Google Doodles Rembrandt van Rijn 407th Birthday

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter known famously with his Baroque style of arts  that dominated Europe. I actually have some idea about him when I took up arts subject during my college years and one of the interesting artists I still can remember is Rembrandt.

Google Doodles Rembrandt van Rijn 407th BirthdayGoogle Doodles Rembrandt van Rijn 407th Birthday

As Google Doodles Rembrandt van Rijn 407th Birthday today, how I wish he’s still alive and still continuing to share his masterpieces with us.

Arts Transcends Barrier

Just like music, art has been one of the oldest avenues of communication. It transcends language barriers. Regardless of the skin color, one kind of art can be understood the same way. At other times, the same kind of art projects a different interpretation especially if the art is abstract. That is just the way it is. It welcomes different opinions which are unique to the individual’s point of view. It transcends religious or political views. Even the infamous Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been the most talked about, the most visited, the most written and sung about piece of art throughout the whole world. The only ones who cannot relate are those who are blind, yet, some blind used their imagination to appreciate the same.

ArtsArts (image from artspastor.blogspot.com)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Fine LDS art has many examples to show that anyone can appreciate art. With the availability of the internet and the ease of delivery all over the world no one can stop anyone from owning LDS paintings. Most will have an effect on one’s feelings and outlook. They have the quality that shouts for positive outlook.

Paintings are great to have in one’s domain. A bedroom with nice paintings will make you think and appreciate life. It makes one meditate. It makes the mind work its neurons so as not to leave them stressed or simply tired but it gives new spark. An idle mind breeds evil so if the mind is meditating as a result of looking at the painting, then that painting is doing a good job to make life better. Situations may not be as good but the acceptance of challenges is more like easier than without the help of the painting. Of course there are paintings that are a result of bad emotions. You will not choose them, though, will you?

Google Doodles Gustav Klimt 150th Birthday

Google is very artistic today that Google Doodles Gustav Klimt 150th Birthday. Below is an image on how Google doodles the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt.

Google Doodles Gustav Klimt 150th Birthday

A few of information about Gustav Klimt  — he was an Austrian painter and worked on paintings, sketches and murals where his work were usually had female subjects.

Google Doodles Juan Gris 125th Birthday

Google Doodles Juan Gris 125th Birthday that is basically why you could see different graphics in the Google homepage today.

Google Doodles Juan Gris 125th Birthday

José Victoriano (Carmelo Carlos) González-Pérez, born on  March 23, 1887 and died on May 11, 1927 and who is commonly known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter and sculptor. But most of his life, he lived and worked in France.

Cubism is the genre of most of his works.

Google Doodles Diego Rivera 125th Birthday

Google Doodles Diego Rivera 125th Birthday today!

Google Doodles Diego Rivera 125th BirthdayGoogle Doodles Diego Rivera 125th Birthday

If you happen to visit the Google’s homepage today, Dec. 8, 2011, a painting of Diego Rivera is displayed. This is in honor to him — a Mexican painter, who was born Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez.

Diego Rivera is a fresco painter. He was also one of the many painters who helped painting — as an art, named and known in Mexico. He was also a communist before.

Happy 119th Birthday Fernando Amorsolo

I know I’m already a day late but,I guess, I haven’t miss the fun yet in celebrating the 119th birthday of Fernando Amorsolo, one of most important National Artists in the Philippines. I should blog about this.

Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto, born in Paco, Manila, is best known from his landscapes that are portrayed with Filipino customs, festivity, culture and occupation.

Some of the works of Fernando Amorsolo are shown below.

Fruit Pickers under the Mango tree

Sunday Market, Baguio

Tinikling by the River

Remember the wondrous hands in painting and more of Fernando Amorsolo on his 119th birthday celebration. Smiley

Google celebrates The Impressionist, Paul Cézanne Birthday

When I opened the Google homepage today, the image on the Google icon seemed to be very familiar to me. As I clicked the image, I was redirected to Paul Cézanne‘s wikipedia link.

I remembered my college years when our professor in Arts and Painting, Humanities II, required us to memorize all of the painters, painters, anything related to arts and painting from the time those stuffs were first discovered.

Any ways, if you happen to visit the Google page, you can also see the impressionist painting of Paul Cézanne.

Happy birthday
Paul Cézanne!!!

Conan by Frank Frazetta

‘Conan’ painting by late Pa. artist goes for $1.5MPHILADELPHIA — A 1971 painting by fantasy artist Frank Frazetta has sold for $1.5 million, two months after the Pennsylvania artist’s death.

Frazetta‘s managers said this week that a private collector bought “Conan the Destroyer” from a family trust. Managers Robert Pistella and Stephen Ferzoco call it the price the highest ever for a work by Frazetta.

The illustrator died in Florida in May at age 82. His iconic illustrations of Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan and other characters often graced comic books, album covers and movie posters.

In recent years, his children have fought over an estate estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars.

The feud boiled over in December when Frank Frazetta Jr. used a backhoe to try to break into the artist’s museum in the Pocono Mountains.

More of Frank Frazetta.