Finding your Own Voice in Art
Art has been through multiple periods, from the age old Greek sculptures, Renaissance Era, Baroque, Rococo, Romanticism to Impressionism, Cubism and modern Art.
Throughout history, Artists have been making waves, chartering unknown paths in creating masterpieces that will stand out from others or if possible, to break away from their ancestral routes of Art making.
Marcel Duchamp’s most famous work, Fountain, a ready made urinal he purchased from a sanitary ware supplier, was flipped upside down, endorsed with a signature, R. Mutt, challenged the convention of Art among the Art community in 1917.
Artist in every generation seeks to be different.
Each still life piece in every period speaks of its own unique style as well.
Fig. 1 Jan Van Huysum's Still Life Painting, Fig. 2 Van Gogh, Still Life with Pears
Jan Van Huysum (1682-1749), a distinguished still life Dutch painter in the Northern Ireland, masterfully creates each of his floral paintings to its very detail while post-impressionist, Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) painted in a style where each brushstroke is clearly evident on canvas.
Fig. 3 John Constable's Wivenhoe Park, Essex
Fig. 4 J.M.W. Turner's Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway
John Constable, a renowned landscape painter, skilfully creates each of his masterpieces while Joseph Turner painted historical paintings that spoke with his unique take on atmospheric scenes. Not to the add on the aforementioned Vincent Van Gogh with his Starry Night that reveals the post-impressionist approach that are unforeseen in that period.
Everyone is special and so are you. At our recent life portraiture class at LACA, every student was given the same model to paint and each of them creates his/her own interpretation of the live model in different ways.
Looking to learn Art and not knowing how to start?
If you are a complete beginner, start with the basics. We recommend that you register for our Oil Painting Beginner I & II to deepen your foundation and acquire techniques school never once taught. Or if you're not a newbie and you're looking to expand your knowledge and increase your skills, speak to our LACA team.
We would love to help you with our professional expertise in Art history and education and we have been in the business of developing Artists with strong skillset and knowledge. With our exposure to different forms of Art, we hope to journey with you in your craft.
Check out our long term fine art programs:
Huysum, J. V. Still Life with Flowers and Fruit.
Gogh, V. V. Still Life with Pears.
Constable, J. Wivenhoe Park, Essex .
Turner, J. M. Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway. National Gallery, London.