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Thomas Moran: A collection of 342 paintings (HD) Description: "Thomas Moran was born in 1837 in Bolton, Lancashire to two handloom weavers. The rapid industrialization of nineteenth century England soon mechanized the weaving process and forced Thomas Moran's parents out of their jobs, at which point the whole family was moved to Kensington, Philadelphia, just outside of Philadelphia. At the age of sixteen, Thomas Moran became an apprentice to a Philadelphia wood engraving firm, Scattergood & Telfer. It was in this position that he began to paint and draw seriously, working diligently on his skills as both a watercolorist and an illustrator. In this he had help and support from his brother Edward, who was an associate of the marine painter James Hamilton. In the early 1860, Thomas Moran traveled to Lake Superior, where he painted and sketched the landscape of the Great Lakes. Back in Philadelphia he sold lithographs of the Great Lakes before setting off on another trip, this time to London, to see the works of the famed British landscape and marine painter JMW Turner. Thomas Moran replications of Thomas Moran's work so impressed the director of the National Gallery that he was given a private room to work in. Upon returning to the U.S., Moran wanted to go west again and paint but had to wait for the right opportunity. That opportunity came in the form of Ferdinand V. Hayden's 1871 Geological Survey Expedition to what is now Yellowstone National Park. Thomas Moran was hired, along with photographer William Henry Jackson, to document the landscape of the region. He could not have chosen a better trip or companion, as the combined talents of Moran and Jackson in documenting the geysers, hot springs, canyons and cliffs of the "Yellow Stone Territory" would be instrumental in persuading Congress to set the land aside as a National Park. It was also the beginning of a fruitful partnership, as Thomas Moran would accompany Jackson again on Major John Wesley Powell's expedition to the west in 1873. It was on this trip that Thomas Moran painted his two most famous works, "The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone" and "The Chasm of the Colorado," both of which were purchased (for a previously unheard-of sum of $10,000 each) by Congress to be displayed in the Capitol in Washington. With the money he was earning from his newfound fame, Thomas Moran again traveled to Europe, this time to Venice, where he purchased a gondola and shipped it back to the United States in order to use it as a model for a variety of Venice scenes he produced after 1890. Thomas Moran moved west permanently in his old age, settling in Santa Barbara, CA and traveling to Acoma and Laguna pueblos to paint the scenery and lifestyle of the native peoples. He died in 1926 of natural causes." --- SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/c/LearnFromMasters?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnFromMasters/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/learnfrommasters/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+LearnFromMasters Contact: LearnFromMasters01@gmail.com SUPPORT MY WORK AT: https://www.patreon.com/LearnFromMasters --- Thank you so much for your support!
Artist Buck Paulson revisits a previous painting and demonstrates how to bring it to its full potential. Production funding provided by the North Dakota Council on the Arts, the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and by the members of Prairie Public About the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund In 2008, Minnesota voters passed a landmark piece of legislation — the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment — which provided funding to public television stations serving audiences in Minnesota. Its mission is to help preserve and document the treasures of culture, history, and heritage that make Minnesota special, and to increase access to the natural and cultural resources we all share.
What can today's artists learn from nineteenth century landscape painting? Grand Central Academy of Art founder Jacob Collins and his students can attest "plenty" after their visit to the New-York Historical Society. With eyes, ears, and sketch pads open, students took to our Hudson River School galleries with New-York Historical Society Vice President and Senior Art Historian Linda Ferber to uncover a better understanding of the Hudson River School and the artistic processes of icons including Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand.
Season 2 of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross features the following wonderful painting instructions: Meadow Lake, Winter Sun, Ebony Sea, Shades of Grey, Autumn Splendor, Black River, Brown Mountain, Reflections, Black and White Seascape, Lazy River, Black Waterfall, Mountain Waterfall, Final Grace Subscribe to the official Bob Ross YouTube channel - http://bit.ly/BobRossSubscribe The Joy of Painting : Season 20 is now on iTunes! http://bit.ly/iTunesBobRoss Official Bob Ross website - http://www.BobRoss.com Official Bob Ross Twitch.tv Stream! - http://twitch.tv/BobRoss Originally aired on 11/2/1983
Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Mixografia is a Los Angeles-based fine arts printer and publisher, expanding the realm of printmaking by incorporating dimensionality and relief into a traditionally two-dimensional medium. Mixografia® prints are produced using custom print and papermaking machinery that has been designed and built in house to fit the specific needs of each artwork. Mixografia aims to provide every artist with a collaborative and enriching experience, accommodating each artist’s unique working style and highlighting their creative visions. Our adjoined gallery space exhibits artworks produced by the workshop, highlighting both new releases and artworks produced by Mixografia since 1969, including the largest lithographic stone in the world. Mixografia enriches the field of contemporary printmaking by continuing to innovate and bring creative energy to every project the workshop undertakes. ---- Mixografia was founded in Mexico City by Luis Remba, whose family has been involved in printmaking for two generations. In 1969, using the knowledge and skills he gained from his father’s commercial printing business, Luis opened Taller de Gráfica Mexicana, a fine art printing studio that specialized in lithography. Luis and his wife Lea invited artists into the workshop, providing them with studio space and an environment to explore their creative ideas. The Mixografia® method was conceived in 1973 as the result of a collaboration between Taller de Gráfica Mexicana and renowned Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo. The Rembas invited Tamayo to create a series of prints, and the artist agreed upon the condition that the studio develop a technique that would allow him to produce his prints in relief. Tamayo was looking to expand the realm of printmaking by incorporating aspects of texture and dimensionality into his artwork. Luis Remba rose to the challenge by inventing a process that not only allowed Tamayo to create prints in relief, but also registered the artwork’s very fine texture and detail. The production of a Mixografia® print, involves placing wet paper pulp over a three-dimensional printing plate and running it through the press at very high pressure. The moist paper fibers are forced into the grooves of the plate, at once absorbing the ink and forming the raised quality of the print. Unable to use commercial paper for this new kind of printing, Shaye Remba, developed a papermaking facility in their studio. The name of the print shop was changed to reflect the name of the medium for which it had become known: “Mixografia.” The workshop was interested in broadening its reach, so in 1984 Luis and Lea moved to Los Angeles to set up a second location. Soon after, Shaye joined his family in LA and Mixografia began operating out of the newly established printmaking facilities in Downtown Los Angeles. As artists continued to approach the studio with increasingly creative and diverse ideas for Mixografia prints, the workshop invented new machinery and techniques to fit the needs of each project. As the Mixografia® printing technique has developed and evolved, it has been able to produce increasingly complex works of art that have come to re-define the category of “print.” The versatility of Mixografia® prints has allowed artists to incorporate materials such as gold leaf gilding, cast resin, raw pigment, LED lights, inkjet paper and thumbtacks into their artwork, and has produced prints with up to two and a half inches of relief. Today the Workshop is directed by Shaye Remba, and continues to attract major national and international artists. Through its dedication, perseverance, and desire to set new standards of graphic art, Mixografia has enriched the Los Angeles artistic community and reached audiences all over the world. For more info on Eric Minh Swenson visit his website at thuvanarts.com. His art films can be seen at thuvanarts.com/take1 Eric Minh Swenson also covers the international art scene and his writings and photo essays can be seen at Huffington Post Arts : http://m.huffpost.com/us/author/eric-minh-swenson/
George Inness: A collection of 320 paintings (HD)
Description: "George Inness, one of America's foremost landscape painters of the late nineteenth century, was born in 1825 near Newburgh, New York. He spent most of his childhood in Newark, New Jersey. He was apprenticed to an engraving firm until 1843, when he studied art in New York with a French landscape painter from whom he learned the classical styles and techniques of the Old Masters. In 1851, sponsored by a patron, Inness made a fifteen-month trip to Italy. In 1853 he traveled to France, where he discovered Barbizon landscape painting, leading him to adopt a style that used looser, sketchier brushwork and more open compositions, emphasizing the expressive qualities of nature.
After working in New York from 1854 to 1859, he moved to Medfield, Massachusetts, and four years later to New Jersey, where through a fellow painter he began to experiment with using glazes that would allow him to fill his compositions with subtle effects of light. Duncan Phillips remarked on Inness’s mellow light as a unifying force, saying, “…he was equipped to modernize the grand manner of Claude and to apply the methods of Barbizon to American subjects."
At this time also, Inness developed an interest in the religious theories of Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th century theologian who believed that all material things were imbued with spiritual presence and who proposed a philosophy in which earthly and heavenly realms are united. Inness's paintings throughout the decade of the 1860s showed sweeping, panoramic views of the Catskills, the Delaware Valley, or the New Jersey countryside. Despite their varying locales, these scenes share a spiritual expressiveness in the portrayal of nature’s moods, for example, dramatic effects of weather and atmosphere. In Inness’s mature paintings, the forms of the landscape become indistinct, hazy, abstracted, suggesting an existence in both material and immaterial worlds.
Inness moved back to New York in 1867 and in 1868 was elected to full membership in the National Academy of Design, but being an inveterate traveler, he returned to Europe in 1870, living in Rome from 1871 to 1875. Two years later he returned to New York, where he helped found the Society of American Artists. In 1878 he settled in Montclair, New Jersey, but continued to travel and paint misty, poetic, and evocative landscapes. Over the years he went to a variety of locations in the eastern and southern United States, and to Cuba, California, and Mexico. In 1894 Inness made his last trip abroad, visiting France, Germany, and Scotland, where he died. A public funeral was held in New York at the National Academy, which also held a large exhibition of his paintings that same year."
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