The Evolution of Abstract Expressionism

The Evolution of Abstract Expressionism

A canvas splattered with random colors sells for a billion dollars. What makes it so special? Anyone could do that. If you’re an art enthusiast you already know whom I’m referring to. Jackson Pollock’s “Convergence” is a great example to understand abstract Expressionism. Convergence is one of his iconic “drip paintings” which was created by…

Lemminkäinen’s Mother (1897) by Gallen-Kallela: Art Analysis

Lemminkäinen’s Mother (1897) by Gallen-Kallela: Art Analysis

The Finnish National Epic “Kalevala” was written in the early years of the 19th century by Elias Lönnrot. The Kalevala is a compilation of important Finnish ballads, songs, and cultural traditions. Akseli Gallen-Kallela has made an attempt to portray an integral excerpt from that Kalevala in his 1897 piece titled “Lemminkäinen’s Mother”. About Akseli Gallen-kallela…

Death Listens: The Helplessness of Death

Death Listens: The Helplessness of Death

Hugo Simberg uses his art to depict concepts that often transcend the physical world. One’s thoughts and feelings around death are unique and nearly impossible to explain. Simberg somehow manages to visually show us not only our thoughts around death and dying but the feelings of Death itself through his painting “Death Listens”.  Where is…

Flower Carrier by Diego Rivera – An In-depth Analysis

Flower Carrier by Diego Rivera – An In-depth Analysis

The combination of sharp lines placed tastefully around soft corners and an image that depicts a scene that strikes confusion in the viewer’s eyes; the “Flower Carrier” has everything needed to make it an eye-catching painting. Flower Carrier centers around the life of the Mexican poor, a theme that Rivera was close to throughout his…