Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh is one of the greatest Dutch painters after Rembrandt. He remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life but produced great art.
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh
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Gauguin is more than his celebrated achievements. This lesson is an invitation for artists to experience this fascinating artist, which achieved one of greatest European art - Gauguin the man with many facets, the artistic genius, the painter. This step by step approach is directed to Gauguin's later work in the Caribbean, where he produced some of his most memorable artworks. But to understand his work, one has to experience his art and also to understand how Gauguin was putting his paintings together.
Experience how the artist can depict natural expression and abstract inhuman geometric abstraction. Cezanne execution of this portrait marks a new stage in art. Learn how opposition of curved and straight, textured and flat, concave line and convex can empower at the same time an open and closed-all expression. Find clarity and firmer order that will help you to determine the direction to the power of a strong human form in your art.
Cezanne still live
In this drawing learn how to overcome imitation of life and start an exploration of seeing the very nature. This exercise will take your attention to the quality of the drawing aiming for freeing your art from illusion. Understand how drawing from nature is not copying the object, but realizing one's sensations.
Focus your art on a singular universal image of expressing a feeling, in this study the suffering. Learn in this exercise, the image of a woman crying with her dark eyes, how to captivate your audience with a feeling. Find out why Picasso said “For me she's the weeping woman. For years I've painted her in tortured forms, not through sadism, and not with pleasure, either; just obeying a vision that forced itself on me. It was the deep reality, not the superficial one... Dora, for me, was always a weeping woman....And it's important, because women are suffering machines.”
Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
Start a revolution with Picasso and draw Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. This motive is a radical break from traditional composition and perspective in art. Experience the African inspiration with the five naked women with figures composed of flat, splintered planes. Learn the strategies that became significant in Picasso’s subsequent development of Cubism.
Make a journey with van Gogh. Explore in this exercise how the artist captured the seaside in South France. In the original work the artist captured the impression of everything; even grains of sand have been found in the finished work. Improve you suppression by capturing the effect of the vibrant lines.
Church of van Gogh
Explore Van Goghs signature-style in this drawing of a sacred building that caught Vincent's attention. Learn how to turn a rather dull building into Vincent's interpretation of it. Experience how to transform objects into a jelly-like curved expression with bent lines where they should be straight. Understand Van Gogh's core practice that is visible in vast numbers of his images. To produce true art, learn to express your individuality in original ways.
Café Terrace At Night
Discover the vibrate expression and the sense of excitement and pleasure that Van Gogh experienced while working in Arles. Experience art not as record the scene, but capture the spiritual and psychological tone in your drawings. This street at night is Van Gogh recreation of the setting directly from his observations. Learn to practice what Vincent inherited from the Impressionists.
Van Gogh’s transcendent room
Discover Vincent's Bedroom in Arles through your own drawing. Find out how this work speaks volumes about the character who created it. Learn how to create a vital and beautifully executed expression. In this study of a comfortable bedroom experience how to create an archetypal motif that transcends the time and place of its origin.
Symbols of happiness
Learn how to express symbols of happiness in your art through Van Goghs Sunflowers. Experience one of the most popular motives. Draw what others only have as rep production on posters, mugs and stationery. Find out why this picture is the one that Van Gogh was most proud of. Follow Vincent into a rare period of excited optimism, while he awaited the arrival of his hero Gauguin.