Ten Top Portrait Artists on Instagram

Portrait painting is having a major revival. These days contemporary artists are reinventing this genre to bring forth autobiographical, gender, race, and identity issues. Next to its market success, the popularity of the genre is evidenced in the huge following portrait artists have on Instagram. In this post, I share who are ten of the … Read more

Top 20 Animal Artists From the Renaissance to the 20th Century

From the earliest times, artists have created vivid images of animals as a means of manifesting beliefs, theories, and social interactions. Starting in the Renaissance, artists began studying the anatomy of animals and included them in the backgrounds of their paintings. However, the specialty of animal painting developed until the 17th century when daily life … Read more

Top Ten Gouache Artists From the 18th to the 20th Century

The technique of gouache has been around since ancient times. However, the term was first used in 18th-century France to describe a type of opaque paint made from pigments bound in water-soluble gum. Over time, the unique qualities of gouache resulted in its growing popularity. In particular, plein air artists and illustrators increasingly used it … Read more

Top 20 Drawing Artists From the Renaissance to the 20th Century

Since Paleolithic times drawing has persisted as a multifaceted form of human expression. Particularly, as is the case with other media, drawing began to flourish as an independent art form during the Renaissance when artists created detailed studies of the human body. As time went by, drawing turned into a fundamental component of every artist’s … Read more

Top 20 Famous Still Life Artists

Since ancient times artists have portrayed arrangements of inanimate objects. However, still-life painting turned into an independent genre until the late 16th century when Flemish and Dutch artists captured intricate compositions of everyday objects. In the early days of the art form, these scenes were used to represent prosperity and were also infused with religious … Read more

The Top Landscape Artists on Instagram

As is the case of many other artists, landscape artists use Instagram to promote their work and some of them have a massive following. In this post, I share some of the most-followed landscape artists on Instagram from all over the world. Thierry Duval: French Artist Capturing City Views Thierry Duval has a background in … Read more

Top Instagram Hashtags for Artists

Hashtags help social media users discover new content related to a specific theme. For this reason, the right use and combination of hashtags will help to expose your work to a larger and more relevant audience. In this post, I share some tips for choosing the right hashtags for your posts, and I include some … Read more

Frans Hals: Golden Age Master Painter

One of the great painters of the Golden Age of Dutch painting, Frans Hals was known for his group and individual portraits, but more particularly, for a uniquely individual style that incorporated obvious brushstrokes, and realistic facial expressions to bring life and character to his subjects. I’ll cover: Key Details Birth: Variously reported as 1580, … Read more

Konstantin Korovin: The First Russian Impressionist

Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939) was a notable Russian artist of the impressionist, art nouveau and realism periods, and a prominent theatre designer and writer. Key Details Birth: Date: 5 December 1861, Place: MoscowDeath: Age: 77, Date: 11 September 1939, Place: Paris, FranceEducation: Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1878-1886); St Petersburg Academy for ArtMedium: OilStyle: … Read more