The Expressionists revolted against Impressionism

The Expressionists revolted against Impressionism, with its faithfulness to rendering nature as it appeared, a view expressed by Austrian writer Hermann Bahr, who stated, “Impressionism is the falling away of man from spirit. Impressionism is man lowered to the position of a gramophone record of the outer world.”1 The Expressionists’ goal was to depict the world as it felt visc...
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Plein Air painting at Altydgedacht Wine Estate on Thursday 26 November

Thursday 26 November we will be painting under the leafy trees overhanging the paddocks at Altydgedacht Wine Estate. Time: 10am to 1pm Cost: R250.00 for NON- THURSDAY students For a comprehensive list on what to bring go to: http://lifeartschool.co.za/what-do-i-need-to-paint-outside-in-plein-air/ Acrylics Plein Air Painting Checklist: A selection of acrylic pa...
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What do I need to paint outside in Plein Air?

Plein air is a term derived from the French phrase en plein air, which literally means 'in the open air'. It's a familiar concept today, but in the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight and different times of days on a subject, it was quite revolutionary. What and Where Do I Paint Plein ...
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Why do artists paint naked women?

Why do artists paint naked women? How come they always paint naked women and not men? Whenever they paint a man, they cover their crotch with a sheet or something but when they paint a women, they paint everything? I know it's not always like this but for the most part it seems to be the way to go. What's up with that? The Nude spans the entire history of Western art. It b...
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