THE GUIDE TO PAINTING, PAINTERS AND THEIR WORKS
COLLECT PAINTINGS OF YOUR FAVORITE PAINTERS
If the world of painting seems intimidating and often very fascinating to you, it’s because it really is! But it is also a wonderful world of thrills and treasure hunts.
Whether you’re looking to buy your first painting (we’ll guide you through the process) or just want to discover the work of an artist on Tumblr, all you have to do is participate!
Fairs and museums are full of art! You will discover a lot of works from different galleries at the same time and dealers are eager to make sales.
"A STATE MADE UP OF SEVERAL PROVINCES"
In the mind of every European there is inevitably the image of a painting that is of particular importance in his national history. Some of these paintings can be found on silver banknotes, others appear on postcards, advertisements…
When Picasso meets Turner or Delacroix, when Rembrandt appears near Munch, Bruegel, Klee or Klimt, it is the expression of a rich culture that cannot remain divided into isolated areas. The list of famous painters is long and includes both known and lesser known ones.
Art, especially painting, in the 19th century met the same fate as politics, literature and town planning. The changes during these years were dramatic, moving from the historical works of the old masters to the dawn of modernity and modern painting.
Whereas in the past, artists were responsible for creating works on behalf of a client or an institution, it was in the 19th century that artists really began to produce works on their own, exploring new interests and new techniques.
ACRYLIC AND OIL PAINTINGS
The history of oil painting goes back to antiquity, when man began to confine his knowledge to painting.
Compared to oil and watercolour, acrylic painting is a relatively modern means of artistic expression. Oil painting goes back a long way in Western history and watercolour has its roots in the Renaissance, while acrylic only appeared in the last century.
EXPERIENCE THE PAINTINGS
Artists and dealers know that art must be experienced in person to get an idea of its magnitude. This is the real advantage of visiting an art gallery and contemplating, by yourself, the paintings on display. Viewing works of art on the Internet is like walking past a gallery on a rainy night and wiping the fog from the windows to get a glimpse of it. If you’re an art lover, you can find out all the latest news about painting related outings with diaries of painting exhibitions, events and interviews with painters.
MODERN ARTISTS AND CONTEMPORARY FIGURATIVE ART
The definition of contemporary figurative art refers to an area of art observed with persistent suspicion and prejudice. It is a very fluid art and, therefore, difficult to detail critically. What is certain is that figurative art continues its 20th century resurgence and its current forms present a wide range of experimental figures, compositions and subjects. There are several galleries exhibiting the work of modern artists and contemporary figurative art, and Estades is a perfect example of this.