Classic Inspiration

Posted on 14 November 2013

Do you have a favorite classic artist? Most of us do; one artist in history that broke the previous molds of what art is, means, and looks like. Using these artists as a guide for searching for a new work of art is sure-fire way to find a modern artist you love equally as much... if not more.  

 

PABLO PICASSO  /  KEVIN POOLE

Picasso & Poole are alike in many ways. Both use the female as their muse; the proportions and color used as a tool to capture emotion. Picasso was also known for his use of stormy, gray-blues to communicate angst.

 

Left: Picasso / Right: Poole
Click image to see more of Kevin Poole's artwork

 

MARK ROTHKO  /  BONITA WILLIAMS GOLDBERG

Ideal for the Minimalist; these artists are willing to explore negative space and color and allow the composition to take center stage. Simplicity at it's best, these paintings breathe, creating harmony and balance. 

Left: Rothko / Right: Goldberg
Click image to see more of Bonita Williams Goldberg's artwork

 

MARC CHAGALL / TOM TOWHEY

These two artists use dream, dream-like movement and perspective as inspiration. Each piece is a playful scene of fantasy, built with whimsical use of color and line.

Left: Chagall / Right: Towhey

 

HENRI MATISSE  /  LINDA JACOBS

These two artists share a fondness for the wild, vibrant and expressive. The dissonant colors -an intentional disregard for the subject's natural color- is a breathtaking showcase of human emotion.

Left: Matisse / Right: Jacobs

 

CLAUDE MONET  /  LESLIE DYAS

Dyas, like Monet, uses soft and romantic colors. The largest similarity, however, is the beautiful brushwork; the impressionistic technique of "dabbing" to add texture, movement, and whimsy.

Left: Monet/Right: Dyas

GUSTAV KLIMT  /  SUSAN MAHAN

Klimt and Mahan create an intriguing textural patchwork of pattern and color to compose their design. Although their subjects may be different, both artists use carefully thought out compositions built of shape and color to create a dynamic scene.

Left: Klimt / Right: Mahan

 

GEORGIA O' KEEFFE  /   BONITA WILLIAMS GOLDBERG

In ribbons of color layered to create depth, these two artists have both successfully captured the delicate arrangement of flower petals. What sets them apart from other floral artists is the composition, an unpredictable  'close up' perspective of a flower to intrigue and surprise the eye.

Left: O'Keeffe / Right: Goldberg
Click image to see more of Bonita Williams Goldberg's artwork

 

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Litsa Spanos – loving wife and mother of three – is an established art consultant, award-winning gallery owner, custom framer and educator. In this blog, Litsa shares with you her love for beautiful things. She will give you an exclusive look into the world of fine art and the artists who create it. She will also let you in on inspirational design ideas that are sure to give your home or office energy, warmth and reflect your own personal style.

 

 

 

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