artisan is only as good as her tools and how they use them” (Booth 76). His use of techniques with the paint brush mimic the ones we learned in the video log. For the brush we used the basic color wheel to expand upon the colors. He created different hues and shades of green, blue and yellow to tie the colors together. The way he used the paint brush is evident. He split the brush to create dimension and design when creating the leaves and twigs on the bush. He used fanning motions and blotting motions to create surrounding bushes and the walking path in the picture. He use of imagery is prevalent and takes the piece into a different dimension and makes you feel like you are there smelling the lilac bush. This website is a great site for people who want to know more about art history. This site is also a great place for kids, students, and teachers to use as a resource. The second place I visited was another online art gallery. The address for this art gallery is as follows, http://www.lightspacetime.com/about-our-art-gallery/. The Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery was created to help new and emerging artists to participate in the art scene. Its main purpose is to help artists obtain exposure in the art world. Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions (Para 1). All artists in the competition are exposed to the viewers each month. The artist that has the most views ultimately the one with the most views is the artist who has the most...
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