Vincent Van Gogh's younger brother, Theo was his closest friend. "Theo's unwavering support of his brother ensured that Vincent's great work will never be forgotten. In addition, the vast amount of correspondence between the two brothers has provided many insights into the work and the heart of Vincent van Gogh."
I’ve always been drawn to the look of marbling and was so excited the first time I tried this easy method for marbling paper and got a great result. Some descriptions for marbling paper make the process look intimidating and complicated—often involving oil, special paint, and tools. This technique, however, requires only a few things that you probably already have on hand: shaving cream, food coloring, and a baking dish. Zero skill is needed. In fact, I’ve even done it with first graders! It is such a fun and striking way to create colorful homemade Valentines. Be careful though, it’s addicting! ...catch this guest post and easy tutorial I did over at Four Hats Press.
@Artlexachung creating the perfect pairs! Two Spanish sisters, Sisters María and Beatriz Valdovín, are the masterminds behind this beautiful account. They describe their initial idea in an interview stating, "We are both educated on art and it's easy for us to combine her photos with the well-known masterpieces of Goya or Matisse. Sometimes it's so easy we have to wonder if Alexa was maybe copying their poses!" They are spot on with their combinations. Lovely!
The Klimt painting above is a favorite of mine from the MET. Aren't these the perfect spring colors?! I love how Klimt uses that blue tone throughout even in the girl's skin. The purple, blues and greens are so pretty.
Here's a little Art History on the Klimt the painting above, it's titled Mäda Primavesi. Did you know the girl was 9 years old when Gustave Klimt painted her?
"Mäda Primavesi was the daughter of the banker and industrialist Otto Primavesi, one of the financial backers of the Wiener Werkstätte, and the actress Eugenia Primavesi (née Butschek), whom Klimt painted in 1913. Young Mäda's portrait was executed in 1912. A series of preliminary pencil sketches, now in public and private collections, show that as the composition evolved, the artist experimented with alternative poses and background motifs. Ultimately, he selected an open, painterly treatment that contrasts with the highly stylized designs adapted for the backgrounds of his fin-de-siècle portraits. The lighthearted, decorative motifs seem particularly appropriate to a nine-year-old sitter."
(As you can see HERE, I love Klimt's work!)