LOT & His DAUGHTERS

Lot and his Daughters is one of the most important paintings created by Sir Peter Paul Rubens to have remained in private hands. It was Painted at the height of Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ career, Lot and his Daughters is an outstanding masterpiece of the artist’s early maturity, and one of the most important paintings…

MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTING 2016

In May 1909 Pablo Picasso and his lover Fernande Olivier left Paris in order to spend the summer in the artist’s native Spain, arriving first in Barcelona. Having stayed there longer than initially intended due to Fernande’s ill health, in early June the couple arrived in Horta de Ebro (now Horta de Sant Joan), a…

The Colourful Painter- LEONID AFREMOV

The artist Leonid Afremov was born in city of Vitebsk, Belarus in 1955. Leonid Afremov graduated from Vitebsk Art School in 1978. Leonid was building up his experience by painting a lot with oil and participating in various exhibitions. But nevertheless, his talent achieved its real heights only when he moved to Israel in 1990….

Three Studies of Lucian Freud

Three Studies of Lucian Freud is a 1969 oil-on-canvas triptych by the Irish-born British painter Francis Bacon, depicting artist Lucian Freud. All three panels, in Bacon’s typical abstract, distorted, isolated style, show Freud sitting on a cane-bottomed wooden chair within a cage, on a curved mottled-brown surface with a solid orange background. Behind each figure…

JULIE MEHRETU-THE ARTIST FROM ADDIS ABABA

Julie Mehretu was born in 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the first child of an Ethiopian college professor and an American teacher. She studied at University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, earned a BA from Kalamazoo College, Michigan, and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. She was a resident of the CORE Program, Glassell…

The ARTIST who stood up to ROBERT MUGABE

Born in 1981 in Zimbabwe, Kudzanai Chiurai is an internationally acclaimed young artist now living and working in South Africa. He was the first black student to graduate with a BA Fine Art from the University of Pretoria. Regarded as part of the “born free” generation in Zimbabwe – born one year after the country’s…

THE PIONEER OF SUDANESE ART

Ibrahim El-Salahi was born in Omdurman, Sudan, in 1930. His studies in painting at the School of Design at Gordon Memorial College were followed by a scholarship to the Slade in London, after which he returned to teach at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum, becoming a leading figure in the movement…

ABDOULAYE KONATE – Art through the eyes of a Malian.

Abdoulaye Konaté was born on the 1st February 1953 in Diré, Mali, and lives and works in Bamako, Mali. He first studied painting at the Institut National des Arts in Bamako and then at the Instituto Superior des Arte, Havana, Cuba, where he lived for seven years before returning to Mali. Today, his work primarily…

Pino Daeni’s Great works

Now here’s an artist who knows how to put that mood into his works (paintings). Pino Daeni who lived through November 8, 1939 to May 25, 2010 was an Italian-American book illustrator and artist. He is known for his style of feminine, romantic women and strong men painted with loose but accurate brushwork. Considered one of the…

Paintings by Oresegun Olumide

We’ve given you art work from great artist, dead and alive from around the world but its time to give you some of our own home great artist. His name is Oresegun Olumide, who is a Nigerian by birth and origin and also a graduate of the Yabatech graduate. He is one of Nigeria’s finest…

The Scream

The Scream is the popular name given to each of four versions of a composition, created as both paintings and pastels, by the Expressionist artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1910. The German title Munch gave these works is Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature). The works show a figure with an agonized…

The Last Supper

The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci which measures 460 cm × 880 cm (180 in × 350 in) and covers an end wall of the dining hall at the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. It is one of the world’s most famous paintings. Leonardo…