Art History

When you think of art history I know for many they think boring. As an artist in high school and at university I used to think so. I didn’t care what other artists before me did, I just wanted to what I wanted to do. I knew it was important then and I know its important now for my craft. It’s now that I appreciate it for what it is. There are many art forms / movements and artists so where do you start? Start with the most famous common ones, Vincent Van Gogh (Post-Impressionism), Picasso (Cubism), Andy Warhol (Pop Art), Leonardo Da Vinci (Renaissance). Start looking at what art movements they are a part of and what they stand for.  My favourite artists, their movements and favourite artworks are:          

Renaissance – Leonardo Da Vinci                                                                

Vitruvian Man 1490

Mona Lisa 1517                                                                         


Statue of David 1501 – 1504

Sistine Chapel 1483

Pop Art – Any Warhol 

Double Elvis 1963

Marilyn 1967

Red Liz 1963

James Rosenquist 

I Love you with my Ford 1961

F111 1964 – 1965

Roy Lichtenstein

Whaam! 1963

Drowning Girl 1963

Masterpiece 1962

Richard Hamilton

Collage 1956

Marcel Duchamp

Fountain 1917

Surrealism – Salvador Dali                                                                                                                                       The Persistence of memory 1931

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory 1952 – 1954

The temptation of St Anthony 1946

I have many more however as you can see I like a lot of works by varied artists and movements.

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