Underpainting is a technique where colours are applied to a model to form a base for later paints. The purpose of doing this is to use the underpainting to affect the colour value of later paints, and increase their lightness. Lightness in this context is the perception of luminance by the human eye, and there’s a whole bunch of science behind that because the human perception of light is non-linear compared to the brightness of an object, so something twice as bright is not perceived by the human eye as being twice as bright. (Click on the link for more…)
Los Angeles is a brilliant city with a wide array of activities for visitors. One of the best things about the city is its thriving art communities. Los Angeles art museums showcase contemporary works and pieces from grandmasters, so whatever preferred style, there’s an art museum in Los Angeles and the surrounding area that has it.
Here are the best art museums in LA to help guide you on your artistic journey through the city:
Artvee is a free site where you can browse and download high-res, public domain artworks. You can search by artist, category, or keyword. In the abstract art section, there are 6,357 pieces of art to browse through (and much more to see in other sections). If you need photos of art for something but are worried about copyright laws, Artvee is a great place to dig around.
Using geometric shapes and guidelines, these educational illustrations break down the complexity of human faces into different steps, usually accompanied by titles and descriptions to make the process easier to follow:
The strong should go ahead and take what they want: Such a quasi-Nietzschean maxim is dynamite in the head of an impressionable young person, and that is what Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) likely heard while in his late teens. Living in Barcelona, the most cosmopolitan city in Spain, the teenage student-painter hung out with a circle of avant-garde artists and writers who gathered at a local tavern, Els Quatre Gats (The Four Cats). Picasso’s biographer John Richardson argues that young Pablo absorbed Nietzschean ideas about the exalted role of the artist with consequences that would astonish the European art world. Read more here: